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Address: Avenida Sao Joao 35, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01035-000, Brazil
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11-3101-7397
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09:30 - 11:30
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Historical building

We saw the Martinelli Building whilst on a tour. A historical building with an interesting history. You used to be able to go up the top for free however this is no longer the... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
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Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Go to the website posted in info here on TA and see the announcment under "Visitas" with message that translates to : "VISITATION IS SUSPENDED FOR AN INDETERMINATED TIME FOR INTERNAL USE OF SÃO PAULO URBANISMO. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING." Otherwise, its another business office building while it has history would have been 5star if I had access to the... More 

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Midlands
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124 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We saw the Martinelli Building whilst on a tour. A historical building with an interesting history. You used to be able to go up the top for free however this is no longer the case as of recently - shame as the view would be beautiful

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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 April 2017

When I got to the entrance of the building, I went to ask how do I get to the roof and they told me that they are no longer allowing visit to the roof. That they do not know when they will start again the roof visits.

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Thank Jose B
Sao Paulo, SP
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A place I took friends when they come to visit. Free, usually no lines, great view. Keep an eye ( better TWO) on your children: the walls are low and easy to climb on them!!!!

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Santiago, Chile
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

You should go to the side of the building, door number 35, is for free and it is nice to have a view from there.

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Thank Alirio P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Great views and Free!! Really nice views and you can walk all around the top. Nice architecture on the building itself. Great for photos!

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Thank Senhorpowers
Sao Paulo, SP
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Martinelli Building is not the tallest building in SP but is the tallest open for visitors. It's free and you'll find a beautiful lookout of the whole city, even the skyline of the Paulista Avenue. I was there in an afternoon of a week day and was not busy. The groups are allowed to go up each half an hour... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

It's a historical building where you can visit the rooftop. The rooftop was home to a very wealthy family in the past, so it's a place rich in details to see. It has a gorgeous view of the city and it's not near as packed as Banespa building (which you can see from Martinelli's rooftop). Definitely recommend visiting it.

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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Its a cooll place to visit, specially if you can go up and out . The view of Sao Pauli is amazing. It has curious history to the building. Worth a visit.

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Thank Kathryn C
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

I liked this even more than the Italian building. It is free and we did not need to quee in november on a monday afternoon. I like that there's no restaurant or souverinshops on top - just the wonderfull view to enjoy. I recommend!

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