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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  • This museum seems like an oasis from the busy streets of Sao Paulo. Perhaps Father Anchieta felt that when he helped to found Sao Paulo right around here in 1554. The museum was a welcome diversion bu...  more »
  • In this city of 11 million and 14 million in the metropolitan area is not like you to be curious of how it all began masi 400 years. Then start at the beginning in Anchieta Museum in the city center a...  more »
  • This is an old church and churches in Brazil are good places to get to know history and culture as the Catholic system is deeply connect with BR political and social system. Inside you will find the l...  more »
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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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  • Very good place, organized and comfortable, has a good cleaning, and accessible for cyclists, and with great works on display that helps you understand the history of São Paulo.
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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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