Luz Seightseeing Tour in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo

Luz is the oldest neighborhood in Sao Paulo and a melting pot for many nationalities. Situated northward from Praça República, it is home to stately Victorian Luz Station and beautiful Luz Park. You may also find here the Museum of Sacred Arts, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Julio Prestes Station, Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, and Sala São Paulo - one of the best equipped concert halls in the world. Take the following tour to discover the most popular landmarks of this wonderful neighborhood.
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Luz Seightseeing Tour in Sao Paulo Map

Guide Name: Luz Seightseeing Tour in Sao Paulo
Guide Location: Brazil » Sao Paulo (See other walking tours in Sao Paulo)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Author: ChristineT
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Museum of Sacred Art

1) Museum of Sacred Art (must see)

The Museum of Sacred Art, located in the Nossa Senhora da Luz Convent, houses over 11,000 religious items that date back as far as the 16th century to present times. Many of the objects are items rescued from the former Basilica de Sao Paulo. The convent was built by Friar Galvao, the first Brazilian saint in 1744.

The exhibition hall contains an impressive and vast collection and is a must-see if you visit Sao Paulo. Wooden and clay religious icons, baroque antiques, furniture, silverware,...   view more
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Jardim da Luz

2) Jardim da Luz

The Luz neighborhood of Sao Paulo abounds in outdoor green spaces. One of them is Jardim da Luz. Inaugurated as a botanical garden by the Portuguese Crown Royal Order in November 1798, this park was opened to the public in 1825, to become the first public garden in Sao Paulo. For the first few years, it was not very popular. Much of the park's land was eventually given away to various causes - railway construction, the College Prudente de Morais and the School of Arts and Crafts, to name...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo

3) Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo (must see)

Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo is the oldest art gallery in the city and is largely popular with tourists. The building housing the gallery took three years (1897-1900) to construct. Originally, it was meant to accommodate the School of Arts and Crafts, but in 1911 was converted into a state museum. Over the years, the Pinacoteca do Estado has hosted the High School of the State, as well as a number of governmental offices and even military barracks during WWII. In 1951, the exhibition space...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Estação da Luz

4) Estação da Luz

Estação da Luz is a railway station and a major landmark of Sao Paulo, extended over 7,500 square meters, in the Luz neighborhood. The original station was commissioned in 1867, and was built by Baron de Maua. Later, it was decided that the station be reconstructed, so, from 1895 until 1900, the refurbishment was underway. The new building was designed by English architect, Charles Henry Driver, in a neoclassical style, resembling both the Big Ben and Westminster Abbey in London. The materials...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Estação Julio Prestes

5) Estação Julio Prestes

Estação (Station) Julio Prestes is a historic landmark of the city, located in the heart of the Luz neighborhood. Apart from being a transport hub, the magnificent railway station stands as a historic attraction, too. The original building was completed in 1875, prompted by booming coffee trade that forced the government of the Sao Paulo province to built a railroad, known as Sorocabana. Estação Julio Prestes was the first and the main station of this route. In 1925 it was renovated by...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Sala São Paulo

6) Sala São Paulo (must see)

Recognized as one of the world's greatest concert halls, alongside the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Vienna Musikverein, and the Boston Symphony Hall, the Sala São Paulo is also one of the most visited tourist sites in the city. Housed in a train station – Estação Julio Prestes – which is currently operational with eight train lines, the hall has 1,484 seats and 22 cabins. The Sala São Paulo was designed by Nelson Dupre, who focused more on the acoustics of the hall and largely...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Mercado Municipal

7) Mercado Municipal

Mercado Municipal, also known as "Mercadão", is Sao Paulo's first grocery market. With a monthly turnout of 600,000 visitors, this is one of the greatest attractions for tourists and food lovers in the city. Part of the Luz neighborhood of Sao Paulo, the market is located in the building that is distinguished for its impressive neoclassical style. It was built from 1928 to 1932 to a design by architect Francisco de Paula Ramos de Azevedo. Extended over an area of 22 thousand...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Creating your own self-guided walk in Sao Paulo is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
West Zone Nightlife 2

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
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West Zone Nightlife 1

West Zone Nightlife 1

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Travel Distance: 4.2 km
Walking Tour: Avenida Paulista, Sao Paulo

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km