MASP: Museu de Arte de São Paulo

MASP

One of the most important museums of São Paulo, MASP is located in the current financial heart of the city on Paulista Avenue. It was designed by the architect Lina Bo Bardi and inaugurated in 1968, with the presence of Queen Elizabeth II. The building is considered a landmark of São Paulo and one of the main symbols of the modern Brazilian architecture. Its remarkable design really calls our attention when we´re passing by Paulista Avenue. The building is conceived by a sustained structure, which stands eight meters above the floor, with the use of four pillars connected by two huge concrete beams. Besides its amazing architecture, the museum is internationally recognized for its collection of European art and for its assemblage of Brazilian art, prints and drawings, as well as smaller collections of African and Asian art, antiquities and decorative arts. It opens from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday and it closes on Mondays. It’s open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays. The ticket price is R$15 for adults and the reduced rate for students is R$ 7. The entrance is free on Tuesdays.

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