Brasilia and the West Sights

Memorial dos Povos Indígenas

  • Palácio do Buriti, Eixo Monumental Oeste
  • Zona Cívico-Administrativa

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Another Niemeyer project, this cylindrical structure was inspired by the huts built by the Yanomami people. A spiraling ramp leads to a central plaza where collections of indigenous crafts are displayed. Highlights among the main collection include pottery, headdresses, and feather ornaments made by the Kayapó, the Xavante, and other indigenous peoples. The space often houses temporary exhibits from other collections.

Sight Information


Palácio do Buriti, Eixo Monumental Oeste, Brasília, 70075-900, Brazil



Sight Details:

  • Tues.–Fri. 9–5, weekends 10–5

Published 06/18/2015


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