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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
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

If you are in São Paulo but only have time to visit one art museum then Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo is the one to visit! The collection is well curated and includes visual me contemporary art from some of Brazil’s best artists.

Thank MandA6468
Reviewed yesterday

One of oldest museum in town is home of really remarkable visual arts.Building is impressive aswell.Lots of people come to see it so I advise visit it earlier in the day.

Thank Sylar21
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Di Cavalcanti Exhibition is not to be missed. One must go before It closes It cover all kind of his works front different decades. His style is unmistakable. And if you are hungry for more, the permanent collection is there to entertain you ....More

Thank norbafreund
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

when you arrive you're already welcome with a garden nearby. Contains beautiful frames and especially the architecture of the place enchants. check the exhibition on the poster before you arrive!

Thank ribeirosmalu
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice place to visit, even though its is located is a central area of São Paulo, in the same block of the Parque da Luz. It can be easily reached by subway Luz or bus. There are some free driveways in their parking lot....More

Thank Travel_World63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent collection of Brazilian art with special retrospectives on significant Brazilian artists. Just the museum itself is well worth a visit for its striking historical architecture.

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall a good museum.. mostly if you wanna learn about Brazilian art, which reach. Relatively well organise hence easy to follow the evolution of styles.

Thank JBritez
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sao Paulo Pinacoteca is one of the best museums I have visited anywhere. The building is beautiful and the exhibitions display rigorous research and thought. In particular their approach to contemporary art is noteworthy. They have a famous education program however this isn’t necessarily...More

Thank Ron M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This location is an old building fully remodeled to receive the best art show in town. This is a must see spot and it is even better when the art on the floor is within you interest.

Thank Thomas E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful and rich space for fine and top brazilian art, especially modern artists. Free expositions in some days, space for families and cafeteria. If in sao paulo till january 2018, do not miss di cavalcanti exposition. Top!

Thank carlosmp
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