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
Itamaraty Palace and Nearby Attractions on Map
Arpoador Beach, a 500 metre stretch between Copacabana and the Ipanema beach, is one of the best surfing beaches in Rio’s Zona Sul.
Rio Botanical Garden(2.5 km)
Sprawling over 140 hectares at the foot of the Corcovado Mountain, the lush Jardim Botânico contains a huge collection of 6500 species of plants from all over the world, not only tropical ones.
Lagoa is a scenic neighbourhood with a lake, and home to Rio's rich and famous citizens.
Copacabana is the most famous beach in Rio de Janeiro, stretching for 4 kms on the Atlantic coast from Princesa Isabel Avenue to Posto Seis.
Ipanema is one of the most visited beaches in Rio, though the poor water quality makes it unfit for swimming and aquatic activities.
Named after a French businessman who owned the neighborhood in the 19th century, the Leblon Beach is the haunt of the wealthy, lined with upscale bars and restaurants.
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