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Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

Praca da Luz 2, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01120-010, Brazil
+55 11 3324 1000
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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 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.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Praca da Luz 2, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01120-010, Brazil
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+55 11 3324 1000
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"brazilian art"
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"da luz"
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"beautiful building"
in 33 reviews
"permanent collection"
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"di cavalcanti"
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"old building"
in 19 reviews
"fine art"
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"nice museum"
in 16 reviews
"favorite museum"
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"paintings and sculptures"
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"art museum"
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"worth a visit"
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"take your time"
in 7 reviews
"portuguese language"
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"train station"
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"great collection"
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"nice place to visit"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is worth paying a visit. That museum is excellent with a nice modern atmosphere! All exhibits there are inspirational owing to their daring charming appeal. Its infrastructure suits perfectly for people with special needs. There is also monitoring visits for students, and all the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can find academicist and contemporary artists works. It's a big collection and the staff is super nice

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful building, in the midst of a very green and beautiful park, and offering a nice collection of art pieces within a considerable variaty of artists and epoches! Definitevely worth visiting when coming to São Paulo!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well structured museum. It has an interesting collection of Brazilian painters, mostly of the 1850-1950 period. Some outstanding pieces. The entrance fee is low. It has a nice restaurant with an outdoor section on Parque da Luz; food is ok.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Pinacoteca means the good side of Sao Paulo. The building is prepared and away from being a claustrophobic art gallery. The art works are very well lighted by natural and artificial light. Their own collection of works represents a good amount of local artists and...More

Thank Kevin K
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

It is a nice museum in a nice building. Entrance fee is not bad by western standards. The location is right across the street from the subway/metro station, but the neighborhood is not very nice and may be scary to some visitors.

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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Whenever I’m at São Paulo Pinacoteca, Emanoel Araújo always comes to my mind. He was crucial to turn this museum into international standards. I love the Pedro Américo canvas, Ernst Papf children depiction, and the whole ensemble of painting illustrating Rio. The building itself is...More

Thank Nelson C
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

You can see great exposition that you can open your mind for everything. There´s a beautiful garden outside and a little coffee store.

Thank Natsuko A
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Pinacoteca is a nice place to visit, there are always interesting expositions to see and lovely ancient brasilian paintings. Besides the structure there is a park: sometimes there are policemen, but some other times is not very safe. I wouldn't recommend to go there alone

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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

The Pinacoteca is my favorite museum in the city of São Paulo. Actually is one of my favorite place at all! The exhibitions there are always very worthy!!!!

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