Priest Anchieta Museum, Sao Paulo

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A quick visit to Priest Anchieta Museum gives you an important history lesson about São Paulo and the catholicization of Brazil. The museum presents the life of Father José de Anchieta, a Spanish Jesuit priest who arrived in Brazil via Portugal in 1553. Father Anchieta was one of 12 priests responsible for founding Colégio de São Paulo de Piratininga, the Catholic educational institution from which São Paulo blossomed. Your visit to Priest Anchieta Museum starts at the crypt, where you can learn about the first mass to take place at the Colégio. In subsequent rooms, you'll see drawings illustrating the Colégio over the years and religious art. The building's walls are the original mud ones that formed the complex's study room. The site's location on the walking path between the Basilica of Saint Benedict and Praça da Sé makes it a convenient stop between these other two attractions. The museum's cafe provides a place to refresh yourself. Make Priest Anchieta Museum part of your personalized Sao Paulo itinerary using our Sao Paulo tour itinerary maker site.
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  • This museum seems like an oasis from the busy streets of Sao Paulo. Perhaps Father Anchieta felt that when he helped to found Sao Paulo right around here in 1554. The museum was a welcome diversion....  more »
  • In this city of 11 million and 14 million in the metropolitan area is not like you to be curious of how it all began masi 400 years. Then start at the beginning in Anchieta Museum in the city center.....  more »
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  • I recommend the visit! Place where the city of São Paulo was founded. It has a museum of sacred art, with a few pieces. Regrettable is the situation of the city center. Very dirty and ill-cared.
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  • Good for cultural enrichment, part of the fundamental history for all. Point negative, we can't register with pictures.
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