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“Impressive statue”

Monument to the Bandeiras
Ranked #107 of 730 things to do in Sao Paulo
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Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
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272 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Impressive statue”
Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

Paid a visit here following a visit to the Ibirapuera park. Its only just by Gate 10 and worth the 5 minute walk. Its a pretty impressive piece of work and whilst i saw it in the daylight, i suspect its better to view at night.

You can climb it (I didn't) but there were plenty of people doing so when i visited. Not sure if this is officially allowed incidentally...

All in all, worth a look particularly if you're already visiting the park.

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San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina
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“A masterpiece”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

Situated in front of Parque do Ibirapuera.

Made in granite, this work of art represents the bandeirantes - men who, from the 16th century went into and through South America and who used to group using different flags (the word bandeirantes comes from the Portuguese word Flag).

Bandeirantes are seen differently by Spain and Portugal. For the Spanish they were kind of “Land pirates”. For the Portuguese they were renowned for gaining lands for the Portuguese Crown.

The sculpture clearly represents the second view, with people from different etnias making a huge effort all together to conquer the then wild Brazilian territory.

Really worthwhile!

Visited January 2012
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Well sculpted”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

A nice monument to the "founders" of Brazil. It is well sculpted depicting their determination through all the difficulties they faced on the way.

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Brussels, Belgium
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“12500 tons of freshly restored male and interracial virility”
Reviewed June 14, 2012

A Bunch of Über Athletes, pulling a heavy canoe. But if you look closer, you see that there's actually only one, really doing an inhuman effort to make the boat move. Bunch of Gym Queens ;-)
Apart from that, Victor Brecheret created a masterpiece in stone. To be admired ifrom all sides and if possible, without schoolchildren climbing the monument.

Visited November 2011
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