Museu do Ipiranga, Sao Paulo

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The Museu Paulista of the University of São Paulo (commonly known as Museu do Ipiranga) is a Brazilian history museum located near where Emperor Pedro I proclaimed the Brazilian independence on the banks of Ipiranga brook in the Southeast region of the city of São Paulo, then the "Caminho do Mar," or road to the seashore. It contains a huge collection of furniture, documents and historically relevant artwork, especially relating to the Brazilian Empire era.
The most famous work of art in the collection is the 1888 painting Independência ou Morte (Independence or Death) by Pedro Américo.

A few months after the Brazilian Declaration of Independence, people started to suggest a monument on the site where the declaration took place, although they were not sure about what sort of memorial construction to build. In 1884, Italian architect Tommaso Gaudenzio Bezzi, who was hired to develop the project, chose to build an eclectic-styled construction similar to the French Palace of Versailles with impressive and perfectly manicured gardens and fountain.

The museum closed in August 2013 for extensive restoration and modernisation; it is due to re-open in 2022.
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  • Judging by the information in other reviews, I'm assuming that this is related to the Paulista museum as I couldn't see any other museum when there. This museum is currently closed for renovations.....  more »
  • The park is nice but sad to see that the building since years are being renovated. The fountains are not working and no options to cafes and restaurants. Nice to see the people enjoying the park...  more »
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  • It's worth to visit the area with a "Versailles" like garden. However the main museum is closed to visitation due to renovation.
  • A must see in sao paulo

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