Fodor's Expert Review Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP)

Avenida Paulista and Bixiga Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice

A striking low-rise building elevated on two massive concrete pillars holds one of the city's premier fine-arts collections. The highlights include works by Van Gogh, Renoir, Delacroix, Cézanne, Monet, Rembrandt, Picasso, and Degas. The baroque sculptor Aleijadinho, the expressionist painter Lasar Segall, and the expressionist/surrealist painter Cândido Portinari are three of the many Brazilian artists represented. The huge open area beneath the museum is often used for cultural events and protests, and is the site of a charming Sunday antiques fair.

Museum/Gallery Notable Building Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Av. Paulista 1578
São Paulo, São Paulo  01310–200, Brazil


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: R$15; free Tues., Tues.–Wed. and Fri.–Sun. 10–6, Thurs. 10–8, R$35; free Tues., Closed Mon.

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