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Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP

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Address: Avenida Paulista 1578 | Jardins,, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01310-200, Brazil
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+55 11 3149 5959
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10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Elevated over a concrete platform used for concerts and a weekly crafts...

Elevated over a concrete platform used for concerts and a weekly crafts fair, the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (São Paulo Art Museum, abbreviated MASP) is itself a work of art; the building is an imposing Modernist box suspended under two bright red concrete supports. Featuring classical European names such as Gauguin, Goya and Gainsborough, the museum also holds one of the largest collections of Brazilian and other Latin American artists on the continent.

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Firstly the gallery or museu de arte is stretched high across the Paulista Ave; secondly, it is the first gallery i have seen which has not been painted for quite some time by the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Firstly the gallery or museu de arte is stretched high across the Paulista Ave; secondly, it is the first gallery i have seen which has not been painted for quite some time by the weather worn look it wears; thirdly, can the city municipal do nothing about the homeless living under the building? But, most importantly, if you love art... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A pleasant surprise to find some of famous European artists such as Rubens, Constance, Picasso etc....a must see.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These museum is in the heart of Sao Paulo, Av Paulista!! There are lots of interresting things to see there, program is cool!!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a few pleasant hours here working our way through the current chronological exhibit. For the size of the gallery I was surprised by the high quality and fame of some of the pieces on display. The small size allows an overview of what is there so you can choose which pieces to have a closer look at. The... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is very pleasurable and rewarding to visit this museum and enjoy the paintings of famous painters. I go often.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just my kind of museum, edgy, interesting vibrant. Yet managable and you feel you can cover the museum even if you dont have all Day.

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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The museum is not very big, but the layout and presentation of the pictures is great. There is a lot of main stream art like Picasso, Renoir, Monet etc. But to me the most interesting part is the newer pieces from Brazilian artists. Go on Tuesdays where entrance is free. On other days it costs 30 R$. It is closed... More 

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

The building itself is a work of art, and the single large exhibition space allows you to make juxtapositions that might have been more difficult to see in a more traditional museum.

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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Was ok, not on the same level as a lot of major galleries in other cities around the world. The demonstration beneath made it interesting albeit noisy.

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

We visited MASP on a Tuesday, and admission was free! The line was long, but it wasn't unmanageable with a little patience. The museum is of moderate size. When we went, there was an exhibition upstairs of many famous artists from their collection. The exhibition used easels instead of walls to display the works, so the museum was able to... More 

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Bela Vista
Known for its Italian cantinas, Bela Vista is the place to go for great pasta. Also called “Bixiga”, the area is an important cultural part of the city, with the bohemian and the religious costumes of its inhabitants on full display. In August, the large Nossa Senhora Achiropita party fills the streets with a variety of Italian food and music. You can experience the liveliness of the neighbourhood walking through the antiquities fair at Dom Orione Square or visiting the “Brazilian Caminito”, a version of the Argentinian street complete with colorful buildings. Bela Vista is also home to the traditional samba school “Vai-Vai”. Buy a ticket to a rehearsal and get a taste of what Carnival is like.
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