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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Foundation Maria Luiza and Oscar Americano and many more Sao Paulo attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Sao Paulo trip itinerary builder.
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  • I had never heard about this museum and ended up there while my parents in law were in town and had a great surprise. It is a beautiful place, lots of trees, flowers and nature in general. It is an in...  more »
  • Lovely way to spend a couple of hours browsing on this home. Lushous green surrounds the buildong. Concerts held most Sunday late mornings. A change from the concrete towers of the town. Peaceful.  more »
  • The house belonged to a traditional family, who had a beautiful art collection, ancient furniture and the a superb decoration.  more »