The Tiradentes Palace, erected on May 6, 1926, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, is an emblematic building that has housed various institutions over the years. Initially intended for the Chamber of Deputies until 1960, it now serves as the current headquarters of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio de Janeiro.
Conceived in a fusion of architectural styles, the Eclectic Style, it was designed by Archimedes Memoria and Francisque Couchet, and inaugurated in May 1926. The palace pays tribute to Tiradentes and offers a continuous and multimedia exhibition to its visitors, titled “Tiradentes Palace: A Sanctuary of Legislative Power Memories.”
During the Estado Novo period in 1937, the building was designated as the headquarters of the Department of Press and Propaganda (DIP). After the end of that period, it returned to being the headquarters of the Chamber of Deputies.
In a significant milestone in 1960, with the transfer of the federal capital to Brasília, the Tiradentes Palace became part of the context of the state of Guanabara, housing the Legislative Assembly of that state after the last session of the National Congress in the same year, on April 6. The existence of the state of Guanabara lasted from 1960 to 1975, when it merged with the state of Rio de Janeiro. Since then, the Tiradentes Palace has become the official residence of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio de Janeiro.
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