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Sala São Paulo, Sao Paulo
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Julio Prestes Cultural Center

Sala São Paulo, located in an old train station, is noted for housing the famous Sala Sao Paulo, home of the Sao Paulo State Symphonic Orchestra. The venue features nearly 1,500 seats and is used for regular symphonic and chamber music performances. The site’s state-of-the-art design is often compared to that of the Boston Symphony Hall and Vienna’s Musikverein. The train station building was restored and renovated in the 1990s, as part of an important downtown revitalization project. The station’s large hall was chosen as the main performance space because like the finest 19th century concert halls, it resembles a shoebox, considered an optimal design for such venues. Check the center’s official website for an updated list of concerts and other special events. Make Sala São Paulo a centerpiece of your Sao Paulo vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Sao Paulo trip generator.
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  • The Sala São Paulo, is one of the places that you need to know. Is host of wonderful performances. The acoustics of the place is amazing! Who is musician/likes good music is a place not to be missed!
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  • I went to a concert and got a good experience. The location where the presentation is organized, clean and with good lighting. But the problem is just at the entrance to the site, near the restaurant. There smells like pee. Bothered me and ran out of the place. Outside it was okay.
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  • We stayed in a cabin to watch the OESP, with conductor and pianist Peleggi Lisiecki, who performed a majestic and imposing spectacle, playing Her Waltz of Ravel, the room itself is a Show, beautiful, perfect acoustics and perfect Orchestra, Sunday morning ride we should do every week, purifies the soul.
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  • One of most beautiful place at Sao Paulo city, a well conservative place of concert inside of a renewed building where part of Sao Paulo history were closed. Here we can see a structure of Julio Prestes railway station where part of citizens of Sao Paulo country were arrive in the past, and part of Coffee bean production passed here in a way of Santos port to be exportada abroad.
  • If you like classic music, be sure to visit this great Orchestra. OSESP is the name of the Sao Paulo State Orchestra, the main attraction at Sala Sao Paulo. Sala Sao Paulo has the best acoustics in Sao Paulo! And it is a graceful place. P.S.: be sure to go by car. The surroundings are not safe during evenings.
  • wonderful place inspired by the viennese musikverein, the beauty of the place is worth giving the local symphonica a shot
  • Great place to hear an orchestra. Brazil's finest!!! Very very beautiful place, clean and organized. Sala Sao Paulo is classified worldwide as one of the most beautiful orchestra halls. Tip: Every Sunday they have free orchestras at 11am so if you come by without a ticket before that time you can get in for free. :) a must visit place in Sao Paulo!!!
  • The best concert hall in Brazil. I just love to go on the evenings concerts on weekends. Always worth arriving early to enjoy the building and have a coffee before.