Brasilia

Memorial of Indigenous Peoples Memorial of Indigenous Peoples

The space preserves the history and culture of the Brazilian indigenous people.

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One of the points of interest to visit in Brasilia is the Memorial of Indigenous Peoples, designed by Oscar Niemeyer, world-renowned modernist Brazilian architect. The goal of the Museum is to enhance, preserve and disseminate the culture of indigenous peoples. The spiral-shaped architecture refers to a maloca - house used by the Yanomami tribe.

The Memorial exhibition includes objects from several different tribes, including masks and musical instruments of the Upper Xingu, wood benches by the Yawalapiti and Kuikuro and many other utensils used in their day to day activities.

One of the highlights of the collection is a collection of indigenous pieces belonged to Darcy Ribeiro, Brazilian anthropologist and former Senator, who collected them during his time spent in the Amazon.

When visiting the Memorial, you will see up close how these cultures lived, what they produced and what differentiate them from other cultures. Several events take place on the site, with the presence of tribes from different regions of the country.

Opening hours:
Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Price

Free admission

Duration of the Visit
1 hour
Phone
+55 (61) 3344-1154 /+55 (61) 3342-1156
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Memorial of Indigenous Peoples

Address

Eixo Monumental Oeste, Praça do Buriti, in front of Memorial JK – Brasília, DF

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