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Museu da Lingua Portuguesa - CLOSED

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A Brazilian Treasure

I visited this attraction twice. Once with my Brazilian friends in 2013 and another with my friends... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Sao Paulo, SP
Very nice for those who speak and is learning Portuguese

This museum is very nice, with a lot of possibilities of interaction with sounds and images. It... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2016
Sao Paulo, SP
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24 May 2017
“A Brazilian Treasure”
23 Jun 2016
“Very nice for those who speak and is learning Portuguese”
The Portuguese Language Museum is located in the downtown area of Sao Paulo city inside Luz Train Station. Luz Train Station is an imposing 1901 English construction. The building shows a surprising mix of the new and ancient. The modern...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Praca da Luz | Estação da Luz, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01120-010, Brazil
+55 11 3326-0775
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

I visited this attraction twice. Once with my Brazilian friends in 2013 and another with my friends from Australia in 2014. The Academic work to search the etymology of Brazilian language is tremendous. I enjoyed following words to their origins be it Italian, Tupian, Arabic,...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

This museum is very nice, with a lot of possibilities of interaction with sounds and images. It shows in different ways the language, the expressions, music and so on. The only thing I've noticed is that there is no explanations or texts in another language,...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank AlessandraAL_13
Reviewed 1 June 2016

It has been closed since a fire distroyed almost it all. It is not told when will be open. It used to have plays with sounds and words. It had a projection where you stay in the middle of colour words and music.

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

A very well organized and interesting museum which everyone no age exception from 7 years above must visit.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Bonita B
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

After a fire the museum is closed. It used to be a fantastic experience. No info when and if they are going to open it.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Riguzzi
Reviewed 21 April 2016

I´ve visited the museum for the last time before the tragic accident. It´s a pitty what happened. A gem of our heritage and a museum that suits every taste of visitors, specially for its location. Of course you will also get a good view of...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank ThiagoFV
Reviewed 30 March 2016

perfect for a rainy day. Lots of interesting things about the brazilian portuguese. If you are fascinated by languages then this museum suits you, if not you might be bored. Also, if you do not speak portuguese, this museum might not be of interest to...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank moneymich17
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Very inexpensive and so much good stuff to see and do! It was easy to visit lots of space and items were well spaced out. I would go again if i am ever back in Sao Paulo

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Dacrow1970
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Closed due to a recent fire. So do not plan on visiting it for a long time. There is no date yet for reopening. Most likely it will be closed for a a couple of years.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Aluizio B
Reviewed 11 February 2016

I had the honor of working in this project and I am heartbroken about the fire. The museum is completely virtual, only replicas was at the place, and the greatest feature of the exhibition was the experience of traveling through lands and times, to hear...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank lemariotto
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