Complexo Cultural Júlio Prestes / Sala São Paulo, Sao Paulo

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Julio Prestes Cultural Center

Complexo Cultural Júlio Prestes / Sala São Paulo, located in an old train station, is noted for housing the famous Sala Sao Paulo, home of the Sao Paulo State Symphonic Orchestra. The venue features nearly 1,500 seats and is used for regular symphonic and chamber music performances. The site’s state-of-the-art design is often compared to that of the Boston Symphony Hall and Vienna’s Musikverein. The train station building was restored and renovated in the 1990s, as part of an important downtown revitalization project. The station’s large hall was chosen as the main performance space because like the finest 19th century concert halls, it resembles a shoebox, considered an optimal design for such venues. Check the center’s official website for an updated list of concerts and other special events. Make Complexo Cultural Júlio Prestes / Sala São Paulo a centerpiece of your Sao Paulo vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Sao Paulo trip generator.
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  • 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 c...  more »
  • One of the greatest places in the world to listen to great orchestras and classic music. Unfurtunately, the neighborhood is awful, big sample of the third world misery, in contrast with the beauty of ...  more »
  • This place is an impressing temple for classic music , with an extraordinary program of artists from all over the world. The acoustic is perfect.  more »
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