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Luz Railway Station

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Address: Praca da Luz, 1 | Luz, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01120-010, Brazil
Phone Number: 0800-550121
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Beautiful old train station

Estação da Luz as it's known in Portuguese is a beautiful old world train station that is still in use. There isn't a whole lot to do other than just walk through and look at it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kitchener, Canada
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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Estação da Luz as it's known in Portuguese is a beautiful old world train station that is still in use. There isn't a whole lot to do other than just walk through and look at it, but it's worth stopping and taking a picture, particularly if your on your way to Pinacoteca.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice construction. The station was built in the late 19th century. In the first decades of the 20th century, it was the main entrance to the city, a fact that gave it a major economic relevance, because the majority of the coffee from Santos was delivered in the station.The building was finished in 1901. The materials for the construction... More 

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A cool old train station. In my opinion, it's not a destination in and of itself, though it's worth checking out. The Museum of the Portuguese Language is here (on the side facing the Pinocateca) but it was closed when I was there. As noted, the neighborhood is sketchy, but it's plenty safe to take the train here and then... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I recommend to visit this place between 10am and 2pm, and after 09pm until midnight, because in the other times there's too much people using the public transportation for work and to go home. So, it's possible to have some problems with thefts, crowded places and too much noise.

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Thank TheoRay
Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We went there to see this station but if you want to see inside place you need to buy ticket for train and you can roam.we saw it from outside because we wanted to Rua 25 and muncipal market which is just 10-15 min far from this place

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Thank sarikapawar1987
Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

I went there and I kind of liked the station and the history of it. But I feel the neighborhood around the station is not safe. Please be watchful if you around the place if you go solo.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Luz It's a great place for visit the pinacoteca museum or for doing some shopping! But if you are a tourist, wear some closes old and don't look like a tourist because there is a lot of people really poor and they are waiting for white people with Money ! Never walking with your mobile phone in your hands! If... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for some site seeing and maybe a bit of history this is a great place to go see. They offer short tours for very little money. This is a great your with or without children. Fascinating walk through history and amazing architecture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This station is acessible through the subway (Luz station on blue and yellow lanes) and provides access to the old downtown in Sao Paulo. You would like to avoid it in rush hours during the weekdays since there are too many people during these hours. Another problem in the region is due to the urban violence, many robberies are reported... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

This is one of the beautiful and busiest railway station I've been to here in Sao Paulo.The railways structure is very beautiful but the roof was recently affected by fire. This railway station hold so much history as it was one of the coffee beans depot before the coffee beans were taken to Santos for international exports. A great place... More 

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To truly know São Paulo, you have to start at the old centre, full of history and landmarks with stories to tell. Get a taste of local food at the Municipal Market, and if you are brave enough, head to the crowded shopping street “25 de março” for cheap deals on a wide assortment of items. Beautiful buildings in this area include the Post Office Building, Luz Station, Pagé Gallery, Pateo do Colegio and the iconic “Viaduto do Chá”. If you find yourself amazed by the local language, the Museum of Portuguese Language is the place to go. Cultural centres, like Banco do Brasil’s, also offer a variety of entertainment options. Finally, if you fancy watching a Gregorian mass with organ music, stop by São Bento Monastery on a Sunday morning.
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