Museu da Língua Portuguesa
Estação da Luz
Across the street from the Parque da Luz sits Estação da Luz , a classic late-Victorian train station constructed with materials...
Memorial da Resistência
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Pinacoteca do Estado
This elegant neoclassical museum houses an excellent collection of Brazilian – and especially Paulista – art from the 19th century to...
Sala São Paulo
Excellent classical-music venue in refurbished train station Estação Júlio Prestes.
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Praça da Luz · interesting places nearby
Museu da Língua Portuguesa information
Half of Estação da Luz has been given over to this museum, with fascinating permanent exhibits documenting the rise of the Brazilian language as distinct from European Portuguese, as well as creative temporary installations celebrating Brazilian literature.
A horrible fire – started by a short-circuited lamp – destroyed the top two floors of the museum in late 2015 and much of its collection (which was thankfully digitized). The museum is expected to be rebuilt, but it likely to be closed for an extended period of time.