Pateo do Collegio, Sao Paulo

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The date the city was born is the same date the Pateo do Collegio celebrated its inaugural mass. The school and church that make up the college served as the epicenter of spirit and education for about two centuries; however, the Jesuits came into conflict with other settlers, particularly the settlers using the Amerinds as slaves. The Jesuits opposed slavery and wanted to convert and educate the native Amerind. This led to conflict and the Jesuits were forced out of the village.

On the current site, you will see a simple, modern reconstruction of the colonial building. There you’ll also find a museum that displays artifacts dating back to the church's inauguration and following the Jesuit’s history through iconography, documents, and found artifacts all the way to the present day. Add Pateo do Collegio and other attractions to your Sao Paulo trip itinerary using our Sao Paulo trip planner.
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  • Currently a functional school and Cafe, Patio do Collegio is a colonial styled Jesuit church on the site where Sao Paulo was founded in 1554. Culturally relevant and ever popular for that reason the....  more »
  • ……… Visiting the school-yard as the name says is real-lii a privileged experience, to be standing at the same spot where the founders stood more than 465 years ago when there was probably nothing but....  more »
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  • Great coffee and service. As a charity linked to the church though they could do better for the homeless population around. For example, if you are not visiting the museum, you have to pay to use the toilets. They should provide basic services for the homeless community.
  • A lovely square. Some homeless people around but if you act naturally and confidently all is well. Daytime is better. There area also guided tours. Free walks is a very good one. The Italian free walk guide Rocco is really good.
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