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“For soccer and non soccer fans”
Review of Football Museum

Football Museum
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US$125.80*
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São Paulo Private Football Stadiums Tour
Ranked #7 of 726 things to do in Sao Paulo
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Football Museum is a history museum which has been working to preserve and to distribute a holding of reference collections and memory indicators when it comes to a social phenomenon. Thus, as a mission, the Museum aims to investigate and to introduce football in its multiple aspects such as the importance on the cultural expression in Brazilian history in the XX and XXI century. Then, the attitudes the Museum aims to reflect, is to actually evaluate football journey in the country and its culture implications besides culture and Brazilian society, enlightening the sport's role in the identity construction and also the imagining one.
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Sao Paulo, Sp
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427 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“For soccer and non soccer fans”
Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

A good thing is that there is a street market right in front of the entrance and you can savour some pastel, a typical Brazilian snack. The best pastel in my opinion is the Pastel da Maria stand.
About the museum, the entrance ticket is 6 reais and for senior citizens and students are half of the price, except on Thursdays which is free.
There are lots of things to see, including the soccer stadium. It shows the history of the world cups in tv screens, trophees, the history of some famous players, etc.
It's not permitted to take pictures inside.

Visited March 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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“Worth of visit for every footbal fan”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

We was lucky, as admittance was free on a day of our visit :-) Anyway, museum is really nice, worth of visit, as there are not many worthful sight-seengs in Sao (in my opinion), and definitely a "must have" for every football fan.
Museum maps are available in many languages; we also suggest to use additional info available in halls - otherwise it will be difficult to learn about the exhibits.
Exposition includes hall of old posters, hall of old fotographs and historical movies of 1920-1940's, interactive games. For me the most interesting were the collections of football boots and balls dating back to 1910's. I wish there would be more displays presented, such as documents, match programs, uniform...
Anyway, getting a chance to visit Pacaembu and stay on 'arquibancada' is... well, 'worthless' :-)

Visited June 2014
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Puebla, Mexico
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“Fun and Interesting!!”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Even though I went for a fast track visit, this museum is informative and nice to the eyes... you can spend 30min or the entire day with all their films, pictures and interactive activities. Dont miss it if you are near the area! its worth it!

Visited July 2014
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Clarkesville, Georgia
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“Interesting Museum”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

This museum does a really nice job displaying the Brazilian soccer history. My sons really enjoyed the visit and learning about the different World cups and about brazilian soccer stars. There some interactive activities that were fun like goal kicking, fuzball and virtual soccer.

Visited July 2014
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Only if you understand Portuguese”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

If english is the only language that you understand, you're in for a disappointment here.

almost everything is in the local language

they have a sports store at the end of the museum but the available selection is not very thorough

Visited July 2014
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