The memorial, housed in the luxurious mausoleum of the late Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pele), preserves the remains of the Brazilian football star in a solid gold coffin on the outskirts of Sao Paulo.
The cemetery where he was buried after his death at the age of 83 from colon cancer is located on the first floor of the 14-storey Econominal Memorial Necropolis, the highest in the world.
It overlooks the stadium of his club, Santos.
With a stadium-like atmosphere, images of fans in the stands, artificial turf on the ground and a mini sky painted on the ceiling, the room where three-time world champion Pele rests features two life-size golden statues as well as a gleaming sarcophagus.
The golden tomb is decorated with a cross at the top and two panels on the sides, in a replay of the scene of scoring his thousandth goal and Pele’s famous celebration with his fist in the air when he scored at the Maracana stadium in 1969.
And in the corners of the memorial hall there are 3 shirts worn by the Brazilian star throughout his career, which are the shirt of Santos, the Brazilian national team and the New York Cosmos, where he retired in 1977.
The place is expected to attract visitors from all over the world and turn the city of Santos into a tourist attraction, but at the moment only 60 people are allowed to enter per day.