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Av. Paulista, 1578 - Bela Vista

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1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.2scorecard
  • 3.5Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

Set on Avenida Paulista in a bold red building with dozens of long, rectangular windows, the Museu de Arte de São Paulo is impossible to miss. The museum houses exceptional collections from many world-renowned artists, including Vincent van Gogh, Rembrandt, Picasso, Renoir and Degas, and is touted as offering the most comprehensive collection of Western art in Latin America. MASP has more than 10,000 pieces of art ranging from paintings and sculptures to photographs and period clothing. The museum also hosts talks, temporary exhibits, art classes and music and dance performances.

The majority of visitors said that while this art museum can't compare to MOMA or the Louvre, it is impressive in its own right, thanks to its variety of thought-provoking pieces. Travelers loved the mix of works from well-known and Brazilian artists. Museumgoers also advised visiting on Tuesdays or Wednesday, when it's free to enter.

MASP is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Thursdays. Admission costs 35 reals (around $8.50) for adults and 17 reals for seniors and students (about $4); children 9 and younger can enter for free. Free admission is granted to all visitors on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Keep in mind, photos are allowed but flash photography and selfie sticks are banned. The nearest metro station is Trianon-Masp. For additional information, visit the museum's website.

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