Valuing the diversity of the Portuguese language, celebrating it as a fundamental and founding element of culture and bringing it closer to speakers of the language throughout the world. It was with these objectives that the Portuguese Language Museum was born; the same goals with which it is reborn, in 2021, after its reconstruction in the Luz Station building.
The museum opened to the public for the first time in 2006, with the city of São Paulo as its home, which houses the largest population of Portuguese-speakers in the world. Luz Station was one of the main passage points for immigrants arriving in the country and, to this day, it is a dynamic space for contact and coexistence between various cultures and social classes, sheltering accents from all over Brazil.
In its first 10 years of operation, the Portuguese Language Museum received 3,931,040 visitors, who were able to connect in a playful and exciting way to the language’s origins, its history, its influences and the forms it takes in the daily lives of the population.