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Luz Railway Station

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Address: Praca da Luz 1 | Luz, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01120-010, Brazil
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Beautiful old train station

Estação da Luz as it's known in Portuguese is a beautiful old world train station that is still in use. There isn't a whole lot to do other than just walk through and look at it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The architecture is from the end of the XIX century. People say they brought the steel structure from London and they only assembled it in here. I find it so beautiful that my wife and I decide to have a pre wedding photo shoot in there. Watch out for muggers all times.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

If you go visit the Pinacoteca Art Museum, walk across the street to the train station for a quick visit. The train station is not a place to go visit by itself, but I like old train stations. They have done a good job of keeping the architecture and preserving this building. It is a functional train station, that borders... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Estação da Luz as it's known in Portuguese is a beautiful old world train station that is still in use. There isn't a whole lot to do other than just walk through and look at it, but it's worth stopping and taking a picture, particularly if your on your way to Pinacoteca.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Very nice construction. The station was built in the late 19th century. In the first decades of the 20th century, it was the main entrance to the city, a fact that gave it a major economic relevance, because the majority of the coffee from Santos was delivered in the station.The building was finished in 1901. The materials for the construction... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

A cool old train station. In my opinion, it's not a destination in and of itself, though it's worth checking out. The Museum of the Portuguese Language is here (on the side facing the Pinocateca) but it was closed when I was there. As noted, the neighborhood is sketchy, but it's plenty safe to take the train here and then... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I recommend to visit this place between 10am and 2pm, and after 09pm until midnight, because in the other times there's too much people using the public transportation for work and to go home. So, it's possible to have some problems with thefts, crowded places and too much noise.

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Thank TheoRay
Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We went there to see this station but if you want to see inside place you need to buy ticket for train and you can roam.we saw it from outside because we wanted to Rua 25 and muncipal market which is just 10-15 min far from this place

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

I went there and I kind of liked the station and the history of it. But I feel the neighborhood around the station is not safe. Please be watchful if you around the place if you go solo.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Luz It's a great place for visit the pinacoteca museum or for doing some shopping! But if you are a tourist, wear some closes old and don't look like a tourist because there is a lot of people really poor and they are waiting for white people with Money ! Never walking with your mobile phone in your hands! If... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for some site seeing and maybe a bit of history this is a great place to go see. They offer short tours for very little money. This is a great your with or without children. Fascinating walk through history and amazing architecture.

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To truly know São Paulo, you have to start at the old centre, full of history and landmarks with stories to tell. Get a taste of local food at the Municipal Market, and if you are brave enough, head to the crowded shopping street “25 de março” for cheap deals on a wide assortment of items. Beautiful buildings in this area include the Post Office Building, Luz Station, Pagé Gallery, Pateo do Colegio and the iconic “Viaduto do Chá”. If you find yourself amazed by the local language, the Museum of Portuguese Language is the place to go. Cultural centres, like Banco do Brasil’s, also offer a variety of entertainment options. Finally, if you fancy watching a Gregorian mass with organ music, stop by São Bento Monastery on a Sunday morning.
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