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This museum gets mixed reviews from visitors. Some say only Portuguese-speakers will be able to get much out of it (few displays are in English). Others say the art speaks for itself – providing an in-depth look into Afro Brazilian culture – and the collection is large. Visitors note there is a free self-guided audio tour app (in English) that offers insight, so bring headphones.
The Museu Afro Brasil features more than 6,000 works of art that highlight "the African perspective in the formation of heritage, identity and Brazilian culture," according to its website. Sculptures, prints, documents, paintings and more are on display within the museum. The third-floor collection specifically showcases several centuries of African immigration to South America.
Located in Ibirapuera Park, just south of the city center, the museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission costs 6 reals (less than $1.50) for adults and 3 reals (around 75 cents) for students and seniors; it's free to enter on Saturdays. You can find information on exhibits and more on its website.
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