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Sao Paulo Sights

Edifício Martinelli

  • Av. São João 35 Map It
  • Centro
  • Building/Architectural Site

Updated 06/20/2013

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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.

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Av. São João 35, São Paulo, 01008–906, Brazil

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Tour by appointment only, Mon., Tues., and Fri. 9:30–11:30 and 2:30–4:30, Sat. 9–1

Updated 06/20/2013


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