Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #4 in São Paulo, Brazil


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 5 sights
Distance 1.7 km
Ascend 64 m
Descend 29 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 à Independência

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Monumento à IndependênciaZé Carlos Barretta from São Paulo, Brasil / CC BY 2.0

The Monument to the Independence of Brazil is a granite and bronze monument located in the Independence Park in São Paulo, Brazil. It is also known as the Ipiranga Monument or the Altar of the Fatherland. The monument is located on the banks of the Ipiranga Brook, on the historic site where prince regent Pedro proclaimed the independence of the country on 7 September 1822.

Wikipedia: Monument to the Independence of Brazil (EN)

1227 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 2: Museu Paulista

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Museu Paulista

The Museu Paulista of the University of São Paulo, commonly known as Museu do Ipiranga, is a Brazilian history museum located near the place where Emperor Pedro I proclaimed Brazil's independence on the banks of Ipiranga brook in the Southeast region of the city of São Paulo, then the "Caminho do Mar," or road to the seashore. It contains a huge collection of furniture, documents and historically relevant artwork, especially relating to the Brazilian Empire era.

Wikipedia: Museu do Ipiranga (EN)

228 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 3: Desembarque de Pedro Álvares Cabral em Porto Seguro em 1500

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Desembarque de Pedro Álvares Cabral em Porto Seguro em 1500

The Landing of Pedro Álvares Cabral in Porto Seguro in 1500 is an oil painting by the Brazilian artist Oscar Pereira da Silva. The work, which was completed in 1900, depicts the first landing of Pedro Álvares Cabral's ships in 1500 on the land of present-day Brazil and the first meeting between Portuguese and indigenous Brazilian people. It established Oscar Pereira da Silva (1867-1939) as a prominent painter on the Brazilian artistic scene of the early 20th century. Pereira da Silva's painting is one of the most-referenced images of Pedro Álvares Cabral's arrival in Brazil, and is widely used in both textbooks and other academic publications. The painting was well received by society and the press of the time; its representation of indigenous Brazilians has been subsequently reexamined.

Wikipedia: The Landing of Pedro Álvares Cabral in Porto Seguro in 1500 (EN)

252 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: Independence or Death

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Independence or Death

The 1888 painting Independence or Death, also known as the Cry of Ipiranga is an oil on canvas painting by Pedro Américo, from 1888. It is the best known artwork representing the proclamation of the Brazilian independence.

Wikipedia: Independence or Death (painting) (EN)

6 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 5: Retrato de Maria Quitéria de Jesus Medeiros

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Retrato de Maria Quitéria de Jesus Medeiros

Portrait of Maria Quitéria de Jesus Medeiros is a painting by Domenico Failutti (1872-1923). Failutto, an Italian who worked in Brazil between 1917 and 1922, completed the work in 1920 on the occasion of the centenary of the Independence of Brazil. It depicts Maria Quitéria de Jesus (1792-1853), a combatant and folk hero in the campaign for the Independence of Bahia, a conflict part of the larger Brazilian independence movement.

Wikipedia: Portrait of Maria Quitéria de Jesus Medeiros (EN)


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