Palácio do Planalto
- Praça dos Trés Poderes Setor de Embaixadas Sul
- tel, info: 061 3411 2317
- 09:30-14:30 Sun
Lonely Planet review for Palácio do Planalto
The president's office, the Palácio do Planalto, is another Niemeyer design that's worth seeing, both inside and out. From the curved lines of the exterior to the lustrous columns and sweeping curved ramp inside, it's one of the best examples of architectural Modernism in the world. On the tour, which is only available on Sundays, you can even peek into the President's office.
There is a ceremonial changing of the guards outside the gates every hour on weekends and every two hours during the week.