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“Beautiful Pieces of art.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
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São Paulo Private City Tour from Santos Cruise Terminal
Ranked #2 of 712 things to do in Sao Paulo
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Beautiful Pieces of art.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

The Pinacoteca is a great place. There was a lot of beautiful pieces, statues and old civilizations objects.

You can't miss the Portuguese Language Museum, in front of Pinacoteca and Estação da Luz (Station of Light).

Visited November 2013
Thank Daniel R
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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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“Beautiful building, nice collection”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

I visit this place very often due to the excellent temporary exhibitions. The permanent collection is worth seeing to, especially the Rodins.

Visited February 2014
1 Thank RobertoVillavicencio
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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“A place for History and Art lovers!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

This is a great place to visit if you are one of those travelers that really want to know everything about the contries you go to. At Pinacoteca you will experience Brazilian culture, art, and language in just a short visit. The metro will take you directly to this spot. Make sure you visit the museum about the Brazilian dictatorship that is located quite close from the area.

Visited June 2014
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“Not to be missed attraction for Museum Go-ers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

This museum has collection of modern art and classic art pieces.
Personally, I prefer the classic art pieces at the 3rd level of the museum.
But didn't have enough time to slowly view and complete the whole level due to tight schedule.
If I were ever to visit Sao Paulo again, I will ensure I have ample time for this Museum.

1 Thank Wan Xin A
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“A modern museum, with authentic art”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

what I loved most about this gallery/museum was that it is situated in the older side of town and in a area where it is kind of dirty. But this gallery gave me a fresh view on the Luz area because it is so different. Firstly the architecture is simplistic yet sophisticated and the art that is exhibited is diffrent, old, mysterious and modern. You can easily reach this place- just get of at Luz metro station!

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Renette891
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