Mario de Andrade Library, Sao Paulo

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The largest public library in the city, Sao Paulo’s Mario de Andrade Library serves a dual purpose as an important cultural institution and an intriguing attraction for visitors. Situated in a downtown Art Deco building replete with stark stone columns and flanked by palms and coconut trees, the library is considered to be one of the city’s architectural style icons. Arrange to visit Mario de Andrade Library and other attractions in Sao Paulo using our Sao Paulo trip builder.
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  • June 12, 2017
    Example of managing a library. Have automated lending system. The newspaper is in the building next door, have to inform at the reception. The circulating collection of books is on the ground floor, and now the user can directly query. Has collection of Comics and children's books.
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  • May 19, 2017
    The place is Just beautiful, clean and calm. The employees are Very kind and available. There's a fantastic view of the sorroundings from the 3rd floor. Worth a visit!!  more »
  • May 13, 2017
    I met the library on the day of graduation ceremony of urban farmers. There is an auditorium in the library very well organized. The structure of the library is excellent, all kept with a lot of grooming and care. The space is very Rico, save countless literary records and other media. VISIT
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  • May 13, 2017
    Named after one of the Brazilian modernism biggest names is also one of the state main public library. It is second to none in Brazil. Unfortunately it is not 24/7 anymore, so check the hours. No parking nearby.
  • November 16, 2016
    Imagine having to show your ID to enter a place that is a joke compared with libraries elsewhere. Ask to see the English books and you get four-page catalogue from which you have to choose although none of them are worth even considering no matter how desperate you are to read.
  • February 26, 2017
    Nice architecture, worth stopping by if you're in the area
  • November 10, 2016
    Polite and helpful staff plus free access to wifi!
  • November 20, 2016
    It's Impressive!

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