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Pinacoteca Pinacoteca

Beautiful visual arts museum specialized on brazilian artists of the last 200 years.

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Located on the Liceu de Artes e Ofícios de São Paulo building, the Pinacoteca was open in 1905 and is the oldest art museum in the city of São Paulo. Its art collection has approximately 1900 artistic, bibliographic and archival items.

The art gallery displays works such as São Paulo by Tarsila do Amaral and Mestizo by Candido Portinari. In recent years, the museum received important exhibitions, such as Ron Mueck, seen by 402 thousand people.

Listed as a historic site, the Parque da Luz and the museum’s garden displays about 50 sculptures of contemporary artists, such as Victor Brecheret Lasar Segall and Amílcar de Castro.
In 2004, the museum gained another building, which was renovated and renamed Pinacoteca Station. The Pinacoteca Station contains the Memorial da Resistência de São Paulo (São Paulo Resistence Memorial), the Centro de Documentação (Documentation Center), the Walter Wey Library, the Nemirovsky Collection, important modern art collection of Brazil, and Guita and José Mindlin Illustration Cabinet.

Key information and tips

The Museum offers audio guides in Portuguese, English and Spanish.

Opening hours:
From Wednesday to Monday, from 10:00 to 5:30 p.m. (last visitor may remain until 6:00 p.m.).

R$ 6.00.

On Saturdays, admission is free.

Students, teachers and people over 60 years old pay half price. For children under 10 years old, admission is free.

With each ticket you may enter the two buildings of the art gallery.

Duration of the Visit
2 hours.
+55 11 3324 1000
More Info
Memorial da Resistência


Praça da Luz, 02 - Luz - São Paulo, Pinacoteca

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Estação Luz is located right in front of the Pinacoteca. Check the subway map.

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