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Football Museum

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Address: Charles Miller Square, S/N | Estádio do Pacaembu, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 1234900, 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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It is nice to spend one or two hours in Museu do Futebol, mainly if you speak Portuguese and like soccer. It is better to go on weekdays, so you can beat the "traffic jam". Nice... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Beatriz O
Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is nice to spend one or two hours in Museu do Futebol, mainly if you speak Portuguese and like soccer. It is better to go on weekdays, so you can beat the "traffic jam". Nice and modern museum with some nice stories about Brazilian soccer history. I love the OLD photographs!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Trying out some different places in São Paulo than the ones I'm used to. Great opportunity to learn a little bit more about Brazilian history

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Umuarama, PR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All very interesting...especially the silence in the booth showing the keepers mistake in the 1950 WC final at the maracana...I can still feel the tension!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went to the museum on a Saturday afternoon, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. I have been living in Sao Paulo for about two months, and I wanted to learn more about this sport that Brazilians absolutely love. The museum was interactive and provided a great background on the icons of the game, sport overview, and World... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In a city like sao paulo that does not any special tourist attraction it is a good place to spend your free time.I have visited similar ones. But it was not really interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Definitely a different kind of museum. I hate football, but enjoyed this place. Went with my mom and spent the whole evening.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

I am not crazy for soccer at all, but this place is very interesting. the onlyproblem is that they dont have the explanation of the things in english, what is a pitty if u dont speak portuguese

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Museum inside Pacaembú Stadium. It is a municipal stuff, it does not belong to any club. Any club can play there. The exhibit is quite nice with lot many historical items, photos and interactive stuff. Good for football/soccer lovers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

If you like soccer you enjoy the visit! Soccer is Brazilian football.aThe museum is in a residential area inside a smaller stadium. This is a visit for boys and girls who like soccer

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

great experience to the brazilian soccer fans. it reflect all the Brazilians feelings about the most popular sport in the country. Nice place to know more details about those most famous players like Pelé and others. It is a kind of journey inside to the world of the Brazilian soccer teams and fans. it really worth a visit

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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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