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Tiradentes Palace

Tiradentes Palace

The Palace of Tiradentes is the building that was occupied by the National Congress of Brazil (1926-1960) until the National Congress was moved to Brasilia. Currently the building is used by the Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio de Janeiro.

History:

The Palace of Tiradentes is the building that was occupied by the National Congress of Brazil (1926-1960) until the National Congress was moved to Brasilia. Currently the building is used by the Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio de Janeiro. The Palace was built on land occupied by the "Old Jail", which housed prisoners of the colonial period. The name of the palace honors the Lieutenant Joaquim Jose da Silva Xavier Tiradentes, who was imprisoned there before being taken to the gallows on April 21, 1792.
In 1960, the Federal Capital moved to Brasilia and the palace went on to host Legislative Assembly of the State of Guanabara. Guanabara state existed between 1960 and 1975 when it merged with the State of Rio de Janeiro, and the Palace of Tiradentes started housing the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro.

Features:

The palace has an eclectic style, the facade is lined with concrete. It highlights the dome, adorned with allegorical sculptures representing the Independence and the Republic. Inside, the dome, decorated with paintings by the artist Brazilian Rodolfo Chambelland boasts a stained glass painted like the sky the night of 15 November 1889. The building also houses decorations made by renowned artists such as Eliseu Visconti, Carlos Oswald and John Timothy Costa.
On the first floor you can find a collection of pictures and paintings representing the politic history of Brazil. On the second floor you can attend the meetings of the Assembly.

Visiting Hours:

time Mon - Sat: From 10:00 am thru 18:00 pm.
Sun : From 12:00 am thru 17:00 pm.
Guides tours are available

Palace of Tiradentes

Address:
Rua Primeiro de Março Rio de Janeiro RJ Brazil

Latitude: -22.903897
Longitude: -43.173729
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