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Juscelino Kubitschek Memorial

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Address: Praca do Cruzeiro, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
Phone Number: 61-3226-786
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Many visit the site of President Kubitschek’s memorial, featuring a...

Many visit the site of President Kubitschek’s memorial, featuring a tastefully inscribed plaque in honor of the beloved leader.

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Interesting and worth an hour's visit

The JK memorial is interesting, with most of the information translated to English. Worth a visit of around an hour to understand something of how Brazil became a democracy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The JK memorial is interesting, with most of the information translated to English. Worth a visit of around an hour to understand something of how Brazil became a democracy.

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brasilia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a nice place to learn more about history of the president Juscelino Kubitscheck de Oliveira and the foundation of Brasilia (Brazil´s capital).

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Brasília, Brasil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

JK are the initials that adorn most of the monuments and buildings of Brasilia, but this memorial was built especially to remember especially its importance for the idealization of the capital of Brazil.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The director Marta received us at the entrance and gave us a very good tour of the memorial. The photos and belongings of the Kubitschek family gave us good insight into their lives and the history of Brasilia. The President's mausoleum is located on the second floor, with a stained glass angel looking down. The story of the family is... More 

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Silver Spring, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Helpful, friendly, bilingual staff answer questions about the exhibits which celebrate how Brasilia was built in the 1950s. Some good interactive touchscreen exhibits and a decent coffee shop inside too.

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Cali, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This monument is part of many constructed in Brasilia to recognize the work of JK. The memorial is beautiful, It starts outside with the magnificent statue of JK and ends inside with many documents reporting the history of JK and the construction of Brasilia. The place is peaceful and a fair recognition to one of the most important politician the... More 

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West Milford, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We are not Brazilians so this president was unknown to us. We really appreciated getting to know him better thanks to this memorial. What a great personality! The museum is good but could be made more interesting if there were more videos about events in his life.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

The building is architecturally interesting. The memoribilia of JK's life were nicely presented although the English translations were spotty. (There is an interactive feature available in English but the software seemed a bit balky when I was there.) JK's mausoleum is impressive. But I thought the most interesting part was the film with footage of the building of the city.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

I just looked at this building from the outside and it's just another amazing building, typicaly from the 60s architecture

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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

At the Memorial you will find unique pictures of Brasilia and the history of Brasil. JK's personal belongings and pictures are there as well. In fact, JK himself is kept in a coffin there. Some argue that JK had a mystical side to him. He believed to be the reincarnation of a Pharaoh...either this is true or not I am... More 

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