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Private Tour: Architecture of São Paulo

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If you’ve got a fondness for architectural design, then this private architecture tour of São Paulo is for you! This eclectic city features a range of styles – from colonial Portuguese buildings to art nouveau edifices to the modernist structures of Oscar Niemeyer. Learn about them all – and more – on this three-hour tour with an expert guide, exploring the city by private vehicle. You’ll see buildings such as the Unique Hotel and the São Paulo Museum of Art, and gain knowledge of the famous architects that constructed them.

Upon pickup from your hotel by private vehicle, meet your knowledgeable guide and get to know the impressive architecture of São Paulo. As you tour the vibrant city, view buildings that display a wide variety of architectural designs, from colonial structures made out of taipa, a traditional Brazilian-style material, to modern constructions like the Unique Hotel, designed by São Paulo native Ruy Ohtake.
Spot several European architectural styles developed since the mid-19th century and get to know Brazil’s 20th-century modernist school of architecture, which made the country famous throughout the world. Admire works by architects like Oscar Niemeyer, such as the Edifício Eiffel (Eiffel Building), and see the São Paulo Museum of Art, developed by Lina Bo Bardi — famous for her modernist Glass House in the Atlantic Forest outside the city. Be amazed by the neoclassical, art nouveau, brutalist and contemporary styles that coexist within the metropolis.
Before return transport to your hotel, your guide will tell you about the famous architects who contributed their talents to build São Paulo, such as Ramos de Azevedo and Vilanova Artigas. Learn about Isay Weinfeld’s Livraria da Vila (a bookshop with revolving shelves), as well as the museums and art galleries of Paulo Mendes da Rocha, such as the New Leme Gallery.