São Paulo Sights



Edifício Martinelli Review

Amid São Paulo's modern 1950s-era skyscrapers, the Gothic Martinelli Building is a welcome anomaly. Built in 1929 by Italian immigrant–turned-count Giuseppe Martinelli, it was the city's first skyscraper. The whimsical penthouse is worth checking out, and the rooftop has a great view. Building tours are by appointment only. Call to make a reservation, or fill out the online form.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Av. São João 35, Centro, São Paulo, 01008–906 | Map It
  • Phone: 011/3104–2477
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Tour by appointment only, Mon., Tues., and Fri. 9:30–11:30 and 2:30–4:30, Sat. 9–1
  • Website:
  • Metrô: São Bento.
  • Location: Centro
Updated: 06-20-2013

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