Latin America MemorialApprox. Time: 2 hours
Activity Level: Easiest

Projected by the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, the Memorial is one of the most modern cultural centers of the city. The set of daring buildings, installed in 78.000 m2, includes a huge complex of information regarding the continental culture. The very rich artistic production of Latin-American people is in a permanent exposition in the Creativeness Pavillion. The history of this people is gathered in the Library of the Americas, which is specialized in this area. It conjugates reading room, hemerotheca and sound-effects library. Its estate also includes documentation of erudite music, Brazilian and Hispano-American pop music, making a total of one thousand hours of recordings. Its motion picture collection offers 1.200 videocassette films, covering both fiction motion pictures and documentaries. The auditorium of the Memorial has a capacity to 1.679 people and is intended for musical shows, dancing and theater presentation as well as conferences and conventions. There is further the Act Hall, where some panels painted by great artists of the continent are exhibited.

Tuesday to Sunday, from 9:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. Access: Barra Funda Subway Station