Located in a tough area just north of the city center, Luz has become an unlikely cultural hub thanks to major restoration of a series of grand turn-of-the-century buildings around the Parque da Luz.

Across the street from the park sits Estação da Luz, a restored late-Victorian train station constructed with materials entirely shipped in from Britain and completed in 1901. It services São Paulo’s extensive suburban lines, with a long tunnel linking it to Metrô Luz.