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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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“da luz” (31 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Praca da Luz 2, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01120-010, Brazil
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+55 11 3324 1000
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"brazilian art"
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"da luz"
in 31 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 33 reviews
"permanent collection"
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"old building"
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"di cavalcanti"
in 6 reviews
"visual arts"
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"fine art"
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"favorite museum"
in 6 reviews
"paintings and sculptures"
in 8 reviews
"nice museum"
in 16 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 23 reviews
"train station"
in 14 reviews
"portuguese language"
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"take your time"
in 7 reviews
"great collection"
in 8 reviews
"nice place to visit"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

museum located in a park with interesting architecture , the art and special exhibits are in general of local artist nice placed cafe very relaxing and a nice park to visit subway station near by

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The building itself worth a visit. The permanent collection is very good and the temporary exhibitions are always very interesting.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like very much the temporary expositions but the collection is also very good and offer a good panoramic of Brazilian art

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum holds contemporary art and the building itself is amazing. You will also find sculptures and installations. Great permanent collections and an easy-to-reach address in Sao Paulo.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pinacoteca de São Paulo is a museum of the visual arts in front of Luz Railway Station of Sao Paulo which depicts Brazilian art from the 19th century until today. The Museum was founded in 1905 and established as a (Brazilian) State Museum in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a great place to explore Portuguese writers but if you don’t read Portuguese the gardens and arquitecture must be seen, great day out.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pinacoteca is a very nice building right next to Estação da Luz - designed by Ramos de Azevedo around 1900 and restaured by Paulo Mendes da Rocha in the nineties. It houses very nice collection of Brazilian pairings and has very good temporary exhibits. I...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Pinacoteca is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon alone or as a group. You can take the yellow or blue lines on the subway to the "Luz" station and it's just down the street. There are so many different beautiful types of art...More

Thank Alexander H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

check for monthly exhibitions, worth a visitation, the building itself is amazing, easy reaching by Subway

Thank Andre M
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A huge collection of art, mainly Brazilian, depicting colonial and republican eras. Masterpieces and vulgar paintings share the walls and enrch each other, forming a window to the past, connecting it to the present. What it lacks is some sort of guidance that brings trivia...More

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