São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP) Tours

Said to host one of the finest art collections in the Southern Hemisphere, Sao Paulo Museum of Art (MASP) is where to go in Brazil if you want to get your fill of Boschs and Bellinis, Van Goghs and Gauguins. There are over 8,000 works in total, and, unusually, the rooms housing the permanent collection are arranged by theme rather than in chronological order. 

As you make your way round the large museum, you'll see dozens of Degas sculptures and works by some of Spain’s most famous painters including Picasso and Velazquez. Representing the Latin American front, familiar names donning the walls include Diego Rivera, Candido Portinari, Torres Garcia, and Anita Malfatti.

Built in 1968 and designed by the modernist architect Lina Bo, MASP is a flash of red and grey in the heart of Paulista Avenue — Sao Paulo's main boulevard of gleaming skyscrapers and banking headquarters, and the museum is almost as famous for the iconic concrete and glass building it sits in as it is its art. 

MASP is mainly dedicated to international art rather than Brazilian offerings, but there is a permanent collection showing the best of the country's modern artworks, prints, and drawings. Housing a collection of over 40,000 publications in all, the museum is also home to one of Brazil’s largest art libraries. There's also a museum restaurant, Prêt no MAM, just to the left of the museum entrance. 

Practical Info

Closed Mondays, MASP is open Tuesday-Sunday from 11am-5pm (and until 8pm on Thursdays). Entrance to MASP costs R$15. Lunch is served until 5pm Tuesdays to Fridays, and until 4pm Saturdays and Sundays.
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Address: Paulista Avenue, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Hours: Open Tuesday-Sunday 11am-5pm (until 8pm on Thursdays)
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Admission: R$15
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Private São Paulo Layover Tour from GRU, VCP, and CGH Airports

Take advantage of a layover in São Paulo with this private tour. After the airport (if applicable), you and your guide/driver will visit the city's popular attractions based on your interests such as the soccer stadium, Ibirapuera Park, and more. The tour includes round-trip transportation to/from the airport, if you're on a layover or you can be picked up and dropped off at your hotel in São Paulo.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Architecture Tour of São Paulo

See the architectural highlights of São Paulo during this private 3-hour tour. In a private vehicle, explore the eclectic city, with styles ranging from modernist to colonial Portuguese, with a local architecture guide. Stop by the São Paulo Museum of Art, the Unique Hotel and the Edifício Copan. Learn about the city's architectural history and diversity through commentary from your guide. Round-trip transportation from São Paulo hotels is included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Capture the spirit of São Paulo during this 4-hour comprehensive walking tour. With your local guide, get to know the urban atmosphere from street level as you stroll through the city's streetscapes. Stop at landmarks like Ibirapuera Park, Edifício Itália and Estação da Luz. Learn about the city's history, culture, food and traditions through your guide's narration, making plenty of stops to rest and take photos along the way. Round-trip transportation from centrally located São Paulo hotels is included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Architecture Tour - São Paulo

Freedom, comfort and personalization are paramount factors to us! Our professional guides will provide you and any possible companions with the most fulfilling and enlightening experience possible, suitable to your unique tastes. We rely on the personality and particular interests of our passengers when choosing routes, attractions, recommendations and explanations, which has yielded the best results in nearly 20 years of practice!
  • Duration: 3 to 5 hrs
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Private Museums Tour - São Paulo

Freedom, comfort and personalization are paramount factors to us! Our professional guides will provide you and any possible companions with the most fulfilling and enlightening experience possible, suitable to your unique tastes. We rely on the personality and particular interests of our passengers when choosing routes, attractions, recommendations and explanations, which has yielded the best results in nearly 20 years of practice!
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