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Football Museum

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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
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Great entertainment at a great value

I visited here on a Sunday in July, and enjoyed 90 minutes at the museum. It was a great way to spend part of a morning while leaving plenty of time for the rest of the day... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited here on a Sunday in July, and enjoyed 90 minutes at the museum. It was a great way to spend part of a morning while leaving plenty of time for the rest of the day. There aren't so many artifacts located here, aside from Pelé's 1970 jersey and a 100+ year old ball. But I learned a lot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

good place to learn about the history of Brazilian football, Brazil soccer team, Pelé. Some interactive activities and a chance to see the Pacaembu stadium.

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Thank Felipe M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very entertaining, well done museum. Exhibitions cover the history of football, principally in Brasil, with very impressive displays in a variety of forms - lots of visual images, multimedia, interactive elements. Each section is very aesthetically pleasing, I found myself sitting watching a video / light installation, not understanding all of it because the voice over was in Portuguese,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can easily spend an hour going for a tour in this (free!) museum. Don't let the name fool you, this place is centered around around Brazilian footballstars, but if you have any interest at all in football, the olympics or just atmospheric experiences, I'd say you can't miss this. Be aware, place has little or no English translations. I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the Pacaembu stadium isn't very beautiful, and there isn't anything touristic to do on the neighborhood.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are interested in football or if you just want to kill some good quality time take yourself and others to this place. If you can manage to go there on Tuesday, it is even better because you will be able to enjoy a delicious 'pastel and caldo de cana". Have fun!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Museum it is a very cool place to visit if you want to know everythign about soccer, you can see every single world cup story, lear about all kind of soocer games, and even try to schore a goal!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The worst part is parking the car, as lots of locals try to rip out some money from visitors (for keeping de car, selling tickets, etc etc etc). After arriving on box office - a good surprise - visits are free on Saturday!!! Several historical pictures on soccer since Charles Muller, older photographies and modern images of World Cup. Very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love soccer ,it is the appropriate place. You will see an interactive museum, having only histories about soccer. Wonderful !!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The problem is how to arrive there. EIther you have your own car or you'll have to call a taxi or Uber. The nearest metro station is Clinicas, Green Line, but it is ca. 1 mile from the Pacaembu Station and 500 m above. I'm not kidding. It's one of the great slopes of S.Paulo. There are some busses too,... More 

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Pacaembu
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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