Afro Brazil Museum, Sao Paulo

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Brazil’s history is inextricably linked to the stories of African slaves and their descendants. These stories  have shaped the culture of modern Brazil, and the Afro Brazil Museum tracks their lineage with over 3,000 artifacts collected from around the country. Travel down the halls with an English-speaking guide to discover the museum's holdings. The guide is essential since all of the signage is in Portuguese. Along the way you'll see photographs, sculptures, furniture, masks, and documents; all of them telling the harrowing tales of life as a slave and the struggle to find freedom in a new land. Use our Sao Paulo trip itinerary app to arrange your visit to Afro Brazil Museum and other attractions in Sao Paulo.
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  • Located within the Ibirapuera Park, this interesting museum unveils the origin of the black population in Brazil, coming from different countries of Africa. Not only is history told but there is also art and everything related to the presence of Afro-Brazilians in the history of the country.
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  • Great disappointment: Instead of covering the long history of blacks in Brazil, the museum dedicates itself merely to the apology of polytheistic animistic cults. For this purpose, a visit to a candomble Terreiro would suffice. Nothing is spoken about Quilombos, nor about black artists and writers, nor about the nuances of the practice of Catholicism among blacks in Brazil. Museological and cultural poverty, lacking information.
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  • Alot here but have a quick wander through and then loiter at the bits you like. These are mine:
  • This place is amazing. This is my second time in Sao Paulo and my first time in this museum. It has four floors dedicated to afro culture. You can see many pieces from Africa and north of Brazil.
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