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São Paulo Architecture Guide

By Viator, April 2018

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There’s plenty to see on an architecture tour of São Paulo. Brazil’s largest city is renowned for its soaring skyscrapers, contemporary art galleries, and bold street art. Look out for these architecturally impressive landmarks as you explore the city.

Eiffel Building
Towering over the Praça da República at the heart of São Paulo’s República district, the Eiffel Building (Edifício Eiffel) is one of the city’s most notable high-rises. Known for its modern geometric facade, it’s one of several São Paulo buildings designed by acclaimed Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.

Copan Building 
Another one of Niemeyer’s designs is the Copan Building (Edifício Copa), a striking mix of classic and modern, that draws inspiration from the Copan Mayan Temple in Honduras. With over 5,000 residents, it’s also the largest residential building in Brazil. 

Unique Hotel
Designed by São Paulo native Ruy Ohtake, the Unique Hotel definitely lives up to its name. The spaceship-like building features a shimmering aqua facade, dozens of porthole windows, and an expansive rooftop sundeck complete with a giant swimming pool. 

São Paulo Museum of Art
The São Paulo Museum of Art (Museu de Arte de São Paulo, or MASP) is as renowned for its dramatic architecture—the work of prolific designer Lina Bo Bardi—as it is for its impressive collection of Brazilian and Latin American art. Located on Paulista Avenue in downtown São Paulo, the concrete and glass structure stands perched on a pair of bright red “legs.”

Tomie Ohtake Cultural Institute
Designed by its founder, prominent contemporary architect Ruy Ohtake, the Tomie Ohtake Institute (Instituto Tomie Ohtake) presents an eclectic roster of art exhibitions, housed in a distinctive building made of multicolored blocks. 

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Private Tour: São Paulo City Tour

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If you want to see São Paulo’s top attractions and you’ve only got a few hours to spare, book a private city tour to cover a lot of ground as you explore ...  Read more

Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: Flexible

From USD $165.00
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City Tour Meet São Paulo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 26 Reviews

This City Tour Meet São Paulo presents the main touristic places, monuments and historical landmarks of the city. A long of the tour you will see the most ...  Read more

Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.00
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São Paulo Private City Tour

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This 4 hour private and exclusive city tour of São Paulo is suitable if you are in lay-over or taking a break from your hotel opting for an overview of ...  Read more

Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $98.00
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Private Street Art Tour of São Paulo

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See the best of São Paulo’s street art on a 3-hour private tour of the city. Discover São Paulo’s downtown as well as the ‘bairros’ (neighborhoods) ...  Read more

Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $195.00
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Private Architecture Tour of São Paulo

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If you’ve got a fondness for architectural design, then this private architecture tour of São Paulo is for you! This eclectic city features a range of ...  Read more

Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $195.00
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Private São Paulo City Tour with the Municipal Mercado

Five hours is the time you need to know and enjoy the good things of São Paulo. During this tour you will know, common places for the native people of the ...  Read more

Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $299.00
Taste of São Paulo: Traditional Food and Drinks, São Paulo, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Taste of São Paulo: Traditional Food and Drinks

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The best way to learn Brazil’s history is through its food and drink. Come explore one of the most bohemian neighborhoods in the world as we eat and drink ...  Read more

Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.00
Small Group Cycling Tour of Downtown São Paulo, Brazil, São Paulo, Food Tours
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Small Group Cycling Tour of Downtown São Paulo, Brazil

          Explore the stories behind historical buildings, monuments and landmarks through the eyes of locals.     ...  Read more

Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.00
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Street Art Bike Tour

Get to know the real São Paulo by deciphering its graffiti and wall art.

Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.00
Guided Art and Cultural Walking Tour of Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Guided Art and Cultural Walking Tour of Ibirapuera Park

Meet your professional guide at the The Museum of Contemporary Art, University of São Paulo to begin this 2 and half hour walking tour of Ibirapuera Park. ...  Read more

Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $19.00

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