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Standing 130 meters tall in the heart of São Paulo, the Martinelli Building (Edifício Martinelli) was the city’s first skyscraper. Built in 1929 with 12 floors to begin with, the remaining 18 floors you see today were completed by 1935.

A beautiful building that would look right at home in Chicago, the Martinelli Building was built by Italian immigrant-turned-business tycoon Giuseppe Martinelli, who arrived in Brazil in 1889. To prove to a skeptical public that the skyscraper was actually safe, he and his family actually lived in the top four floors until the Great Depression forced Martinelli to part with the building and let it come under control of the Italian government, who then sold it to the state of Brazil.

Today the Martinelli Building is home to the Departments of Municipal House and Planning and various company offices, with shops on the ground floor. To visit the top, head to the side door—visits are 30 minutes. You’ll go in a small group, taking the elevator up to the rooftop terrace. At the top, enjoy 360-degree views of the city that extends all the way to the horizon. You'll be given plenty of time at the top (around 30 minutes), though there’s no rush to make your way back down.

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Rua São Bento, 405, Centro, São Paulo, Brazil, 01011-100
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Explore São Paulo in just a few hours on this private tour by foot and vehicle. Follow your private guide to hit all the highlights of the city, including the Catedral da Sé, the municipal market, the Liberdade neighborhood, and Paulista Avenue. Choose from two tour lengths; with longer tours enjoying more time in some residential neighborhoods and local markets. Along the way, enjoy engaging, informative commentary from your private local guide. Round-trip transportation from São Paulo hotels is included.
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  • 5 hours
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Discover Sao Paulo History Guided Tour

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São Paulo is hosting some of the biggest communities of immigrants of the world. We will talk about Italians, Japanese, Syrian-Lebanese and many others. Walking between the "new" downtown and the old city we will discover how this city was getting so important and how its social and cultural diversity make this place so incredible. We'll see the first Skyscraper of Latin America and find the signs of the oldest indigenous path of this side of the world! Be ready to jump to the top of the city to shell the eyes in front of its immensity for later diving into its vibrant communities to get lost in its colors, perfumes and hidden details.
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Private Layover Tour from São Paulo International Airport

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Visit São Paulo’s top attractions while you’re on a layover at São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport. Rather than spend hours waiting for your flight, take a private city tour with your own personal guide who points out major landmarks. Take a scenic drive through several neighborhoods and get out to explore São Paulo’s historic downtown on foot. Return airport transport by private vehicle is included.
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  • 6 hours
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Explore Sao Paolo with a dedicated guide on this comprehensive, full-day tour from Santos. All private round-trip transportation is provided, which means there's no need to rent a car; you can just enjoy the scenery on the way there and back. Your guide will lead your private party through a carefully-curated itinerary designed to ensure you don't miss a thing.
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  • 8 hours
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Make the most of your time in Santos cruise port with a private layover tour to São Paulo. Discover Brazil’s largest city with a private guide, stopping to see landmarks such as the Monastery of Sao Bento, Ibirapuera Park, and Paulista Avenue; explore the lively neighborhoods of Madalena and Liberdade; sample Brazilian cuisine at the Municipal Market (own expense); and admire architectural wonders such as the Copan building, the Tea Bridge, and the Catedral da Sé.
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You choose what to see and what to skip on this private and customizable guided tour of São Paulo, Brazil by vehicle, by bike, and on foot. Your options in the old city and the new city include Catedral da Sé, the city's main cathedral, Pateo do Collegio, where the city of São Paulo was founded in 1554, the Japanese District, Parque da Luz, the Pinacoteca Museum, chic Paulista Avenue, the sprawling Municipal Market, and more.
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São Paulo Private City Tour from Santos Cruise Terminal

São Paulo Private City Tour from Santos Cruise Terminal

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Get acquainted with the history and architecture of one of the world’s biggest cities on a private 5-hour tour of São Paulo from Santos Cruise Terminal. Travel in a luxury, air-conditioned vehicle and listen to illuminating commentary from your private guide as you visit areas of cultural and historical interest; admire the picturesque Paulista Avenue; marvel at the verdant beauty of Ibirapuera Park; and see the Japanese influence rife in the Liberade District.
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4-hour Private Tour - Hidden Gems and Top Sights of São Paulo

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São Paulo is Brazil's exciting hub of business, art, and gastronomy! However, it is not easy to be explored if you're not from Brazil If you wish to visit São Paulo's top attractions, but you only have a few hours to spare, this 4-hour City Tour is the perfect option to you. This tour details the historical and cultural aspects of some of the most important sites in the city, in addition to showing the day to day life of the Paulistano (as the city's inhabitants call themselves), in the financial capital of the Brazil
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  • 4 hours
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Looking for an authentic way to experience São Paulo? How about a rare VW Bus, made in the 1970´s? Our proposal is to show you SP´s best tourist sights, in a relaxed and authentic way, aboard a Vintage VW Bus, totally restored and in perfect conditions! The vehicles used are rare editions, made in the 1970s, known as "Owl" because of the similarity of its front with the face of an owl. Get to know São Paulo in a different way!
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Downtown São Paulo: An audio tour tracing the city's epic history

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I invite you to join me on this self guided audio tour into the heart of downtown São Paulo. Not only will I show you a number of the city's beautiful landmarks, but you will also gain insight into the evolution of the city. From being a mosquito-infested village to the economic powerhouse it is today! My name is Andrew Creelman, I'm a tour guide and author of two best selling books about life in São Paulo. If you are under the impression that this concrete jungle has little to offer in the way of interest...allow me to surprise you!
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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São Paulo Private Full Day City Tour (8h)

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This is the most complete City Tour option of São Paulo, ideal for those who want to get to know each attraction in detail and with no rush, giving due attention to each site visited. This tour includes the major tour attractions of São Paulo, such as, Downtown, Liberdade - the Japanese quarter, Paulista Avenue, Municipal Market, Ibirapuera park, Vila Madalena, among others. Enjoy guided commentary on 20 or more major landmarks including hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
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What are Martinelli Building (Edifício Martinelli) hours of operation?
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Martinelli Building (Edifício Martinelli) hours of operation: Tour by appointment only. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Martinelli Building (Edifício Martinelli) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Martinelli Building (Edifício Martinelli) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Martinelli Building (Edifício Martinelli) costs USD 5.20. Guided Martinelli Building (Edifício Martinelli) tours start around USD 5.20 per person.
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