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Martinelli Building, Sao Paulo

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The first skyscraper to be built in Brazil, the brick and concrete Martinelli Building remains one of the most significant constructions in Sao Paulo. Inaugurated in 1929, the building is 130 m (427 ft) tall, and was once the tallest skyscraper in Latin America. The 26th floor serves as home to an elegant terrace and Italian-style villa, originally constructed by the Martinelli family as a residence in order to prove to locals that the building would not collapse. Put Martinelli Building on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Sao Paulo tourist route planner.
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When it comes to accommodations in Sao Paulo, there's a neighborhood to suit your mood. If you want to feel the city's beating heart, stay along its central artery, Avenue Paulista. From there, you'll have easy access to the best attractions in Sao Paulo. Alternatively, enjoy the city's nightlife round the clock by staying in Vila Madalena, where you'll find plenty of hostels and budget lodgings for young travelers. For a luxury experience, look to the central neighborhoods of Moema or Itaim Bibi. Wherever you decide to stay, you'll be able to whizz around the city using the efficient metro system.
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  • Go to the website posted in info here on TA and see the announcment under "Visitas" with message that translates to : "VISITATION IS SUSPENDED FOR AN INDETERMINATED TIME FOR INTERNAL USE OF SÃO PAULO ...  more »
  • We saw the Martinelli Building whilst on a tour. A historical building with an interesting history. You used to be able to go up the top for free however this is no longer the case as of recently - sh...  more »
  • When I got to the entrance of the building, I went to ask how do I get to the roof and they told me that they are no longer allowing visit to the roof. That they do not know when they will start again...  more »