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Pateo do Collegio

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Why locals love it

It's one of the city's greatest landmarks. Even though it's not a place locals visit many times during their life, everyone has been there at least once: in the place where, in 1554, São Paulo started. This former jesuit school today holds a history and religion museum called Museu Anchieta, a nice library and a small chapel

Why you should visit it

Why not start your trip around São Paulo where the city itself started? Pateo do Collegio is very well preserved and is one of the only flat and old-style architecture buildings amongst all the famous skyscrapers. You can learn some of the jesuit and city history, visit a former crypt and have lunch or coffee at the restaurant inside the courtyard

Special tip

There's public free wifi just outside the Pateo and sunday masses are held at 10PM on its chapel

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This is one of the places I showed a Portuguese friend of mine, who lives in New York. She was amazed. And I was once again happy to see it is well preserved.
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September 23, 2014
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