Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Art
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Neighborhood: Vila Mariana
Located in south São Paulo, Vila Mariana is a nice residential area with plenty of businesses, recreation centers, hospitals and restaurants. Joaquim Távora is an up-and-coming nightlife spot, with trendy restaurants and bars. The cultural center SESC Vila Mariana offers interesting architecture and a variety of activities for the public. You can rent a bicycle from one of the local bike share stations and ride along the neighborhood's streets to get a sense of this pleasant area during the day. The area around ESPM, a school for publicity and marketing, offers a collegiate ambiance with busy cafes and pubs.
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Paul Legate
United Kingdom20,378 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo is located in Parque Ibirapuera. The museum was designed in 1950's by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer and his team. The museum has a diverse collection of works and has the most important collection in Latin America. We enjoyed our time at the museum and visited all the exhibiting areas and we were also able to visit the rooftop where there were spectacular views of Parque Ibirapuera and of Downtown São Paulo.
Written February 14, 2023
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina65,041 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
MAC is a very nice gallery with many beautiful collections of twentieth century contemporary and modern art. Impressively beautiful works of art by Brazilian and other artists.
Written October 2, 2022
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Bruna @ I Heart Brazil
Sao Paulo, SP13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Not only the exhibitions were interesting, but the skyline view you have on the top floor make the visit worth it. Will be back with a camera!
Written September 3, 2020
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Gavin M
Chester, UK55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The museum is just a short walk from the park. Its free to get in and there are 4 or 5 floors of really interesting art focusing on Brazilian and South American art. There is a great cafe and a restaurant with views of Sao Paulo.
Written August 6, 2019
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db7477
Carlsbad, CA2,502 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
I enjoyed several hours at the museum. They have an eclectic collection of art from
European impressionists to Brazilian contemporary artists and it’s FREE.

A massive cat greets you on the first floor and later you will bump into an elephant and a rhino. The collection includes paintings, statues, devices and visual arts. I started on the 8th floor observation deck that provides a great view of Ibiripuera Park and the São Paulo skyline. The 7th floor exhibits include the Picasso, Chegall, Modigliani, Braque and Miro plus other paintings. The sixth floor focuses on South American artists.

I suggest pairing this with a visit to Ibiripuera Park. The museum is connected to the park by a pedestrian bridge.
Written March 21, 2019
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WC-Travelers-75
West Chester, PA2,201 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
We spent 2+ hours here on our last day in Sao Paolo. While the promise of Modiglianis, Chagalls, Picassos, Braques and Miros brought us here, the Brazilian and South American artists were most enjoyable. A breath of fresh air from Eurocentric art. We spent most of our time on Floors 6 and 7.

Do not miss the Observatory for views over Sao Paolo and Ibirapuera Park.
Written March 28, 2018
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bethany821
New York City, NY38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Family
The museum is what it should be, well lit and full of native, contemporary, and international art. It is always evolving. As an artist I was happy to see artists from all over the world well represented. Each room was a delight in art and culture.
Written October 17, 2013
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JAEMH
Europe431 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
This place is amazing. You walk through art history in a most excited exposition. Also the overview of the work of the Brazilian artist Tarsila was an eyeopener.
Written May 29, 2019
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Stephanie
Sao Paulo, SP35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
Few places have it all. And lucklily the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) is one of them.
The museum features a wide range of artistic pieces, from Tarsila do Amaral to Yoko Ono (this one is right at the museum entrance). With an impressive a collection the museum is only a short walk from Ibirapuera Park.
To top it all it has a nice café, with brunch options and a restaurant at the top of the buidilng.
At the beautiful deck at the terrace (open to visitors any day, any time and for free) you can see the park, A Oca and the Ibirapuera Auditorium (a venue for concerts).
The best time to go there is on a sunny day.
Written February 4, 2019
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Yuri M
Kenosha, WI37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Business
Nice buffet (>$20), very fresh stuff, clean and friendly and good service, pretty expensive, however.
Written May 16, 2017
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