Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #9 in São Paulo, Brazil


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 20 sights
Distance 9.9 km
Ascend 233 m
Descend 232 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: 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

890 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 2: 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 3: 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)

129 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: 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)

441 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 5: 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)

510 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 6: 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)

419 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 7: Mirante do Vale

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Mirante do Vale

Mirante do Vale Building, commonly called Mirante do Vale, is a 170-metre (558 ft) office skyscraper located in São Paulo, Brazil, in the area of Downtown São Paulo and Vale do Anhangabaú. Constructed from 1959 to 1966, it was the tallest building in São Paulo for 54 years until 2022 when it was surpassed by Platina 220. Mirante do Vale was also the tallest in Brazil until 2014 when it was surpassed by Millennium Palace in Balneário Camboriú, Santa Catarina.

Wikipedia: Mirante do Vale (EN)

245 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 8: Nossa Senhora da Conceição da Santa Ifigênia

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Nossa Senhora da Conceição da Santa Ifigênia

The Basilica of the Most Blessed Sacrament is a Catholic basilica located at the corner of Casper Libero Avenue and Santa Ifigenia Street, in the district of the same name in the city of Sao Paulo in the south of Brazil. The Santa Ifigenia viaduct ends in front of the church.

Wikipedia: Basilica of the Most Blessed Sacrament, São Paulo (EN)

621 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 9: Museu do Crime

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The AIPESP Crime Museum houses a small permanent exhibition of paintings, photographs, documents, busts, old weapons, badges and various police utensils used by São Paulo police since the early twentieth century, located inside the Association of Investigators building São Paulo State Police (Aipesp).

Wikipedia: Museu do Crime da AIPESP (PT)

203 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 10: 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)

68 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 11: Museum of the Portuguese Language

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The Museum of the Portuguese Language is an interactive Portuguese language—and Linguistics/Language Development in general—museum in São Paulo, Brazil. It is housed in the Estação da Luz railway station, in the urban district of the same name. Three hundred thousand passengers arrive and leave the station every day, and the choice of the building for the launching of the museum is connected to the fact that it was mainly here that thousands of non-Portuguese speaking immigrants arriving from Europe and Asia into São Paulo via the Port of Santos got acquainted with the language for the first time. The idea of a museum-monument to the language was conceived by the São Paulo Secretary of Culture in conjunction with the Roberto Marinho Foundation, at a cost of around 37 million reais.

Wikipedia: Museum of the Portuguese Language (EN), Website

206 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 12: Parque da Luz

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Parque da Luz Picture taken by pt:Usuário:Gabrielt4e/Foto tirada por pt:Usuário:Gabrielt4e / CC BY-SA 3.0

Jardim da Luz is a public park near the Luz station and Avenida Tiradentes in the Bom Retiro district of São Paulo. The headquarters of the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo is located in the southeastern corner of the park.

Wikipedia: Jardim da Luz (EN)

627 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 13: Memorial da Imigração Judaica e do Holocausto

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The Jewish Immigration Memorial has the oldest synagogue in the state, Kehilat Israel, located in the central region of the city of São Paulo, in the Bom Retiro neighborhood. Founded in 1912, the Memorial addresses the history of Jewish immigrants who came to Brazil, bringing documents, photos and objects to narrate this period. The memorial guarantees free admission for all audiences, and showing them in a more technological and didactic way a part of the Jewish culture present in our country offers monitored visits, just by appointment.

Wikipedia: Memorial da Imigração Judaica (PT)

938 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 14: Santuário Sagrado Coração de Jesus

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The sanctuary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a traditional church in the municipality of São Paulo that is located in the neighborhood of Campos Elísios, downtown, and belongs to the Catholic Church. Its construction is based on Roman architecture in the form of basilica and consists of three naves. Its characteristic is the statue of the Redeemer Christ, which decorates the top of his majestic tower and is part of a construction complex containing the heart of Jesus High School, Salesian College founded in 1885.

Wikipedia: Santuário do Sagrado Coração de Jesus (PT)

683 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 15: Monumento a Duque de Caxias

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The Monument to the Duke of Caxias is a platinum bronze statue on a granite pedestal depicting the battles of the Duke of Caxias. Located in the city of São Paulo, the monument is 48 meters high and is the second largest equestrian memorial in the world.

Wikipedia: Monument to the Duke of Caxias (EN)

629 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 16: Sala São Paulo

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Sala São PauloLuís Guilherme Fernandes Pereira from Campinas, Brazil; modified by Fulviusbsas / CC BY 2.0

The São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra is a Brazilian orchestra based in São Paulo. The principal concert venue of OSESP is the Sala São Paulo.

Wikipedia: São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra (EN), Website

96 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 17: Estação Pinacoteca

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The Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo is one of the most important art museums in Brazil. It is housed in a 1900 building in Jardim da Luz, Downtown São Paulo, designed by Ramos de Azevedo and Domiziano Rossi to be the headquarters of the Lyceum of Arts and Crafts. It is the oldest art museum in São Paulo, founded on December 24, 1905, and established as a public state museum since 1911.

Wikipedia: Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo (EN)

1140 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 18: São Cristovão

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São Cristovão

Igreja de São Cristóvão is a church located in São Paulo, Brazil on the Avenida Tiradentes.

Wikipedia: Igreja de São Cristóvão (São Paulo) (EN)

675 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 19: Mosteiro Nossa Senhora da Imaculada Conceição da Luz

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The Monastery of the Immaculate Conception of Luz or simply the Monastery of Luz is a convent that is part of the Order of Conceptionist Sisters. They live in cloister, that is, secluded at all times within the Monastery.

Wikipedia: Mosteiro da Imaculada Conceição da Luz (PT)

1323 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 20: Mesquita do Brás

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Mesquita do Brás

The Brás Mosque is a Shiite Islamic temple located in Brás, a central neighborhood of the city of São Paulo. Built in 1987 by the Islamic Beneficent Association of Brazil, it is officially called the Mohammad Messenger of God Mosque. The project was made by the architect Sami Akl and Antônio Carlos Kol de Alvarenga were invited by the Islamic Association of Brazil. In 1986, the project was accompanied by the Iranian ambassador.

Wikipedia: Mesquita do Brás (PT)


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