The magnificent Museu Paulista or Museu do Ipiranga majestically punctuates the manicured layout of Independence Park. Its construction began in 1884 and its architecture is archetypical of a Renaissance palace. Opened to the public as a museum almost a decade later, it houses a large collection of paintings, artifacts, sculptures, furniture and documents that attract tourists throngs aplenty. The assortment dates from the mid-19th Century to the early 1900s and is of tremendous significance to the country's independence. The 1888 "Independence or Death" painting by artist Pedro Américo is a must-see. Outside the museum are landscaped gardens inspired by the Palace of Versailles in France, as well as the Monument to Independence and the Casa do Grito e Capela Imperial.
Attractions & Landmarks
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- Nearest Train: Ipiranga