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Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP

Address: Avenida Paulista, 1578 | Cerqueira César, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01310-200, Brazil
Phone Number: +55(11)32515644
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Ranked #19 of 298 Attractions in Sao Paulo
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Elevated over a concrete platform used for concerts and a weekly crafts fair, the Museu de Arte de...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Elevated over a concrete platform used for concerts and a weekly crafts fair, the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (São Paulo Art Museum, abbreviated MASP) is itself a work of art; the building is an imposing Modernist box suspended under two bright red concrete supports. Featuring classical European names such as Gauguin, Goya and Gainsborough, the museum also holds one of the largest collections of Brazilian and other Latin American artists on the continent.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This museum is part of the history of São Paulo. It is also the history of the world, exposed permanenty or temporarily. You may enjoy famous authors, their paintings, such as Degas, Portinari and other art geniuses.

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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

A controversial building with interesting architecture. Just in front os a small park filled with trees. A very interesting collection of sacred art, with several classics, a very nice collection of modern art with several well- known names, such as Picasso, Modigliani, van Gogh, Matisse, Cezanne, Renoir...There was also a very good modern brazilian photography exhibit and a beautiful collection... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I had several Brazilian friends tell me that this was a must-see place. I think I would grant them that based on the showing of some very famous painters' works there. Otherwise, I thought one of the main exhibits was pretty weak and the African exhibit really small and not displayed well. Still, it is worth the trip especially when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Great place to go. I've been there with my young son. It was pleasant to see Picasso, Van Gogh and many other important masterpieces.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

MASP is worth visiting just to see it from the outside. There was plenty of English signage if your Portuguese isn't up to par. The collection is pretty impressive and laid out quite well. And make sure to go on Tuesdays to avoid the R$15 admission, entry is not free on Thursdays as is written in some guides.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have been to Sao Paulo many times, and I never visited the musum. This time my husband told me that he wanted to go. I never imagined all the paintings that were there. The collections are incredible. A very good place to go when in Sao Paulo

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Amazing to see so many pieces by so many significant western artists housed under the same roof as significant pieces of Brazilian art. Don't miss Degas' 14year old ballerina on the top floor. Free entry on Tuesdays not Thursday as stated in some tourist guides.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

With a morning to kill, my wife and I chose to walk down the Avenida Paulista to visit the MASP. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the collection, including two Van Gogh's that were new to us. The museum had an excellent collection of european art that covered a large period of time. Besides the Van Gogh's, I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

From outside it seems a rather small building for a Museum, but it goes two floors up and two down. We enjoyed Renoir, Van Gogh, Manet, Degas, Rembrandt and many others. There was also an exhibition of pictures and another of African art.... If lunchtime catches you there, you can have a delicious buffet ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We visited here one morning. It wasn't long enough. There was a huge amount of traditional Brazilian Art, modern and older, as well as many sculptures. If you are in Sao Paulo, do take the time to visit. The building itself was most interesting and had murals on the outside. Also a very good coffee bar with seating indoors and... More 

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