Palácio de Ferro (English: Iron Palace) is a historical building in the Angolan capital Luanda, believed to have been designed and built by – or by someone associated with – Gustave Eiffel, builder of the world-famous icons, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Statue of Liberty in New York City.

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  • O Palácio de Ferro és un edifici històric de Luanda, a Angola, que que es creu que va ser dissenyat i construït per Gustave Eiffel o bé per algú relacionat amb ell. En 2016 fou restaurat i s'hi acullen exposicions sobre l'obra d'Eiffel. (ca)
  • Der Palácio de Ferro (deutsch: Eisenpalast) ist ein historisches Gebäude im Zentrum von Luanda, das von Gustave Eiffel gebaut und nach Angola verschifft wurde. (de)
  • Palácio de Ferro (English: Iron Palace) is a historical building in the Angolan capital Luanda, believed to have been designed and built by – or by someone associated with – Gustave Eiffel, builder of the world-famous icons, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Statue of Liberty in New York City. The history of the structure is shrouded in mystery since no official record of it exists. It is believed to have been pre-built in the 1890s in France and was destined to be placed in Madagascar via boat. Instead, the building ended-up in Angola's Skeleton Coast after the ship carrying it was drifted by the notorious Benguela currents. Portuguese rulers of the colony then claimed the ship along with all its contents, including the palace. During the Portuguese era, the building had a great deal of prestige and it was used as an art center. But after the independence of Angola, the palace was left in neglect with its surrounding area eventually ending up as a parking lot. It was also heavily damaged during the Angolan Civil War leaving some of its structures in a rusted and rotting condition. Currently, the building is undergoing a renovation funded by profits from Angola's oil boom with the help of Brazilian construction companies, as many of the reclaimed iron balustrades and floor tiles were individually renovated in Rio de Janeiro. It now stands as the symbol of the city's rebirth as well as a point of social reference for the future. The is still deciding whether the building is to become a diamond museum or a restaurant. (en)
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  • 1890s
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  • Palácio de Ferro circa 2011 (en)
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  • Palácio de Ferro (en)
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  • O Palácio de Ferro és un edifici històric de Luanda, a Angola, que que es creu que va ser dissenyat i construït per Gustave Eiffel o bé per algú relacionat amb ell. En 2016 fou restaurat i s'hi acullen exposicions sobre l'obra d'Eiffel. (ca)
  • Der Palácio de Ferro (deutsch: Eisenpalast) ist ein historisches Gebäude im Zentrum von Luanda, das von Gustave Eiffel gebaut und nach Angola verschifft wurde. (de)
  • Palácio de Ferro (English: Iron Palace) is a historical building in the Angolan capital Luanda, believed to have been designed and built by – or by someone associated with – Gustave Eiffel, builder of the world-famous icons, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Statue of Liberty in New York City. (en)
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  • Palácio de Ferro (ca)
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  • Palácio de Ferro (en)
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  • Palácio de Ferro (en)
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