With more than 85 sculptures scattered around its hilltop park, the Felicia Leirner Museum (Museu Felicia Leirner) is an enchanting space where art meets nature. The open-air gallery is the life’s work of Polish sculptor Felicia Leirner and is also home to the Claudio Santoro Auditorium.The Basics
Explore the garden on a self-guided tour by following the walking trails around the parklands; exploring independently allows you to stop to admire the sculptures whenever you like. The sculptures are carved from bronze, white cement, and granite, and include a Tree of Poetry, which has poems hanging from its branches. The garden also offers a number of scenic viewpoints and is home to diverse plants and flowers, including orchids, cacti, bromeliads, and Araucaria.Things to Know Before You Go
How to Get There
- Felicia Leirner Museum (Museu Felicia Leirner) is a must-visit for lovers of art and nature.
- Put aside around one hour to visit the museum.
- The museum is outdoors, so dress appropriately and wear shoes comfortable for walking.
- The museum has a restaurant, cafeteria, and picnic areas.
- The museum is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.
The Felicia Leirner Museum is located four miles (six kilometers) west of Campos do Jordão, along the Floriano Rodrigues Pinheiro (SP-123) highway. There’s no public transport directly to the museum, but you can take a taxi from the town and there is plenty of parking on-site. Shuttle buses run to the museum and Claudio Santoro Auditorium during the Campos do Jordão International Festival.
When to Get There
The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday from morning until early evening year-round; admission is free on a Sunday. The most popular time to visit is during the winter Campos do Jordão International Festival, which runs from late June through July; avoid visiting during show times if you want to escape the crowds.
Claudio Santoro Auditorium
At the heart of the Felicia Leirnar sculpture park, the Claudio Santoro Auditorium is one of the region’s most notable venues and hosts the annual Campos do Jordão International Festival, one of the largest classical music events in Latin America. An intimate venue, with space for up to 814 spectators, it’s named after acclaimed Manaus-born musician Claudio Franco de Sá Santoro, and features glass-panelled walls that flood the theater with natural light; you can access the auditorium as part of your museum tour.