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“One of the main attractions of São Paulo”
Review of Paulista Museum

Paulista Museum
Ranked #53 of 775 things to do in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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).
Reviewed November 15, 2012

This museum has a historical meaning for us Brazilian because it's linked with our Republic Proclamation , that was proclaimed in a river bank near this museum that was inspired in the Versailles castle. It's also a park ,ideal place for a cycle .

Thank Lutropics
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

The museum objects are really part of Brazilian history. It is great to be there, the architecture is amazing. The surrounding unfortunately is not aligned with the historic value of the location, it is simply not well preserved (trees, fountains, etc).
Still worth a visit.

Thank Rigotto
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

if you are interested in brazilian and specifcaly são paulo history it might be worth a visit. There is a geological museum next door

Thank wuduland
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This museum is located in a neighborhood that doesn't look like you are in São Paulo!
A quite, nice and clean place! The museum is amazing: huge and classic; sort of a castle! The garden is right outside the entrance door! Seems like a famous French Garden! Behind the museum you can also find a park, see monkeys, walk around!
This is a must know place! You're gonna have a blast!

Thank CaRMarrelli
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

You' ll love the architecture, there are big prints of the independence history of Brazil, with some antiques recreating those times, how people lived.
Don't expect more than that.
The exterior is greater than the inside exhibits.
There are guided tours, however despite arriving on time, no one was able to tell if the tour has left or not.

Thank Silvia V
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