This was followed by a visit to the National Congress. The National Congress comprises two chambers: the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate. The King and Queen were greeted by the Speaker of the Senate, José Sarney, and the Speaker for the House of Representatives, Michel Temer.
The visit was followed by a meeting with President Lula Da Silva at the Itamaraty Palace, where the presidential couple hosted an official lunch for the King and Queen.
The Itamaraty Palace is Brazil's Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and was designed by Oscar Niemeyer. The building looks like it is made of glass, with its arcades reflected in an ornamental pool with islands covered with tropical plants.