Sao Paulo is a complete city. With numerous attractions for all tastes and audiences, the city breathes art and culture.
In such a city, there is no shortage of incredible museums for you to visit. We listed the main museums of São Paulo that you can not miss. Come and see!
Pinacoteca de Sao Paulo
Pinacoteca is a visual arts museum founded in 1905 by the São Paulo State Government. It is the oldest museum in the city, highlighting the 19th century Brazilian visual production. The building was designed by Ramos de Azevedo, famous architect who also designed the Casa das Rosas and the Municipal Theater.
- Hours: Wednesday to Monday, from 10am to 5:30 pm / Tuesday – Closed / Saturday – Free admission
- Tickets *: R $ 10,00 (full) and R $ 5,00 (half) – Children up to 10 years old and over 60 years old do not pay.
Museum of Image and Sound (MIS)
MIS usually has temporary exhibitions related to image and sound and sometimes offers courses and lectures on audiovisual, dance, photography etc. In addition to this program, which changes from time to time, the museum has more than 200 items that tell the story of Brazilian life through human, social and cultural aspects.
- Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10h to 20h; Sunday from 10am to 7pm
- Tickets *: R $ 30,00 (full)
Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC)
Designed by Oscar Niemeyer, MAC is located on the other side of Ibirapuera Park, but was formerly part of the University City Complex at USP. In the museums you can see temporary and permanent exhibitions.
- Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, from 11h to 21h; monday – closed
- Free entrance.
Sao Paulo Art Museums (MASP)
The MASP is one of the city’s postcards. Designed by Lina Bo Bardi, an Italian-Brazilian modernist architect, MASP was created to exhibit her own collection of world-famous arts such as Van Gogh, Degas, Monet, Portinari, Anita Malfati and others.
The building was inaugurated in 1968 and has a very peculiar structure: it is made of concrete and glass, suspended in 4 beams forming a gap under the structure.
- Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, from 10h to 18h; Thursday – 10am to 8pm; Monday – closed.
- Tickets *: R $ 40,00 (full) and R $ 20,00 (half) / children up to 10 years old – free / Tuesday – free
Afro Brazil Museum
This museum is located inside Ibirapuera Park and is the first afro museum in the country. The museum functions as a cultural center that houses artistic manifestations in music, cinema, dance etc. It also discloses and preserves the culture that has shaped Brazil since the 16th century.
- Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, from 10h to 17h.
- Tickets: $ 6.00 (full) / Saturdays – Free
This museum is located inside Pacaembu Stadium and tells the history of Brazilian football with stories and curiosities about the most popular sport in the country. The museum is one of the most technological in the city and it is possible to interact with the exhibitions.
- Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9h to 17h
- Tickets: $ 15 (full) / Tuesday – Free
Museums of Modern Art (MAM)
The MAM is also inside Ibirapuera Park and has very cool temporary exhibitions. In the garden, outside the museum, you can see sculptures by Brazilian artists. If you want to stop for coffee, there is too.
- Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 18pm / Second -feira – closed
- Tickets: R $ 10,00 (full) and R $ 5,00 (half) / children under 10 and over 60 – free / Saturday – free