Paulista Avenue (in Portuguese, Avenida Paulista") is one of the most important avenues in São Paulo, Brazil. It is notable for the large number of financial institutions and corporations with buildings, and the area is sometimes identified as the "business center" of the city. Being one of the highest points in the city, it is also clustered with radio and TV station antennas such as the Bandeirantes Tower. Avenida Paulista is generally regarded as the second most expensive real estate anywhere in Latin America
The São Paulo Museum of Art (in Portuguese, Museu de Arte de São Paulo, or MASP) is an important fine-art museum located on Paulista Avenue in the city of São Paulo, in Brazil. Famous for an imposing building which houses its collections, it is an authentic landmark of the largest Brazilian city.
Listed as a non-profit organization, the museum is renowned for its extraordinary collection gathered since the end of World War II. Internationally recognized for its diversity and quality, the museum's holdings are considered the most important of Latin America and all Southern Hemisphere, with thousands of works ranging in period from antiquity to contemporary art.
Ibirapuera Park (in Portuguese Parque do Ibirapuera) is a major urban park in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. It has a large area for leisure, jogging and walking, as well as a convention center. Its importance to São Paulo is comparable to the Central Park in New York City. Inaugurated in 1954 for the 400 anniversary of the city with buildings designed by famous architect Oscar Niemeyer and landscape by designer Roberto Burle Marx, Ibirapuera Park covers an area of almost two square kilometers.The second biggest park in the city. Admission is free of charge.
The Julio Prestes Cultural Center, which is in the old Julio Prestes Station, was inaugurated on July 9, 1999. The building has been totally restored and renovated by the State Government as part of the revitalization project for the city center. It houses the Sala São Paulo, which has a capacity of 1498 seats, and is the home of the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo (Osesp). It is a venue for symphonic and chamber presentations, and has been designed according to the most up-to-date international standards, comparable to the Boston Symphonic Hall, Musikvereinssaal in Vienna and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
The São Paulo Sé Cathedral (Portuguese: Catedral da Sé de São Paulo) is the cathedral of the city of São Paulo, in Brazil. Its construction, in Neo-Gothic style, began in 1913 and did not end until four decades later.
The Cathedral is the largest church in São Paulo: 111 metres long, 46 metres wide, with the two flanking towers reaching a height of 92 metres. The Cathedral is a Latin cross church with a five-aisled nave and a dome that reaches 30 metres over the crossing. Although the building in general is Neo-Gothic, the dome is inspired by the Renaissance dome of the Cathedral of Florence.
The Cathedral has a total capacity for 8,000 people. More than 800 tons of rare marble were used in its completion. The inner capitals are decorated with sculpted Brazilian elements like coffee branches, pineapples, armadillos, etc.
The Luz station is a remain from the period when the coffee was a major source of income to the city. For decades, the station tower dominated the city's skyline and its clock was the reference to the remaining clocks in São Paulo.
At its height, in the early 20th century, when the Luz neighbourhood was an important part of the city, the stations was part of an architectonic bloc that was a major reference inside the city. The station helped to build the city's image.
Municipal Theatre of São Paulo is one of the most important theatres in South America and one of the landmarks of the city of São Paulo. It is significant both for its architectural value as well as for its historical importance, having been the venue for the Week of Modern Art in 1922, which revolutionised the arts in Brazil. The building now houses the São Paulo Municipal Symphonic Orchestra, the Coral Lírico (Lyric Choir) and the City Ballet of São Paulo.
The Municipal Market of São Paulo, inaugurated in 1933, is an important commercial warehouse of attacked and retail, specialized in the commercialization of fruits, nourishing vegetables, cereals, meats and other products. The building, in eclectic style, was constructed between 1928 and 1933. The Market is today a point of meeting of the natives of São Paulo.
Liberdade It is home to largest Japanese community outside Japan in the world that has been growing since the 1950s. Being São Paulo's own equivalent of Japantown in the USA, it is a haven for everything Japanese. The entrance to Liberdade has been marked by a nine-meter tall red torii (a Japanese arch that marks the entrance to Shinto temples) since 1974. This towering structure, situated on Rua Galvão Bueno, is a distinctive representation of the neighborhood. Liberdade was successfully connected to the São Paulo subway network in the 1970s, opening up this area to commerce like never before. Today, thousands of paulistanos (citizens of São Paulo) flock to the public square in Liberdade every Sunday to purchase craft goods at the weekly fair
Monastery São Bento is one of the more important historical buildings of the São Paulo capital. The set all is the Monastery, its would carry main has access to monges that they live there in conjunct, is of promptitude to receive houses them to all and visitors, receiving the ones that comes to the conjunct life, I remove, or look to orientation spiritual or confession; in it has the confinement monastic, the Basilica Nossa Senhora da Assunção of the Installation where it daily has the choir praid for monges and the mass is celebrated, both in the monástico rite and with sing gregoriano, and School of São Bento and College of São Bento.
Martinelli building was first building of Brazil. The construction was initiated in 1922, was inaugurated in 1929 with 12 floors and the construction followed up to 1934 finishing the workmanship with 30 floors (130 meters). In 1932, during the Constitutionalistic Revolution, it sheltered in its superior terraces, a battery of antiaircraft machine guns, to defend São Paulo of the attack of the calls " vermelhinhos" , the airplanes of the Government of the Republic, flied on the city threatening to bomb it.