The Latin America Memorial was built in 1989, in São Paulo, to bring together Latin American countries. Oscar Niemeyer, an influential architect in modern art and creator of the main buildings of Brasília, was responsible for this daring project. His sculpture "Hand" is the symbol of the Memorial.
In itially, a building was erected with books and audiovisual materials that told the story of Latin American countries. In the following years, other spaces were added to the complex, including the Library, the Marta Traba Gallery and the Simón Bolívar Auditorium.
The highlight is the Tiradentes Hall, which houses the Tiradentes Panel, the most important work of Candido Portinari. The huge painting is 18 meters long and 3 meters high. The rooms of the Memorial contain almost 4 thousand typical pieces of folklore, religion and culture from Brasil and its neighboring countries.
Outside, you will find the Praça Cívica, designed to accommodate 40 thousand people and linked to the Praça das Sombras, with 160 palm trees.
Avenida Auro Soares de Moura Andrade, 664 - Barra Funda
You can take the subway and get off at Palmeiras-Barra Funda station (red line), which is next to the Memorial. Check the subway map.