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Afro Brazil Museum

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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...more
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Avenida Pedro Alvares Cabral | Parque Ibirapuera, Portao 10, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04094-050, Brazil
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting displays, some of the artefacts I found uncomfortable due to the slavery history. We spent a few hours walking around and there was lots to see ranging from ancient to modern.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nayhem
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent a couple of hours in the museum. Unfortunately everything is in Portuguese only. I had to use a translator app to be able to understand what everything was about. There should have been wifi (that would have allowed online translation), but it didn't...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jos L
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

It’s a bargain of 6reals. It must be an amazing museum but unfortunately it’s solely in Portuguese and the English audio guided were broken. There is 3 floors from old Hand mills, grinding and tools to cultural artefacts such clothes, jewellery, art work. One could...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nolanar
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Great collectiion of art and african heritage in Brazil, including parts of a ship used to traffic slaves from Africa to Brazil.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank C9711BImariop
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Sao Paulo is a great city, there is so much you can do, but this museum is a MUST. It contains so much history and it really touches you.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Marialejandra B
Reviewed 29 May 2018

This museum is situated in the Ibirapuera park, which has several other nice museums - a nice environment to spend a full day. The museum displays a wide variety of items. From modern paintings to items referring to the slavery past, from photos of modern...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank RHAHJ
Reviewed 11 May 2018

We went to this stunning architectural edifice in the beautiful Parc Ibirapuera. Inside, a rich, proud tradition of African-Brazilians unfolded before our eyes. We learned so much, the art and ethnography took us on a 200 year journey. Out of the great tragedy of slavery...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank markpolet
Reviewed 3 May 2018

My husband and I went to the museum with high expectations and we were not disappointed. The quantity of art work on display was impressive. We were surprised and disappointed that 95% of the artwork was not translated into English or Spanish. It made it...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Better later than never! This museum was long overdue in the Brazilian historical landscape. It is extremely rich, beautiful, informative. It is new and would gain from some fine tuning. We found fully justified to present the Brazilian African roots as an integral part of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Marylene S
Reviewed 28 March 2018

This museum is about the African experience in Brazil, which is much different than in the United States. It provides a very interesting perspective from the Brazilian point of view.

Date of experience: March 2018
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crowded during the weekends and is a popular leisure
destination for residents. Its 1,584 square kilometers
holds three lakes, two museums and several other
cultural spaces. The park hosts a variety of events
throughout the year, such as free music concerts and a
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