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Afro Brazil Museum

Avenida Pedro Alvares Cabral | Parque Ibirapuera, Portao 10, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04094-050, Brazil
11 3320-8900
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Packed with more than 3,000 artifacts from Brazil's five-century history, the Museu Afro Brasil relates how Brazil's history is inextricably tied to the experience of African slaves and their descendants through culture and traditions that have come to define the country. In fact, there are so many statues, photographs, illustrations, masks, dolls, clothes, documents, paintings, furniture, pieces of plantation equipment, installations and mementos, it's almost impossible to take in the whole place in one go. The printed information is almost exclusively in Portuguese, but the museum provides English-speaking guides, and the back stories behind every single object are at once harrowing and hopeful. Hands down, one of the best museums in Latin America.
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Avenida Pedro Alvares Cabral | Parque Ibirapuera, Portao 10, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04094-050, Brazil
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Sao Paulo is a great city, there is so much you can do, but this museum is a MUST. It contains so much history and it really touches you.

Thank Marialejandra B
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

This museum is situated in the Ibirapuera park, which has several other nice museums - a nice environment to spend a full day. The museum displays a wide variety of items. From modern paintings to items referring to the slavery past, from photos of modern...More

Thank RHAHJ
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

We went to this stunning architectural edifice in the beautiful Parc Ibirapuera. Inside, a rich, proud tradition of African-Brazilians unfolded before our eyes. We learned so much, the art and ethnography took us on a 200 year journey. Out of the great tragedy of slavery...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

My husband and I went to the museum with high expectations and we were not disappointed. The quantity of art work on display was impressive. We were surprised and disappointed that 95% of the artwork was not translated into English or Spanish. It made it...More

Thank lccamp
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Better later than never! This museum was long overdue in the Brazilian historical landscape. It is extremely rich, beautiful, informative. It is new and would gain from some fine tuning. We found fully justified to present the Brazilian African roots as an integral part of...More

Thank Marylene S
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

This museum is about the African experience in Brazil, which is much different than in the United States. It provides a very interesting perspective from the Brazilian point of view.

Thank jefffleming6364
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

we were in the museum in Salvador but this one is much bigger with a lot of information, we bought a paperbook for br7 at the entrance as a part explanation in English . It could be much more effective with a guide that can...More

Thank michal y
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Even if you haven't got the app in English, it's fairly easy to understand most of the history behind the items. Probably the best collection in the world of artefacts on display from Nigeria and Benin Republic. Fantastic items throughout history from Brazil. Despite the...More

Thank Peter D
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

The Afro Brazilian museum is great. Theres lots to see on the inside from cool exhibits to beautiful graffiti style paintings on the outside walls. Loved it!

Thank Alexander H
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Went to this museum got there around 10 just opened and easy to find and in a nice park. The museum is great warning download app before you nothing is in English really interesting stuff and history a must see so much to learn and...More

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Ibirapuera
Ibirapuera Park, the highlight of this neighborhood,
is a family-friendly area to have a picnic, relax,
play sports, exercise or appreciate art. It gets
crowded during the weekends and is a popular leisure
destination for residents. Its 1,584 square kilometers
holds three lakes, two museums and several other
cultural spaces. The park hosts a variety of events
throughout the year, such as free music concerts and a
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