Museums in Sao Paulo

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Museums in Sao Paulo

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  • Michael P
    London, UK24 contributions
    Amazing gallery in SP wonderful series of rooms on many levels displaying various art forms. Must see when visiting SP
    Written December 15, 2022
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  • Global549441
    Wilmington, DE13 contributions
    We were prepared for this to be a typical art museum experience. But it ended up surprising us with the beautiful and unique take on how to display artwork. Hanging the paintings on glass allowed us to see & appreciate the detail much better. Plus the vibrancy of the artwork downstairs was so refreshing! Each floor felt like a completely different experience.
    Written May 11, 2023
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  • Dohko the Traveller
    Santos, SP5 contributions
    I went there before, and it were a lot of fun! but in this pandemic stuffs there were less interactive (that is something very understandible!)
    Written March 17, 2021
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  • Tony T
    Sao Paulo, SP63 contributions
    I visited this museum twice. Once with my Brazilian friends in 2008 and then once again in 2021. So many opportunities for interaction with sounds and images. I love the museum. my favorite section is the World Map that showcases the Portuguese-speaking places around the world: Timor-Leste, and Macau (in Asia), Brazil (in S. America), Portugal (in Europe), and Angola, Cabo Verde, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, and Sao Tome & Principe (in Africa). Fantastic place for those interested in learning more about languages!
    Written November 9, 2022
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  • dJON6
    Aarau, Switzerland69 contributions
    We took the subway Line 2 to get to the museum and got off at station Clinicas. From there, the museum is located in walking distance of about 15-20 minutes. It might be a bit tricky to finally get to the museum on foot but the surrounding area is fairly safe and thus could be an option apart from taking a taxi or Uber.

    Be aware that you don't get a physical ticket at the ticket office. Just head to the museum's entrance once you paid and confirm your payment orally towards the staff.

    The musem is split into 3 floors. It starts with the development and background of Brazilian football, visualises the most memorable moments of Brazil's football (including short portraits of some of the most formative players) and ends with a more interactive part where you can shoot at a goal yourself or play table football e.g.

    I liked the structure and diverse set-up of the museum. The content is provided in writing, on screens as well as through audio elements. Unfortunately, only a small part of the information provided by the museum has been translated into English. Your visit would be definitely more interesting if you understand Portuguese.
    Written September 21, 2022
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  • TandTSwitzerland
    Zurich, Switzerland1,086 contributions
    Focus on Brazilian history, very nicely presented and explained. Two floors with several rooms. There is also a very interesting explanation of the slavery time.
    Written May 8, 2022
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  • Pedro Corino
    Sao Paulo, SP59 contributions
    I just did not give a 5 because food and things to buy are not as nice as I expected. Easy to park (vallet), expositions are usually amazing or at least very nice, so you got keep visiting and learning and expanding more and more what you know and also the bases of your world from artists shoes and points of views.
    Written December 10, 2019
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  • Bruna @ I Heart Brazil
    Sao Paulo, SP13 contributions
    We went to the Yayoi Kusama exhibition and it was excellent! Well organized, easy to follow the route, and the best part, it was free. Because of that, you might want to arrive early to avoid long lines. Recommend it!
    Written September 3, 2020
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  • Stanley Vaz
    Sao Paulo, SP9 contributions
    This place is amazing, I really recommend the visit.

    Everything was designed so that we could be sent back to the time of the facts and this happens with mastery.

    The guides wear clothes of the time and explain very well about the departure of slavery in Egypt until the arrival of promised Land.
    Written February 29, 2020
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  • cakeguy2017
    Bagshot, UK17 contributions
    Fascinating displays, put together well and very creative. Really informative about teh nature of immigration itself and how this continues to play out in Brazil.
    Written July 20, 2022
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  • TaresaE
    Saint Louis, MO95 contributions
    If you have the good fortune of visiting Sao Palo, the Afro Brazilian Museum os a must see and do. Please be advised that all of the exhibit information is in Portuguese. You can ask for a tour guide who can translate but be sure to arrange this in advance. If you do not have a translator Google Translate works WONDERS. The exhibits are detailed and extensive. Every surface and wall is used to represent the rich history and the impact of Africans in Brazilian history!
    Written June 4, 2022
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  • JoseGaglioni
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK72 contributions
    You definitely must see this.
    You'll be greeted by a group of enthusiasts at the entrance and you'll pay nothing if you are over 60 years old (take your ID with you).
    The location (Luz metro station) is not the most desirable in Sao Paulo, so "keep your wits around you" when leaving the metro station. Despite this, it's a great place.
    Written April 6, 2020
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  • traveler50502015
    United States and Brazil143 contributions
    This museum is one of about eighty museums in Sao Paulo. It is not my favorite museum but it has many well known pieces or art. The museum seems well maintained. There is a restaurant on the grounds of the museum but the restaurant is not, in my opinion, worth a second visit (or even a first).
    Written November 6, 2018
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  • Livia Chauar
    Milan, Italy151 contributions
    The IMS is a relatively new place in São Paulo. It is a very tall building with a nice coffee below and another one on a superior floor. The expositions had two floors with very educative information and IMS staff ready to answer questions of the visitors. Some expositions might be more contemplative while others might require the visitor to take actions. Entrance is free and I highly recommend you book your visit in advance.
    Written December 31, 2021
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  • Lidia K
    Poznan, Poland752 contributions
    The building has been beautifully restored. The lobby and larger paintings are impressive. Unfortunately, the collections, in my opinion, are quite modest. More descriptions than items. I don't remember if there were any in English at all, if so, not many. Although the leaflet was in English and thanks to it I knew where I would find what.

    On the big plus - the museum is prepared for blind visitors. On the roof there is an observation deck with a beautiful view.

    In front of the museum is a huge fountain and a garden that was partly under restoration. Park behind the museum. A lot of people on the weekend.
    Written February 28, 2023
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