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“Very nice building”

Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
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$94.53*
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São Paulo Private City Tour from Santos Cruise Terminal
Ranked #2 of 775 things to do in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Pinacoteca is a museum of visual arts, with emphasis on Brazilian production since the nineteenth century. It belongs to the São Paulo State Secretariat of Culture. It was founded in 1905 by the State Government of São Paulo and it is the oldest art museum in the city. It is installed in the old building of the Arts and Crafts College, designed in the late nineteenth century by the architect Ramos de Azevedo. In the 1990's it underwent an extensive renovation with the architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha's project. Pinacoteca hosts about thirty exhibitions and receives about 450,000 visitors yearly. The museum's main focus is to promote to general public a better experience with visual arts with its collection, building and historical relevance.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed November 9, 2012

The building itself is the best part of the museum. The collection is a little limited but of good quality. There is a very nice tea roomon premises.

Thank Aquino22
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"da luz"
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"beautiful building"
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"permanent collection"
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"di cavalcanti"
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"old building"
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"brazilian artists"
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"favorite museum"
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"contemporary art"
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"art lovers"
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"nice museum"
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"paintings and sculptures"
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"worth a visit"
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"take your time"
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"portuguese language"
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"train station"
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"great collection"
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"nice place to visit"
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

this art museum is worth a visit if you come to são paulo to see paintings and some sulptures or may be on a rainy day. they have a nice collection of 19th and 20th century paintings

Thank wuduland
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

The exhibition is not bad, the building is the best part. Once again nothing in english...that's a shame.
There is a beautiful park next to the museum.

Thank voyageurinter
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

The building itself is worth the visit. While in that area of SP, take some time to visit the old train station (still in operation) Luz. Pinacoteca offers good expos but I got disappointed a few times as I expcted to see more art than actually available. But it is definately worth going!

Thank Carlos23
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Pinacoteca has a good national and foreign artists collections. the architeture of bulding is intersting and facilitates circulation during visit.

Thank MiltonCarioca
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