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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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A jewel

Despite all the problems related to football in the world and in Brazil (FIFA, etc.) football (soccer) museum in Sao Paulo very much worth a visit. Well structured, is in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Despite all the problems related to football in the world and in Brazil (FIFA, etc.) football (soccer) museum in Sao Paulo very much worth a visit. Well structured, is in the Pacaembu Stadium (Estadio Paulo Machado de Carvalho) a jewel in the middle of Sao Paulo. It offers lectures and workshops and thematic exhibitions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a very good opportunity to know about the history of football in Brazil. It is impressive how a sophisticated sport in the 19th century became so popular across the 20th century. It is sure that collective sports in Brazil have a better result just because it is a gathering move. The facilities of this museum are very well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I'm Brazilian but my boyfriend doen't. So we went and only part of the museum is bilingual description. So that was really great but sometimes was a really boring for someone that doen't understand portuguese. Of course the best is the story of worlds cups. I think that is the best part.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Nicely done museum within the Pacaembu stadium. Lots of stuff about the game and about football in Brazil. A must do if you spend some time in Sao Paulo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Tucked under the bleachers of the colorful and wonderful art deco style Pacaembu Stadium, Sao Paulo’s newest museum is devoted to Brazil’s #1 passion – futebol (Soccer). It’s a multi-floor experience – with multimedia displays covering the history of the Brazilian team and quite a bit dedicated to the rules of the game. The displays and the interviews manage to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Me and my family are all soccer players, so this was a must for us. We actually went in March 2013 (but I guess I didn't finish my review), and are planning on taking another group in Nov 2015. It had audio in English. It was a great tribute to soccer and it's history and players.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I'm not a football fan but I loved visiting this stadium and museum. We took a self guided tour and there was a lot to see and do. The museum is very interactive and informative. Highly recommend for all the football fans out there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Seriously dull otherwise. There are a couple of interactive games but really other than this, very boring. Everything in Spanish and no guided tours in English so all a bit nonsensical

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

For football/soccer lovers this is a must in the city of São Paulo! It's located in one of the most traditional stadiums in the city, the Pacaembu! Very central, easy to get to and honestly the admission is cheap! Just a great atmosphere with a lot of cool Brazilian football stuff!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Visiting this museum makes me feel that I want to get on the field to score a goal. Ole, Ole, Ole! The museum is not just about the glory history of football in Brazil, it explains how football becomes a pop culture in Brazil. I like its exhibition of World Cups in particular. It captures a moment of each FIFA... More 

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Address: Address: Charles Miller Square, S/N | Estádio do Pacaembu, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 1234900, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 11 3664-3848
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Sao Paulo>  > Pacaembu

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Pacaembu
Highlights of this neighborhood include Pacaembu Stadium and the Museum of Soccer, but they are not the only attractions it offers. Street markets are part of São Paulo’s culture, and at Charles Miller Square you will find one of the city's best. Arrive early to be delighted by fresh fruits, vegetables, coconut water and “pastel”, fried dough filled with innumerable options including cheese, meat, and shrimp. If you are into architecture, don’t miss Casa Modernista and Casa Buarque de Holanda, two historic houses. The small residential streets along Pacaembu offer quiet refuge from the chaotic traffic.
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