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Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

Praca da Luz 2, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01120-010, Brazil
+55 11 3324 1000
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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.
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Praca da Luz 2, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01120-010, Brazil
+55 11 3324 1000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We really liked the architecture and historical value of the place. But the expositions.. not so much!

Thank Esteban C
Reviewed 6 days ago

a fantastic space that offers a wonderful art collection and always with itinerant exhibitions. It also offers educational programs frequently. Always worth a visit. The price of entrance is minimal and offers gratuity for teachers, seniors and people who can not afford.

Thank Glaucia C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in 3 people and all of us loved the place and the Di Cavalcanti exebition . We also two more private collections really interesting and we had a snack at the cafeteria. We all recommend .

Thank MAGRibeiro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pinacoteca itself offers hundreds of art pieces that will make your visit worth taken. The place is also sorrounded by a beautiful park (Parque Jardim da Luz), where some of arts from the museum are displayed. Right next to it there is a old...More

Thank SergioCarvalho
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always offers nice exibitions ! VERY NICE ARCHITECTURE ! The PERMANENT collections are also very interesting .

Thank alberico2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

always carries good exhibitions. oustanding architeture of the building pleasing your eyes. nice location - Parque da Luz - with a nice caffeterie to spend some relaxing time.

Thank Longobardi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The structure is already beautiful for itself, as an ex fabric from brasilian industrial era. The fixed collection is amazing, and they always have new expositions just as beautiful.

Thank AmanaB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pinacoteca is a must-see in Sao Paulo. It boasts one of the best art collections in Latin America.There are several levels devoted to different collections, contemporary and ancient. I particularly liked the photography rooms.

Thank Samipendra
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This Museum has a beautiful architecture and it's located a few steps from Luz Metro Station. It has sculptures and other famous paintings from brazilian and foreign artists as well. Recommend the visit.

Thank Camile87
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I love this museum mainly for the cool architecture. It used to be an art school and it has a very cool look. The collection is pretty great, and it's located near Luz Station so you can do both things the same day. Worth a...More

Thank Bia H
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