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Formerly a presidential palace (1889-1893) and foreign office, the Itamaraty Palace now hosts a museum of South American diplomacy, a library and the UN information offices in Brazil..
Formerly a presidential palace (1889-1893) and foreign office, the Itamaraty Palace now hosts a museum of South American diplomacy, a library and the UN information offices in Brazil.
Caixa Postal 70131, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
+55 21 3904-6501
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