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The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo

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Excellent concert hall

Sala São Paulo is beautiful. Ample, comfortable and with great sound. Osesp concerts aré... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrés S
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Beautiful concerts in Sao Paulo.

These old Sao Paulo house hosts some of the greatest classical music concerts in the city. Wheter... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Reinaldo I
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Praca Julio Prestes 16, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01218-020, Brazil
+55 (11)3367-9500
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sala São Paulo is beautiful. Ample, comfortable and with great sound. Osesp concerts aré interestingly put together and will often perform avant-garde pieces. You can have a lovely soup and and a bubbly just before you go in. Always a pleasure

Thank Andrés S
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

These old Sao Paulo house hosts some of the greatest classical music concerts in the city. Wheter is a guest Maestro, or the house regent Neil Thomson; the quality and performances by the Orquestra Simfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo (OSESP) are great and not...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

I went to São Paulo twice, being the last one now in 2018. I remember very well the first time I went there and was marvelled at the place. Although I lived for more than 30 years in the city, I had never been to...More

Thank Tércio T
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Amazing construction, it was part of Luz train station. From one of the rooms we can see the rails and platforms. Now, it's like a concert hall and a big place for business events and even weeding parties. There's a small souvenir shop and a...More

Thank Deni_KF
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

When in Sao Paulo do not miss this place. Particurly Friday night, Saturday and Sundays. Please visit the MAM

Thank Albert D
Reviewed 24 September 2017

When it comes to visit Sao Paulo, you can't miss Sala Sao Paulo! This is a concert hall for classic music and it looks stunning: the wood, the sound, the building.... And it is really cheap, I remember 3 R$. But you need to book...More

Thank Michele P
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The most important concert hall in Brazil. Restored building with beautiful architecture and programming with international quality.

Thank Virgínia T
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Lovely conversion of station to make hall. The lighting is quite superbly done. The music is generally of a higher standard here than at Teatro Municipal. Booking tickets is a challenge. The collection point for advance bookings is downstairs in the car park (perfectly safe...More

Thank zsalyar
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Any concert here is a must see/watch - the place is very well designed. Good parking and easy to go by public transportation but since all concerts happen at night I suggest taxi/uber

Thank JBizarro
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Excellent music! Very good coffee shop! Easy to park as there is a parking lot! If you want to go by taxi there is a taxi stand right outside ! It is a pleasant experience if you like music and good coffee!

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Geraldo C
18 November 2017|
Response from Virgínia T | Reviewed this property |
A qualidade acústica da sala Sao Paulo está dentre as melhores do mundo.
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Response from zsalyar | Reviewed this property |
I booked online and obtained a confirmation of purchase. The box office (ground floor entrance) reasonably sent me downstairs into the carpark to the collection-point-for-pre-booked-tickets. Then there was "a problem". They... More