Priest Anchieta Museum, Sao Paulo

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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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  • Great history lesson, old building and well taken care of, but the city could take better care of the environment, many beggars at the door sleeping on the floor and the location is smell bad, get away from the tourists.
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  • A nice program, very good, is small but is very interesting. A way to know the story of the beginning of the founding of São Paulo.
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  • The Anchieta Museum preserves records of the life of Father Jose de Anchieta, and all your historical context that is very important because it refers to the beginning of the city of São Paulo (sec. 15). This museum could be more valued by the Government, but anyway, is well maintained and deserves to be visited by lovers of the history of the city of São Paulo.
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  • Good place, I visited and liked it although it could have more things, a good would be a video room telling parts of the story. Don't let go in the crypt, there is the best part of the Museum, and a good explanation of the story by a guide.
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  • Good
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  • It's beautiful! I worked for 15 years at Quintino Bocaiuva and did not know of the existence of this place.
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  • Another place worth {worth visit in S ' to Paul. Very well maintained and shows the true story of the birth of the city and your people.
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  • Very good! Do you know the history of São Paulo, and the price is very affordable
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