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Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo

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Address: Avenida Tiradentes 676 | Luz, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01102-000, Brazil
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I enjoyed the museum as it had a variety of relics of churches from Brazil. It has the second largest collection of sacred oil lamp chandeliers in the world, second to the... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2017
Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed January 15, 2017

I enjoyed the museum as it had a variety of relics of churches from Brazil. It has the second largest collection of sacred oil lamp chandeliers in the world, second to the Vatican. Some of the religious artifacts are absolutely beautiful. Many times, some of the statues you see in churches are high and quite a distance. Here, you can... More 

Thank Geomutt
Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2016

small but good collection of early brasilian religous art. also interesting is small section of original construction of pressed mud, straw, and wood, a good hour visit and also, across the street from one of sp`s best art musums, the pinecoteca.

Thank nluckyr
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016

I would barely call this a museum, it's more a collection of random objects from some churches, and I was kind of surprised because it was recommended in a guide book. If you are really bored and have time to spare, go, but otherwise it's definitely not something you will miss out on. It was also strange because the guy... More 

Thank Cainthecity
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed June 30, 2015

Churches in Brazil were and are important because to the deep link between politic and social state and church. It is in the roots of the country. Undeniable. if you like or want to learn more about those subjects this is a good place to visit. Please be aware that this hood is extremely dangerous, even with a city police... More 

Thank Vanessa P
São Paulo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2014

If you like sacred art, particularly the Catholic kind with its emphasis on the Virgin Mary, saints and miracles, then this is a good place to visit. The presentation may not be as imposing as in some European or American museums but you can´t complain about not getting close to an impressive collection of artwork, mainly Brazilian. There are thousands... More 

Thank Paulista668
Nanaimo, Canada
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

This museum was so wonderful to visit. There is a gorgeous 18th century church and museum together full of nativity style art from many different perspectives. Our nine year old enjoyed it very much as she loves making diorama style of art. It is truly breathtaking for all who may visit. A nun was selling homemade cookies, and a monk... More 

Thank Chloe0904
Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

A good collection of catholic images from churches. It may be more interesting to Catholics than others.

Thank Silvio_SP_BR
Curitiba, PR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2013

Lovely examples of the Brazilian baroque - could use a guided tour, but the wirks are lovely anyway.

Thank Jose Alvaro d d
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

I've been to a lot of sacred art museums and this was the best so far. Fabulous collection and labelled in Spanish, Portuguese and English. I learnt a lot from the information provided and i really loved the exhibits. Top quality. One of the guides went out of her way to direct me to the Nativity dispalys at the other... More 

Thank KatePnz
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2012

The Museum stores beautiful statues, altarpieces etc from all around Brazil. The museum is housed in a colonial building that makes the visit more special. It is nearby the Mercado Municipal and the Pinacoteca, so you can visit the 3 places in one day.

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