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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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Praca da Luz 2, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01120-010, Brazil
+55 11 3324 1000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great art gallery! We went after school holidays because during it it's quite hard to enter because you have to wait on a massive queue! It's amazing inside! We saw from Brazilian modern art to classic European paints! Great place to gain knowledge and have...More

Thank ppin0
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

O acervo é maravilhoso e o prédio também! Nosso preferido em São Paulo. Amazing collection and the building is also worth it! Its the one we like the most in São Paulo.

Thank Marina D
Reviewed 1 week ago

There was no English explanation for the art pieces - just an English title at best. Did not understand what the art pieces mean or are trying to say. If you someone who likes to have a brief insight into the history of art pieces...More

Thank apple_jeans
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pinacoteca museum has always very interesting temporary exibition and now they are presenting a permanent exibition of the Nemirovsky collection of Brazilian Modern art. A must see. Some of the most important Brazilian artists and there most significant Paintings are in exibition.

Thank Zeev C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pinacoteca is easily accessed by metro, and displays a nice permanent art collection and occasional temporary exhibits in its solid, roomy four-story building dating from the early 1900s. A good place to appreciate the work of Brazilian modernists like Tarsila do Amaral (1886-1973), Alfredo Volpi...More

Thank D. A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A comprehensive overview of the history of Brazilian art. I thought the restoration of the building was really imaginative. It's free on Saturday, and handy for the metro at Luz. Good cafe

Thank hnswst
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

You Will understand better about brazilian arts André history. Somente 2 or more hours visiting. You wont fins a good André no expensive store. Good jewellerys.

Thank Antonio M
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Even if the collection is not that special you should visit this building to see this wonderful project of restoration

Thank Lorenzo V
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Loved the building, ease or access via metro, the exhibition. All in all, a great museum to enjoy for a couple/three hours.

Thank Sang L
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

What can I say beauty surrounds here from the minute you see the outside, till you go on the inside. Very beautiful art and architecture. Makes you want to live inside of this palace. Well worth your time to visit.

Thank remberto p
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