Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #6 in São Paulo, Brazil


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 19 sights
Distance 7.6 km
Ascend 291 m
Descend 294 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: 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)

158 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 2: 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)

903 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 3: 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)

350 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 4: 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)

237 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 5: Igreja São Francisco

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The Church of São Francisco de Assis is a temple of the Roman Catholic Church located in Largo de São Francisco, in the historic center of São Paulo, Brazil.

Wikipedia: Igreja São Francisco de Assis (São Paulo) (PT), Website

18 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 6: Convento São Francisco

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The Church and Convent of Saint Francis was a religious institution installed in the town of São Paulo during colonial Brazil. In the 19th century, the convent was converted into a Law School. The Church of the Wounds of the Seraphic Father Saint Francis, built by the Secular Franciscan Order, is next to it.

Wikipedia: Church and Convent of Saint Francis (São Paulo) (EN)

391 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 7: Marco Zero

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Marco Zero is a geographic monument in downtown São Paulo. In 1934, the marble milestone was installed in front of the São Paulo Cathedral on the Praça da Sé to symbolize the center of the city. The sculpture is a both a tourist attraction and a central point of reference for street numbers in the city. Marco Zero has been registered for historic preservation since 2007.

Wikipedia: Marco Zero (São Paulo) (EN)

242 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 8: São Paulo Cathedral

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São Paulo Cathedral

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady Assumption and Saint Paul, also known as the See Cathedral, is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of São Paulo, Brazil. Its current and seventh metropolitan archbishop is Dom Odilo Pedro Cardinal Scherer, appointed by Pope Benedict XVI on March 21, 2007, and installed on April 29 of the same year. The existing cathedral's construction, in a Gothic revival style, began in 1913 and ended four decades later. It was ready for its dedication on the 400th anniversary of the foundation of the then humble villa of São Paulo by Chief or Cacique Tibiriçá and the Jesuit priests Manuel da Nóbrega and José de Anchieta. Despite its Renaissance-style dome, the São Paulo Metropolitan Cathedral is considered by some to be the fourth largest neo-Gothic cathedral in the world.

Wikipedia: São Paulo Cathedral (EN)

493 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 9: Casa da Imagem

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House number one is a historic residence located in the center of São Paulo, Brazil, thus known for being located in No. 1 of the former Rua do Carmo, current 136-B of Roberto Simonsen Street. House No. 1 is a three -story house built where there was a pestle mud house, whose first owner, according to 1689, was Francisco Dias, and then sold to the Bandeirante Gothoy Moreira Gaspar. In 1855 he was transformed at the Ateneu Paulistano College and, with the death of his last director, was sold to Major Benedito Antônio da Silva, responsible for the construction in masonry, thus until today.

Wikipedia: Casa Número Um (PT)

116 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 10: Glória Imortal aos Fundadores de São Paulo

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Immortal glory of the founders of São Paulo is a monument located in São Paulo, created by Amedeo Zani and inaugurated in 1925. It is in the courtyard of the college.

Wikipedia: Glória imortal dos fundadores de São Paulo (PT)

572 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 11: Beco do Pinto

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The Beco do Pinto, also known as Beco do Colégio, is a passage located between the Casa Número Um and Solar da Marquesa de Santos in the center of São Paulo. It links the streets Roberto Simonsen and Bitterncourt Rodrigues. In Brazil's colonial times, it had the function of allowing the transit of people and animals between the Largo da Sé and the meadow of the Tamanduateí River. Today, under the administration of Casa da Imagem, it houses projects developed for the space by contemporary artists. The passage has been integrated as part of the Museu da Cidade de São Paulo.

Wikipedia: Beco do Pinto (EN)

674 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 12: Igreja Nossa Senhora da Boa Morte

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The Church of Our Lady of the Good Death or Church of the Good Death of the Virgin Mary is a Catholic temple located in the center of the city of São Paulo. It is located at Rua do Carmo, 202, in the vicinity of Praça da Sé. [1]

Wikipedia: Igreja Nossa Senhora da Boa Morte (São Paulo) (PT)

221 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 13: Igreja do Carmo

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Igreja do Carmo

Igreja da Ordem Terceira do Carmo also known as the Capela da Venerável Ordem Terceira do Carmo or the Capela dos Terceiros do Carmo, is located in São Paulo, Brazil. It was founded in the second half of the 17th century by a group of laypeople as an adjacent chapel to the Convento do Carmo de São Paulo, which opened in 1592 and was demolished in 1928.

Wikipedia: Igreja da Ordem Terceira do Carmo (São Paulo) (EN)

815 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 14: Capela do Menino Jesus e Santa Luzia

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The Chapel of the Child Jesus and Santa Luzia is a Catholic religious temple located at 104 Tabatinguera Street, in the neighborhood of Sé, in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. In a neogotic style, typical of most buildings erected in Brazil in the early nineteenth century, the church inaugurated on December 13, 1901, a date of celebration of the patron saint's feast, was built by Italian architect Domenico Delpiano, one of the seven Salesian priests They arrived in Brazil in 1883, and has ornamental works by the painter Florentino Orestes Sercelli, considered a reference when it comes to artistic manifestations in churches.

Wikipedia: Capela do Menino Jesus e Santa Luzia (PT)

619 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 15: Chapel of the Afflicted

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The Chapel of Our Lady of the Afflicted, popularly known as the Chapel of the Afflicted, is located on a small street in Liberdade, between Rua Galvão Bueno and Rua da Glória, with access through Rua dos Estudantes and next to Estação Liberdade, where one of the few alleys still existing in São Paulo (city) still remains. the Alley of the Afflicted. Inaugurated in 1775, a period in which it was customary for burial to take place inside churches, this open-air cemetery was reserved only for the burial of paupers, slaves who did not belong to the Brotherhood of the Rosary and for those condemned to death on the gallows, known as tortured.

Wikipedia: Capela dos Aflitos (PT)

181 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 16: Capela de Santa Cruz das Almas dos Enforcados

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The Church of the Holy Cross of the Souls of the Hanged, or simply "Church of the Souls", is located in the neighborhood of Liberdade in the city of São Paulo, Brazil

Wikipedia: Igreja Santa Cruz das Almas dos Enforcados (PT)

483 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 17: Igreja São Gonçalo

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The São Gonçalo Church is a Catholic temple located in Praça Dr. João Mendes, in the center of the city of São Paulo, headquarters of the Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption and São Paulo and the Japanese-Brazilian Personal Parish of São Gonçalo.

Wikipedia: Igreja São Gonçalo (São Paulo) (PT)

1082 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 18: Casa de Dona Yayá

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Dona Yayá's house is a historic construction in the Bixiga region, in the Bela Vista neighborhood, in São Paulo, and is currently run by the Center for Cultural Preservation of the University of São Paulo. Built in the late nineteenth century, the house is a symbol of eclectic architecture of the central region of São Paulo, with characteristics that symbolize different periods of the history of the city of the last 100 years. Considered one of the last buildings of the farm belt that circumvented the city center in the twentieth century, the house today has characteristics attributed by four major reforms made by its five different owners over the years.

Wikipedia: Casa de Dona Yayá (PT)

28 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 19: Centro de Preservação Cultural

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The Center for Cultural Preservation (CPC) of the University of São Paulo is a center for the elaboration of reflections and actions related to the collection, conservation, research, experimentation and communication of testimonies of the cultural heritage of the Dean of Culture and University Extension of USP.

Wikipedia: Centro de Preservação Cultural da Universidade de São Paulo (PT), Facebook, Website


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