Andradas Pantheon

This pantheon, inaugurated in September 1923, is the where the ashes of José Bonifácio de Andrada e Silva, the ‘Father of Independence’, and his brothers, Antonio Carlos, Martim Francisco, and Patrício Manuel, a priest, are laid. It consists of a monument designed by sculptor Rodolpho Bernardelli, made in Italy, as well as valuable bronze plaques depicting the history of Brazil, with inscriptions quoting the Andrada brothers.