Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #8 in São Paulo, Brazil


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 19 sights
Distance 9.2 km
Ascend 384 m
Descend 374 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: Luz Station

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Luz Station is a commuter rail and intercity rail station in the Bom Retiro district of São Paulo, Brazil, serving RFFSA, the intercity rail network of Brazil, CPTM Line 7-Ruby, Line 11-Coral and Line 13–Jade (Airport-Express). It has subway connections to São Paulo Metro Line 1-Blue and ViaQuatro Line 4-Yellow via its underground metro station of the same name.

Wikipedia: Luz Station (EN)

1667 meters / 20 minutes

Sight 2: 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 3: 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

323 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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)

352 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 7: 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 8: 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)

238 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: Edifício Martinelli

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Edifício Martinelli

The Martinelli Building, with 28 floors, is the first skyscraper built in Brazil. Located in São Paulo, it is 105 meters tall.

Wikipedia: Martinelli Building (EN)

122 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 10: Altino Arantes Building

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Altino Arantes Building

The Altino Arantes Building, also known as the Banespa Building, and most popularly by Banespão is an important Art Deco skyscraper located in São Paulo, Brazil.

Wikipedia: Altino Arantes Building (EN)

35 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 11: Edifício Banco de São Paulo

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The building of the former Bank of São Paulo is a monument listed in the center of the city of São Paulo. Located at Antônio Prado Square number 9 and 15 de Novembro Street number 347, he was officially listed by Condephaat in 2003 for its historical-archithetical importance for the city of São Paulo.

Wikipedia: Edifício Banco de São Paulo (PT)

357 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 12: 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)

116 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 13: 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)

1058 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 14: Catavento Cultural e Educacional

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The Catavento Museum is an interactive museum, inaugurated in 2009. It is dedicated to science and its dissemination, and is located in the Palácio das Indústrias, in São Paulo, Brazil. The 12,000 square meter space is divided into 4 sections: "Universo" ("Universe"),"Vida" ("Life"), "Engenho" ("Ingenuity") and "Sociedade" ("Society") and has more than 250 installations. Aimed at young audiences, it was founded by the state secretariats of culture and education, with an investment of 20 million reais after 14 months of construction.

Wikipedia: Catavento Museum (EN), Website

811 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 15: 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 16: 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)

882 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 17: 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)

610 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 18: 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)

619 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 19: 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)


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