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Football Museum

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Address: Praca Charles Miller S/N | Estádio do Pacaembu, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01234-900, Brazil
Phone Number:
+55 11 3664-3848
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

The Football Museum is a history museum which has been working to preserve...

The Football Museum is a history museum which has been working to preserve and to distribute a holding of reference collections and memory indicators when it comes to a social phenomenon. Thus, as a mission, the Museum aims to investigate and to introduce football in its multiple aspects such as the importance on the cultural expression in Brazilian history in the XX and XXI century. Then, the attitudes the Museum aims to reflect, is to actually evaluate football journey in the country and its culture implications besides culture and Brazilian society, enlightening the sport's role in the identity construction and also the imagining one.

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Very nice place to visit!

This place is for adult and children, not expensive entrance fee, to spend some hours remembering and learning about history related to soccer. The parking area is easy to get... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is for adult and children, not expensive entrance fee, to spend some hours remembering and learning about history related to soccer. The parking area is easy to get (just be careful with the guys in the street seeling parking ticket, they want to take advantage of foreigners).

Thank manjeanvd
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for the football fans! A lot of nice curiosities of the Brazilian and international football in this museum to get to know. Not that much about argentina as expected ;)) Anyway, always good to be in the heart of the magic football and meet the passion those have for the game. "Joga bonito"

Thank João R
Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic museum that shows the history of football (obviously) but also the cultural impact football has had on Brazil. I loved it as a football nut, but my wife really liked it too and she's not much of a football fan.

Thank rwrigley
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Those who are passionate about football, or soccer as do Americans prefer, can't help to visit The Football Museum while in São Paulo City. Located at Pacaembu Stadium, another Brazilian Football Legend, The Football Museum shows the History of the "beautiful game" in Brazil since Charles Muller came back to Brazil from England in the end of the 19th century... More 

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Santo Andre, SP
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A well-organized place, making use of the very bleachers of the stadium allows visitors to get a unique glimpse into the soul of the very Brazilian people! A must-see, if you are to understand why Brazilians love soccer so much.

Thank Marco-A-Castilho
Bremen, Germany
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The sons and daughters of our German grand- grand father Ottomar. H. emigrated from Wilhelmshaven/ Germany to all over the world. Some of them emigrated to North America (USA, Canada), some of them to South America (Brasil: Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo), some to Australia and New Zealand, some to South Africa. Our very large, and international family meets every... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One the most importante place where you should visit, Why? This place tell about the passion of brazilians in soccer (football). The best of best player, scenas and the history of a country that count his days in reference of World cup, championships, loses and wins. If you 05 or 90 will feel as a time machine of fantasy

Thank Antonio M
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are not a football freak his is not worth a visit. I am sure this would have been interesting if I had been more interested in football, I was not and still and not.

Thank Heine Husted H
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

It is located in the stadium grounds and is a lovely museum with lots of exhibits. There are some interactive games and a chance to practice scoring a goal.

Thank littleexplorer2017
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

The museum had a lot of space but very few attractions. It lacked charisma. It felt clinical without any football soul. Personally I much preferred the museum at Santos FC where Pele played.

Thank Rechinout

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Highlights of this neighbourhood include Pacaembu Stadium and the Museum of Soccer, but they are not the only attractions it offers. Street markets are part of São Paulo’s culture, and at Charles Miller Square you will find one of the city's best. Arrive early to be delighted by fresh fruits, vegetables, coconut water and “pastel”, fried dough filled with innumerable options including cheese, meat, and shrimp. If you are into architecture, don’t miss Casa Modernista and Casa Buarque de Holanda, two historic houses. The small residential streets along Pacaembu offer quiet refuge from the chaotic traffic.
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