Foundation Maria Luiza and Oscar Americano, Sao Paulo

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Foundation Maria Luiza and Oscar Americano is an art museum found within the home of Brazilian businessman, Oscar Americano, which he donated to the city of Sao Paulo in March 1974, two years after the death of his wife, Maria Luisa Ferraz Americano. This modern, architectural masterpiece sits on 7.5 hectares (18.5 acres) of lush landscapes and contains within it objects of historical value, especially from the Brazilian Imperial Period. View paintings from the seventeenth century, furniture, silverware, tapestries, and sacred art of the eighteenth century. Stroll through the park and then delight in the afternoon tea served with porcelain and crystal, suited for royalty. Foundation Maria Luiza and Oscar Americano is the perfect combination of art, landscape, serenity, and sophistication. Plan to visit Foundation Maria Luiza and Oscar Americano and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Sao Paulo attractions using our Sao Paulo holiday planning app .
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  • We were looking for a different place in São Paulo and found this amazing place. We had brunch first and we try for tea complete (menu) is a great option, we thought we'd be hungry but actually we can't eat everything, the pieces on display are well preserved, historic and worth the visit!
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  • The place has a beautiful garden and is very nice for a cup of tea. I was a Sunday afternoon at 2:30 pm and opted for the a la carte. At that time I was very quiet.
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  • This House Museum, built in 50 years by its founders, houses a good collection of brazilian art, from baroque sculptures to modernist painters. There is also an extensive collection of objects from the imperial period. The modernist House, with large glazed Windows and your huge garden, are also attractions by themselves. The tea house at the bottom of the building is very nice and is the perfect place to end the visit.
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