Brasilia and the West Sights

Panteão da Pátria

  • Praça dos Três Poderes Map It
  • Zona Cívico-Administrativa
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Published 06/18/2015

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Niemeyer designed this building to resemble a dove taking flight. Opened in 1986, the building honors such national heroes as Tancredo Neves, whose untimely death prevented him from being sworn in as Brazil's first democratically elected president after years of military dictatorship. Inside the curved structure are murals and stained-glass panels by Athos Bulcão, Marianne Peretti, and João Camara. One set of panels, Os Inconfidentes, depicts the martyrs of the 18th-century republican movement. It's extremely dark inside, so watch your step. An eternal flame burns opposite the memorial.

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Praça dos Três Poderes, Brasília, 70100-000, Brazil

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  • Tues.–Sun. 9–6

Published 06/18/2015


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