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Paulista Museum

Address: Praca da Independencia | Ipiranga, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04263-000, Brazil
Phone Number: 011/215-4588
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Ranked #25 of 278 Attractions in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Gardens, Museums, Nature & Parks
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...
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Type: Art Museums, Gardens, Museums, Nature & Parks
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) 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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Sao Paulo, SP
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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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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19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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