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. Make Priest Anchieta Museum part of your personalized Sao Paulo itinerary using our Sao Paulo tour itinerary maker site .
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  • The first lounge is very small, and tells the story of school and the beginning of São Paulo. The second Hall, at the top, has several religious objects like reliquaries, costumes, statues and paintings of the beginning of the College. Easily accessible and cheap, a different ride worth.
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  • Located at the Pateo Collegio, the Padre Anchieta Museum has a Rico collection composed of pieces of sacred art, in addition to rescue the memory and significance of place in the founding of São Paulo. You pay a small fee to access and visit is self guided. You can also visit the crypt, where a thoughtful guide welcomes visitors and narrates the entire trajectory of the place and of the Jesuits. Great Museum, worth a visit!
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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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  • Great place to visit and get to know a lot about the city of São Paulo. Organized, great service, well maintained, but there aren't many works to see to visit the crypt, just from the 11 hours. Recommend.
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  • Although small, is a great place to get an idea through the model and what the city plans during the period of your Foundation. The other items are related to sacred art, font and several saints of the time and later, there is also a room with relics, the shroud of José de Anchieta and your humerus. For those who are curious to know these details is worth the visit!
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  • There are controversies about the construction of the building. According to one historian, the building was built in the 1960 and is not original as well as a wall inside of it. A beautiful place but there are controversies about the history ...
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  • Museum on the site of the founding of the city. It houses documents, maps and history of the city. Close to the Subway.
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  • Only very beautiful Historic Building external ...
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