Monument to the Independence of Brazil

The Monument to the Independence of Brazil (Portuguese: Monumento à Independência) also known as the Ipiranga Monument or the Altar of the Fatherland, is set in granite and bronze sculpture. It is located on the banks of the Ipiranga Brook, in São Paulo, on the historic site where D. Pedro I of Brazil proclaimed the independence of the country on September 7, 1822.

The monument was designed and built by sculptor Ettore Ximenes and architect Manfredo Manfredi to celebrate the first centenary of Brazilian Independence.

Inside the monument is the Brazilian Imperial Crypt and Chapel. The crypt was built in 1972 to house the remains of Emperor Pedro I of Brazil, also King Pedro IV of Portugal, and his wives, Maria Leopoldina of Austria and Amélie of Leuchtenberg.

The crypt is consecrated as a Catholic Chapel, as demanded by the then head of the Brazilian Imperial Family, Prince Prince Pedro Henrique of Orléans-Braganza, who only agreed to allow the transfer of the bodies of his ancestors to the Monument on condition that the place be consecrated as a Catholic place of burial, and that a Catholic Altar was present, where Masses could be offered for the repose of their souls.

D. Pedro I and D. Amelia's bodies were transferred from the Royal Pantheon of the House of Braganza, while D. Maria Leopoldina was moved from the Convent of Santo Antônio in Rio de Janeiro.

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Ricardo Nascimento
24 March 2015
Parque onde tudo acontece encontro de todo tipo de gente e esportes. O mais praticado é o skate seja ele street ou longboard Classic ou até mesmo aqueles que estão ali para passear e ler um livro.
Dani Al
31 March 2015
Um dos maiores e mais bonitos monumentos que temos no Brasil. Abaixo do monumento estão os restos mortais de D. Pedro I e suas duas esposas, D. Maria Leopoldina e D. Amélia.
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17 January 2017
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27 November 2014
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19 October 2014
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Davi
22 April 2015
Também conhecido como mausoléu imperial, é na parte subterrânea do monumento que estão os restos mortais das Imperatrizes Leopoldina e Amélia e D. Pedro I.
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