Foundation Maria Luiza and Oscar Americano, Sao Paulo

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Foundation Maria Luiza and Oscar Americano is an art museum found within the home of Brazilian businessman, Oscar Americano, which he donated to the city of Sao Paulo in March 1974, two years after the death of his wife, Maria Luisa Ferraz Americano. This modern, architectural masterpiece sits on 7.5 hectares (18.5 acres) of lush landscapes and contains within it objects of historical value, especially from the Brazilian Imperial Period. View paintings from the seventeenth century, furniture, silverware, tapestries, and sacred art of the eighteenth century. Stroll through the park and then delight in the afternoon tea served with porcelain and crystal, suited for royalty. Foundation Maria Luiza and Oscar Americano is the perfect combination of art, landscape, serenity, and sophistication. Plan to visit Foundation Maria Luiza and Oscar Americano and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Sao Paulo attractions using our Sao Paulo holiday planning app .
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Foundation Maria Luiza and Oscar Americano Reviews
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  • We went to the Maria Luisa and Oscar Americano Foundation on a Saturday morning. We were four couples with little children. We booked it first. We ask for brunch and an afternoon tea per family, which comes with juice, coffee, milk, various types of breads, cold meats and sweets. You can choose a dish like pie with salad or scrambled eggs. Food is served in differentiated crockery. The presentation of the food is fantastic. The place is beautiful and well wooded. Valet parking is available. The staff at the Tea House are very helpful. The only criticism goes to a security Lord, who seems allergic to children. It is worth visiting the collection as well.
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  • The foundation is a wonderful space. Charming! Admission of R $10. On Saturdays the entrance is free. The area has very green, sound of singing birds and some sculptures scattered throughout the terrain. Upon entering the house, I was surprised by a very interesting collection of family objects, the Brazilian royal Family and tables of Portinari and DiCavalcanti. The staff, especially Edivilson and Michele, were very attentive. No doubt, it is a little publicized place, but it is worth a visit calmly to enjoy the house and the terrain. The afternoon tea offered (R $72.00 complete for 1 person) left to be desired. The savoury, sweets and cakes were medians. No bad, but also no memorable or delicious. The amount of tea items is good, you have to be hungry to eat it all. What, really need to improve urgently is how tea is served. A teapot should be served for each person with the selected tea bag instead of replacing the water in the Cup (super small. Less than 200ml) every 2 gules. The place has the potential to be a tea space and well-differentiated meeting, but is not taking advantage of this opportunity. No doubt, I recommend visiting the foundation and going back there.
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  • Fantastic place inside of São Paulo. The brunch is expensive, but it’s worth every cent. The place was the former house of an entrepreneur, converted in a brunch place, art gallery and park. It’s nice to take a walk, eat, take another walk, eat again (repeat). You can park your ride inside the park, no need to worry about that.
  • Little architecture gem hidden in Morumbi. The gardens are very soothing and mash well with the buildings. The cafe is expensive but with very tasty deserts (the apple pie is delicious!).
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