Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Sao Paulo
(4.7/5 based on 9,500+ reviews on the web)
Innovative and inspiring Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, renowned for its thought-provoking exhibits, is located in the heart of the city. Established in 1911, this is the oldest art museum in the state, housed in a 1900 building that was originally designed to accommodate the city’s Lyceum of Arts and Crafts. Today, the museum is one of Brazil’s most important cultural institutions, featuring a large collection of Brazilian art. Visit the site to explore its vast assemblage of 19th century paintings and sculptures. Don’t miss the galleries devoted to European artists, and the displays featuring some of the most iconic Brazilian Modernist works. Check online for a list of upcoming special events and temporary exhibitions. Arrange to visit Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo and other attractions in Sao Paulo using our Sao Paulo travel itinerary maker.
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TripAdvisor
  • Cool place. It's a ride worth if you are there in the central region. I did a quick and quiet ride. Pays off.
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  • The art gallery offers a good overview of the brazilian art from the French mission. Has good educational panels that lead us to reflect on the meaning of certain contemporary works compared to similar works of the tradition. Very good.
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  • Very nice location, beautiful works, organized. I was positively surprised. I intend to go back to see other exhibitions.
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  • I love the variety in this museum. There are works from so many different time periods; I could and did spend hours here! I also love how the galleries open onto spaces which are several stories high; this gives the place a very airy feeling - very open. I will say that while I was there, they had an art installation which moved and created an annoying sound which filled part of the building and detracted from the overall experience, but this was a passing thing which has been taken down I'm sure.
  • my favorite museum in the city! it's free on saturdays! it has a good collection and the exibithions are very good too!
  • Very good place to know art development in Brazil. not like MASP, the collection of this museum focus on Brasilian artists and local culture.
  • A must go! It's my favorite museum in São Paulo! It has it all: great architecture, relevant collections and exhibitions. Concerning accessibility, my grandma and I have got trapped in the lift an we had to use regular stairs, I hope this has been fixed
  • Excelente acervo...