Latin America Memorial
Latin America Memorial
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Designed by prolific Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer as a monument to the sociocultural and political unity of Latin America, and punctuated by a large modernist statue of a bleeding hand, the Memorial da América Latina is one of the more underrated attractions in the city. The collection of pavilions and galleries houses paintings, sculptures and folk art, along with a rotating schedule of performances and events, like the annual São Paulo Latin American Cinema Festival. Don't miss the giant, whimsical relief map of Latin America underneath the glass floor.
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ChristopherDillon
Hong Kong, China53 contributions
Feb 2012 • Solo
Memorial da America Latina is running an exhibition called "Guerra e Paz," which explains the creation of the murals by Cândido Portinari that are on display at the United Nations in New York. The exhibition comprises two halves: the first contains sketches and paintings that were later integrated into the murals; the second is massive recreations of the murals, which -- I am guessing -- are about 30 meters tall, combined with a 10-minute video on an equally large screen. The video shows how the pieces in the first half of the exhibition are integrated into the final murals.

"Guerra e Paz" has been compared to Picasso's Guernica. After seeing this exhibition I understand why. Highly recommended.
Written February 13, 2012
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stevepaint
Florianopolis, SC133 contributions
Jul 2014
Worth a photo when you are visiting the nearby museums when they re-open, as sadly on November 29, 2013, the Simón Bolívar Auditorium caught fire, causing an extensive destruction of its inner parts. The area is one of Oscar Niemeyer´s designs
Written June 30, 2015
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Tomek K
New York City, NY208 contributions
Jul 2014 • Solo
For me the memorial was mostly an architectural experience. Niemeyer, original as always, designed the place in a way that seems quite modern even 25 years after being built. It's located right next to metro station, so one can do the sightseeing even with a limited time.
Written July 10, 2014
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Marcos B
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil4 contributions
Mar 2012
A nice place build by the famous Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. It is also the home of the great "Orquestra jazz sinfonica" a big jazz orchestra of young musicians.
Written August 20, 2012
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MDfromSP
Sao Paulo, SP413 contributions
Wonderful place to walk around, it seems (to me) safe and it is a group of buildings and pieces of art to be admired.
Written May 27, 2012
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regisqueiroz
São Paulo106 contributions
Apr 2012
iconic park projected by famous brazilian architect Niemayer.
Written April 1, 2012
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Alex H
Oklahoma City, OK660 contributions
Feb 2018 • Solo
So many stories are told here. A lot of sad stories, but all show strength of a continent of people. The architecture is excellent, the art is beautiful and the stories are the best. Its a must see!
Written March 3, 2018
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biaafreitas11
Sao Paulo, SP4 contributions
Mar 2017 • Family
the exposition wos about Castelo Ratimbum ,I showed the costumes it's very cool.the museum is interactive
Written February 26, 2018
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MarkFenrir
207 contributions
Nov 2017
This space provides many cultural and gastronomic events that rotate almost weekly, generally with no entry fee. This happens more or less non-stop, so it's always work checking out what is going on there.
Written December 29, 2017
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Danielle R
12 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
This memorial is a giant outdoor event space. Look on Facebook (or similar social media) for event postings. The schedule had something for every weekend. It is very near a metro stop so good even if you are staying a little farther away from this part of the city.
Written July 17, 2016
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