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Afro Brazil Museum, Sao Paulo

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Brazil’s history is inextricably linked to the stories of African slaves and their descendants. These stories  have shaped the culture of modern Brazil, and the Afro Brazil Museum tracks their lineage with over 3,000 artifacts collected from around the country. Travel down the halls with an English-speaking guide to discover the museum's holdings. The guide is essential since all of the signage is in Portuguese. Along the way you'll see photographs, sculptures, furniture, masks, and documents; all of them telling the harrowing tales of life as a slave and the struggle to find freedom in a new land. Make Afro Brazil Museum a centerpiece of your Sao Paulo vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Sao Paulo family vacation planner.
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  • Excellent tour of the Museum. Much history in a big place, which in different spaces, reflected the Brazilian afro influence since its inception to the present day. If I would come back again to take it again. The important thing is to go with enough time and willing to learn.
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  • 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  more »
  • Only the extensive, Rico and important permanent collection of the Museum makes one visit is not enough to enjoy all your complexity. And still has the very interesting temporary exhibitions.
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  • Wonderful museum with free access. Immense collection. One day, two days still isn't enough to view and digest everything exhibited. The place to get an idea about the cruel history of Brasil referred to slavery and to see the beauty , colorful huge contribution of the Afro Brazilians to contemporary Brazil. The richness of the collection is overwhelming.
  • One of the most comprehensively interdisciplinary museums. The scope of exhibits from Amerindian to African to Afro Brazilian to Contemporary is mind boggling. Here, the historical narrative does not obscure the esthetic.
  • Very interesting Mesuem with WiFi and English guide available for free using the provided QR codes and a smartphone.
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