Old Downtown

A nice walk around the historical and old downtown of the city, showing important sight-seeings and understanding the area where everything has begun in São Paulo!


on Mondays, Wednesdays and

at 11h00am (English)

be there 15 minutes before!

Duration: 3h30min.
(there is a 20 minutes break!)


Meeting Point:

>> República Square


next to the Tourist Information Center


subway station: República
(red and yellow line)

Address for Uber/Taxi:
Praça da República, 20 - República,

São Paulo - SP (CEP: 01045-000)

São Paulo - Brazil
Ending Point:

>> São Bento Square

​​subway station: São Bento (blue line)

Groups maximum 15 people.

Must be wearing Safe Masks to join the tour. ;-)

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What we see

- Itália Building;

- Municipal Library;

- City Hall;

- República Square;

- Martinelli Building;

- Chá Bridge;

- Anhangabaú Valley;

- Municipal Theatre;

- Law School;

- Monastery of São Bento;

- Pátio do Colégio;

- Sé Cathedral;

- Stock Market area;

- Santander Lighthouse;

- Consolação Church;

- Copan Building;

- and much more!

Where to

 eat    drink    go 

Old Downtown?

  What to do Old Downtown

>> visit the top of Copan building

a landmark of the city, Copan building gets our attention for being the biggest residential building of Latin America, and has a wave shape. To visit the top for free, get to the gate F, only on weekdays at 10h30am or at 3h30pm (try to get earlier there).

>> LGBTQI+ Museum

located inside República subway station, it's a small museum about the LGBTQI+ community and culture, with temporary and thematic exibitions. It's located inside the closest station from Arouche Square (the original gay neighborhood of the city), located on the opposite side of Repúlblica square.

>> São Paulo Food Tour

only on Mondays! It´s a gastronomic tour around the Historic Center of São Paulo, visiting four different meaningful local restaurants and cafes, having foods or drinks included in each visit. A great gastronomic experience during the afternoon, perfect to discover, understand and taste Brazilian foods. It starts at 3h00pm, recommended to book in advance (click here).

Price: R$65 (without booking), or R$55 if you book online.

>> visit the top of the City Hall (Matarazzo's palace)

from Monday to Saturday, it's possible to visit inside the City Hall, including the top with Walter Galera garden. For free, it starts at 4h30pm, but it's recommended to be there 30min. before (maximum group of 10 people).

>> visit the top of Martinelli building

another landmark of São Paulo, Martinelli building is the first skyscrapper of the city - very close from our Ending Point, at São Bento Square. To visit the top is free, but necessary to book in advance online (Click here).

>> go to the Municipal Market

just less than 10minutes walking from our Ending Point, the Municipal Market is really nice to visit, with many options of food, mainly the Mortadela sandwich and the Pastel of Codfish. The colorful tropical fruits in the stands also get our attention. It closes at 6pm, but it's better to leave the market before 5h30pm.

>> eat the Bauru sandwich and visit the Rock'n Roll Gallery

the most tipic and oldest sandwich of the city is called Bauru, and the original place is still working Old Downtown - called PontoChic (such an experience going there). And besides you can see the famous local spot Rock'n Roll Gallery (a shopping mall with many music, skaeboard, tattoo and piercing products).

>> Pinacoteca Museum and Luz Station

the first and one of the greatest museum of the city is the Pinacoteca, located in front of Luz train station, and just 15 minutes walking from our Ending Point. Permanent and temporary art exibitions, and a nice cafe, it's worth to visit, and also Luz station in a victorian style. The museum is opened until 6pm, but the tickets can be bought until 5h30pm (free on Saturdays, and closed on Tuesday).

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Martinelli building

Old Downtown tour every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, at 11h30am Meeting Point: at República Square, next to the Tourist Information Center (República subway station)