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Farol Santander

Closes in 4 min: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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São Paulo's very own Empire State Building — the Edifício Altino Arantes, also known by the name of its previous owner, Banespa — opened in 1947 as a symbol of the fast-growing city's economic might. The striking views from the observation deck...more
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Rua Joao Bricola 24 | Center, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01014-900, Brazil
(11) 3553-5627
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Reviewed 1 week ago

views are great, with some extra chairs to rest and enjoy, on top los of extra art presentation can be seen during the visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Philippe C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In Sao Paulo, go visit this 70 year-old building, inspired by Empire State Building, by Spanish bank Santander,. At the top you will see SP landscape, with historical locations and drink a brazilian cofee at the Suplicy's cofee shop. There are also art exhibitions in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jose H
Reviewed 7 November 2018

I went with a couple of friends, they were having an exhibition about brazilian popular music in several of the floors! It was amazing . And the view is fantastic!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank annaflaviaffp
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth the visit. Make sure you visit all the floors to see the different exhibitions before reaching the 26th flor to have panoramic views of São Paulo City.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dridrika05
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

The viewfrom the top is great, the coffee place up there is delicious, but a bit more expensive. Don’t skip any of the exhibitions, they are very interactive and you find great photo ops

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DayTrip368437
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is a great place for you if you enjoy seeing historical buildings and also some exhibitions. It was built in 1947 and It used to be called "Banespão" because it was where our state bank was located. The whole visit will take around two...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Avillinha
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The Farol Santander is part of the history of Sao Paulo. I grew up around that building, and when I learned they would finally reopen it, I was so excited. The whole experience takes around 1 hour, but that will of course depend on how...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mariana B
Reviewed 19 June 2018

As heights go, this is not really very much, but there is history here, and the place is well worth the hour or so it takes to visit. The view from the top gives a panorama of the city which lives up to its reputation...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 842rr
Reviewed 10 June 2018

This is a historical building, where our state's bank was placed until many years ago. Nice to see how a bank did operate before computers came, art and a good sight of São Paulo.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank PatrickBonadies
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Under santander partnership, there are exposition and you CAN visit the building. You can’t go to the farol (highest place of the building), but you go through the history of the building and some exposition. Right know you can check Jose Saramago and Laura Vince...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Daniela M
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