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Itau Cultural Institute

Avenida Paulista 149, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01311-000, Brazil
+55 11 21681777
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Inspiring & informative insights into Brazilian cultural history

I would never have thought of popping into this bank & up to the top two floors, if my Brazilian... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TAoxford
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Visit to improve your knowledge in Brazilian history

At the ground there is a permanent exhibition of Cartola - one of the first singers and composes of... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2016
Lena T
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taú Cultural is an institute dedicated to the research and production of content as well as mapping, fostering and dissemination of artistic and intellectual expressions. In this way, it contributes to the enhancement of the culture of a society as complex and diverse as Brazil. By considering culture a key tool to the construction of the country's identity and an effective means to promote citizenship, Itaú Cultural seeks to democratize and encourage social participation. A center of cultural reference, for 28 years the institute has been promoting and propagating the Brazilian output - both in and out of the country. Its programs - such as Rumos - as well as its mission and vision emphasize the institute's consistent distinctive features that place it among the most important cultural institutions in Brazil.
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Avenida Paulista 149, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01311-000, Brazil
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would never have thought of popping into this bank & up to the top two floors, if my Brazilian friend working around the corner had not stumbled upon this superb collection of money, prints and paintings from early times until now. Exquisitely curated ,...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2016

At the ground there is a permanent exhibition of Cartola - one of the first singers and composes of samba, who started singing in bars in late 1920s. All of his songs are about old Sao Paulo and broken hearts. Everybody had the heart broken...More

Thank Lena T
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Itaú Cultural is a really nice, clean, beautiful center with free entrance and lots of stuff to see all the time. It also has its own café where they offer both lunch and coffee, so you can spend quality time over there. The temporary exhibitions...More

Thank Luimielw
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice place to visit in Paulista AV. Lots of cultural activits. Close to Subway. Try to go on Sunday's when the avenue is closed to bikes and walkers. Wear a sneaker.

Thank Valeriateixeira2014
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Probably the best place in São Paulo with art linked to Brazilian History, spanning from 1500 to today, very complete, with English explanations. Other temporary expositions as well. A must!

Thank GlobGoing
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

It was yet another public holiday in São Paulo, so after working from 5am (Jet lag!), this afternoon I had time to visit this exhibition. There is a private collection on display over two floors of Brazilian historic artefacts, documents and pictures. Very interesting insight...More

Thank Izvor
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This is a classy place for visitors and residents to catch up on exhibitions, concerts and artistic events, usually with a Brazilian angle. It is located right in Avenida Paulista and is only a minute´s walk from the Casa das Rosas center/gardens so the visitor...More

Thank Paulista668
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This is a good place to go if you want to find out more about Brazil's formation as the country it is today. The exhibit is interestingly displayed, but on the day I visited there was a group of noisy interns that really spoiled the...More

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 17 May 2016

If you are interested in the history of Brazil. its fauna and flora you must see this beautifully presented collection. It comprises a vast and excellent collection of maps, books, engravings, pictures, coins going back to the discovery of Brazil, the empire and the various...More

Thank Neri I
Reviewed 16 March 2016

A great place to find out what the brazilian culture has to offer to the rest of the world, try iit.

Thank 69possum2015
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