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Pateo do Collegio Church

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Address: Largo Patio do Colegio 2 | Centro, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01016-040, Brazil
Phone Number: 011 3105-6899
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Nice place to visit

Its a nice place to visit but the surronding are kind of dangerous and ugly. I went with my 2 kids because they wanted to visit the place that Sao Paulo has fonded . We took the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 July 2016
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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Historical Jesuit church and school in the city of São Paulo. n 1979, a museum dedicated to Father José de Anchieta was inaugurated in the Pátio do Colégio. It contains more the 600 items including colonial paintings, altarpieces and sculptures, documents and iconography pertaining Jesuit action in Brazil. For family, during the day.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Its a nice place to visit but the surronding are kind of dangerous and ugly. I went with my 2 kids because they wanted to visit the place that Sao Paulo has fonded . We took the subway and the exit is on Se station. Lots of scaring people in this place . Very close by walking distance. The patio... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

It is a pity there are so many "weird people" in this area of the city. But once you get inside the Pateo do Collegio, you can enjoy yourself and relax. Their "guava and cheese" mousse is amazing (the milk candy one, too) and you can also get other snacks or dishes. It is a bit pricy, though.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Precious touristic place with a coffee bar very pleasant, there is museum inside with historical Brazilian information

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

This place is where the City Of São Paulo (de Piratininga) was founded in 1554. The Jessuist Missionaries founded. The Jose de Anchieta's (one of the missionaries) femur is at the museum. Nice colonial architecture.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

the Church is worth the visit, simple but educative, although everything is in Portuguese, it makes a bit hard to understand, but it`s worth to visit

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Sydney, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

This site is an ideal starting point to learn about Sao Paulo history. Patel do Collegio, a colonial styled Jesuit church and school, is on the site where Sao Paulo was founded in 1554.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

This simple, old building, marks the beginning of a new era in a new continent. Obligatory stop for those who do tourism in São Paulo.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

This is a customary stop on most São Paulo city tours. Yes, there is some history here if you look close enough. There is also a coffee shop, a couple of restaurants and a few gift shops around a quaint little courtyard -- nothing really spectacular to write home about, though. The surrounding [downtown] area, however, is quite depressive and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

The historical-cultural-religious complex Pateo do Collegio belongs to the Society of Jesus, a religious order of the Jesuits founded in 1540 by St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556). The first Jesuits arrived in Brazil in 1549 with the mission to evangelize indigenous, natural earth, and to educate and spiritually comfort the settlers, European Christians who began the process of colonization of... More 

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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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