“Haunted” Presidential Palace of Brazil

Palacio da Alvorada

Palacio da Alvorada: Brazilian Presidential Palace, is known no-expense-spared over the top luxurious modernist building. The Palacio da Alvorada, which is one of the most famous icons of modern architecture in Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil, is designated as the official residence of the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil. This iconic example of modern Brazilian architecture on the shores of Lake Paranoa is the first modern building to be completed in Brazil on June 30, 1958.

The Palacio da Alvorada, which has 7300 square-meter area, features six suites, a movie- and music theater, gym, a heated Olympic-sized swimming pool, sauna with massage room and a cellar for at least 2,000.00 bottles. The Palacio da Alvorada has 60 full-time servers – not including the security team.  The outdoor reflecting pool features modernist bronze sculptures by the Brazilian sculptor Alfredo Ceschiatti.

Despite this impressive design, Alvorada has recently been spoken in different topics. Michel Temer, 76, and his wife Marcela, 33, have deserted the Palácio da Alvorada, completed by Niemeyer in 1958, because of its spooky atmosphere.

According to the statement to the local news source Veja, Temer said that he felt strange things, and Temer stated that Alvorada’s energy was not good in Palacio and could not sleep from the first night.

“Marcela felt the same things, only our seven-year-old son, Michelzinho, liked it, and we even started to wonder: can there be ghosts?” he added.

According to what has been said, the first lady even called a priest to drive out the evil spirits, but apparently all these efforts failed. So the family moved to the smaller Jaburu Palace, which is often used as the residence of the Vice President. Palacio da Alvorada has not been used since Temerin reported for duty last year as president.


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