Complexo Cultural Júlio Prestes / Sala São Paulo, Sao Paulo

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. Plan to visit Complexo Cultural Júlio Prestes / Sala São Paulo during your Sao Paulo vacation using our convenient Sao Paulo trip planner .
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  • The location is very nice with a beautiful architecture and has a great acoustics. To go back in time and imagine the old train station and your motion, should not the "gares" Parisians.
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