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Mario de Andrade Library

Rua da Consolacao, 94 | República, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01302-000, Brazil
(11) 3256-5270
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Ranked #86 of 293 Attractions in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, Cultural
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English first
Sao Paulo, SP
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

BMA is a very quiet place to study or read. There you’ll find thousands of books, famous São Paulo’s newspaper And magazines. This library was closed for many years and now is well refurbished with plenty of shelves, tables and good light distribution. In this librar is possible to borrow some books but you need to show your ID and... More

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São Paulo
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I am a member of this library and would advise any foreign tourist or student to skip this place unless you can speak Portuguese as there is virtually no material - books, newspapers or magazines - in any other language. Getting in involves the usual infuriating registration system in which you have to present some official ID. As no-one trusts... More

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

A skyscraper full of books, designed by French architect Jacques Pilon in a sober art deco style. The first tower was ready in 1942, the second one ... was never built. It's a public building, so access is easy. Inside, lots of precious materials were used for the decoration. Contemporary chairs and reading tables. The recent renovation affected a liitle... More

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