Jardim da Luz, Sao Paulo

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Jardim da Luz is a public park near the Luz station and Avenida Tiradentes in the Bom Retiro district of São Paulo. The headquarters of the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo is located in the southeastern corner of the park.
Originally created in 1798 as a botanical garden, the garden was transformed into a public park only in 1938, initially only serving as a big pasture for cattle and cows.
In 1900 was inaugurated the headquarters of Liceu de Artes e Ofícios de São Paulo, a building that nowadays holds the Pinacoteca do Estado.
During a big part of the 20th century, Jardim da Luz passed through a period of severe degradation, serving as a zone of prostitution and drug trafficking. The state government has since revitalized the central region of the city through a series of reforms, including installation of sculptures in the park, a remodel of the Pinacoteca do Estado, and increased police supervision of the area.
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  • The chimney has named the neighbourhood of Light! People came from afar to see the "light"! The chimney at the confluence of Av Tiradentes and Rua João Theodoro, today is abandoned, with homeless people housed inside and deteriorating the patrimony!!! A pity!
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  • The place is not very big, but it's very Rico and with many works devoted to religious art, but visit the Museum without the explanations of the guides may not show the true historical, artistic and cultural richness of the place. Be sure to know the garden, where they are exposed to the sculptures of Aleijadinho.
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  • I loved it here, you have to visit this place. Its so nice and tropical!
  • Nice park, it has sculptures and other artistic things. However there are many prositutes and thiefs inside, it's good to be careful at night
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