Palacio dos Bandeirantes, Sao Paulo

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Built in 1955, Palacio dos Bandeirantes is the seat of the state government and home to a large collection of Brazilian art. Visit the palace/museum for a guided tour of hundreds of works by artists such as Portinari, Aldo Bonadei, Djanira, Almeida Júnior, Victor Brecheret, Ernesto de Fiori, and Aleijadinho. The building’s name is a tribute to the 17th century’s pioneering explorers who expanded São Paulo’s borders almost to its current limits. Inside these walls you can see an array of colonial furniture, leather and silver artifacts, and European tapestry. In an eclectic style, the palace walls are covered with panels describing the history of São Paulo. Don’t leave before visiting the palace garden, a thriving habitat of more than two thousand species of native plants, trees, and birds. Put Palacio dos Bandeirantes and other Sao Paulo attractions into our Sao Paulo trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The palace has guided visits every hour for free. Went on a Sunday afternoon and was the only one here, few people come here because it's not close to the public transport. Easiest way is with a car.....  more »
  • One can´t guess what is behind the walls of this palace-park! It´s first of all a nice place to have a sight onto part of the city. It´s is a calm park, not open to public, and the build has huge...  more »
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  • Interesting stop to check out a little bit of Brazilian history. I went for the Pinacoteca display for free at Sunday and it was an ok experience. The permanent art is great though. The only thing not so cool was seeing the bunch of pictures of convicted politicians hanging on the wall... They should be taken down.
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