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Pateo do Collegio

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Largo Patio do Colegio 2 | Central Zone, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01016-040, Brazil
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Interesting museum on padre Anchieta and the Jesuits as Western founders of the current Sao Paulo city.

Date of experience: June 2013
Thank Olaf1965
Reviewed 30 December 2013

This is the place that you can experience Sao Paulo's history. The pateo do Colegio brings the old Sao Paulo back to life into jesuit's time. If you want to experience SP history visit this place.

Date of experience: January 2013
Thank pv2lima
Reviewed 20 August 2013

School Yard, is the translation of the name given to the historical Jesuit church and school in the city of São Paulo. In short words, the city was born here in 1554. The city of São Paulo has its beginnings in a mission established by...More

Date of experience: April 2013
Thank RLuiz
Reviewed 2 November 2012

Patio del Colegio, Sao Paulo’s birthplace, is where the city was founded on 25th January 1554. There is a nice replica of a building of those times. There is also a church and a nice monument devoted to the founders of the city. The replica...More

Date of experience: January 2012
Thank Betty P
Reviewed 27 May 2012

The city of SP started here. A museum and some "original" constructions can be seen there. If walking around the city center, one must stop by "Patio do Colégio".

Date of experience: December 2011
1  Thank MDfromSP
Reviewed 12 March 2012

It is absolutely gorgeous inside, with a choir boy who sings like a bird. The priest is also highly intelligent and wonderful to be around. This is the oldest church in Sao Paulo. Warning: The mass is in Portuguese only and it is advised to...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2012

To understand where and how one of the mmajor cities of the world was born, visit its very birth place.

Thank LontraSo
Reviewed 1 February 2012

Good place to visit, if you go with someone local, and understand how the city was born.

Thank Rita_Picarra
Reviewed 14 January 2012

Historical buildings & displays on the Jesuit brothers who founded Sao Paulo, and their interactions with indigenous people. Part of the original wall of the first building is preserved, can clearly see the construction technique. Active Jesuit school is on the site. The cafe in...More

Thank Lou_per
Reviewed 26 August 2011

It was the craddle of São Paulo. In this place was built a school in 1554 and after that the growing of this big city started. It´s interesting to see the statue in the middle of the place. It represents Liberty and is looking to...More

Date of experience: July 2011
Thank tzanoni
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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
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