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The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo

Praca Julio Prestes, 16, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01218-020, Brazil (Centro Historico)
+55 (11)3367-9500
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Ranked #1 of 421 attractions in Sao Paulo
Type: Civic Centers
Traveler Description: The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo is based at the imposing building of the railroad Sorocabana, nowadays, home of the Symphony... more »
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

My favorite place in São Paulo. The building itself is beautiful and the acoustic of the concert room is great. They usually have free concerts at sunday mornings, and OSESP is amazing. DO NOT take the underground to get there at night and DO NOT go walking around on the surrounding area. Get a taxi instead.

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Sao Paulo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a very, very good concert hall. OSESP, the “home orchestra” is pretty good and there are frequently international guests. The Mezzanine has the best sound, but in the stalls you can see better so it’s a tough choice between the two.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The place is so beautiful, even without a concert, only becareful with the neighborhood, go by taxi, that region is dangerous, known as "cracolandia" because a a lots of crack users.

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

As there was no concert scheduled during my stay, I went there anyway to see if I can get a glimse inside. The internet announced that english speaking tours have to be booked at least 48 h in advance, but I've tried spontaneously anyway and got lucky. At the entrance a barely English speaking guide took me in charge and... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Excellent acoustic and any show in there is always top quality. Easy access from subway, taxi or car (subway is preferred)

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I still prefer the old school style but the place is amazing. Acoustics are incredible. The Sao Paulo Orchestra as well

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I don't have many opportunities to visit Sao Paulo and I was dreaming with the moment I could do it and, most importantly, to attend a concert at this gorgeous place, home of the excellent State of Sao Paulo Symphonic Orchestra (OSESP), presently directed by the New Yorker conductor Marin Alsop. The acoustics of the place is stunning. The concert... More

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São Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

All the events in Casa São Paulo are unmissible. The architecture is a must see among others in downtown. Take a look on the OSESP (São Paulo Symphony Orchestra) calendar and enjoy a magical concert.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

It's a really special place. It was a train station built in the 20s for the São Paulo coffee stock market but after the transportation switch into cars and trucks this wonderful building became the Julio Prestes Cultural Center in 1999. The magnificent Sala São Paulo is the home of the São Paulo State Symphonic Orchestra (OSESP) and it has... More

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Great place to know a little bit about Sao Paulo history, its great façade is amazing! Great shows also take place there! It worths the visit!

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