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Paulista Museum

Rua Brigadeiro Jordao 149 | Ipiranga, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04261-050, Brazil
+55 11 2065 8001
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I don't understand the 4 and 5 star reviews

This was formerly a great and beautiful museum. I visited the museum for the first time... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
United States and Brazil
Museum is closed, but worth going to see the beautiful architecture and garden

Unfortunately the museum is closed for a few years and it is under a much needed renovation. The... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
Sao Paulo, SP
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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).
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Rua Brigadeiro Jordao 149 | Ipiranga, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04261-050, Brazil
+55 11 2065 8001
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

This was formerly a great and beautiful museum. I visited the museum for the first time, roughly twelve years ago. The museum was closed about a decade ago for supposed "renovations" that have not happened. The museum is currently closed to the public and has...More

Thank traveler50502015
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Unfortunately the museum is closed for a few years and it is under a much needed renovation. The most impressive is the architecture that you can still enjoy and walk around the beautiful garden that was inspired by the Palace of Versailles Garden. It is...More

Thank PaulistanaCA
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Imagine a musuem to commemorate the independence of your country closed for more than a decade, and without expectation of being reopened until after its 200th anniversary. That is the sameful situation of this museum. A real pity. But typical of the kind of things...More

3  Thank Marco-A-Castilho
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This is the most iconic museum of Brazil. It is the house for centuries of documents, photographs and furniture from the imperial era. It has a oot of story and content to be explored, but unfortunately, due to restoration services it is permanently closed. However,...More

1  Thank daniloribero
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

The building itself is absolutely stunning and has very impressive architectural design. The view of the area (towards the monument) is also very special. The museum itself is closed for renovations.

1  Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The park is all right for walks and other sports. Ive been several time to the museum and I have only good memories, unfortunately is closed.

Thank Wladimir F
Reviewed 27 January 2017

the Museum was closed but the gardens were beautiful! We were happy that we did visit and hope to return in a few years when the Museum opens.

Thank Stefanie D
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We were there in a Sunday afternoon , the place is breathtaking, you could not imagine that are in the middle of Sao Paulo , looks more like gardens of Schönbrunn, Wien !! Pity that the Museum it is under renovation. Very good place to...More

Thank Simo s
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I went there last year in September, Independence day Eve...it was lovely to walk to the French inspired gardens, unfortunately the Museum Building is closed for visitors since is facing a reconstruction. But the gardens are enough to spend a couple of hours and the...More

Thank Larabertelli
Reviewed 15 March 2016

It is the Independence of Brazil's Museum. Very educational on Brazilian History. Unfortunately is close nowadays.

Thank FABIO457
Named after the Ipiranga River, this region is home to
Independence Park, where it’s said Brazilian
Independence was proclaimed. Its gardens and the
tree-lined main street offer visitors a gracious view.
The neighbourhood also hosts assorted museums and has
a strong local feel. Ipiranga is a calm area, with a
variety of good dining places and its own Municipal
Market, which features flowers, meat, vegetables,
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