The magnificent Tiradentes Palace is the seat of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio de Janeiro

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Tiradentes Palace, Rio de Janeiro

The magnificent Tiradentes Palace is the seat of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio de Janeiro.

The magnificent Tiradentes Palace is the seat of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio de Janeiro. The historic building was the seat of the National Congress of Brazil from 1926 to 1960 when the federal capital was moved to Brasilia. The current building was built in 1926, to eclectic designs by Archimedes Memoria and Francisque Couchet. It is named after Tiradentes (Joaquim José da Silva Xavier) who was a led the fight for independence from Portugal.

Visitors are welcome to explore the corridors along the perimeter of the first floor, which tell the history of the Legislative Assembly and the building (mostly in Portuguese). Access to the second floor can be arranged through a guided tour with volunteers at the reception.
















About Tiradentes Palace

 Tiradentes Palace - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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