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Pateo do Collegio Church

Praca Pateo Do Collegio, 2 | Centro, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01016-040, Brazil (Mooca)
011 3105-6899
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Ranked #60 of 441 attractions in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas
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Doetinchem, The Netherlands
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Interesting museum on padre Anchieta and the Jesuits as Western founders of the current Sao Paulo city.

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Clinton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is the place that you can experience Sao Paulo's history. The pateo do Colegio brings the old Sao Paulo back to life into jesuit's time. If you want to experience SP history visit this place.

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London, United Kingdom
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231 reviews 231 reviews
105 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

School Yard, is the translation of the name given to the historical Jesuit church and school in the city of São Paulo. In short words, the city was born here in 1554. The city of São Paulo has its beginnings in a mission established by Jesuits Manuel da Nóbrega, José de Anchieta and others in the Brazilian hinterland. Its beautiful... More

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118 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Patio del Colegio, Sao Paulo’s birthplace, is where the city was founded on 25th January 1554. There is a nice replica of a building of those times. There is also a church and a nice monument devoted to the founders of the city. The replica of the original building (made when Jesuits arrived from Portugal) was made in 1974. Inside... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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133 reviews 133 reviews
61 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

The city of SP started here. A museum and some "original" constructions can be seen there. If walking around the city center, one must stop by "Patio do Colégio".

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

It is absolutely gorgeous inside, with a choir boy who sings like a bird. The priest is also highly intelligent and wonderful to be around. This is the oldest church in Sao Paulo. Warning: The mass is in Portuguese only and it is advised to be respectful and to not photograph with flash, especially during the mass as the priest... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

To understand where and how one of the mmajor cities of the world was born, visit its very birth place.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

Good place to visit, if you go with someone local, and understand how the city was born.

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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

Historical buildings & displays on the Jesuit brothers who founded Sao Paulo, and their interactions with indigenous people. Part of the original wall of the first building is preserved, can clearly see the construction technique. Active Jesuit school is on the site. The cafe in the Anchieta Museum is a hidden oasis. Impressive architecture for the matching pair of Justice... More

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São Paulo/Brazil
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41 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

It was the craddle of São Paulo. In this place was built a school in 1554 and after that the growing of this big city started. It´s interesting to see the statue in the middle of the place. It represents Liberty and is looking to one of the buildings of Superior Court of the state. A very beautiful building that... More

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