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Juscelino Kubitschek Memorial

Praca do Cruzeiro, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
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Ranked #11 of 138 Attractions in Brasilia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Description: Many visit the site of President Kubitschek’s memorial, featuring a tastefully inscribed plaque in honor of the beloved leader.
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Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It is interesting from a historical point of view, learning a bit more about the president who build Brasilia. Our guide seemed to be a bit fanatic about JK, talking as if he had never sinned. The tomb inside with the president's remains in a darkened red room was a tad morbid. Didn't let my small kids in so they... More

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Roseville, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

As an American who was taught years and years of US History and not a single unit on South American or Brazilian history, I absolutely loved this museum. It was the first time I can remember going to a historical museum where everything was new to me. Brazil is extremely proud of Kubitschek and Brasilia, and it showed in the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I am sure for Brazilians who revere this guy, it is interesting and historical. But my son and I found it strange. The white suited staff and the music gave it a surreal / cult-y / funeral home kind of vibe. I don't want to be harsh and I am sure he is an important figure in Brazilian political history.

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Miami, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

A little confused as to the history but still very nice. Don't be in a rush so you can learn more than I did. Also, don't miss the statue on the back side...a couple on a bench. Very cute photo op.

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Lima, Peru
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75 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The memorial saves some of the history of Brazil, the current history, and this place is full of things about Kubitschek, a former president of Brazil, if you like to visit historical places, this is a must be on your list

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Los Angeles, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
54 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The outside structure is moderately interesting but it is great to learn of the life of a kid raised by a single parent of Czech and Gypsy origin who accomplished so much in his life and changed many things for the Brazilian people!

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Fortaleza, CE
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292 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The memorial has a nice architecture and it is very nice. The exhibition is somewhat interesting for those who knows the history of the former ex-president. It fails in telling the story of JK.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Monument o the politician whose political will brought Brasilia into being and who turned his city into poetry

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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

It takes a lot to impress me. Strolling thru the JK Memorial you get the feeling if the Egyptian Pharoahs were around they'd be impressed with Brasilia! An incredible city on a world level.

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los angeles
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Learn about the man who had the vision to help develop Brasil. As a part of a day tour of Brasilia, this is a worthwhile stop.

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