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Afro Brazil Museum

Avenida Pedro Alvares Cabral | Parque Ibirapuera, Portao 10, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04094-050, Brazil
11 3320-8900
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Impressive collection

I wanted to compare this museum with others in the US and the Caribbean and I must say I was very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
J W
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New York
Incredible collection and interesting history

This museum is definitely worth visiting. It has an incredible connection of art and artifacts... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Sara C
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Packed with more than 3,000 artifacts from Brazil's five-century history, the Museu Afro Brasil relates how Brazil's history is inextricably tied to the experience of African slaves and their descendants through culture and traditions that have come to define the country. In fact, there are so many statues, photographs, illustrations, masks, dolls, clothes, documents, paintings, furniture, pieces of plantation equipment, installations and mementos, it's almost impossible to take in the whole place in one go. The printed information is almost exclusively in Portuguese, but the museum provides English-speaking guides, and the back stories behind every single object are at once harrowing and hopeful. Hands down, one of the best museums in Latin America.
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  • Average7%
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Avenida Pedro Alvares Cabral | Parque Ibirapuera, Portao 10, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04094-050, Brazil
Ibirapuera
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I wanted to compare this museum with others in the US and the Caribbean and I must say I was very impressed. It took a while to locate the building, kind of deep into the park, but once in, I was sorry that I had...More

Thank J W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This museum is definitely worth visiting. It has an incredible connection of art and artifacts. When I got to the museum, there was a staff member playing traditional music, which was really cool to see. Most of the signs and displays were in Portuguese, but...More

Thank Sara C
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I'm from São Paulo but I've never been there before. It is super interesting to understand more about the slavery and brazilian culture and roots! It's a museum that put together a big part of the history in one of my favorite spots of the...More

Thank adrianahaddad
Reviewed 4 June 2017

great hidden away museum that can get lost in amazing exhibitions and such a shame no explanation in english

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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

It is incredible! No doubt the best museum on Afro history in the Americas? Surprising! Breath taking! A must while visiting São Paulo. Besides, the Ibirapuera Park where it is located is another must see. Two great place in one, visit.

1  Thank Ronald A
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We came here on a Sunday afternoon and absolutely loved it. In fact, it was one of the best museums we have ever been to! Entrance costs 6.00 Rs per person (just under $2.00). No bags, food or water are allowed inside the halls but...More

Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Very very impressive museum with many goosebumps parts. Good collection of a painful history. Amazing architecture by the great Brazillian Oscar de Niemeyer.

Thank Astrid B
Reviewed 23 April 2017

this is a very pleasant few hours history journey..the oscar niemeyer designed building and walkways are spectacular..the displays are very interesting from slavery to modern times.the explanations are all in portugese but they have wi fi so with google translate you can manage ..

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

It's an ordinary museum, nothing surprised me. Depends on the exhibition and the schedule It is inside the ibirapuera park which is a beautiful park

Thank RodrigoTS20
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Honestly not at all what we expected. Most exhibits looked appropriate for a modern art museum - very abstract and random. That style of modern art is not to our tastes so we were very disappointed overall. Worth a laugh but I'd just skip it.

Thank Seakay90
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Ibirapuera Park, the highlight of this neighbourhood,
is a family-friendly area to have a picnic, relax,
play sports, exercise or appreciate art. It gets
crowded during the weekends and is a popular leisure
destination for residents. Its 1,584 square kilometers
holds three lakes, two museums and several other
cultural spaces. The park hosts a variety of events
throughout the year, such as free music concerts and a
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