The Memorial dos Autonomistas shows, disseminates and preserves the history of the Acrean Autonomist Movement, the only state in the country’s history that underwent an armed revolution to become a Brazilian territory (Revolução Acreana – the Acrean Revolution, in 1903).
Located in the city center and in a historical building, near the Rio Branco Palace, the Memorial is actually a multicultural space which comprises an exhibition hall, the hall of governors, the Hélio Melo theater, built in memory of the former rubber tapper and artist Hélio Melo, and the Café do Teatro (A delightful cafe). There are also the graves of the former governor and the leader of the movement José Guiomard Santos and his wife Lídia Hames.
It is worth stopping at Café do Teatro to enjoy the excellent gastronomy of the location. The coffee is delicious! But if you prefer, you can also enjoy the happy hour in the late afternoon or watch one of cultural performances that occur there frequently.
Avenida Getúlio Vargas, nº 309, Centro, Rio Branco, Acre.