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Address: Praca Charles Miller S/N | Estádio do Pacaembu, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01234-900, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 11 3664-3848
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

The Football Museum is a history museum which has been working to preserve...

The Football Museum is a history museum which has been working to preserve and to distribute a holding of reference collections and memory indicators when it comes to a social phenomenon. Thus, as a mission, the Museum aims to investigate and to introduce football in its multiple aspects such as the importance on the cultural expression in Brazilian history in the XX and XXI century. Then, the attitudes the Museum aims to reflect, is to actually evaluate football journey in the country and its culture implications besides culture and Brazilian society, enlightening the sport's role in the identity construction and also the imagining one.

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Joy and fun

Nice program even for people don't appreciate soccer.... Museum mix art, History and interactive installations. Enjoy it!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice program even for people don't appreciate soccer.... Museum mix art, History and interactive installations. Enjoy it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Its a must see in São Paulo. Not only for its incredible infrastructure, but also for the beauty of Pacaembu Stadium. The museum is very well made. Has lots of historical stuff. And it is modern, technological and interactive. Kids will definitely love it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place to visit with family, friends young and old. This museum has a permanent exhibit with soccer history and activities. You dont need to be a soccer fan to enjoy it.

Thank Kathryn C
Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum itself is great. Very modern and interactive. Great for fans of soccer. Focus a lot on brazilian soccer. The neighborhood is not great. Hard to park nearby and not very accessible through public transportation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love soccer this museum is the best because in the beginning you watch some famous players of the history. you watch some pictures and stories about soccer ball, soccer field, etc. There are several rooms where you can stay read all the day. For me the best room was one where you watch all the mundial cups, this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Took a foreign friend to the Soccer Museum last week and it was a great experience as always - even she that is not a soccer fan had a good time in there. The museum is constantly being updated, giving it a current feeling to it. It now has a special session for the Olympics where we watched a really... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

The museum is ok, it has many pictures and videos of memories of Brazilian soccer history. A good place for soccer enthusiasts and kids, in my opinion not worth visiting as adults just by themselves.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

I'm not a football fan or a fan of any sport for that matter. But I love history set in the proper historical context and they have done a great job with that! Really enjoyed seeing all the antique Olympic posters (see pics below)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

I´m a girl than like sports but soccer is not one of my favorites, but this museum is so interesting, it is big, has a lot of new technology. I really enjoyed here!

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São Paulo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

One of the best museums in São Paulo, specially for football/soccer lovers. Closed on mondays! Very interactive and full of different types of memorabilia.

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Staying in Pacaembu

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Highlights of this neighborhood include Pacaembu Stadium and the Museum of Soccer, but they are not the only attractions it offers. Street markets are part of São Paulo’s culture, and at Charles Miller Square you will find one of the city's best. Arrive early to be delighted by fresh fruits, vegetables, coconut water and “pastel”, fried dough filled with innumerable options including cheese, meat, and shrimp. If you are into architecture, don’t miss Casa Modernista and Casa Buarque de Holanda, two historic houses. The small residential streets along Pacaembu offer quiet refuge from the chaotic traffic.
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