Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in São Paulo, Brazil


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 8 sights
Distance 2.4 km
Ascend 125 m
Descend 91 m

Explore São Paulo in Brazil with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in São PauloIndividual Sights in São Paulo

Sight 1: Parque Dom Pedro II

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Parque Dom Pedro II is a park located in the Sé neighborhood of São Paulo, Brazil. It lies on the border between the Historic Center of São Paulo and the Brás neighborhood.

Wikipedia: Parque Dom Pedro II (EN)

1153 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 2: Museu Anchieta

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The Anchieta Museum is located in the square of Pátio do Colégio, in the center of São Paulo, which is considered a place of collective memory for São Paulo and national education, having a collection of excellence for the history of education.

Wikipedia: Museu Anchieta (PT)

459 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 3: Igreja de Santo Antônio

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The Santo Antônio Church is a Catholic temple located in the center of the city of São Paulo (Brazil), in the Patriarch Square, near the Viaduto do Chá. The Church is a historical heritage of the state, in addition to being considered the oldest remaining church in the city, founded in the last decades of the sixteenth century - as attested by the first documentary records of its existence, dated 1592. In the seventeenth century, it housed the Franciscan Order, and in the eighteenth century it was subordinated to the Brotherhood of Our Lady of the Rosary of the White Men. It has undergone several renovations and interventions over the last four centuries, especially in its façade, reinaugurated in an eclectic style in 1919.

Wikipedia: Igreja Santo Antônio (São Paulo) (PT)

93 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 4: Edifício Matarazzo

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Matarazzo Building, also known as Palácio do Anhangabaú, is the city hall of the city of São Paulo, Brazil. It belonged to Banespa until 2004, when it was sold to the city government. It was designed by Italian architect Marcello Piacentini under the will of Ermelino Matarazzo, in order to host the headquarters of his industries. The building's architectural style looks like Art Deco.

Wikipedia: Matarazzo Building (EN)

169 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: Edifício Sampaio Moreira

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The Sampaio Moreira Building is located at 346, Líbero Badaró street, in the central region of São Paulo. With twelve floors and 50 metres (160 ft) high, the building was named Sampaio Moreira after its owner José de Sampaio Moreira (1866-1943), a merchant who the architect Christiano Stockler convinced in 1920 to make the building that would complete the Anhangabaú Park monument, which was finished four years later.

Wikipedia: Sampaio Moreira Building (EN)

164 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Vale do Anhangabaú

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Vale do Anhangabaú is a region in the city center of São Paulo, located between the viaducts do Chá and Santa Ifigênia. It is a public space commonly characterized as park, where events have traditionally been organized, such as public demonstrations, political rallies, presentations and popular shows. It is considered the point that separates the Old City Center from the New City Center.

Wikipedia: Vale do Anhangabaú (EN)

255 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 7: Shopping Light

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The Alexandre Mackenzie Building, also known as the Light Building, is a construction located in the central area of the city of São Paulo, between the intersection of Coronel Xavier de Toledo Street and the Viaduto do Chá, designed by the Americans Preston and Curtis and executed by Severo, Villares & Cia. Ltda. It was the headquarters of the São Paulo Tramway, Light and Power Company and later of the former state-owned Eletropaulo. It was completed in 1929 and extended in 1941. Since 1999, after careful restoration, it houses Shopping Light.

Wikipedia: Alexandre Mackenzie Building (EN)

143 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: Viaduto do Chá

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Viaduto do Chá Felipe Mostarda / CC BY-SA 3.0

Viaduto do Chá is a viaduct of São Paulo, Brazil. It was the first viaduct built in the city, and was instigated by Jules Martin, a French immigrant to the city. The 240-metre (790 ft) span crosses the Vale do Anhangabaú. Originally conceived in 1877, construction started in 1888 before being stopped one month later by a court case brought by local residents. Construction resumed in 1889, and the iron bridge was completed in 1892. The original viaduct was replaced in 1938 with a new concrete span. It often appears in TV interviews, as well as films and telenovelas set in São Paulo.

Wikipedia: Viaduto do Chá (EN)


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