Must see attractions in São Paulo

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    Museu da Casa Brasileira

    Occupying an extravagant Palladian-style villa built by a local tycoon and his wife in the 1940s, this small but charming museum is dedicated to…

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    Igreja de São Francisco de Assis

    Built in the 17th and 18th centuries, this classic example of Portuguese baroque just west of the Catedral da Sé is one of the best-preserved colonial…

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    Memorial da Resistência

    Inside Estação Júlio Prestes, the powerful Memorial da Resistência includes occupying cells where dissidents were tortured Brazil’s military dictatorship…

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    Solar da Marquesa

    Down a set of narrow downtown side streets stands one of the city’s last surviving 18th-century residences. This simple but delightful villa was once home…

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    Casa das Rosas

    Housed in a classic mansion in the style of the coffee barons, this cultural center was originally built in 1928 by Ramos de Azevedo, the ‘starchitect’ of…

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    Instituto Tomie Ohtake

    This cultural institute, founded by Ruy Ohtake, São Paulo’s most prominent contemporary architect, is dedicated to his Japanese-born mother – one of São…

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    Mirante 9 de Julho

    Behind MASP, this formerly abandoned architectural bridge, that sat dormant for 60 years across one of the city's most important avenues, was reopened in…

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    Praça da Sé

    The old heart of the city, palm-fringed Praça da Sé has seen better days but still draws animated crowds; from street hawkers and nose-down business types…

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    Latin America’s largest stock exchange. There is no longer a live trading floor to visit, but the lobby serves as a de facto museum, with small artifacts,…

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    Galeria Milan

    Displays the work of some of the city’s most cutting-edge contemporary artists, both well-established names and up-and-coming newbies.

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    College of Law

    Next to Igreja de São Francisco de Assis is the prestigious College of Law. Founded in 1827, it is considered to be Brazil’s oldest institution of higher…