We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Paulista Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood:
Ipiranga
As featured in 3 Days in Sao Paulo
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: Rua Brigadeiro Jordao 149 | Ipiranga, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04210-000, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 11 2065 8001
Website
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

Modeled after the palace and gardens at Versailles, the gorgeous,...

Modeled after the palace and gardens at Versailles, the gorgeous, purpose-built Museu Paulista da USP (commonly known as the Museu do Ipiranga) occupies the promontory where Brazilian independence from Portugal was peacefully, if loudly, proclaimed by Dom Pedro I in 1822. The landscaped gardens provide a refreshing respite from the surrounding urban chaos, while the ornate museum itself — affiliated with the University of São Paulo — educates visitors in the history of the city and nation via portraiture, antique vehicles, housewares and informational installations. Ticket includes entrance to the nearby Museu de Zoologia (Zoology Museum).

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,272 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Impressive landscape and building - Vá lá gente !!!!!

We were there in a Sunday afternoon , the place is breathtaking, you could not imagine that are in the middle of Sao Paulo , looks more like gardens of Schönbrunn, Wien !! Pity... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 August 2016
Simo s
,
Timisoara, Romania
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

1,272 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 48: English reviews
Timisoara, Romania
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We were there in a Sunday afternoon , the place is breathtaking, you could not imagine that are in the middle of Sao Paulo , looks more like gardens of Schönbrunn, Wien !! Pity that the Museum it is under renovation. Very good place to spend a weekend afternoon!

Helpful?
Thank Simo s
Sao Paulo, SP
Level Contributor
61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I went there last year in September, Independence day Eve...it was lovely to walk to the French inspired gardens, unfortunately the Museum Building is closed for visitors since is facing a reconstruction. But the gardens are enough to spend a couple of hours and the so the monuments. If you are a skater there is the right place! Just enjoy... More 

Helpful?
Thank Larabertelli
Sao Paulo, SP
Level Contributor
147 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

It is the Independence of Brazil's Museum. Very educational on Brazilian History. Unfortunately is close nowadays.

Helpful?
Thank FABIO457
Sao Paulo, SP
Level Contributor
110 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

One of the most beautiful museums in Sao Paulo , this museum has beautiful architecture and the position or view makes it worthwhile to take lots of pictures. The museum was closed for renovations when I visited .This museum has got the most amazing garden, something to see. Just across the road is independence park which also tells a lot... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Tamar L
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
308 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

The saw news that this museum was being shooting down because of lack of budge to keep it running. Hopefully this is not true. This place hosts Brazilian history. One of the most coolest thing ever are the jars with water from different river around Brazil.

Helpful?
1 Thank Vanessa P
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

One of the nicest landscapes (very european-like) in SP. It's a shame I have never seen the Museum since everytime we go, it's closed. I do recommend going there to take some pictures. You can buy some Agua de Coco (coconut water), since in summer it gets very hot! And go to the monument. There's some information about the location... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank raqueladam
Sao Paulo, SP
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014

They need more than 10 years to refurbish the building! The year 2022 was chosen as it will be the 2nd.century of the Independency from Portugal (07/sept/1822).

Helpful?
3 Thank adolfo-dan
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level Contributor
144 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

The garden outside museum is very nice, it makes you remember gardens from France. But the museum is more closed for visitors than opened. Inside you can have good samples of the age when Portugal arrived in Brazil for colonization. I don't like it, but it's history.

Helpful?
Thank Andre D
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

The building and the garden worth a visit but the exhibition is a bit poor. There is also a little handcraft market near by.

Helpful?
2 Thank nfprodrigues
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

I have been to the museum during my childhood and was very excited to go back now in Oct 2013 and introduce it to my friends. Disappointingly, once there we have been informed that the whole museum is closed for refurbishment until 2022. We could only benefit from the view of the beautiful garden. Shame it will take 9 years... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank JulianaAlp

Been to Paulista Museum? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Paulista Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Ipiranga

Neighbourhood Profile
Ipiranga
Named after the Ipiranga River, this region is home to Independence Park, where it’s said Brazilian Independence was proclaimed. Its gardens and the tree-lined main street offer visitors a gracious view. The neighbourhood also hosts assorted museums and has a strong local feel. Ipiranga is a calm area, with a variety of good dining places and its own Municipal Market, which features flowers, meat, vegetables, fruits and some special events. Outside the main subway stations you can experience the busy streets, but you just need to walk a few blocks to get back the residential serenity of the area.
Explore this neighbourhood