Memorial da Resistência of São Paulo

Memorial da Resistência of São Paulo, Sao Paulo

Memorial da Resistência of São Paulo

Memorial da Resistência of São Paulo
4.5

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Sé, which derives its name from Sé Square, is a central neighborhood in historic São Paulo. Close by, the Law School, the Museum of the Court of Justice and the Metropolitan Cathedral offer inspiring architecture. If you are looking for cultural activities, head to Caixa Cultural and check the schedule. In the area there is a popular pedestrian street called “Rua Direita”, one of the first streets in the region, which today marks the crowded perimeter. Sé is a great area to explore during daytime, but use caution if visiting alone at night.
How to get there
  • Luz • 8 min walk
  • Tiradentes • 10 min walk

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RENATO M
Sao Paulo, SP1 contribution
May 2015 • Solo
I'm a local, and I've just arrived from a trip through Chile and Argentina, where I could realize how the human rights violation issue in military government times is important in these countries. As other Latin American countries, Brazil has also wounds from these times.
The part I liked most was a timeline of Brazil's republican period, where historical facts, national and international, where showed, focused on political repression and resistance. When I paid the visit, there was a touching photographic exhibition "Ausencias" (Absences) that showed families that lost relatives in those times.
About the service, although it is said on the website that the exhibition is free, in the ticket office there is a board with the prices, without mention to free visits. The employee confirmed the information in the board even after I had commented on that. After paying the value, that was symbolic, another employee explained me that the exhibition I wanted to see was free. What was charged were the temporary art exhibitions that took place in the other floors. Another con is that nowadays the exhibition is exclusively in portuguese. A very good point is that there is a staff prepared to erase any doubts. Guided visits are possible.
Written May 1, 2015
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Vini Irie
Sao Paulo, SP7 contributions
When I got there, there was a exhibition going on which had many paintings done by people that had been held prisioners during Brazil's dictatorship times. It was one of most impressive things I've seen.

Besides that, the building in which the museum is located is the same where one of the prisons of that time was maintained. There is a prison cell in which you can grab a headphone and sit down listening to people who were held there telling their stories.

There's also other floors in that building which have different kinds pf exhibitions, most non-dictatorship times related in there.

Written December 30, 2013
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Diana P
New York City, NY23 contributions
Aug 2013 • Solo
Now part of the International Sites of Conscience, important museum to visit to learn about the repression that took place under the recent dictatorship in Brazil. Interesting site, in the old police building.
Written September 3, 2013
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Thomas M
Des Moines, IA209 contributions
Nov 2015 • Friends
This small memorial was where the dictatorship imprisoned and tortured dissidents. The information is well-presented. The small area behind the cells where the prisoners were allowed 1 hour of exercise per week puts the horror of this place in perspective.
Written November 22, 2015
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MariaOliver1976
São Carlos do Pinhal, São Paulo, Brazil120 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
I really like this museum and also my students when I took them there to know a little bit more about their own history. I believe you should never forget this moment in our lives.
Written September 30, 2015
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Amanda N
Sao Paulo, SP58 contributions
Jul 2014 • Friends
A small memorial about the hard times of brazilian dictatorship. This building was actually used as prison. It's a hard and painful experience, but as any memorial, really important to remember those facts so it cannot happen again. It's not a typical tourist attraction but I would definitely recommend it.
Written June 30, 2015
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davidoffski
Leiden, The Netherlands231 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
I had a better understanding of Brazils history after leaving this museum. It gives a good overview of the resistance and repression of political movements and ethnic groups in Brazil from the end of the 19th century until now, of course focusing on the period of the dictatorship. Visitors have the chance to see three prisons where political prisoners were kept, and on the walls there are inscriptions of people that had to stay there (including an inscription by the current president of Brazil). The inscriptions are not the originals ones, but were made by actual ex-prisoners, after the dictatorship. When I visited they had a very interesting exhibition about the connection between politics and football. Entrance to the museum is free and the staff is very helpful. It helps if you can read portuguese, although some texts in the museum are in english too.
Written July 24, 2014
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margarete p
Sao Paulo, SP332 contributions
Feb 2014 • Solo
It was a little bit difficult to find the museum, but it was a remarkable visit. There they have the cells where people used to be tortured or remained during dictatorial government in Brazil. Few brasilians know this memorial, but should know! Although it´s a very simple and small memorial it´s very emotional, because you can see writings on the wall that were made by prisioners.
Written February 28, 2014
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