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Farol Santander

Rua Joao Bricola 24 | Center, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01014-900, Brazil
(11) 3553-5627
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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, accessed from the 33rd floor of the 161-meter-tall building, never fail to impress visitors. Views, while free, are daytime only; the building is only open during normal business hours.
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Rua Joao Bricola 24 | Center, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01014-900, Brazil
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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

Thank Natalí C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

Thank Daniela M
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

The Altino Arantes Building as it is named really looks impressive from the outside. Based on the Empire State Building. Compared to the famous one in NYC in certain places from a distance it looks better However if you have ever been inside and up...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

The building would be a nice choice in Sao Paulo downtown, but it is NOT currently open to the public. I just checked.

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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This is definitely not for the faint of heart. It's a beautiful view of the city of São Paulo, that's for sure, but once you reach the top, beware it's very windy, there's not much rail protection and you're very exposed. Also a little claustrophobic...More

Thank schar2017
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

If u enjoy views of city, this is the place for u. U can see all Sao Paulo. The only problem is that is close to manutenance.

Thank SandraEmilia
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