Pinacotheca Benedicto Calixto, Santos

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Recently restored, Pinacotheca Benedicto Calixto is an impressive waterfront mansion housing a permanent exhibition of about 50 works by one of Brazil’s most respected painters. See Benedicto Calixto’s seascapes, landscapes, portraits, and nudes here, or visit the museum library for a collection of art books. The house was built in the early 1900s, in an eclectic style, and formerly served as a private home to several wealthy families. The indoor garden is a testament to the luxury once enjoyed by coffee barons. Make this a short stop on your tour of the city, or time your visit for one of many cultural events and concerts frequently taking place at the museum. Admission is free. Plan your Pinacotheca Benedicto Calixto visit and explore what else you can see and do in Santos using our Santos trip itinerary planner.
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  • A mix of classic, art and history, the married former account through frames the story of Saints with pictures of various periods. The back of the House has a very nice garden and a restaurant. Worth the visit!
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  • The Pinacoteca is beautiful, with permanent exhibition, a great ride for Saints. The garden is large and has a charming Café with good candy, snacks and cakes, ideal for coffee or tea in the evening
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  • Beautiful. the big house is a copy of the aurea in Brazil coffee. The House has an eclectic architectural style. The fundamental proposal of the creation of this book is the awareness of the importance of heritage preservation. You can't stop visiting, you need at least 2 hours.
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  • Excellent local food. The restaurant is situated in a beautifull, quiet garden.
  • Cozy place with nice landscape and good café for hanging out, read a good book and relax.
  • Free admission. Small art gallery in a historic building. It's all very nicely kept, worth a stop for sure. Often hosts cultural events as well.
  • Very well kept collection and has an amazing cafe at the back
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