Museu do Ipiranga, São Paulo, Brazil


The full name is “The Museu Paulista of the University of São Paulo/Museu Paulista da Universidade de São Paulo”, but are commonly called Museu do Ipiranga or simply Museu Paulista. The building was built as a memorial of the declaration of independence and it was opened as a museum in 1895. The museum has a collection of more than 125 000 items mostly from the São Paulo region, but also from rest of Brazil.

Unfortunately we where not allowed to take photos inside.

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Further down, on the banks of the Ipiranga Brook, where Prince Pedro I proclaimed “Independence or Death/Independência ou Morte” on September 7, 1822, stands the Monument to the Independence of Brazil. Pedro I became later the first Emperor of Brazil. Inside the monument, it was later added the Brazilian Imperial Crypt and Chapel to house the remains of Emperor Pedro I of Brazil, also King Pedro IV of Portugal, and his wives.

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This is another glimpse into our rich archive, the photos where taken with my very first digital compact camera in 2005.

 

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