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“For history lovers!”
Review of Paulista Museum

Paulista Museum
Ranked #53 of 745 things to do in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Modeled after the palace and gardens at Versailles, the gorgeous, purpose-built Museu Paulista da USP (commonly known as the Museu do Ipiranga) occupies the promontory where Brazilian independence from Portugal was peacefully, if loudly, proclaimed by Dom Pedro I in 1822. The landscaped gardens provide a refreshing respite from the surrounding urban chaos, while the ornate museum itself — affiliated with the University of São Paulo — educates visitors in the history of the city and nation via portraiture, antique vehicles, housewares and informational installations. Ticket includes entrance to the nearby Museu de Zoologia (Zoology Museum).
Curitiba, PR
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“For history lovers!”
Reviewed 8 May 2013

If you like history and are familiar with Brazilian history, this museum is worth the trip. Nice inventory of paintings, documents, clothing and weapons from the time of the empire. There is also a room with examples of Brazilian insect fauna.

Visited March 2013
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Brazil
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61 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Must be under renewal this year (2013)”
Reviewed 15 April 2013

Place where brazilian´s independesse & history stays. Very interesting sites, despite of the building is needing a renewal - whichi I´ve known will happen from April to the end of 2013. It´s Worth seeing.

Visited December 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“One of the main attractions of São Paulo”
Reviewed 15 November 2012

This museum has a historical meaning for us Brazilian because it's linked with our Republic Proclamation , that was proclaimed in a river bank near this museum that was inspired in the Versailles castle. It's also a park ,ideal place for a cycle .

Visited December 2011
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Thank Lutropics
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Hannover, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Fantastic scene. Not so well preserved...”
Reviewed 9 November 2012

The museum objects are really part of Brazilian history. It is great to be there, the architecture is amazing. The surrounding unfortunately is not aligned with the historic value of the location, it is simply not well preserved (trees, fountains, etc).
Still worth a visit.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Rigotto
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Sao Paulo, SP
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“historic museum”
Reviewed 8 November 2012

if you are interested in brazilian and specifcaly são paulo history it might be worth a visit. There is a geological museum next door

Visited March 2012
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Thank wuduland
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