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Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Sao Paulo

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Address: Rua Alvares Penteado, 112, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01012-000, Brazil
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+55(11)3113-3651
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Wed - Mon 09:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Occupying the historic headquarters of Brazil's largest bank, the CCBB...

Occupying the historic headquarters of Brazil's largest bank, the CCBB features an ever-changing program of art exhibitions, photography, theater, documentaries and feature films, and other engaging cultural manifestations. The building itself is a Baroque jewel, situated in the old financial district of São Paulo, and avant-garde events, such as a recent blaxploitation film retrospective, keep the CCBB on every hip Paulistano's cultural agenda.

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In a historical building downtown, it's right in the center of the city. There you can watch art in many forms with affordable prices. Easy access by subway, or bus, and nearby... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In a historical building downtown, it's right in the center of the city. There you can watch art in many forms with affordable prices. Easy access by subway, or bus, and nearby there are other interesting places to see.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Organized place , great architecture. Place accecible. It is near to a Subway Station in downtown. Tourists can visit other places near Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil as: Sāo Bento Church and Monastery, Martinelli Building that has an Observatory at the top.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

architecture and exibitions are always creative and well set up with importat movements of different art schools. forget your car. go by subway.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The charming historical building, which was the former Bank of Brazil headquarters, now houses interesting art exhibitions, musical concerts and films, most of them for free. The skylight and the vault are remarkable. The last exhibition I saw was The Triumph of Colour: post-impressionism, displaying beautiful works by Van Gogh, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, Cézanne, Seurat, Matisse and Kandinsky brought mostly from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old building very well maintained, with temporary exhibitions, check the art exhibition on the website ccbb-sp There is no park lot there, better to go by metro or bus

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked to a few locations downtown before coming here. There were three of us, so I felt comfortable. There are a lot of homeless people in this part of town so just be prepared. Not for begging, but just to be around it and to be polite - the smell of human excrement. There are homeless people and they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

When friends come from abroad, I enjoy showing them the oldest part of the city. In this area you can find the CCBB (Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil). The building itself is worth the visit. But when there are exibirions it is even better. The best ones were Picasso and Impressionists, which were held in the last years. A good... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I don't use to visit art exposition, but I like it. And I've enjoyed to visit this place. An old build and beautiful. It is very clean and the people very kind to help you. The exposition is in Portuguese and English language, so, it is easy to understand. It is not easy to park the car near of there.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I love their care with every art exhibition, and how it has great and friendly explanation of the artist and the time of the artist. For me the best place to be for art.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I went to see all the exibits there in the last couple of years. They were always crowded but very Nice. Easy access.

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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 “Viaduto do Chá”. If you find yourself amazed by the local language, the Museum of Portuguese Language is the place to go. Cultural centres, like Banco do Brasil’s, also offer a variety of entertainment options. Finally, if you fancy watching a Gregorian mass with organ music, stop by São Bento Monastery on a Sunday morning.
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