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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Praca da Luz 2, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01120-010, Brazil
+55 11 3324 1000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You Will understand better about brazilian arts André history. Somente 2 or more hours visiting. You wont fins a good André no expensive store. Good jewellerys.

Thank Antonio M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even if the collection is not that special you should visit this building to see this wonderful project of restoration

Thank Lorenzo V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the building, ease or access via metro, the exhibition. All in all, a great museum to enjoy for a couple/three hours.

Thank Sang L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say beauty surrounds here from the minute you see the outside, till you go on the inside. Very beautiful art and architecture. Makes you want to live inside of this palace. Well worth your time to visit.

Thank remberto p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impressive museum and even more impressive building. The day I visited, Saturday, it was free which was cool. I am not an art person so galleries never have much of an impact to me but there was some nice enough exhibits. It's worth a visit...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful collection with random expositions. Don't miss to drink or eat something at the cafeteria to feel the environment . After all the Pinacoteca building is gorgeous, you will see.

Thank Vitor G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's not the best museum of the city but if you are around downtown is worth! The restaurant is nice!

Thank CalieCeola
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In this architecturally amazing building the visitor will find a great variety of pieces of art . There are always exhibitions that fascinate even the ones who are not so much into art. Paintings and sculptures by artists both contemporary and from other centuries make...More

Thank Gloria Maria Br... A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's a very interesting museum in an architecturally interesting building. Even if you are not hard-core into fine arts, the way exhibitions are organized give one a glimpse into the history of arts in Brazil, that started with some prominent French Impressionists visiting and/or settling...More

Thank Predrag T
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

The art pieces are wonderful and can be found pieces from different ages and artists. Its cheap and you can see all the important artwork in less than 2 hours visit

Thank Vítor A
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