A monument to honor freedom and democracy. It was opened on September 7th, 1986. September 7th is the independence day of Brazil. It is situated on the "Praça dos Três Poderes" (Three Powers Square) just behind the National Congress Building. It was built in the memory of former Brazilian President Tancredo Neves, an advocate of freedom values. It contains a small museum with some of Tancredo's personal objects and other stuff related to the fight for freedom in Brazil. On the second floor of the museum there is a wide area with a beautiful red, white and purple glass art work. There is also the "Steel Book" containing name of heroes of Brazilian freedom. On the outside you can go up some stairs to have a beautiful view of Brasilia. However it is not for the disabled. Don't let small children unattended because on the top there is a sculpture with live flame.
TIP: It is a good idea to plan a visit the museum on the same day of a visit to the Supreme Court, the Planalto Palace and the National Congress Building, which are at a walking distance. The weekend is the best time to go there, because the buildings are quite empty and you can park around the Three Powers Square practically without any hassle..
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