Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #12 in São Paulo, Brazil


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 16 sights
Distance 11.6 km
Ascend 303 m
Descend 336 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: 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)

201 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 2: Praça Ramos de Azevedo

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The Ramos de Azevedo Square is located in the República district, in the center of the Brazilian city of São Paulo, and is famous for being home to the Municipal Theater. It was created in 1911, after the theater's inauguration, under the name Esplanada do Theatro. It was renamed in 1928, after the death of the architect Ramos de Azevedo.

Wikipedia: Ramos de Azevedo Square (EN)

86 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 3: Municipal Theatre of São Paulo

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Municipal Theatre of São Paulo Theatro Municipal de São Paulo / Conteúdo restrito

The Theatro Municipal de São Paulo is a Brazilian theater located in the city of São Paulo, designed by the architects Ramos de Azevedo, Claudio Rossi and Domiziano Rossi in an eclectic architectural style, inspired by the Paris Opera and inaugurated in 1911. It is one of the city's postcards, located in Praça Ramos de Azevedo, also considered one of the most important theaters in the country. Built to meet the desire of the São Paulo elite of the time, who wanted the city to be at the level of the great cultural centers.

Wikipedia: Teatro Municipal de São Paulo (PT)

454 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 4: Largo do Paissandú

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Largo do Paiçandu is an area of the República district, in the central area of the city of São Paulo, Brazil. It was named in 1865 after the Siege of Paysandu. Currently, it It is located within a quadrilateral formed by São João, Conselheiro Crispiniano, Rio Branco and Dom José de Barros streets. At the end of the 19th century, it was an important circus zone in the city.

Wikipedia: Largo do Paiçandu (EN)

579 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 5: Praça da República

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Praça da República is a park and public square in the República neighborhood of São Paulo, Brazil. The park covers several city blocks between Rua Pedro Américo, Rua Vinte e Quatro de Maio, Avenida Ipiranga, and Avenida São João in the historic center of the city. Praça da República had many names before 1889, including Largo dos Curros, Largo da Palha, Praça das Milícias, Largo Sete de Abril, and Praça 15 de Novembro.

Wikipedia: Praça da República (São Paulo) (EN)

331 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 6: Secretaria da Educação do Estado de São Paulo

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Secretaria da Educação do Estado de São Paulo

Casa Caetano de Campos, located in São Paulo, is considered one of the milestones in the process of renewing education in Brazil. Inaugurated on August 2, 1894 during a period of great investments in the education sector, the building was developed to host the First Normal School of the Capital, which became known as the Caetano de Campos Normal School in honor of the physician and professor Antônio Caetano de Campos, director of the institution in the period in which the reform of São Paulo education took place. In addition, in 1934, it served as a support for the implementation of the University of São Paulo (USP) and hosted the Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters for a time.

Wikipedia: Casa Caetano de Campos (PT)

155 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: Edifício Itália

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Edifício Itália is a 165 m (541 ft) tall 46-story skyscraper located in the República district, Central Zone of São Paulo, Brazil. Built from 1956 to 1965, it has a rooftop observation deck, open for tourists.

Wikipedia: Edifício Itália (EN), Website

258 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 8: Copan Building

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The Edifício Copan is a 118.44-metre (459 ft.) tall, 38-story residential building in downtown São Paulo, Brazil. It has 1,160 apartments, 70 commercial establishments and is one of the largest buildings in Brazil.

Wikipedia: Edifício Copan (EN)

158 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: Edifício do Tribunal de Justiça de São Paulo

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Ipiranga 165 is a building located at Avenida Ipiranga, n°165, in the center of the city of São Paulo, functioning, since 2007, as the office of the judges of the Court of Justice of São Paulo (TJSP), when it was transferred from Avenida Paulista. Until 2004, the building functioned as the Hilton Hotel, one of the first luxury hotels in the city of São Paulo, and one of the most important, which today is located on Avenida Nações Unidas, in the Itaim Bibi neighborhood, in the south zone of the city of São Paulo. For three years, between 2004 and 2007, the building remained deactivated after the hotel was relocated. After a partial renovation of its structure, it became the workplace of 126 judges of the Public Law Chambers.

Wikipedia: Edifício do Tribunal de Justiça de São Paulo (PT)

581 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 10: Busto do Luis Gama

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Luiz Gama is a monument by Yolando Mallozzi, located in Largo do Aruache. The date of creation is November 22, 1931. The work was produced with granite, bronze and concrete and portrays Luiz Gama.

Wikipedia: Luiz Gama (Yolando Mallozzi) (PT)

799 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 11: Largo Santa Cecília

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Largo Santa Cecília

Largo de Santa Cecília is located in the district of the central region of the city of São Paulo. It is surrounded by Rua das Palmeiras, where, in continuity, Sebastião Pereira, Helvetia, Ana Cintra and Amaral Gurgel streets begin.

Wikipedia: Largo de Santa Cecília (PT)

1207 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 12: Theatro São Pedro

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Teatro São Pedro (English: São Pedro Theater) is located in São Paulo, Brazil. It was created by the Portuguese Manuel Fernandes Lopes and inaugurated on January 20, 1917 with the performances of the plays A Moreninha and O Escravo de Lúcifer. It is the second oldest operating theater in São Paulo.

Wikipedia: Teatro São Pedro (São Paulo) (EN), Website, Facebook

1280 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 13: Paróquia Imaculado Coração de Maria

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Igreja do Imaculado Coração de Maria (ICM) is a church located in São Paulo, Brazil. It is located in the district of Santa Cecilia, and was built between 1897 and 1899, replacing the Church Yard College demolished in 1896.

Wikipedia: Igreja do Imaculado Coração de Maria (São Paulo) (EN)

1585 meters / 19 minutes

Sight 14: Santos FC Business Center

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Santos FC Business Center

Santos Futebol Clube, commonly known simply as Santos or Santos FC, is a Brazilian sports club based in Vila Belmiro, a bairro in the city of Santos. It is also the team with the most goals in football history. It plays in the Campeonato Paulista, the State of São Paulo's premier state league, as well as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, the second tier of the Brazilian football league system, after getting relegated in the 2023 season for the first time in the club's history.

Wikipedia: Santos FC (EN), Website, Website

1946 meters / 23 minutes

Sight 15: Parque da Água Branca

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Parque da Água BrancaDennis Fidalgo from São Paulo, Brasil / CC BY-SA 2.0

Água Branca State Park is a park located in the district of Barra Funda, in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. The site has 136,765.41m², and is located on Avenida Francisco Matarazzo in the Água Branca neighborhood. Conceived by the Brazilian Rural Society (SRB), an entity representing Brazilian agriculture, the Park began to be formed in 1905 and was inaugurated on June 2, 1929 by the Secretary of Agriculture Dr. Fernando de Sousa Costa, responsible for providing new aspects to the animal industry, also creating the Department of Dairy Products of the Animal Industry. With the objective of hosting exhibitions and zootechnical tests, the park was created in a period when Água Branca Avenue had not even been paved. The park was listed in 1996 by Condephaat as cultural, historical, architectural, tourist, technological and landscape heritage of the state of São Paulo, and in 2004 by CONPRESP, for its historical, architectural and landscape-environmental value.

Wikipedia: Parque da Água Branca (PT), Website

1955 meters / 23 minutes

Sight 16: Teatro Bradesco

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Teatro Bradesco is a theatre in São Paulo, Brazil.

Wikipedia: Teatro Bradesco (EN)


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