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“Great museum, but no information in English”
Review of Afro Brazil Museum

Afro Brazil Museum
Ranked #32 of 775 things to do in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Packed with more than 3,000 artifacts from Brazil's five-century history, the Museu Afro Brasil relates how Brazil's history is inextricably tied to the experience of African slaves and their descendants through culture and traditions that have come to define the country. In fact, there are so many statues, photographs, illustrations, masks, dolls, clothes, documents, paintings, furniture, pieces of plantation equipment, installations and mementos, it's almost impossible to take in the whole place in one go. The printed information is almost exclusively in Portuguese, but the museum provides English-speaking guides, and the back stories behind every single object are at once harrowing and hopeful. Hands down, one of the best museums in Latin America.
Reviewed May 5, 2013

One of my favourite museums in Sao Paulo. It's very informing and very nicely done inside.
However, there is no information in English. I speak some Portuguese and was there with a Brazilian friend, so it was not a problem for me, but those who don't speak the language might struggle to understand a lot of the valuable displays. I would recommend the museum to at least provide leaflets with information in English.
Nevertheless, it's worth a visit if you're in Ibirapuera.

1  Thank Max111m
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Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

The whole museum is really interesting. A great insight into candomble and it's gods. The lovely women at the front have print outs in a range of languages of all the explanations of the pieces.

The best part is the beautiful wooden carvings at the end of all the orixas.

Thank embly
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Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

Great museum to better understand the relationship between aftican and brazilian cultures and how they blend together... Plus it is free!!!

Thank Jesse S
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

I made many college works there, the materials they have are very rich, from all over the Africa. Good place to know about its culture.

Thank Rafael C
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

You'll get to know a lot from Brazil visiting this museum.

The Africans that have been bought to Brazil as slaves had rich cultural roots, and they came from different regions in Affrica.
They had different skills and professions som religious leaders, other shamans.
And this museum shows the affrican origins of Brazilian culture as well as the result of race mix between africans, portuguese and native indians.
I reccomend a visit to get in contact with real brazilian culture

Thank iarak
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