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Monuments in the history of the municipality


When we walk the streets of the municipalities, it is common to find some monuments. As well as the buildings, images, documents and reports of the residents, the monuments keep memories and information of that place and the society that lives there.

The monuments are built to honor important people of that region or extraordinary events that occurred throughout history. They can be of several types:

  • Busts - represent the head, neck, and upper body of a human figure.
  • Statues - They can be of various types, but always represent the honoree of the whole body in different situations (sitting, standing, horseback, etc.).
  • Obelisks - They are made of stone, and their base is wider than the tip. They are built to resemble an episode considered important.

Monuments can be made of stone, concrete, cast iron, bronze, or materials that stand the test of time, so that they will last and be seen by a large number of people from different eras and regions.

We cite, for example, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, a bust dedicated to Zumbi dos Palmares, a black leader who fought for the abolition of slavery; In the municipality of Juazeiro do Norte (CE), there is a statue of Father Cicero, political and religious leader, currently considered holy by the local population, among others.


Bust dedicated to Zumbi dos Palmares, in the city of Rio de Janeiro (RJ).


Statue in honor of Father Cicero, in the municipality of Juazeiro do Norte (CE)


Obelisk in Sete de Setembro Square, Belo Horizonte (MG). Located in the central region of the city, the monument was built in commemoration of Brazil's 100 years of independence.


Monument to the flags, in the city of São Paulo (SP), made by Victor Brecheret in honor of the bandeirantes. The bandeirantes were the Paulistas who participated in expeditions inland, during the period when Brazil was a colony of Portugal.


Monuments can also be found indoors, such as theaters or museums, as an example, we mention the Ipiranga Museum in São Paulo (SP).