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“One of the best museums of Latin America”

Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
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Ranked #1 of 779 things to do in Sao Paulo
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Stairs / lift, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Great collection of Brazilian art, and building architectured by Pritzker winner Paulo Mendes da Rocha.

Date of experience: November 2018
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"brazilian art"
in 58 reviews
"da luz"
in 31 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 34 reviews
"permanent collection"
in 25 reviews
"old building"
in 20 reviews
"di cavalcanti"
in 6 reviews
"visual arts"
in 7 reviews
"paintings and sculptures"
in 8 reviews
"nice museum"
in 16 reviews
"modern art"
in 17 reviews
"favorite museum"
in 6 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 25 reviews
"great collection"
in 10 reviews
"train station"
in 14 reviews
"portuguese language"
in 14 reviews
"take your time"
in 7 reviews
"nice place to visit"
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Pinacoteca is one of the most beautiful places for Arts exhibits. Its architecture is a must see for itself. It has permanent exhibits and seasonal ones. The gift shop is wonderful. Also the coffee shop has view of Luz Park which is also worth a visit. It's in front is Luz Station one of Sao Paulo post cards.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Who loves art is gonna get in loved, there are a lot of kinds of artists and from different countries. There are a variety of styles, not only pictures but also art in movement combined with music.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

This small visual arts museum has some great pieces of art by Brazilian artists. The building is amazing and just across from Luz train station.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

Pinacoteca is one of my favorite place in SP. Close to the Luz Station, easy to get there. During the week is donation so no excuse. Always a different show. The building for itself is so fresh and beautiful and inspiring!

Date of experience: September 2018
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