Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, Sao Paulo

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One of only a few museums in the whole world dedicated to a single language, Museu da Lingua Portuguesa is located in the renovated Estacao da Luz railway station. The busy station was chosen to house the museum because it was precisely here that many non-Portuguese speaking European and Asian immigrants got acquainted with the language for the very first time. Wander around the old station to have a look at its iconic Romanesque red-brick arches and iron pillars. Use the museum’s displays to gain a better understanding of the Portuguese language’s origins, history, and evolution over time. Though the museum’s exhibits are all in Portuguese, foreign visitors can still pick up the rhythm and flow of the language through videos, recitations, and interactive presentations. Use our Sao Paulo journey builder tool to visit Museu da Lingua Portuguesa on your trip to Sao Paulo, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I visited this attraction twice. Once with my Brazilian friends in 2013 and another with my friends from Australia in 2014. The Academic work to search the etymology of Brazilian language is... 
    I visited this attraction twice. Once with my Brazilian friends in 2013 and another with my friends from Australia in 2014. The Academic work to search the etymology of Brazilian language is...  more »
  • This museum is very nice, with a lot of possibilities of interaction with sounds and images. It shows in different ways the language, the expressions, music and so on. The only thing I've noticed is.....  more
    This museum is very nice, with a lot of possibilities of interaction with sounds and images. It shows in different ways the language, the expressions, music and so on. The only thing I've noticed is.....  more »
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  • Disappointing compared to the old one (can't believe they didn't protect history and let it burn down). This experience is modern with some interesting parts, but also some areas that are more about celebrating unique speech and individuality rather than structure of language. Don't need more than 90 minutes here.
  • Beautiful Exhibition. It was very interesting and informative. Very interactive with modern elements and nicely laid out. It was free of cost (at least on the Saturday afternoon in March that I visited). Located inside the same building as a train station that is also a beauty on its own. There's also a coffee shop on the premises and a beautiful partk and another exhibit right across the street, so there's much to do in one location for an afternoon out. Definitely recommend as a fun thing to do in Sao Paulo.

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