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Martinelli Building

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Address: Avenida Sao Joao 35, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01035-000, Brazil
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09:30 - 11:30
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Nice view to the downtown

You should go to the side of the building, door number 35, is for free and it is nice to have a view from there.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Alirio P
Santiago, Chile
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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You should go to the side of the building, door number 35, is for free and it is nice to have a view from there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great views and Free!! Really nice views and you can walk all around the top. Nice architecture on the building itself. Great for photos!

Thank Senhorpowers
Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Martinelli Building is not the tallest building in SP but is the tallest open for visitors. It's free and you'll find a beautiful lookout of the whole city, even the skyline of the Paulista Avenue. I was there in an afternoon of a week day and was not busy. The groups are allowed to go up each half an hour... More 

1 Thank Datise
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

It's a historical building where you can visit the rooftop. The rooftop was home to a very wealthy family in the past, so it's a place rich in details to see. It has a gorgeous view of the city and it's not near as packed as Banespa building (which you can see from Martinelli's rooftop). Definitely recommend visiting it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Its a cooll place to visit, specially if you can go up and out . The view of Sao Pauli is amazing. It has curious history to the building. Worth a visit.

Thank Kathryn C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

I liked this even more than the Italian building. It is free and we did not need to quee in november on a monday afternoon. I like that there's no restaurant or souverinshops on top - just the wonderfull view to enjoy. I recommend!

Thank Eija K
Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The building has days and times exclusives to the sighseeing. Never on saturdays, unfortunatelly. You go up with a group but without a touristic guide, but the landscape deserves a selfie, you can see the concrete jungle

Thank paulinhabernardo
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Good place to see the city. But not the tallest. Surprisingly, they don't charge any fee for the entry. However, you may have to be in a queue to get access. The space on top is limited. So, it is recommended for a short visit.

Thank Uthpala J
Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is one of the most important buildings of the city of São Paulo. A true icon of architecture in the "old center" of the capital's streets. Visit! The view is wonderful!

Thank Macarelho
Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

It is a kind of skyfall and has an opportunity to have look at city from top. Not a big deal in Sao to do this. You will see other skyfalls:) The area where it is located nice to see at day time definitely.

Thank mustdent

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