Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #14 in São Paulo, Brazil


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Heritage & Space
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Tour Facts

Number of sights 5 sights
Distance 4 km
Ascend 81 m
Descend 77 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: Monumento a Ramos de Azevedo

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The Monument to Ramos de Azevedo is a sculptural set in bronze and granite located in the city of São Paulo. It was designed by Italian-born Brazilian sculptor Galileo Emendabili as a posthumous tribute to Francisco de Paula Ramos de Azevedo, one of the most prominent names in architecture and urbanism in São Paulo. Azevedo died on 12 June 1928 and the monument in his honor, chosen through a competition, was inaugurated on 25 January 1934, the city's anniversary. Originally located on Tiradentes Avenue, in front of the Pinacoteca do Estado building - an important work by Azevedo himself - it was dismantled in 1967, due to the construction of São Paulo's metro, and then transferred to the Cidade Universitária Armando de Salles Oliveira in 1973, where it remains until today, in the square that bears Azevedo's name, next to the Polytechnic School, an institution he helped to create. Construction of the monument began in 1929 and was finished six years later.

Wikipedia: Monument to Ramos de Azevedo (EN)

704 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 2: Museu de Oceanografia

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The Oceanographic Museum of the Oceanographic Institute of the University of São Paulo was founded in October 1988, located in Oceanographic Square in University City, with the aim of spreading the oceanographic science and research conducted by the Oceanographic Institute (IOUS), and promotes activities culturally for society. The museum maintains permanent exhibitions with a collection divided into modules that show the dynamics, structure and biodiversity of the oceans as well as aspects of oceanography science. It is intended to be a reference institution in the transmission of knowledge about the oceans and also to the contribution to responses to local and global problems, related to climate and sustained exploitation of marine ecosystems. Teachers of the Institute actively participate in the referral of questions with immediate application to the preservation and conservation of the marine environment, when requested by companies, public and private agencies. The Oceanographic Museum receives about 25,000 annual visitors.

Wikipedia: Museu Oceanográfico do Instituto Oceanográfico da Universidade de São Paulo (PT)

471 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 3: Museu de Geociências

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The Museum of Geosciences of the Institute of Geosciences of the University of São Paulo is a museum located inside the University of São Paulo, more precisely on the Butantã campus, in the Armando de Salles Oliveira University City. Its collection is diversified and includes areas of geology, mineralogy and paleontology, and is open to the public. It is an auxiliary unit linked to the Institute of Geosciences of USP. Since 1991, the Museum has occupied an area of 550 m², located on the first floor of the main building of the Institute of Geosciences of USP, but it also has open spaces for other and larger exhibitions.

Wikipedia: Museu de Geociências do Instituto de Geociências da USP (PT)

896 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 4: Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo

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The Museum of Contemporary Art, University of São Paulo is a contemporary art museum located in the main campus of the University of São Paulo, in São Paulo, Brazil, and in Ibirapuera Park, in the same city. It is one of the largest art museums in the country.

Wikipedia: Museum of Contemporary Art, University of São Paulo (EN), Website

1964 meters / 24 minutes

Sight 5: Casa do Bandeirante

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The Butantã's House, or Bandeirante's House, is a Bandeirista-style building from the Brazilian colonial period located in Butantã, a neighborhood of the city of São Paulo; representing one of the typical rural dwelling models of São Paulo, it was built around the first half of the 18th-century in an extensive area peripheral to the original urban nucleus. This house portrays an unusual example of building which follows the changes in the city of São Paulo since the first centuries of Portuguese colonization, demonstrating in its architectural design and in its walls the memory of the construction processes of the colonial architecture of São Paulo, in particular of wattle and daub, a technique used in the Bandeirist colonial architecture. It has 350 m2 divided among 12 rooms and front and back porches. Currently the site on which the house stands constitutes the Monteiro Lobato Square. This space was reserved for the preservation of the property when the neighborhood was developed by the City Company. During the 1950s, for the commemorations of the 4th Centennial of the city of São Paulo, the house was the object of a restoration project by Luís Saia. The house was listed by the Council for the Defense of Historical, Archaeological, Artistic and Tourist Heritage in 1982.

Wikipedia: Butantã's House (EN)


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