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Paulista Museum

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Ipiranga
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Address: Rua Brigadeiro Jordao 149 | Ipiranga, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04210-000, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 11 2065 8001
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Modeled after the palace and gardens at Versailles, the gorgeous,...

Modeled after the palace and gardens at Versailles, the gorgeous, purpose-built Museu Paulista da USP (commonly known as the Museu do Ipiranga) occupies the promontory where Brazilian independence from Portugal was peacefully, if loudly, proclaimed by Dom Pedro I in 1822. The landscaped gardens provide a refreshing respite from the surrounding urban chaos, while the ornate museum itself — affiliated with the University of São Paulo — educates visitors in the history of the city and nation via portraiture, antique vehicles, housewares and informational installations. Ticket includes entrance to the nearby Museu de Zoologia (Zoology Museum).

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Impressive landscape and building - Vá lá gente !!!!!

We were there in a Sunday afternoon , the place is breathtaking, you could not imagine that are in the middle of Sao Paulo , looks more like gardens of Schönbrunn, Wien !! Pity... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Simo s
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Timisoara, Romania
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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there in a Sunday afternoon , the place is breathtaking, you could not imagine that are in the middle of Sao Paulo , looks more like gardens of Schönbrunn, Wien !! Pity that the Museum it is under renovation. Very good place to spend a weekend afternoon!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

I went there last year in September, Independence day Eve...it was lovely to walk to the French inspired gardens, unfortunately the Museum Building is closed for visitors since is facing a reconstruction. But the gardens are enough to spend a couple of hours and the so the monuments. If you are a skater there is the right place! Just enjoy... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

It is the Independence of Brazil's Museum. Very educational on Brazilian History. Unfortunately is close nowadays.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

One of the most beautiful museums in Sao Paulo , this museum has beautiful architecture and the position or view makes it worthwhile to take lots of pictures. The museum was closed for renovations when I visited .This museum has got the most amazing garden, something to see. Just across the road is independence park which also tells a lot... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The saw news that this museum was being shooting down because of lack of budge to keep it running. Hopefully this is not true. This place hosts Brazilian history. One of the most coolest thing ever are the jars with water from different river around Brazil.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

One of the nicest landscapes (very european-like) in SP. It's a shame I have never seen the Museum since everytime we go, it's closed. I do recommend going there to take some pictures. You can buy some Agua de Coco (coconut water), since in summer it gets very hot! And go to the monument. There's some information about the location... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

They need more than 10 years to refurbish the building! The year 2022 was chosen as it will be the 2nd.century of the Independency from Portugal (07/sept/1822).

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The garden outside museum is very nice, it makes you remember gardens from France. But the museum is more closed for visitors than opened. Inside you can have good samples of the age when Portugal arrived in Brazil for colonization. I don't like it, but it's history.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

The building and the garden worth a visit but the exhibition is a bit poor. There is also a little handcraft market near by.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I have been to the museum during my childhood and was very excited to go back now in Oct 2013 and introduce it to my friends. Disappointingly, once there we have been informed that the whole museum is closed for refurbishment until 2022. We could only benefit from the view of the beautiful garden. Shame it will take 9 years... More 

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Ipiranga
Named after the Ipiranga River, this region is home to Independence Park, where it’s said Brazilian Independence was proclaimed. Its gardens and the tree-lined main street offer visitors a gracious view. The neighborhood also hosts assorted museums and has a strong local feel. Ipiranga is a calm area, with a variety of good dining places and its own Municipal Market, which features flowers, meat, vegetables, fruits and some special events. Outside the main subway stations you can experience the busy streets, but you just need to walk a few blocks to get back the residential serenity of the area.
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