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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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  • I went to a repair and I confess that the location is beautiful and very well maintained, but the sound quality in the room is very good. Notice all the instruments. I intend to come back more often
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  • This concert hall is one of the best in the world. After the lengthy restoration of the station Júlio Prestes, a cultural phenomenon that boasts the paulistano, but also Brazilians. No wonder: the room is technically perfect, with phenomenal acoustics, plus a unique beauty, from the neoclassical architectural details that have been kept. The concert programming home happens on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays and the OSESP fulfills its function with merit as it is respected all over the world. If you can't attend a concert, take a guided tour. It's worth it.
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  • Excellent ride held on a Sunday morning! The room itself is a gift to the eyes. Wonderful music! Orchestra conducted by maestro João Maurício Galindo, with your own teaching and to govern. Perfect acoustics. Excellent organization! Ample parking. Perfect!
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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.