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“Take many pictures in front of this nice sculpture”

Monument to the Bandeiras
Ranked #118 of 769 things to do in Sao Paulo
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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 and explore the country. In addition to Portuguese, there are black, mamluks and indians people (with crosses in the neck), pulling a monsoon canoe, used in river expeditions.

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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 the traffic and city to see by itself.

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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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Reviewed 21 January 2013 via mobile

Paid a visit here following a visit to the Ibirapuera park. Its only just by Gate 10 and worth the 5 minute walk. Its a pretty impressive piece of work and whilst i saw it in the daylight, i suspect its better to view at night.

You can climb it (I didn't) but there were plenty of people doing so when i visited. Not sure if this is officially allowed incidentally...

All in all, worth a look particularly if you're already visiting the park.

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Reviewed 2 November 2012

Situated in front of Parque do Ibirapuera.

Made in granite, this work of art represents the bandeirantes - men who, from the 16th century went into and through South America and who used to group using different flags (the word bandeirantes comes from the Portuguese word Flag).

Bandeirantes are seen differently by Spain and Portugal. For the Spanish they were kind of “Land pirates”. For the Portuguese they were renowned for gaining lands for the Portuguese Crown.

The sculpture clearly represents the second view, with people from different etnias making a huge effort all together to conquer the then wild Brazilian territory.

Really worthwhile!

Thank Betty P
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