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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  • This time, in addition to the known terrace you can see the runway, I found that there is a fairly complete Museum on the ground floor, which is underground. That day was almost empty.
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  • It's a place like others who have monuments. With so many attractions in Rio, this is just another. After he died, I see no reason to honor.
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  • Amazing and exciting place. If you are in Rio de Janeiro with time be sure to visit this exciting place!.
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  • 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).
  • 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.
  • It is an amazing place with a beautiful view and a lot of history about the Brazilian Army in the WWI and WWII. Congratulations!
  • The monument is striking. There isn't a whole lot to see here, but it's certainly worth walking around if you're already in the area. Don't let the military police worry you.