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 (1905), 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 the displays featuring some of the most iconic Brazilian Modernist works. 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. 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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  • Traditional place with many exhibitions. I have visited several. It is worth checking what is on display on a visit to SP and stop there.
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  • It involves in this location until the walls carry the story of this place Rico in culture, art, architecture.
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  • One of the most important museums of São Paulo, located in the Center. The building is wonderful and the collection very Rico, with paintings of the main modern art artists like Tarsila do Amaral, Emiliano Di Cavalcanti and Volpi. Worth a lot just to visit. Attention to the location of the Museum tends to be a dangerous area of the city.
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  • Good art collection for the small entrance fee. There are guards lurking around every corner, and heaven forbid if you point at a piece. Lol. I think we were accosted by the guards at least 3 times because my foot got within 2ft of a sculpture on the floor, my boyfriend pointed at a painting and his hand I guess was past the rope marking on the floor. The concept of interacting with art is apparently forbidden, but at least the guards were all very nice about it. There were a lot of national artists featured and a good deal from france and Italy as well. Keep an eye out for the colorful boob fountain :P
  • 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.
  • One of the most important contemporary art museums in Brazil. The building itself is already spectacular. A must go!
  • 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
  • my favorite museum in the city! it's free on saturdays! it has a good collection and the exibithions are very good too!