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“Great place to know Brazil”
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Football Museum
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Ranked #24 of 791 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 1 August 2014


This museum tells you lots of things about Brazilian football. You can see how important the football is in this country. There are lots of videos and photos of famous Brazilian player such as Pele, Ronald, Jico, and so on. There ware not much English explanation but I really enjoyed this place.

1  Thank timbertop2007
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

I am a new soccer fan. I was not very thrilled with the museum. There are facts about the games and the players but it is kind of outdated already. It cannot hold a candle to the Museu da lingua portuguesa. They should consider some kind of interactive activity or short video in this museum. There are a lot of different kinds of exhibits, including soccer table games and a place to kick the ball, but it still left something to be desired.

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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.

1  Thank Gloriawpai
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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' :-)

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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!

1  Thank adolfogom
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