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Paulista Museum

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Ipiranga
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Address: Rua Brigadeiro Jordao 149 | Ipiranga, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04210-000, Brazil
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+55 11 2065 8001
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Modeled after the palace and gardens at Versailles, the gorgeous,...

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).

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the independence museum is closed but the park is all right.

The park is all right for walks and other sports. Ive been several time to the museum and I have only good memories, unfortunately is closed.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Wladimir F
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park is all right for walks and other sports. Ive been several time to the museum and I have only good memories, unfortunately is closed.

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Sellersville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

the Museum was closed but the gardens were beautiful! We were happy that we did visit and hope to return in a few years when the Museum opens.

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Thank Stefanie D
Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We were there in a Sunday afternoon , the place is breathtaking, you could not imagine that are in the middle of Sao Paulo , looks more like gardens of Schönbrunn, Wien !! Pity that the Museum it is under renovation. Very good place to spend a weekend afternoon!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I went there last year in September, Independence day Eve...it was lovely to walk to the French inspired gardens, unfortunately the Museum Building is closed for visitors since is facing a reconstruction. But the gardens are enough to spend a couple of hours and the so the monuments. If you are a skater there is the right place! Just enjoy... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

It is the Independence of Brazil's Museum. Very educational on Brazilian History. Unfortunately is close nowadays.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

One of the most beautiful museums in Sao Paulo , this museum has beautiful architecture and the position or view makes it worthwhile to take lots of pictures. The museum was closed for renovations when I visited .This museum has got the most amazing garden, something to see. Just across the road is independence park which also tells a lot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

The saw news that this museum was being shooting down because of lack of budge to keep it running. Hopefully this is not true. This place hosts Brazilian history. One of the most coolest thing ever are the jars with water from different river around Brazil.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

One of the nicest landscapes (very european-like) in SP. It's a shame I have never seen the Museum since everytime we go, it's closed. I do recommend going there to take some pictures. You can buy some Agua de Coco (coconut water), since in summer it gets very hot! And go to the monument. There's some information about the location... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2014

They need more than 10 years to refurbish the building! The year 2022 was chosen as it will be the 2nd.century of the Independency from Portugal (07/sept/1822).

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

The garden outside museum is very nice, it makes you remember gardens from France. But the museum is more closed for visitors than opened. Inside you can have good samples of the age when Portugal arrived in Brazil for colonization. I don't like it, but it's history.

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Ipiranga
Named after the Ipiranga River, this region is home to Independence Park, where it’s said Brazilian Independence was proclaimed. Its gardens and the tree-lined main street offer visitors a gracious view. The neighbourhood also hosts assorted museums and has a strong local feel. Ipiranga is a calm area, with a variety of good dining places and its own Municipal Market, which features flowers, meat, vegetables, fruits and some special events. Outside the main subway stations you can experience the busy streets, but you just need to walk a few blocks to get back the residential serenity of the area.
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