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Pateo do Collegio Church

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Address: Praca Pateo Do Collegio, 2 | Centro, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01016-040, Brazil
Phone Number: 011 3105-6899
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An historical iconic place at São Paulo

This is the place of the foundation of the city. It is simple, with a small church, a monument and a to ten describing the place, but the most interesting thing is the history and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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State of Sao Paulo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The historical-cultural-religious complex Pateo do Collegio belongs to the Society of Jesus, a religious order of the Jesuits founded in 1540 by St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556). The first Jesuits arrived in Brazil in 1549 with the mission to evangelize indigenous, natural earth, and to educate and spiritually comfort the settlers, European Christians who began the process of colonization of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is the place of the foundation of the city. It is simple, with a small church, a monument and a to ten describing the place, but the most interesting thing is the history and the surroundings. You can walk from there and see iconic places of São Paulo downtown as Martinelli Building, Salve Jorge Caffe, The Coffe Square, etc.... More 

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Bytom, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

There are more interesting places to visit in Brazil. If you have seen a few churches in your life, you don't need to visit Pateo do Collegio. I'm an architecture buff, but didn't find it interesting.

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Ribeirao Preto, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Historical downtown and near others attractions of Sao Paulo, you can walk along and find others churches , take care of your bags.

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Doetinchem, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 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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San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina
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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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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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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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To truly know São Paulo, you have to start at the old center, full of history and landmarks with stories to tell. Get a taste of local food at the Municipal Market, and if you are brave enough, head to the crowded shopping street “25 de março” for cheap deals on a wide assortment of items. Beautiful buildings in this area include the Post Office Building, Luz Station, Pagé Gallery, Pateo do Colegio and the iconic “Viaduto do Chá”. If you find yourself amazed by the local language, the Museum of Portuguese Language is the place to go. Cultural centers, like Banco do Brasil’s, also offer a variety of entertainment options. Finally, if you fancy watching a Gregorian mass with organ music, stop by São Bento Monastery on a Sunday morning.
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