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Luz Railway Station
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Ranked #124 of 787 things to do in Sao Paulo
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

We didn't intentionally came to Luz station to visit it. We just took the subway to go somewhere else and had to make a stop there. I kinda liked the building. It's elegant and does not look like a train station at all.

Thank joclaves
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

If Luz station looks like a mini version of Kings Cross Station in London, that's because it is. Apparently designed and built in England and then transported to Sao Paulo and erected. Worth a quick wander round if you are going to the Pinacoteca or the Language Museum

Thank goldmathmos
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

The original railway station was built by the end of the 19th century by the São Paulo Tramway, Light and Power Company. In the early 20th century it was the main entrance door to the city.
It symbolizes the power of coffee farmers in the old times. As it happens in many parts, its clock tower was the reference time for locals.

The current station – built between 1895 and 1901- has a clear English influence (even the materials were brought from England).

An old magnificent and beautiful railway station. However, there is little to do there Unless you are interested in the Portuguese Language Museum, located inside). In spite of that, if you have time it is worthwhile visiting it, if interested in the old charm.

Still fully-operational. There is a piano in the main hall available for anyone who wants to play it

Thank Betty P
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

The place is very beautiful, and really remember the old stations.
The problem is that there is nothing else to do here, you just go, see, and leave!
But still, I recommend a visit as it is very different place from what we normally see!

4  Thank Natalia_Bertussi
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

It's still a fully-operational train station and manages to maintain the XIX century glow while incasing the XXI century rush. The architecture is beautiful and a piano is usually being played by someone in the main hall. Nearby, Sala São Paulo (for concerts), Pinacoteca do Estado (art expositions) and Parque da Luz (park) complete a great day out :-D
The only downpoints are: there should be more information about train schedules and routes as well as automatic vending machines for tickets - the lines were not big, but it was not rush hour, so I figure they can be quite long. Also, people don't really "sell" the touristic spots in São Paulo as well as they should... I found it way more beautiful than Charing Cross, or King's cross and less famous.

Thank fcop
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