MIL OSI Translation. Region: Portuguese / Latin America –
Source: Republic of Brazil 2
PELÉ 80 ANOS It is also possible to learn more about the history of the former athlete at the Pelé Museum and at the Santos FC Conquistas Memorial, both at Baixada Santista
By Rafael Brais
One of the main tourist and cultural attractions of São Paulo (SP), the Football Museum reopened to the public with a great tribute to Edson Arantes do Nascimento’s eightieth birthday. “Pelé 80 – the King of Football” is an exhibition that tells a little about the ex-athlete’s history, his life, his achievements and his trajectory as one of the icons of Brazil. The show, which adopts all biosafety protocols, runs until April 2021. The exhibition is curated by the scenographer Gringo Cardia and has funds raised through the Culture Incentive Law, from the Special Secretariat for Culture. See more information HERE. The exhibition about King Pelé, according to the Football Museum, seeks to show this legend to generations who have not seen him play and transpose the image of the King into a universal and contemporary visuality. Right at the entrance to the museum, a huge sculpture of Pelé in the style of a mini-star invites the audience for selfies and photos before proceeding to the film session created by Gringo Cardia especially for the exhibition. All of Pelé’s trajectory is told through the assembly and animation of 444 historical images, which cover the former player’s early years in Três Corações, in the interior of Minas Gerais, until the achievement of world fame in the 1958 World Cup; the 18 years defending Santos Futebol Clube; the definitive consecration in the 1970 World Cup and the last game for the Cosmos, in New York. FOOTBALL MUSEUM – Located in an area of 6,900 m² on the other side of the stands of the Pacaembu Stadium, the Football Museum was inaugurated on September 29, 2008 and is one of the most visited in the country. The space is fully accessible to the public of people with disabilities and foreigners, offering varied resources, both for physical accessibility (escalators, elevators, tactile floor, wheelchair) and for communicational accessibility (audio guides in English, Spanish and for the blind, tactile models, sensory materials, etc.). PROTOCOLS – Because of the pandemic, the Football Museum is open during reduced hours, from Thursday to Sunday, from 1 pm to 7 pm. Tickets will be sold exclusively over the internet and by appointment, to avoid queues. In addition, the place is taking measures to limit the public: only 10 visitors are allowed to enter every 25 minutes; mandatory use of masks for people aged 3 and over; social distancing; making alcohol gel available to visitors at various points in the exhibition; suspension of services such as luggage storage and loan of wheelchairs and baby carriages.SANTOS – Those who want to know more about Pelé’s life and still enjoy the beauties of Baixada Santista, find in Santos (SP) unique tourist spots, such as the Museum Pelé, whose access can be done by the Tourist Tram. The Museum has a special program in honor of the former player’s 80th birthday, with an exhibition of paintings by various artists that portray Pelé in art form. For visitation and a tour of the Pelé Museum, the use of masks is mandatory and the local administration measures the temperature of the visitors, which is reduced to 40%, makes alcohol gel 70% available, in addition to guiding the minimum distance between people. The Pelé Museum operates from Thursday to Sunday, from 10 am to 4 pm (ticket office closes at 3 pm) and the tram runs from Thursday to Sunday, from 12 pm to 4 pm (departures every full hour). The Pelé Museum is a 4,400 square meter complex. Its collection consists of approximately 2,500 pieces, of which the ones that are part of each exhibition are selected, and tell the trajectory and achievements of the athlete and the man. Interactive Space – Interactivity techniques will make the visitor to the Pelé Museum feel part of the show! MORE SKIN – With a reopening date for this Saturday (24.10), the Memorial of Achievements “Milton Teixeira”, by Santos Futebol Clube, also brings many memories of the former player and several trophies that passed through the hands (and feet) of the King. The place will reopen for public viewing from 10 am to 6 pm, from Tuesday to Sunday. Capacity is limited to 60% of the site, which totals 54 people, and only simple visits (does not include a press room, changing room and field). Santos FC museum staff is prepared to meet all safety protocols, with carpet sanitizer, digital thermometer, alcohol gel and visual communication. The Memorial das Conquistas is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the State of São Paulo and is located at the Urbano Caldeira Stadium, in Vila Belmiro. The Memorial das Conquistas shows Santos FC’s trajectory in a 308 m² space and, as a way to honor the greatest player of all time, the site has an exclusive space dedicated to Pele. Visitors can also relive the history of the club with the exhibition of old documents, balls, shirts, streamers, cups, a video and trophy projection room. Edition: Victor Maciel
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