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Football Museum

Charles Miller Square, S/N | Estádio do Pacaembu, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 1234900, Brazil (Centro Historico)
+55 11 3664-3848
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Ranked #17 of 450 attractions in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Football Museum is a history museum which has been working to preserve and to distribute a holding of reference collections and memory indicators... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Sao Paulo, Sp
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77 reviews 77 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

A good thing is that there is a street market right in front of the entrance and you can savour some pastel, a typical Brazilian snack. The best pastel in my opinion is the Pastel da Maria stand. About the museum, the entrance ticket is 6 reais and for senior citizens and students are half of the price, except on... More

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We was lucky, as admittance was free on a day of our visit :-) Anyway, museum is really nice, worth of visit, as there are not many worthful sight-seengs in Sao (in my opinion), and definitely a "must have" for every football fan. Museum maps are available in many languages; we also suggest to use additional info available in halls... More

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Puebla, Mexico
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Even though I went for a fast track visit, this museum is informative and nice to the eyes... you can spend 30min or the entire day with all their films, pictures and interactive activities. Dont miss it if you are near the area! its worth it!

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Clarkesville, Georgia
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13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This museum does a really nice job displaying the Brazilian soccer history. My sons really enjoyed the visit and learning about the different World cups and about brazilian soccer stars. There some interactive activities that were fun like goal kicking, fuzball and virtual soccer.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If english is the only language that you understand, you're in for a disappointment here. almost everything is in the local language they have a sports store at the end of the museum but the available selection is not very thorough

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

This museum is a great collection of memorabilia of Soccer. The only problem is... it is all in Portuguese! So if you are a huge soccer fan you will appreciate it regardless, however if not, you might find it a little boring.

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Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Our kids love soccer, so we stopped at the SP Football Museum, based on the outstanding reviews it had previously received. They have an English audio-guide, but the Museum is not really set up for English-speaking visitors. Little of the signage is in English, and there are no numbers to tell you which exhibit corresponds to which number on the... More

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Melbourne
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9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you want a mix of sports (primarily football/soccer) and social history in one museum - or at the very least see how it can be done - then go an visit this place. I've been to afew sports museums around the world - this is by the far the best. Audio kits are available in a number of languages... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

wonderful set up but no english for tourist! large collection of info and visuals are great for pics!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The museum itself is really nice, covering the history of Brazilian football, the World Cup, the rules and football's place in everyday culture and language. However, I'm a Portuguese speaker. The two friends who I visited the museum with, however, were not. While they enjoyed looking at the photos, the World Cup memorabilia and the interactive activities in the final... More

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