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Farol Santander

Rua Joao Bricola 24 | Center, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01014-900, Brazil
+55 11 2196-3730
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São Paulo's very own Empire State Building — the Edifício Altino Arantes, also known by the name of its previous owner, Banespa — opened in 1947 as a symbol of the fast-growing city's economic might. The striking views from the observation deck, accessed from the 33rd floor of the 161-meter-tall building, never fail to impress visitors. Views, while free, are daytime only; the building is only open during normal business hours.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Rua Joao Bricola 24 | Center, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01014-900, Brazil
Rua Joao Bricola 24 | Center, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01014-900, Brazil
+55 11 2196-3730
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

The Altino Arantes Building as it is named really looks impressive from the outside. Based on the Empire State Building. Compared to the famous one in NYC in certain places from a distance it looks better However if you have ever been inside and up...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 27 July 2017

The building would be a nice choice in Sao Paulo downtown, but it is NOT currently open to the public. I just checked.

2  Thank GBonato9
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This is definitely not for the faint of heart. It's a beautiful view of the city of São Paulo, that's for sure, but once you reach the top, beware it's very windy, there's not much rail protection and you're very exposed. Also a little claustrophobic...More

Thank schar2017
Reviewed 6 January 2017

If u enjoy views of city, this is the place for u. U can see all Sao Paulo. The only problem is that is close to manutenance.

Thank SandraEmilia
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Can't describe the experience, because tried to go twice - once on a sunday - OK makes sense its closed, but also on a Friday afternoon. Should have been open. Guard seemed to indicate they no longer let the public go up, but my Portuguese...More

2  Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Nice but i was expecting a little bit more. It has a nice view of the city but nothing else. Good to visit once!

Thank Gabriela N
Reviewed 26 July 2016

It is an impressive building. People told me the view from the top is amazing but I was not able to go. It seems like it has been more than 2 years that people can't go on the top.

Thank pietraaguitoni
Reviewed 24 May 2016

The Banespa Building is a great stop for a view of the entire city. It's a free visit, you just need to check in with an ID when you arrive. And the lobby design is lovely to appreciate as you wait to go up.

Thank semicurated
Reviewed 26 April 2016

There is not much to see on the building itself, but the view from the top is great, and best of all, it is free.

Thank VanyBrasil
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

The Banespa Building security guard was very nice, and suggested we go to the rooftop at the nearby Martinelli Building (Predio Martinelli). Av. Sao Joao #35. Not as tall as Banespa, but good views. Staff is friendly at Martinelli. You just need to sign in...More

1  Thank lodochica
To truly know São Paulo, you have to start at the old
centre, full of history and landmarks with stories to
tell. Get a taste of local food at the Municipal
Market, and if you are brave enough, head to the
crowded shopping street “25 de março” for cheap deals
on a wide assortment of items. Beautiful buildings in
this area include the Post Office Building, Luz
Station, Pagé Gallery, Pateo do Colegio and the iconic
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