Praça da Luz, 2 | Centro
Wednesday to Monday from 10am to 5:30pm (closes at 6pm)
It is impossible to miss the gorgeous and impressive Pinacoteca building, projected by famous architect Ramos de Azevedo in 1897. Located close do Luz Station (downtown area), the Pinacoteca was São Paulo’s first art museum. It features a permanent collection with more than 9000 artworks, focused on Brazilian modern art. The complex often hosts well curated temporary exhibitions, so it is worth checking what is on schedule – depending on the event, it can get very crowded. There’s a small café and a souvenir shop on the ground floor. Unfortunately the surrounding area is not very safe, so be aware when walking around.