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Museum of Immigration of the State of Sao Paulo

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Address: Rua Visconde de Parnaiba 1316 | Mooca, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 03164-300, Brazil
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So nice to know more about this crazy melting pot!

Visiting the museum is a unique experience! It's very close to the downtown area. The building has an amazing facade! It was refurbished not long ago. There is a coffee shop where... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Patricia Carlos S
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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Visiting the museum is a unique experience! It's very close to the downtown area. The building has an amazing facade! It was refurbished not long ago. There is a coffee shop where you can enjoy the peace of the place. There is an exhibition about the immigration to Brazil. If you are European, Japanese, Lebanese (the biggest communities) you can... More 

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São Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A very interesting museum! A must see in São Paulo if you like history. With a rail station out of work. A classic.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

I saw the pictures on line and decided to take my family and some friends to visit and tell my son about his grandparents and origins. The premisses are very well kept. It was a sunny day and we took the time enjoy the day at the gardens. There is a kids area, where the little ones can play before... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Beautiful structure, taking place on the building which used to receive immigrants on first hand in the city of Sao Paulo. Rooms and belongs are all available for visitation along with other electronic modern devices, aiming to illustrate the visitor on the main communities which made Sao Paulo the greatest and more progressive state in Brazil. A very nice bistro... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The museum is done nicely, they cared a lot about interior design. Unfortunately interior design comes at the cost of a realistic reproduction. The museum idealizes the shelter for immigrants rather than reproducing the circumstances like they were, which I'm personally interested in when I go to a museum. The parc and and the building are really nice and just... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

The museum is really big but there is nothing inside. Only a load of texts and some videos, but most of them in Portuguese. There is no difference from one room to another so you do not really know what they want to show you or to demonstrate, and at what time in history you are.

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Spent two hours here learning about the history of immigration to São Paulo. Who knew The largest community of Japanese outside Japan is in Brasil? Not me. Museum is in the former Immigration facility with forms, kitchen, and offices. Repurposed for a world class museum. Audio guide available. Signage in Portuguese, Spanish and English. Small gift shop. Books appeared to... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

The fantastic museum tell us about the immigration to Brazil, have a lot of rooms with materials and stuffs about that time. And at Sundays have a tour with an old traditional steam locomotive. Its fantastic.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 2 July 2016

São Paulo is one of the most multicultural cities in the world...them...its a nice place to discover your ancestors! Old immigrants have the history here!

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Reviewed 21 June 2016

The museum is located in a building that was used to house immigrants when they first arrived in Sao Paulo. From there, they were dispatched across the state to jobs that were waiting for them. Interesting to see what life was like for the newly arrived. I enjoyed the interactive interviews with immigrants from all over the world who made... More 

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