Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, Sao Paulo

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Housing an impressive collection of over 8,000 works, Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP ranks among the largest and most comprehensive museums of Western art in Latin America. The collection features European paintings, sculptures, drawings, engravings, and decorative arts. The French and Italian schools form the main body of the collection, followed by Spanish, Portuguese, Flemish, Dutch, English, and German masters. The museum also keeps a large collection of Brazilian, African, Asian, and North American art. The main body of the building, supported by two lateral beams standing over 74 m (243 ft) of freestanding space, is considered a landmark of the city and a major symbol of modern Brazilian architecture. Check the museum’s official website for a detailed list of upcoming exhibitions and other cultural events. Put Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP at the forefront of your travel plans using our Sao Paulo trip app.
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  • I don’t typically start reviews with the shortfalls but be forewarned that all ticket purchases to enter MASP must be done online, and if you try to do it on your cellphone when you arrive you will... 
    I don’t typically start reviews with the shortfalls but be forewarned that all ticket purchases to enter MASP must be done online, and if you try to do it on your cellphone when you arrive you will...  more »
  • I've been going to the museum for forty years. However, the last visits cause depression. There are few classic works from the permanent collection on display. The english painters just disappeared... 
    I've been going to the museum for forty years. However, the last visits cause depression. There are few classic works from the permanent collection on display. The english painters just disappeared...  more »
  • This museum has a very nice architecture and design. They often have excellent exhibitions and they present it in a very appealing manner. And there is a very good mix of local and international... 
    This museum has a very nice architecture and design. They often have excellent exhibitions and they present it in a very appealing manner. And there is a very good mix of local and international...  more »
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  • Cool architecture. Interesting permanent collection arranged unlike any museum I’ve previously visited. Consistently hosts exhibitions worth seeing. The entry procedure, though, is absurd. Really complicated — and annoying — just to buy a ticket. Gift shop is worth visiting. To be honest, it seems like a museum that could be amazing if they could figure out some things: they don’t do enough to orient you to the space. I imagine some people go to the museum without even seeing the exhibitions on the lower level because you don’t know they exist unless you know they exist.
  • Very nice museum. The best part of the museum is the top and common level. The paintings are all faced one way and the artists name is on the back. It's cool to try to guess the name of the paintings after looking at the painting. Also interesting to see how they stuck the paintings to the glass
  • The downstairs portion was quite fascinating with all of the different paintings as well as after the first few rows of the upstairs. The first few rows upstairs was all trying to make some sort of political statement (which is not what attracts me to art/museums). Other than this, the staff was lovely and museum was great!
  • Easy access, and you can park in the referral parking from the website. Small museum, but interesting stuff. Tuesdays and Wednesdays free. I had no problem whatsoever with my kid's stroller.
  • I love coming to this place because Tuesdays is free. So if you're traveling and want to go to a nice museum go on Tuesday. The exhibits always seem to be very eclectic but enjoyable

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