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Museum of Immigration of the State of Sao Paulo

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Rua Visconde de Parnaiba 1316, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 03164-300, Brazil
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Besides visiting the informative exhibitions, one can also seek info on their ancestors, as this place used to be the first destination of immigrants coming to São Paulo.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank g_marianaa
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Brazil's immigrant history is creatively displayed with interactive exhibits, short documentaries, and artifacts used by immigrants. The grounds are immaculate; the staff polite and helpful. But I did not care for the walk from the subway station. I was watching my back the whole time....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is a place telling the story of immigrants of all nations to Brazil. A very nice garden, very well treated, a lot of information and articles. There is a hall as well, where events are held. Immigrants can organize their events for free in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Zornitsa A
Reviewed 24 April 2018

This is the place where the first immigrants were brought after landing by boat in Santos. They were "sorted out", given medical tests and documents. And then they were sent to fazendas or mines that were in dire need of manpower. The museum is in...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Marylene S
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Fantastic museum about the immigration to Brasil and São Paulo since the end of the 19th century. Really enlightening. I love the testimonials videos. Check out the letters from different countries with the immigration authorizations. Brazilian or not, this museum will resonate with you. One...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Rodrigo S
Reviewed 29 December 2017

This is a impressive museum with a great ambiance and it tells the story of the migrants who came from all over the world (including one from India) their struggles with poverty, adjustment to food, their determination and grit. It is a multimedia and interactive...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Nandita60
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

I recommend to all nationality special if you are from Italy, germany and Japanese. If you are not it worth “any ways”! You will understand how important the immigrants are for sao paulo!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank srbarral
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This museum is awesome. It tells the history of immigration on a interactive way, mixing old and modern immigration regarding São Paulo. A very good option, well organized with excelent exihibits. A must see for anyone that is interested in society's formation and a good...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank tales B
MuseudaImigracao, ComunicaçãoMI at Museum of Immigration of the State of Sao Paulo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hello, The Immigration Museum thanks you for your evaluation and for sharing your experience with others. The opinion of the visitors is very important for all the MI team.

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Visited this museum. It gave a very interesting view on immigration worldwide during history and immigration towards Sao Paulo in particular. Nice to get an impression on the process and impact on all involved people. Must see in Sao Paulo!!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank travellingcharly
MuseudaImigracao, Comunicação at Museum of Immigration of the State of Sao Paulo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Hi, fjo 3! It's great to see your review here. The Immigration Museum (Museu da Imigração) is grateful for your message and for recommending our work. We hope you come and visit us more times! ;)

Reviewed 3 August 2017

Ever wondered what immigrants from Europe felt like when arriving in the new world? Here you can see their bunk beds, collective dorms, and step on the very stones they walked on while waiting for a job and a chance somewhere else. Not to mention...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Marco-A-Castilho
Museu_da_Imigracao, Comunicação at Museum of Immigration of the State of Sao Paulo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Hello, Marco The Museu da Imigração (Immigration Museum) thanks you for your rating and for sharing your experience with others. We hope you come back to visit us more times. Att, MI Team

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