Palacio Dos Armos is also known as Palace of the Arches. It is the headquarters of the ministry of Foreign affairs of Brazil. It is located in the national capital of Brasilia. The building was designed by Oscar Niemeyer. The place was inagurated on April 21, 1970. It is located in the east of the National Congress building along the Ministries Esplanades. This Ministry of Foreign affairs is a home to a magnificient collection of art. The interior garden is designed by Roberto Burle Marx. The beautiful museum is surrounded by tropical plants on island and mirrored pools which reflects surround the beautiful buildings. During your tour from Monday to Friday, you will find objects and antiques punctuate the space and make this palace become one of the largest Brazilian Art Collections open to public. The highlight of the palace is the meteor by Bruno Giorgi. You can find the meteor outside the palace.
Spending a Day Experiencing the Collections of the Palace
1. La Mesa Eco Park
When you have a tour in Quezon City, visiting La Mesa Eco park is a worth thing to do. It is a beautiful and large lush jungle with greenery and wildlife. The La Mesa Eco park is the best place to take a break from city life. It transports you to the tropical life. The park is a house of wildlife animals. You can also see butterfly heaven, orchidarium, colorful fish, and many other rare animals in the park. The park has a swimming pool, a water bike, flower terrcace, and a spot for fishing. Those facilities attract tourists to visit the park.
2. Parque Nacional de Brasilia
Parque Nacional de Brasilia is Brasilia National Park located in the northwest part of the city. It is a 28,000 hectares area of park. The park is protecting a number of different environments, including the low and crooked trees of the cerrado, the bush steppe of the Brasilian interior, expanses of scrub and grassland, and the imposing trees of the gallery forests found on riverbanks and lakeshores. Mineral springs are the highlight of the park. The park also protects rich and varied fauna, such as birds, rheas, wild pigs, giant armadillos, capybaras, pampas deer, rare maned wolves, jaguars, caimans, anacondas, and many other species of snakes. Having tour in this park, you can follow two main walking trails through the lush forests. You can also join the locals soaking in one of the two mineral pools.
3. Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecidae
Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecida is the city's most famous landmark. The highlight is the unique circular cathedral designed by Niemeyer In 1970. The catedral is located at Esplanada dos Ministerios, Brasilia, Planalto Central. The Catedral is well known for its beauty of the building. it is a crown that surrounds a glass roof. The natural lighting effect inside the building is very spectacular. The four large statues outside the entrance represent the four Evangelists. Visitors come to this place to enjoy the beauty of the building. It is good to visit this catedral in the morning to enjoy the sunrise. The admission fee is free.
4. Torre de TV (Television tower)
Torre de TV is a tower located at Eixo Monumental, Brasilia, Planalto Central. There are many local and International tourists visit the tower since it is a good place to get an overview of the city and a sense of its layout. It is 74 meters observation deck open to public every day. The admission is free for all visitors. You just have to pay a parking fee. If you visit this place on Sundays, you will find a craft market in the area of the Torre TV. The best time to visit this tower is at early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise from the towel. It is also good to visit this tower in the afternoon to enjoy the sunset, but the place will be a little bit crowded at that time. If you want to avoid the crowd but still enjoy the wonderful view, come around 05.00 a. m when the place is not too crowded. The tower is open 24 hours for public.
How to Get Tickets?
It is free of admission fee to enter and enjoy the unique and historical building Palacio dos arcos in Brasilia. You just have to pay a parking fee if you take a private transportation.
How To Get Around?
Getting around the Palacio dos Arcos by taking a walk is not really a best choice since the city is not pleasant to pedestrians. You can go around by taking public transportation that you can easily find in the city. You can go around by bus. It is the most popular transportation in the city. Rodoviaria is the main bus center. It is located at the intersection of the Eixo Monumental and Eixo Rodoviario. Bus routes are running east-to-west and north-to-south. Most tourists attractions are located in the center of the city which is near from the main bus station. Besides taking a bus, taxi is a good choice to go around, since the driver will be able to figure out the address you want to go to without getting lost. You can go around to Campos do Jardao, Lencois Maranhenses National Park, Florianopolis Beaches, Praia de Pipa, and Museu de art Contemporanea while you are having tour at the Palacio Dos Arcos.
What Should I Wear?
There is no dress code when you have a tour in Brasilia. The best choice to wear is t-shirt and pants since the city has a little bit hot weather in the day. It is important to wear comfortable shoes or sandals and stuff. Make sure you bring some sun screen protections like sun block, sunglasses, hat, scarf, or face mask. It is comfortable to wear t-shirt, skirt, pants, dress, or light jacket.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit the palace is in the morning when the museum is recently opened, when there is no crowd in the area of the palace. If you come around 11.00 a. m , the palace is started to crowd. It is also good to visit the museum in the afternoon. You can experience the beauty of the palace and enjoying the sunset at the same time.
Will I Need a Guide?
Brazilian speak Portuguese. Only a few Brazilians speak English. It is wise to have a guide while you have a tour in the country, but it is also good to do your tour without any guide since the directions to the tourists attractions are also available in English. Besides, you can find all information you need in this website.
How To Get There?
If you are from overseas, you can reach Brazil by plane. From the airport you can get to Palacio dos arcos by public transportations available in the city. Brasilia is well-served by bus. So, taking a bus is the best choice to reach the Palacio Dos Arcos. Buses from other states arrive at dedicated bus station called Rodoferroviaria.Taking a taxi is also a good choice to reach the palace. Uber and Grab are also easy to find in the city. Just make sure you have istallled the applications on your device to use those online public transportations.