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Paulista Museum

Praca da Independencia | Ipiranga, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04263-000, Brazil (Penha)
011/215-4588
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Ranked #24 of 421 attractions in Sao Paulo
Type: Art Museums, Museums, Gardens
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Modeled after the palace and gardens at Versailles, the gorgeous, purpose-built Museu Paulista da USP (commonly known as the Museu do Ipiranga)... more » Owner description: Modeled after the palace and gardens at Versailles, the gorgeous, purpose-built Museu Paulista da USP (commonly known as the Museu do Ipiranga) occupies the promontory where Brazilian independence from Portugal was peacefully, if loudly, proclaimed by Dom Pedro I in 1822. The landscaped gardens provide a refreshing respite from the surrounding urban chaos, while the ornate museum itself — affiliated with the University of São Paulo — educates visitors in the history of the city and nation via portraiture, antique vehicles, housewares and informational installations. Ticket includes entrance to the nearby Museu de Zoologia (Zoology Museum). « less
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I have been to the museum during my childhood and was very excited to go back now in Oct 2013 and introduce it to my friends. Disappointingly, once there we have been informed that the whole museum is closed for refurbishment until 2022. We could only benefit from the view of the beautiful garden. Shame it will take 9 years... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It's the historical museum of the city of Sao Paulo, with good paintings; the tomb of our first Emperor and his wife is there. Parts of the building are closed for restoration at this time.

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SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The museum itself is quite small but it has very interesting pieces of our history. The most beautiful thing is the garden in front of the house.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

It's a French palace with smaller size. When I visited it, some areas are closed due the renovation. This palace needs a lot of work done to bring back the original charm . Interesting collection of Brazil history inside. It is not a big museum but still..It is worth to visit for 6 reais an entry ticket.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

It was interesting, not much in english. Lots of skating going on in the spark. Museum is R$6 entrance fee. The mausoleum museum under the statue de bandeirantes is free. Hot dogs and drinks for sale from street vendors just outside the park. Children will probably get bored, only time I saw children interested was in the gun room. Museum... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The building, the park and the external areas are amazing. Worth the visit. The museum is not up to international standards unfortunately, but is a nice place to go and learn more about Sao Paulo's history.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

beautiful architecture and my favorite place are the parks around the Museum, one behind the museum more privative and small, another one in front of the museum, actually is a huge place with trees and flat floor to skate and bike pratice. Also the museum's garden is amazing!

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Curitiba, PR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

If you like history and are familiar with Brazilian history, this museum is worth the trip. Nice inventory of paintings, documents, clothing and weapons from the time of the empire. There is also a room with examples of Brazilian insect fauna.

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Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Place where brazilian´s independesse & history stays. Very interesting sites, despite of the building is needing a renewal - whichi I´ve known will happen from April to the end of 2013. It´s Worth seeing.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

This museum has a historical meaning for us Brazilian because it's linked with our Republic Proclamation , that was proclaimed in a river bank near this museum that was inspired in the Versailles castle. It's also a park ,ideal place for a cycle .

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