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Italian Building

Av. Ipiranga, 344, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01046-010, Brazil (Centro Historico)
011/257-6566
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As featured in 3 days in Sao Paulo
Ranked #52 of 421 attractions in Sao Paulo
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: For jaw-dropping views of one of the planet's most sprawling cities, the Edifício Itália is practically peerless. Situated in a bustling, if worn-down... more » Owner description: For jaw-dropping views of one of the planet's most sprawling cities, the Edifício Itália is practically peerless. Situated in a bustling, if worn-down corner of downtown São Paulo, the 46-story office tower is capped by the Terraço Itália restaurant and bar. Adequate, expensive food and almost-campy white-glove service aside, you'll never see a sunset as memorable. Free access to observation deck Monday-Friday 3-4 p.m. « less
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Very nice view of the town, remember to go to both sides of the building for the full 360 degree experience. When we where there most people skipped the side to the left of the entrance. It is free between 3 and 4 pm.

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I'm visiting Sao Paulo for a few days and hesitated to go here because of previous reviews, but I'm so glad I did! It's worth every penny! I went on a Saturday afternoon, around 2pm. I think this was the perfect time to come as the bar/lounge at the top of the tower was practically empty. It started getting more... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We only went there to have a view of the Sao Paulo skyline. But it was a Sunday afternoon, and after coming-out of the elevator on the top floor, we were asked to have a full meal in the elegant looking restaurant (someone playing the grand piano etc.), which we didn't want to do. But even if we wanted to,... More

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Riga via London and DC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We went for a late afternoon/sunset drink at the "Terazzo Italia" and it was absolutely worth it. The drinks were very good, but pricey... however, we nursed a single drink each for a couple of hours (at no time were we rushed by the very friendly staff), saw the sun go down over Sao Paulo, took a ton of pictures... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The view from the top at night is specatcular, the city lights go on and on for a full 360 degrees. The food was good and the atmosphere nice (good live music at the piano bar). It is a bit on the expensive side, but worth it.

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Curacao
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

It was the highest building in Sao Paulo. The panorama view of the city is phenomenal. Monday ~ Friday is free entree.

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Moscow, Russia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

It is open daily from 12-00 to midnight. No fee. No queues. Just great. You will be brought to 37 floor and then to 41 on the next elavator. At tge entrance tge security guy wanted to explain something like it was closed, but then we asked other turists and went straight to the elevators, nobody stopped us.

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Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The view is beautiful and is FREE Monday to Friday 3-4pm. Beware if going to the piano bar - there is a charge of R$30,00 per person. There is no sign saying this -it's only written on the first page of the menu -and when the waiter gives you the menu it is opened to the drinks page!!!

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Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

It had been the highest buildind in SP. There I can see the city and enjoy the restaurant, piano bar and dancing bar.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Edificio Italia is located in the city centre so gives a different perspective than the Skye Bar. The views are incredible. I went on Tuesday between 3-4pm and did not have to pay to get in. There weather was not great that day, so there weren't many tourists. Despite the weather, I could still enjoy the views. I went to... More

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