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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 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“INTERACTIVE”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

For Brazilians and for foreigners. Interactive, alive, organized. After visiting this Museum go to "Estação da Luz" and "Pinacoteca do Estado" both close by. Also the "Sala São Paulo" has several presentations of Orchestras and is close!

Visited July 2013
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Thank Christy L
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Sao Paulo, SP
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Very entertaining”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Very organized and entertaining museum. Great use of technology and interaction makes this a museum worth visiting. There is always an interesting temporary exhibition to make us want to go there again and again!

Visited December 2013
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Sao Paulo
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Genial idea for a museum.”
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
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very nice museum”
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
Level 6 Contributor
226 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Back to the time”
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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