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. Use our Sao Paulo trip itinerary app to arrange your visit to Afro Brazil Museum and other attractions in Sao Paulo.
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  • Important cultural attraction in the history of the country, installed in a building designed by a leading architect. The sample is good but I would suggest a change in the sample travel system.
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  • The Museum exhibition is amazing with lots of pictures that depict the African culture, such as the customs, traditions and costumes of the era of slavery.
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  • The site is very large and with a large collection so much as borrow. the Museum is located in Ibirapuera Park, which tbm is a great ride. Has 6 real entry rate p adults and 3 reais to students. Has a great structure and organization.
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  • Huge museum filled with countless artifacts, historical items, and art. Unfortunately, the vast majority of the interpretation was in Portuguese so as an English speaker I wasn't able to understand much of what was going on. Regardless, still worth a visit to check out some amazing things!
  • One of the top experiences in Brazil. Carve out about 2hrs to really explore and enjoy the space.
  • UK non portugese speaking traveler. It's a very detailed and diverse museum. It wasn't crowded at all. You have time to explore and reflect. It isn't only the typical slavery items, it also appreciated art and sculptures made by black people. I think this is a great experience for people from all races and cultures. It's a cheap price for entry considering how vast the museum is only R$6 (which is like less than 2 pounds). There isn't any English information but you're still able to understand and staff are very helpful. Also they have wifi in the building so you can google translate or research the artists. I would recommend for anyone visiting Sao Paulo!! It is set in the known park as well. There are security around the park to ask for directions as well as maps. Go and support!
  • This 545-acre park is one of Latin America's largest parks, and features the University of São Paulo's Museum of Contemporary Art, a planetarium and multiple pavilions and auditoriums
  • 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.

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