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“Worth the wait to get to the top”
Review of Farol Santander

Farol Santander
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US$94.53*
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São Paulo Private City Tour from Santos Cruise...
Ranked #99 of 813 things to do in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: São Paulo's very own Empire State Building — the Edifício Altino Arantes, also known by the name of its previous owner, Banespa — opened in 1947 as a symbol of the fast-growing city's economic might. The striking views from the observation deck, accessed from the 33rd floor of the 161-meter-tall building, never fail to impress visitors. Views, while free, are daytime only; the building is only open during normal business hours.
Reviewed 24 May 2016

The Banespa Building is a great stop for a view of the entire city. It's a free visit, you just need to check in with an ID when you arrive. And the lobby design is lovely to appreciate as you wait to go up.

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Reviewed 26 April 2016

There is not much to see on the building itself, but the view from the top is great, and best of all, it is free.

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Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

The Banespa Building security guard was very nice, and suggested we go to the rooftop at the nearby Martinelli Building (Predio Martinelli). Av. Sao Joao #35. Not as tall as Banespa, but good views. Staff is friendly at Martinelli. You just need to sign in at the security desk & you can spend 20 minutes on the roof. Free. Hours as of April 8, 2016: Monday-Friday mornings 09:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00 & 11:30am & afternoons 02:00, 02:30, 03:00, 03:30 & 04:00pm.

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Reviewed 29 November 2015

When we arrived to the Banespa Building after paying taxi cab driver R$25 we saw the sign saying it's closed for improvements. Bummer indeed. After Banespa Building, check out the local stores near by Sao Bentos cathedral.

Thank Tony J
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Reviewed 23 November 2015

If you are looking for a panorama view of Sao Paulo and don't want to pay lots of money for Italian building, check Banespa building. Staff was friendly and respectful. It was not that crowded on a Saturday.

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