- Museums, Sports, Tours Type
- 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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Opened in 2008, the Football Museum celebrates the history of football (soccer) throughout Brazil. The museum is composed of several rooms that showcase different aspects of the game, including framed objects like pennants, buttons and posters; photographs of "heroes" of the game and videos of impressive goals in big games and World Cup competitions, among other highlights.
Avid soccer fans said it's a must-see when in São Paulo and even those who didn't know too much about the game said visiting this museum helped them gain a greater understanding and appreciation of Brazil's love of the sport. Visitors also noted the museum was well organized and said they liked the interactive nature of the exhibits, though some cautioned that some of the information is not in English. Families added this is a museum that kids absolutely enjoy.
The Football Museum, located within Estádio Municipal Paulo Machado de Carvalho (aka Pacaembu Stadium) and just north of Avenida Paulista, is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Hours can vary depending on the game day schedule.) Entry costs 12 reals (less than $3) for adults and 6 reals (less than $1.50) for students and seniors; admission is free for kids 7 and younger. Tuesdays are free for all visitors. The nearest metro stops are Clínicas and Paulista, and several buses stop nearby. Parking is also available on site. You can find information on exhibits, educational activities and more on the museum's website.
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