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Private Architecture Tour

By Around SP
Price was undefined, price is now CA $286
Free cancellation available
3h
Mobile voucher
Instant confirmation
Selective hotel pickup
Multiple languages
Cleanliness and safety

Highlights

  • Diverse range of architectural styles in downtown São Paulo

  • Colonial buildings made with a mix of clay, sand & grass

  • Classic European Art Nouveau & Art Deco structures

  • Modernist & brutalist buildings renowned the world over

  • Works by famous Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Private guided architecture tour of São Paulo

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transport to and from most São Paulo hotels

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English, Spanish or Portuguese

  • What's excluded

    Food & Drinks

Cleaning and safety practices

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  • Masks required
  • Contactless tickets
  • Vehicles and venues disinfected

Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 10 and younger are complimentary.

  • Maximum group size is 12 people.

  • Tour stops vary.

  • Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located São Paulo hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.

What you can expect

Dig into the history of São Paulo's diverse architectural culture on this mesmerising tour of the city's structures. From classic European buildings to Brazil's iconic school of brutalism, be dazzled by the variety of styles that your expert guide introduces you to.

Start your tour of downtown São Paulo by finding colonial buildings constructed with taipa de pilão, a traditional mixture of clay, sand, grass, and animal blood. Observe the evolution of the city's architectural style in the European Art Nouveau and Art Deco structures that stand alongside the more austere colonial constructs. Your well-versed guide points out the different types of designs as you move through the city, explaining the history behind the changing forms.

As you continue on the tour, marvel at the famous works of master architects like Oscar Niemeyer. Niemeyer's massive modernist projects, such as the sprawling Copan Building, made him a key figure in the development of the movement, and many of his works remain iconic to this day. Also visit the São Paulo Art Museum, whose brutalist design by Lina Bo Bardi is beloved by architects the world over. After being amazed by São Paulo's diverse architectural prowess, return to your hotel feeling awed and inspired.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitizer provided

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Location

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Activity Location

  • São Paulo

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hotel Pickup
  • São Paulo State of São Paulo
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