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Paulista Museum

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Address: Praca da Independencia | Ipiranga, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04263-000, Brazil
Phone Number: 011/215-4588
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Modeled after the palace and gardens at Versailles, the gorgeous...
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).
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Brazilian History

The saw news that this museum was being shooting down because of lack of budge to keep it running. Hopefully this is not true. This place hosts Brazilian history. One of the most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The saw news that this museum was being shooting down because of lack of budge to keep it running. Hopefully this is not true. This place hosts Brazilian history. One of the most coolest thing ever are the jars with water from different river around Brazil.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

One of the nicest landscapes (very european-like) in SP. It's a shame I have never seen the Museum since everytime we go, it's closed. I do recommend going there to take some pictures. You can buy some Agua de Coco (coconut water), since in summer it gets very hot! And go to the monument. There's some information about the location... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

They need more than 10 years to refurbish the building! The year 2022 was chosen as it will be the 2nd.century of the Independency from Portugal (07/sept/1822).

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The garden outside museum is very nice, it makes you remember gardens from France. But the museum is more closed for visitors than opened. Inside you can have good samples of the age when Portugal arrived in Brazil for colonization. I don't like it, but it's history.

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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

The building and the garden worth a visit but the exhibition is a bit poor. There is also a little handcraft market near by.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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Valbonne, France
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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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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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Address: Praca da Independencia | Ipiranga, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04263-000, Brazil
Phone Number: 011/215-4588
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Sao Paulo>  > Ipiranga

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Ipiranga
Named after the Ipiranga River, this region is home to Independence Park, where it’s said Brazilian Independence was proclaimed. Its gardens and the tree-lined main street offer visitors a gracious view. The neighborhood also hosts assorted museums and has a strong local feel. Ipiranga is a calm area, with a variety of good dining places and its own Municipal Market, which features flowers, meat, vegetables, fruits and some special events. Outside the main subway stations you can experience the busy streets, but you just need to walk a few blocks to get back the residential serenity of the area.
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