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“Such a fantastic place!”
Review of Museu da Lingua Portuguesa - CLOSED

Museu da Lingua Portuguesa
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Portuguese Language Museum is located in the downtown area of Sao Paulo city inside Luz Train Station. Luz Train Station is an imposing 1901 English construction. The building shows a surprising mix of the new and ancient. The modern installations of the museum are in complete harmony with the train station's Victorian style of architecture. Currently, the Portuguese Language Museum is the only museum in the world dedicated to only one language, in this case it's Portuguese language. Inaugurated in March of 2006, the museum has three main halls; a temporary exhibition, a permanent exhibition hall and an auditorium. In the permanent exhibition hall, you can see the history and the development of the Portuguese language; you can see what it was like in the past and the changes it underwent in Brazil. Other interesting aspects are the cultural expressions and the regional accents. The museum also shows temporary exhibitions dedicated to writers and important subjects related to the Portuguese language.
Sao Paulo, SP
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Such a fantastic place!”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

A real worth-seeing visit!
A place where Portuguese native speakers can understand the real Portuguese-speaking world, culture and history of the sixth language spoken worldwide. Tons of information available in an ancient building in São Paulo’s downtown.

Visited May 2013
Thank Johnny F
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San Antonio, Tx
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Curious about Portuguese language”
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

I do not read or understand the Portuguese language, but found the museum very informative. The displays and music are fantastic. The tracing of the roots of Portuguese was fairly clear and extremely fascinating. It would have been even more so for me if English had also been displayed, but then, this was about Portuguese. I think I will learn Portuguese before my next visit.

Thank jerryfrank
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Sao Paulo, SP
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“one of the best!!!”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

When you visit this museum be sure to visit the art gallery of the state which is next door.
Use taxi to arrive.
It is faster and safer.

Visited April 2014
Thank Patyze
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“One of the best museums I've ever seen”
Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

The idea, the concept and the concrete experience you'll have in this museum is what I call 'different'. Must try.

Visited March 2014
Thank Lanader
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Sao Paulo, SP
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“a bit pointless”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

nicely put together but you don't really learn a lot. the building is wonderful though. a prime example of victorian architecture

Visited March 2014
Thank Julian T
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