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Afro Brazil Museum, Sao Paulo

(4.6/5 based on 950+ 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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  • Pretty boring Museum, although it is free, it is not legal. There's a lot more exciting activities in São Paulo.
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  • Clean and well maintained. the attendants really know the collection if you need further information. with a very vast collection presents a trip since the arrival of the first blacks in Brazil until today. also has several works of art produced by artists of African descent. many contemporary photos. I missed the mention of the legend of the boy of grazing, because many other legends were remembered. excellent ride!!!!!
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  • I loved every corner of this place. There are so many things to see that you need a full time to see everything. It has several trivia, historical parts used for slave labor, on the current art of African culture. Note the timeline in figure how much it was painful, and in the Middle still suffer socially 2017 the issue of skin color. But wait, there are other good things to wipe our tears: pictures, sculptures, poetry, among other media. Inspiring!
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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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