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São Paulo's very own Empire State Building — the Edifício Altino Arantes, also known by the name of its previous owner, Banespa — opened in 1947 as a symbol of the fast-growing city's economic might. The striking views from the observation deck...more
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To get to The bulding is quite an adventure. For who apreciate learning the story of The foundation of The Santander bank and its luxurious instalations The visit is worthwhile . Very good coffe show on The roof.
Definitely the "main thing" to come to this place for is the view from its 26th floor (yes, not one of the "modern world towers" like the ones that I have been up above in some other countries, but likely the only one in Sao...More
I really enjoyed this particularly the exhibitions. They were unique and interactive. Loved it. Even if your not an art lover you will enjoy it. You first start at the 26th floor for the views which I know a lot of other reviewers have said...More
From the observation deck of the building one has the best view of the city. The architecture is similar to that of NYC Empire State Building. This building was formerly known as the Banespa building before it was bought by Santander. There are exhibits in...More
Located in downtown "Centro" of São Paulo, it's easy to access by the subway. The cost was only R$30 so it was a good deal. The tour has stops on several floors showing history of the bank and the city. There is a skate rink...More
As there is so much different info here is what I found out (21.05.2019):
There were basically two building with the possibility to visit the rooftop terrace.
usual visit only after 15:00 pm local time for 25 R$
visit free after...More
After the adaptations, I thought Santander would somehow "kill" the icon, but they have been able to keep the most important elements from the old times and transform them into a great visitor experience. Also the exhibitions they host are very interesting ones.
I call this Empire State Building of Sao Paolo. Pay attention to the chandelier at the lobby/ticketing area - it’s 1000 kg. There’s Cafe both outdoor and indoor by the viewing areas. A good glimpse of Sao Paolo.
The building is beautiful, and hosts an exposition telling the history of the building itself, and of the banking in 1930-40. The view is great, although somewhat limited (the tall glass pannels are also somewhat annoying). If you have restricted time, I would recommend you...More
To truly know São Paulo, you have to start at the old centre, full of history and landmarks with stories to tell. Get a taste of local food at the Municipal Market, and if you are brave enough, head to the crowded shopping street “25 de março” for cheap deals on a wide assortment of items. Beautiful buildings in this area include the Post Office Building, Luz Station, Pagé Gallery, Pateo do Colegio and the iconic
“Viaduto do Chá”. If you find yourself amazed by the local language, the Museum of Portuguese Language is the place to go. Cultural centres, like Banco do Brasil’s, also offer a variety of entertainment options. Finally, if you fancy watching a Gregorian mass with organ music, stop by São Bento Monastery on a Sunday morning.