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Afro Brazil Museum, Sao Paulo
(4.5/5 based on 850+ 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 Museum Afro Brazil has an immense collection, very varied, which helps tell the story of Afro-descendants in Brazil, with various nuances. Beautiful space, so large that needs a few hours to see everything.
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  • I was amazed with this great Museum a cultural richness amazing works of art that this museum has.
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  • Excellent place to reminisce the past, ignorance of slavery and the valorization of Afro-culture
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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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