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Juscelino Kubitschek Memorial

Praca do Cruzeiro, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
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Ranked #11 of 136 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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Roseville, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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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
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5 helpful votes 5 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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15 helpful votes 15 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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34 helpful votes 34 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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37 helpful votes 37 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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Trinidad
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Melbourne
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 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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60 helpful votes 60 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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Brasilia, DF
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This memorial is deddicated to Brazillian president that built Brasilia, the capital of Brazil. There are some pictures and artfacts that belong to him, there is a mortuary chamber, were his body is held. There are not a lot of things to see, but it is worth the visit.

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