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Afro Brazil Museum, Sao Paulo

(4.6/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The space is very nice, very well distributed. An exaltation of black culture in Brazil. There's always a new display, and fixed on floors. Like everything in Sao Paulo, enters a gate of the Park and have to walk to reach the Museum. My recommendation is not to go in time of intense sun, because it has to go back 3 gates. The Museum staff are super polite, and worth a visit!
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  • I entered the unpretentiously Museum during a ride in Ibirapuera. Surprising. With paintings, sculptures, prints, documents, photographs and ethnological parts, the site includes traces of the various representations of African and Afro-Brazilian culture, in the context of national and international authors. The works cover topics such as religion, work, art, history and slavery of the people.
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  • When visiting the African Museum in addition to enjoy works of art acquired culture. Very well installed and with staff polite and helpful
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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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