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Football Museum

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Neighborhood: Centro Historico
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Address: Charles Miller Square, S/N | Estádio do Pacaembu, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 1234900, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 11 3664-3848
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The Football Museum is a history museum which has been working to preserve...
The Football Museum is a history museum which has been working to preserve and to distribute a holding of reference collections and memory indicators when it comes to a social phenomenon. Thus, as a mission, the Museum aims to investigate and to introduce football in its multiple aspects such as the importance on the cultural expression in Brazilian history in the XX and XXI century. Then, the attitudes the Museum aims to reflect, is to actually evaluate football journey in the country and its culture implications besides culture and Brazilian society, enlightening the sport's role in the identity construction and also the imagining one.
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My son loved this place

Perfect museum for a blossoming soccer fan - my daughter enjoyed the interactive soccer game. The architecture of the stadium is beautiful and there is a feira on Saturday... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Perfect museum for a blossoming soccer fan - my daughter enjoyed the interactive soccer game. The architecture of the stadium is beautiful and there is a feira on Saturday mornings where you can buy pastels.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

mesmo para quem não é fanatico, vale a visita. é muito bem feito, tudo, e tem momentos que arrepiam... para quem gosta muuuuito deve ser uma realização! fomos em um sábado que é gratuito, e não havia filas. great visit, even for the non-fanatics. everything is really well done. for those who are fans, it´s a must! Saturdays are free,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

it was ok, but i think that if you don't care so much about football (you may ask why we went there in the first place) your time can be better used going to another location. The was a cool installation though, about celebration.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The museum is small, but shows the history of Brazilian soccer, historical pictures and short movies. What I liked the most is that it has information in Braille (for blind people), including a maquete of Pacaembu stadium. If you go during school vacation period, there is a very cool free workshop where kids can learn how to draw and do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you only like soccer a little, just like me, it's still a nice place to visit. Very informative, full of memorabilia, the history of brazilian soccer is there.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Football Museum (no, it's not soccer!) is one of a kind. It brings its visitors with an immersive technological experience, traveling through time from the beginnings of the sport, its greatest moments until today in a fashion you don't often find in museums in Brazil. It's a cheap and entertaining way to spend an pleasant afternoon in São Paulo... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You don't even have to be a soccer fan to enjoy this visit. Lots of interaction and fun films give you a very good idea what soccer is about. Very well organized and just being at Pacaembu, an exciting beautiful statium already puts yuo in the correct mood. I will certainly return there with family or friends and tourists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Even for the ones who are not fans of the sport - they will enjoy the time in this museum, very interactive, you can spend ha;f day there easily. The guide who spoke very good English was perfect for my group of foreigners. The bad thing is the pricey souvenir store- the Brazil jersey was much more expensive than in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This museum has a vast collection of the Brazilian football history. Historical pictures, video and radio recordings of epic moments, a great room of World Cup history, and even a leisure room to play table football with your friends! The facilities are great and the price is really accessible. I surely recommend this museum to anyone visiting São Paulo. 10/10

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The museum is great, the stadium by itself is already beautiful, and the idea of you being able to Interact with the exposition is awesome, sure one of the high points of SP.

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