Palácio do Planalto

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Planalto Palace
Palácio do Planalto
Palácio do Planalto.jpg
The Planalto
General information
Architectural styleModernist
LocationPraça dos Três Poderes, Brasília
Elevation1,172 m (3,845 ft)
Current tenantsJair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil
Construction startedJuly 10, 1958
InauguratedApril 21, 1960
ClientBrazilian government
OwnerBrazilian government
Height65.65 ft (20.01 m)
Technical details
Floor count4 (above ground)
1 (below ground)
Floor area36,000 m2 (390,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectOscar Niemeyer
Other information
Parking500 vehicles (underground)
CriteriaCultural: (i), (iv)
Designated1987 (11th session)
Part ofBrasilia
Reference no.445
State PartyBrazil
RegionLatin America and the Caribbean

The Palácio do Planalto (Portuguese pronunciation: [paˈlasju du plaˈnawtu]) in Brasília is the official residence and workplace of the President of Brazil.[1] The building was designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer in 1958 and opened on April 21, 1960. It has been the residence and workplace of every Brazilian president since Juscelino Kubitschek.

References[change | change source]

  1. Palácio do Planalto Archived 2011-03-01 at the Wayback Machine Presidency of Brazil. Retrieved on 2009-07-19. (in Portuguese).