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Beautiful art

There are so many things to see here. The exhibitions are powerful and send a clear message. I love... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Okmulgee, Oklahoma
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Amazing place

An amazing experience walking through that beautiful gardens. An opportunity to know more about the... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
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Modeled after the palace and gardens at Versailles, the gorgeous, purpose-built Museu Paulista da USP (commonly known as the Museu do Ipiranga) occupies the promontory where Brazilian independence from Portugal was peacefully, if loudly, proclaimed...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Rua Brigadeiro Jordao 149 | Ipiranga, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04210-000, Brazil
+55 11 2065 8001
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 January 2010

My spouse and I just returned from a trip to Sao Paulo and visited the Museu do Ipiranga. The garden in front of the museum is just gorgeous! The building and water fountains are expetacular. Once inside, you can see all of the old charm...More

2  Thank chicag009
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 26 October 2013

I have been to the museum during my childhood and was very excited to go back now in Oct 2013 and introduce it to my friends. Disappointingly, once there we have been informed that the whole museum is closed for refurbishment until 2022. We could...More

4  Thank JulianaAlp
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

There are so many things to see here. The exhibitions are powerful and send a clear message. I love this museum. The art spans from the 15th to the 20th century. Its a must see.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

An amazing experience walking through that beautiful gardens. An opportunity to know more about the Brazilian culture.

Thank Jorge-DebbieVergara
Reviewed 26 September 2017

This was formerly a great and beautiful museum. I visited the museum for the first time, roughly twelve years ago. The museum was closed about a decade ago for supposed "renovations" that have not happened. The museum is currently closed to the public and has...More

1  Thank traveler50502015
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Unfortunately the museum is closed for a few years and it is under a much needed renovation. The most impressive is the architecture that you can still enjoy and walk around the beautiful garden that was inspired by the Palace of Versailles Garden. It is...More

Thank PaulistanaCA
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Imagine a musuem to commemorate the independence of your country closed for more than a decade, and without expectation of being reopened until after its 200th anniversary. That is the sameful situation of this museum. A real pity. But typical of the kind of things...More

3  Thank Marco-A-Castilho
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This is the most iconic museum of Brazil. It is the house for centuries of documents, photographs and furniture from the imperial era. It has a oot of story and content to be explored, but unfortunately, due to restoration services it is permanently closed. However,...More

1  Thank Danilo R
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

The building itself is absolutely stunning and has very impressive architectural design. The view of the area (towards the monument) is also very special. The museum itself is closed for renovations.

1  Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The park is all right for walks and other sports. Ive been several time to the museum and I have only good memories, unfortunately is closed.

Thank Wladimir F
Reviewed 27 January 2017

the Museum was closed but the gardens were beautiful! We were happy that we did visit and hope to return in a few years when the Museum opens.

Thank Stefanie D
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We were there in a Sunday afternoon , the place is breathtaking, you could not imagine that are in the middle of Sao Paulo , looks more like gardens of Schönbrunn, Wien !! Pity that the Museum it is under renovation. Very good place to...More

Thank Simo s
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Named after the Ipiranga River, this region is home to
Independence Park, where it’s said Brazilian
Independence was proclaimed. Its gardens and the
tree-lined main street offer visitors a gracious view.
The neighbourhood also hosts assorted museums and has
a strong local feel. Ipiranga is a calm area, with a
variety of good dining places and its own Municipal
Market, which features flowers, meat, vegetables,
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