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“a trip in portuguese language” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum Of The Portuguese Language

Museum Of The Portuguese Language
Estacao Da Luz (Luz train station) | Praza Da Luz, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil (Centro Historico)
+55 11 3326-0775
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Ranked #9 of 291 Attractions in Sao Paulo
Type: Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Portuguese Language Museum is located in the downtown area of Sao Paulo city inside Luz Train Station. Luz Train Station is an imposing 1901 English construction. The building shows a surprising mix of the new and ancient. The modern installations of the museum are in complete harmony with the train station's Victorian style of architecture. Currently, the Portuguese Language Museum is the only museum in the world dedicated to only one language, in this case it's Portuguese language. Inaugurated in March of 2006, the museum has three main halls; a temporary exhibition, a permanent exhibition hall and an auditorium. In the permanent exhibition hall, you can see the history and the development of the Portuguese language; you can see what it was like in the past and the changes it underwent in Brazil. Other interesting aspects are the cultural expressions and the regional accents. The museum also shows temporary exhibitions dedicated to writers and important subjects related to the Portuguese language.
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“a trip in portuguese language”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

a great trip in our language and also in popular cbraszilian culture.the movie in third floor is obligatory!

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“Very nice, too small”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

The museum is very interesting, really modern, but it's a little too small. Plan to do more when coming to this area, like seeing the Pinacoteca and Estação Julio Prestes.

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“A one of a kind museum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

I had the curiosity to visit this museum, because I've never heard before of a Language Museum, and had no idea what I would find on such installation. What a fine surprise!
The Portuguese Language Museum is the only museum in the world dedicated to only one language, in this case it´s Portuguese language. Inaugurated in March of 2006, the museum has three main halls; a temporary exhibition, a permanent exhibition hall and an auditorium.
Reaching there is very, very easy: just pick up the BLUE line subway station to Estação da Luz, and you'll soon see the imposing building, which houses this amazing "collection".
The Portuguese Language Museum is located in the dowtown area of São Paulo city inside Luz Train Station. Luz Train Station is an imposing 1901 English construction. The building shows a surprising mix of the new and ancient. The modern instalations of the museum are in complete harmony with the train station´s Victorian style of architecture.
In the permanent exibition hall, you can see the history and the development of the Portuguese language; you can see what it was like in the past and the changes it underwent in Brazil. Other interesting aspects are the cultural expressions and the regional accents.
The museum also shows temporary exibitions dedicated to writers and important subjects related to the Portuguese language.The museum also shows temporary exibitions dedicated to writers and important subjects related to the Portuguese language.
Right in front of it is a delicious park-Parque da Luz, which houses the Pinacoteca (Paintiong Collection) I'm planning to visit as soon as I can. The park, with the joggers, the dogs and its owners walking, is a delicious stress relief in this really in-a-hurry city.
This museum is a must-see to those who live in or visit São Paulo So far, as I could read on the flyer, almost two million people have visited our exibitions.
When you visit the museum you will find people who can help you in English, French and Spanish languages. Even if you don't speak Portuguese (or Spanish), you'll enjoy the visit, at least for the beautifully well organized building.

Visited January 2012
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“Interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

The museum was a lot of fun and I was able to learn a bit of Portuguese in the process. I am very into linguistics and pattern-matching so it was quite interesting to see how the words in Brazilian Portuguese were formed. Definitely recommendable.

Visited November 2011
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“Interesting and well executed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012 via mobile

Firstly, if you dont speak Portuguese this can still be interesting albeit more visually. It of course would appeal to a wider audience (thinking Olympics and World Cup) if more effort was placed here, but all in all a nice museum and worth an afternoon visit.

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