Priest Anchieta Museum, Sao Paulo
(3.4/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web)
A quick visit to Priest Anchieta Museum gives you an important history lesson about São Paulo and the catholicization of Brazil. The museum presents the life of Father José de Anchieta, a Spanish Jesuit priest who arrived in Brazil via Portugal in 1553. Father Anchieta was one of 12 priests responsible for founding Colégio de São Paulo de Piratininga, the Catholic educational institution from which São Paulo blossomed. Your visit to Priest Anchieta Museum starts at the crypt, where you can learn about the first mass to take place at the Colégio. In subsequent rooms, you'll see drawings illustrating the Colégio over the years and religious art. The building's walls are the original mud ones that formed the complex's study room. The site's location on the walking path between the Basilica of Saint Benedict and Praça da Sé makes it a convenient stop between these other two attractions. The museum's cafe provides a place to refresh yourself. Put Priest Anchieta Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Sao Paulo tourist route planner.
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  • The ticket, if compared with other museums of São Paulo, including the Museum of sacred art, is too expensive for a poor and small. The information about the works, mostly, are inaccurate and there is no support for the visitor. The best is to take advantage of the patio and the attachment that you don't have to pay admission and is very nice, apart from preserving historical fragments of buildings.
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  • The entry in the amount of U $4.00, even with half for students is very expensive, considering the few exhibits in the collection of sacred art. The story of the founding of São Paulo has interesting material, but it's ridiculous that photograph. Annoying having to leave small bags on the counter, in addition to not knowing to deal well with large groups. Has a lot to improve. Café/Restaurant good, also with price of Museum.
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  • Small museum with sacred collections, and temporary fixed has fragments of original architecture in contrast with areas of more modern coatings. has part of the acquis in the courtyard outside.
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