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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 #13 of 444 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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Melbourne
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The museum is inside the historic Pacaembu stadium. It surpassed my expectation - very well organized, and gave a good sense of the history behind the game of soccer (heavy emphasis on the Brazilian soccer, of course). Almost got cheated by some locals wearing official looking orange vests who wanted to make quick money on parking at the stadium by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A must-go place if you're a football fan. Tip- entrance is free on Saturdays and there's a;so a local produce market right outside the stadium carpark.

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

An excellent museum in Sao Paulo. Definitely worth the small entry price (is free on Saturdays when we visited). Museum is very well laid out with some wonderful interactive exhibits. A lot of other museums can learn from this. If you have any interest in sport or football, definitely worth a visit.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Really worth a visit for any curious person, not only football / soccer fans. I'm not a big football fan, and I don't follow the sport at all. But I've been to this museum twice already, and I keep getting impressed. A good tour of Brazilian history as well, through the ongoing of the football scene.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

was only 6 reais to visit but it is completely in Portuguese.nice stadium that gets used for certain local finals and local top teams on the odd occasion.

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edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Bottom line - if you're in Sao Paulo and you're a football fan, don't miss this! Everything you need to know about Brazilian football in an excellent venue (under the Pacaembu stadium). 5 stars.

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calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This was a neat stop off to kill a morning on one of our last days. Exhibits were impressive, and from what we could read gave a good history of the game in Brazil and some nice photo ops at the stadium. Neighbourhood was safe, as was the walk from Paulista Ave. One thing that was a little frustrating is... More

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