Estação da Luz
Open to the public on 1 March 1901, the Light Station occupies 7500 square meters of the Garden of Light, where the structures are brought over from England to copy the Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. There was no opening, since the traffic was being moved slowly, but it did not take long for the new city landmark was considered a living room in Sao Paulo. All the famous personalities who had the capital as a destination were forced to land at the site. Businessmen, intellectuals, politicians, diplomats and kings were welcomed in its lobby and went to say goodbye there.
This railway station became a gateway for immigrants as well, promoting the small village of troops to a major metropolis. This importance given to the Sao Paulo Railway Station, as it was officially known, lasted until the end of World War II. By this period, transport by railways were being replaced by planes, buses and cars, much faster than trains.
In 1982 the architectural complex of the Light Station was listed by the Council of Defense of the Historical, Artistic, Archaeological and Tourism (Condephaat). The station also houses the Museum of the Portuguese language (10378), a cultural institution with the Secretariat of Culture of São Paulo, opened in 2006.
Estação da Luz
Praça da Luz, 1 - Light - São Paulo (Metro Luz)
Hours: Every day from 4 am to 24
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Map of Estação da LuzAddress: Estação da Luz Bom Retiro, São Paulo
Activities near to Estação da Luz
|Estação Pinacoteca (museum) - Built in 1914, the building currently occupied by the Pinacoteca Station was designed to house offices and warehouses of the Railroad Sorocabana which, with its 108 km long, interconnected Sao Paulo Sorocaba. With the completion in 1938, new facilities of the railroad company, the building designed by architect Ramos de Azevedo, was made available to the State. After reforms, the building, housed the State Department of Social and Polit...|
Address: Largo General Osório, 66, São Paulo, Brasil
Distance: 0.23km from the Estação da Luz
|Parque da Luz (park) - In the center of the state capital we can stroll through a park in addition to providing beauty, leisure and relaxation, also gives us the opportunity of a meeting with the great art masters and mistresses of the sculpture nationally. Parque da Luz, in whose land is situated the building of the State Art Gallery is the ideal place for relaxation, take a coffee and enjoy a lot of culture.Opening hours: Monday to Sunday7am to 18hAvenida T...|
Address: Praça da Luz R. Ribeiro de Lima, 99 - Bom Retiro, São Paulo, 01122-000
Distance: 0.26km from the Estação da Luz
|Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo (museum) - The Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo art museum is the city's oldest and certainly one of the most important country. Born in the building originally built to house the School of Arts and Crafts in St. Paul. Therefore, the history of Pinacoteca confused in its infancy with the deployment of Lyceum, and his presence in the building - troubled by a series of historical events, such as conflicts of 1930 and 1932, and reforms - alternated ...|
Address: Praça da Luz, 2, Bom Retiro, São Paulo, Brasil
Distance: 0.30km from the Estação da Luz
|Pinacoteca do Estado (museum) -
The Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo Museum of Art is the city's oldest and certainly one of the most important country. Born in the building originally built to house the School of Arts and Crafts in St. Paul. Therefore, the history of Pinacoteca confused in its infancy with the deployment of Lyceum, and their presence in the building - troubled by a series of historical events, such as conflicts of 1930 and 1932, and refo...|
Address: Praca da Luz 2, Bairro do Bom Retiro, São Paulo, Brazil
Distance: 0.30km from the Estação da Luz
|Arte Sacra de Sao Paulo Museum (museum) - Museu da Arte Sacra de Sao Paulo
Avenida Tiradentes 676
Bairro da Luz
Address: Avenida Tiradentes 676 Bairro da Luz, São Paulo, Brazil
Distance: 0.39km from the Estação da Luz
|Sala São Paulo (theater) - The imposing building of the railroad Sorocabana now houses the Sala Sao Paulo, home of the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra and one of the most important concert and event house in the country.Designed by Christiano Stockler das Neves in 1925 - period when the city, fueled by coffee and the railroad, grew at a rapid pace. The building, which is marked by sobriety and details of the ornaments of the Louis XVI style, was only complete...|
Address: Sala São Paulo Praça Júlio Prestes, 16 - Santa Cecília São Paulo
Distance: 0.48km from the Estação da Luz
|Arte Sacra de São Paulo Museum (museum) - (Art Sacred Museum of São Paulo)The Museum of Sacred Art of Sao Paulo works in what was once a monastery, The Monastery of Light, which was founded and built by Friar Antonio de Sant'Anna Galvao, in 1774 and is currently considered one of the most important architectural monuments colonial eighteenth-century Sao Paulo. Closed on the last farm urban convent in light district, the heart of the city of Sao Paulo, was listed by the Nationa...|
Address: Avenida Tiradentes, 676, São Paulo, Brasil
Distance: 0.80km from the Estação da Luz
|Energia de Sao Paulo Museum (museum) -
The Energy Museum of São Paulo is located in the suburb of Champs Elysees, near the Luz and Bom Retiro in place of outstanding historical and cultural importance to the city of São Paulo.
