Private Sao Paulo Architecture Tour – The Most Diverse Styles, Shapes & Sizes

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The city of Sao Paulo is a melting pot of colonial, modern, contemporary and art deco buildings; discover all of this and more on this architecture tour. Delight the lines, curves and details of well-designed pieces art that may seem common in the eyes of some, but in the company of an expert guide can be mind-blowing. Start at Higienopolis area, one of the best places to observe the contrast between old and new. Admire old colonial houses and modern architecture that coexist without altering the harmony of the landscape. Walk through the center of Sao Paulo and see how the 19th-century European styles combine with more recent architecture. We can't finish without mentioning Paulo Mendes da Rocha, an architecture master and winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. Or Oscar Niemeyer, whose modern designs can be found all over São Paulo. Continue along the Paulista and Faria Lima ave. to see their modern and iconic skyscrapers and Jardim America, the first planned area in town.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Gregtur Turismo

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Higienópolis is an old district in the city of São Paulo, since its foundation was residence of the more wealthy classes. There are lots of palaces that belonged to the coffee barons and their children, together with the modernist buildings from the early twentieth century, makes it a reference when it comes to architecture in São Paulo. There are examples in styles such as eclectic, neoclassical, picturesque, Norman, Florentine, art nouveau, neocolonial, art deco, and others, being the subject of studies and researches. Many of these properties have been registered as historical heritage properties and are under preservations laws.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Catedral da Se de Sao Paulo

Walk through the historical downtown of Sao Paulo to see the history of the city being told by its constructions and concrete manifestations. A village that until 1872 had little more than 30 thousand inhabitants and was restricted to a couple of streets, São Paulo has been going through an everlasting process of verticalization from the early times into this current metropolis status of more than 12 million inhabitants. Discover some of the superstar architects behind the designs and the quirky and unusual features of São Paulo’s innovative buildings.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Paulista Avenue

Paulista avenue is one of the most important in São Paulo architecturally and historically. It has several different architectonic styles representing the last 130 years ranging from old mansions to high-teach green buildings.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima

Mirrored buildings, glazed towers, environmentally-friendly buildings, giant free spans, vertical gardens and the largest number of helipads in the city. The area of the Brigadeiro Faria Lima Avenue it’s the main Brazil’s business district full of modern pieces of architecture. Among the mirrored buildings, the architecture that most attracts attention is the Pátio Victor Malzoni. It has most expensive square meter in town and a preserved 18th century house listed as a historical heritage. The two interconnected modern towers contrasts with the historical old house. It’s really gem!

Duration: 1 hour
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