Priest Anchieta Museum, Sao Paulo

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#38 of 155 in Museums in Sao Paulo
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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  • The location is interesting, every paulistano knows, but few come. It has various pieces of religious art, is historic and very nice too. Definitely worth a visit. For lovers of history, the location is mandatory.
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  • Meet a marco de São Paulo, place of origin of the city and still has the opportunity at least surprising to find a bone, femur of founder padre Anchieta for viewing. The Museum has many parts but has a very important collection with pieces of Aleijadinho, very representative as clothing and gifts from Pope Pius X, among others that tell a little of the history of Latin America's largest city. It has a coffee with good options, green area and tourist guides, can have presence of large excursions of students or tourists especially on Saturdays. Hard-to-reach location with car, Valley Park further and walk by the Centre on foot or with alternative means such as taxi, subway (São Bento Station) or other alternatives.
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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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