Memorial JK


Inside this enormous memorial is the tomb of former president Juscelino Kubitschek (JK), which lies underneath eerily beautiful stained glass by French artist Marianne Peretti. The museum houses JK’s 3000-book personal library as well as a pictorial history of Brasília. Don’t miss his 1973 Ford Galaxie!

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