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Monument to the Bandeiras

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Address: Praca Armando de Salles Oliveira | Vila Mariana, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04001-070, Brazil

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One of the main points to see in Sao Paulo

This monument is one of the cities post card points. It represents a key moment in Brazil's history and is one of those that I had heard about since infancy. The area around it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 August 2016
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Monument to the Bandeiras is a large-rough sculpture at the entrance of Ibirapuera Park in São Paulo. You will see it in case you visit the Ibirapuera Park, otherwise there is no reason to arrange a visit specific for it.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is next to the park and really draws you to it when you are in the park but when you get there it's impressive but with very little signage so you've no idea what you are looking at and what it commerorates. Impressive sculpture but would be better with a few more signs.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This monument is one of the cities post card points. It represents a key moment in Brazil's history and is one of those that I had heard about since infancy. The area around it is somewhat busy with main roads, but the nearby Ibirapuera park is very pleasant.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

The huge monument made of 240 granite bricks, weighing 50 tons each! The monument put side by side the Brazil's ethnic diversity! A beautiful sculpture created and built by Victor Brecheret!

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

After walking through the park on the way to Paulista I came across this monument at the exit. Very impressive and excellent design which I believe commemorates many things about the culture, history and diversity of São Paulo. Worth taking 15 minutes to walk around and take some pictures

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Its nothing really special but if you visit Ibirapuera Park, its very close to it, so it worths to take a look, specially around sunset.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

This monument honour the people that fight on a battle around year 1932 when Sao Paulo wanted to separated from the rest of the Brazil! It is huge and worth to stop by. 1 hour is enough.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

This sculpture close of Ibirapuera park is designed by the famous Vitor Brecheret. It has became a symbol and post card of Brazil, with 240 granite blocks and was inaugurated in 1954 for the celebrations of the fourth century of the city of São Paulo. This work represents Brazilian pioneers, exposing its various ethnic groups and the effort to build... More 

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Glendora, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

This is a famous monument that sits right outside Ibirapuera park in Sao Paulo. It is not exactly a place you would stay for more than 20-30 minutes, I would recommend checking it out and then heading into the park after. Unless you are really close in proximity to the memorial it is not worth going all the way through... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2013

It´s not exactly a place to stay for some time, it´s a famous sculpture, that represents part of Sao Paulo HIstory. It´s kind of a mark in the city. Beautiful to be seen in the night too.

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Ibirapuera Park, the highlight of this neighbourhood, is a family-friendly area to have a picnic, relax, play sports, exercise or appreciate art. It gets crowded during the weekends and is a popular leisure destination for residents. Its 1,584 square kilometers holds three lakes, two museums and several other cultural spaces. The park hosts a variety of events throughout the year, such as free music concerts and a water and light show celebrating the holidays at the end of the year. There are two important monuments to visit, the Obelisk and the Flag Monument. Ibirapuera is a perfect escape!
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