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Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

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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...more
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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 26 October 2011

The home of maybe the most important exhibition of Brasilian art is a lovely and charming building. The mix of modern and older architecture works beautifully. Unfortunately, this I cannot write on the exhibiton. The majority of the explanations are in Portuguese and without them,...More

Date of experience: October 2011
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

Had a good hour here. Lots to see of modern art. Which was very enjoyable busy but spacious. Probably a grand residence in the past and gutted with bare brick work. There were photos, paintings, statues and installations that were amusing. Like the tall room...More

Date of experience: October 2011
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Reviewed 15 March 2011

Always nice to visit the pinacoteca - there are two buildings which are payed with the ticket. The "Pinacoteca" is in the "praca da luz" and the" Estacao Pinacoteca". To get from one to another you have go fast and you shouldn't look like a...More

Date of experience: March 2011
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Reviewed 14 January 2010

Pinacoteca is a decent size museum. Maybe I was just too tired by the time we got there, but I was not blown away. Some areas have very little art. And some of the items on display really escape me. Maybe I'm not artsy enough...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2008

Pinacoteca do Estado is a very traditional museum at Brazil and one of the most famous here. It's very big, the collection of the museum is great and there are always nice temporary exihibitions. It has easy access by subway but it's important to be...More

3  Thank paty10batista
Reviewed 20 November 2005

Recently I visited this fine art museum. For people interested in Brazilian Art from the Nineteenth Century to the Twenty-first Century,this is the museum to visit. I saw superb paintings by Jose Almeida Junior,Oscar Perreira Da Silva,Candido Portinari,Emilio di Cavalcanti,Lasar Segall,Willys de Castro,and Anna Maria...More

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