Museu Xingu

Top choice museum in Avenida Paulista, Jardins & Around

Relatively unknown and blissfully uncrowded, the unassuming Casa Amarela is part NGO handicraft shop, part two-table romantic cafe and part tiny Museu Xingu. The latter boasts one the world's best collections of artifacts from Irmãos Villas-Bôas, a three-brother Brazilian activist team who were the first white men to ever come in contact with upper Xingu river indigenous communities of the Amazon.

They were responsible for the preservation of South America's first indigenous reserve, Parque Indígena do Xingu, in 1961.