Famous Museums in Sao Paulo

The museums in Sao Paulo give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Sao Paulo with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Sao Paulo. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Sao Paulo.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Sao Paulo.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Sao Paulo:

  1. Museu Da Lingua Portuguesa

    4.6 (860 Votes)
    Museu Da Lingua Portuguesa

    Specialty Museum

    A real treat for the lovers of the linguistics, the Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, provides an interactive in-depth look into first language of the country. Situated in a beautiful old Victorian station, the Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, tells a fascinating tale of the language among this former Portuguese colony. The only possible downside of the visit would be for those alien to the language; all ...Read more
  2. Museu Do Futebol

    4.7 (663 Votes)
    Museu Do Futebol

    Specialty Museum

    Ask any Brazilian their top three favourite things and sure enough, football is bound to feature in here. The best way to experience this craze is during a football event where the entire city is on its feet cheering for their favourites. Even if you aren't a fan of the 'beautiful game', you'll find the visit to the museum quite enjoyable. The story of the sport is told through memorabilia that...Read more
  3. Pinacoteca Do Estado

    4.8 (688 Votes)
    Pinacoteca Do Estado

    Specialty Museum

    The Pinacoteca do Estado is one of the best museums of the country. Housed in a neo classical building, the building too is well-loved due to many ways, the sun falls through the windows and skylights and lights up the place. A one stop shop to extensively understand Brazilian art dating from the 19th century and onwards, the Pinacoteca do Estado, celebrates a lot of the country's talent throug...Read more
  4. Pateo Do Colegio

    4.4 (729 Votes)
    Pateo Do Colegio

    Religious Site, Museum, Monastery

    A 1950's replica of a monastery is more than what meets the eye. The monastery is built to commemorate the exact spot where the city of Sao Paulo was founded in 1554. The monastery is also a museum that include sacred relics from the formative days of the city and paintings since the time of the colonization.
  5. Museu Afro Brasil

    4.7 (392 Votes)
    Museu Afro Brasil


    During the years of slavery, there was no corner in the world where slaves were being purchased and shipped off too. One such colony of Brazil and like many other countries, after slavery was abolished, many labourers chose to stay back and settle in the colony; Brazil was no exception. The Museu Afro Brazil celebrates the lives and legacy left behind those who stayed back. What's refreshing is...Read more
  6. Museu De Arte De Sao Paulo

    4.7 (485 Votes)
    Museu De Arte De Sao Paulo

    Art And Culture, Art Museum

    Undeniably, Sao Paulo's pride and joy, the Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo (MASP) plays host to some of the finest art collections of the city. An un-missable building on the Avenue, don't walk past this low rise building due to its lack of charm. The interior will leaving you gasping in wonder! The MASP has quite a repertoire of western art pieces, some of which include the works of Van Gogh, Delac...Read more
  7. Museu Da Casa Brasileira

    4.5 (354 Votes)
    Museu Da Casa Brasileira


    Royalty is conspicuous and rightly so the Casa Brasileira is one such symbol of regal living built in the 1940's by one of the patriarchs of a powerful family. The museum is known for its exhibits from the  17th to 19th century, many of which include the artifacts of the daily life of the alleged bourgeois. It's a relatively small museum, so don't spend a lot time of here.
  8. Museu De Arte Sacra

    4.7 (499 Votes)
    Museu De Arte Sacra

    Church, Religious Site, Museum, Monastery

    Arte Sacra loosely translates to Sacred Art. You can guess now that the Museu de Arte Sacra displays exhibits that are used as either embellishments or are necessary paraphernalia of the Church's proceedings. Housed in the 18th century monastery, with over 400 masks and jewelry and objects dating as far as the 17th century.
  9. Mam

    4.4 (1 Vote)


    The museum of modern art was built in 1948 and boasts of a huge collection of exemplary work by artists like Anita Malfatti, Marc Chagall, and Pablo Picasso. The striking work by Brazilian and other internationally acclaimed artists is put on display and the tour of around two hours is absolutely enjoyable. You will be amazed to see the geometric paintings, landscapes, and paint in tiles. The c...Read more
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