Built between 1957 and 1958, Palácio da Alvorada, the official residence of the President of Brazil, is one of the youngest and most modern residences of a head of state in the world. The Brazilian Palácio da Alvorada translates as "Palace of the Dawn" in English. The name was given by Juscelino Kubitschek, Brazilian president; he used to say that "Brasília is the dawn of a new epoch in the History of Brazil".
Designed by Oscar Niemeyer in the modernist style, the building occupies a total floor area of 7,300 square meters. A popular Brazilian tourist attraction, the palace is also considered a National Historic Heritage Site.