Monumento Nacional aos Mortos da Segunda Guerra Mundial, Rio de Janeiro

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Visit Monumento Nacional aos Mortos da Segunda Guerra Mundial to see all of downtown and the Guanabara Bay from a spot ideal for taking photographs. Located in the Flamengo neighborhood and within walking distance of other landmarks, such as the Modern Art Museum and the Carmen Miranda Museum, this monument commemorates Brazil's participation in the Second World War. Architects Mark Netto Konder and Helio Ribas Marinho won a nation-wide contest for the memorial’s design. The concrete memorial statue, completed in 1960, stands at 31 meters (102 ft) in height. The site also includes a mausoleum holding the remains of servicemen of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force who died in action in Italy during World War II. To visit Monumento Nacional aos Mortos da Segunda Guerra Mundial on your holiday in Rio de Janeiro, and find out what else Rio de Janeiro has to offer, use our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary builder.
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  • If you are interested in a war information, this is a place to visit. Nice statues outside of the museum. Located in the park in which is nice to walk after the visit.  more »
  • We walked over to the military museum enticed by the beautiful monument that we had seen in the distance. There does not appear to be the appropriate infrastructure to get to the museum by foot, as th...  more »
  • We walked over after visiting the Modern Art Museum (MAM), I highly recommend going while it's still sunny out. We tried to get a taxi to leave shortly after sunset and even the taxi driver warned us ...  more »
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  • To all my fellow runners out there, there is a good cycling track behind the monument, that goes all the way down to the beaches on south. Worth giving a try on weekend mornings.
  • It gives you a nice view of Guanabara Bay. However, the monument contains little information about Brazilian participation in WWII. You can walk to here from the modern museum of art close by (it takes few minutes).
  • If you like history and you respect the soldiers this holly site is a must.
  • A tiny but important museum on the participation of Brazil in the WWII. A place to reflect and to take awesome pictures.
  • Only drove past it on my way to the Airport, but it's quite stunning.