Fodor's Expert Review Monumento aos Pracinhas

Catete and Gloria Museum/Gallery

The Monument to the Brazilian Dead of World War II—the nation sided with the Allies during the conflict—is actually a combination museum and monument. The museum houses military uniforms, medals, stamps, and documents belonging to soldiers, and two soaring columns flank the tomb of an unknown soldier. The best time to visit is on a Sunday, when the road in front of the monument is closed to traffic, and joggers, dog-walkers, and strolling families fill the area.

Museum/Gallery Memorial/Monument/Tomb Historical

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro  20011–000, Brazil

021-2240–1283

www.mnmsgm.eb.mil.br

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