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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 764 things to do in Sao Paulo
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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 older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Good setting and lots of good and relevant pieces of art. Close to subway. Poor parking. Nice café, always crowded. Check schedule of exhibits, some are packed with long lines. Worth a visit for sure! Nearby there's the Lingua Portuguesa Museum.

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Here you will find a very representative collection of Art, divided by periods, what helps you clearly understand how art developed in Brazil and it´s main cities. Bring with yourself a little resume about Brazilian history and you will travel in time.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Beautiful! Settled in a colonial style house it is a fantastic museum and very much worth the visit!!!

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Pinacoteca is a little gem in Sao Paulo. The building itself is beautiful inside and out. It is one of the few museums in Sao Paulo with quality museum curation. Take a time to enjoy the architectural details also - my friends and I stumbled into beautiful columns in basement, very unusual fountain in the center court, interesting layout. Outdoor cafe lunch was very nice on a sunny day overlooking a park.

Thank Spsuz
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Pinacoteca do Estado is located opposite Museu da Língua Portuguesa and Estação da Luz (Museum of the Portuguese Language and "The Light" station if you will). That itself makes this attraction very convenient if you haven't got much time to stay.

If you're not a fan of art and paintings, it's not a problem. It's a lovely place to go on Sunday mornings. There's a little park beside the bulding (both offering an astounding view). By just being there beneath a gazebo and staring at the building one can imagine how it must've been living in the early 1900's.

A pearl for flashbackers.

Thank monstersautopsy
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