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“Genial idea for a museum.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Genial idea for a museum.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

I never had seen a museum like that. Interisting museum showing how to write portuguese language,its origin and its means. Besides in portuguese,you must visit. Avoid that area in the evening.

Visited April 2014
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Sao Paulo, SP
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very nice museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

A very different way to learn a bit about the portuguese language and origins, even to foreign people.

Visited October 2013
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Curitiba, PR
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226 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Back to the time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

After I was attending engineering Portuguese lost importance in my life. Go to this museum was like returning the literature classes of the highschool, simply amazing. The museum itself is very new and very well organized, with three floors of attractions that make it worth a long visit!

Visited May 2014
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Haarlemmerliede, The Netherlands
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“To better understand the language”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

I visited it with my portugese language class.
If you don't speak the language, you will miss a lot.
Beautifull poems and a bit of history. Well presented. The art they showed was refreshing, certainly a highlight !
Nicely situated next to the station.
I will certainly come back when I improved this difficult language !

Visited April 2014
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Campinas, SP
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67 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Totally overrated”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

I honestly don't understand why this museum is so well evaluated in TripAdvisor.
In deed there is a lot of technology on the exhibits, but I found the exposition boring and purposeless. It may be of some value for children o school trips, but for Portuguese-speaking adults the museum offers no new information nor insights.

Visited May 2014
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