In operation since 2005, this is an open space for knowledge and discussion of the history of energy technology development in the energy sector and its impacts, and present topics on industrialization and urbanization o...|
Address: Alameda Cleveland, 601 - São Paulo, Brazil
Distance: 0.82km from the Estação da Luz
|Liceu de Artes e Oficios de Sao Paulo (museum) -
The School of Arts and Letters of São Paulo is a private non-profit organization that offer 105 vacancies annually integrated technical education to high school with total generosity in the areas of electronics with an emphasis on Programmable Digital Systems, Buildings and Multimedia.
In addition to the Integrated Technical Education, the School also offers the School Regular Pay. Created in 1873 The...|
Address: Rua Cantareira, 1351 - Luz, Sao Paulo, 01024-100, Brazil
Distance: 0.94km from the Estação da Luz
|São Paulo Municipal Market (market) -
The construction of the important building in the neoclassical style of more than 22 000 m² started in 1928. It has exquisite workmanship and beautiful collection of stained glass, which took four years to complete. This is the Municipal Market of São Paulo.
At that time, the place had no prospects of success due to lack of means of transportation in the region. At that time the trams were exclusive of merc...|
Address: Mercado Municipal Paulistano Rua da Cantareira, 306 - Sé, São Paulo, SP, 01024-000
Distance: 0.95km from the Estação da Luz
|São Bento Monastery (sightseeing) - The Monastery of Sao Paulo is guaranteed for those visiting the state capital. It's one of those sacred tips which also applies to people who are not religious. The Benedictines arrived in Sao Paulo in 1598, but was created only in 1634 the Abbey and the chapel was dedicated to St. Benedict. The site, which hosted Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to Brazil, is today, besides the church (Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption), the mon...|
Address: Viaduto Santa Efigênia - Sé São Paulo, 01033-050, Brazil
Distance: 0.96km from the Estação da Luz
Restaurants near to Estação da Luz
BigX Picanha - Santa Efigênia is a Appetizers restaurant that is roughly 0.45km from Estação da Luz and can be found at Rua Aurora, 185
Everything started in early 2000 the first store in Bigx Picanha Pines was opened in a trendy and slick. The originality of inserting the sirloin with snacks proves more successful than it does in this noble meat dishes of the restaurants. Currently Bigx Rump - Saint Philomena became a reference in the quality of its services, serves more...Bistro da Sara is a Buffet restaurant that is roughly 0.51km from Estação da Luz and can be found at Rua da Graça, 32
Service as a buffet, taking turns at the table cold roast beef in a sauce of basil, tabbouleh wheat and ricotta terrine with orange kinkan. The recipes range from hot leg of veal in spicy paprika, bobó chicken and squid stuffed with pistachio risotto. Sara's Bistro is located in Sao Paulo.Effendi is a International restaurant that is roughly 0.60km from Estação da Luz and can be found at Rua Dom Antônio de Melo, 77
The esfihas are of good quality and the stuffing is whimsical. One difference is that the salt does not get in the oven, leave the oven directly to the dish. A good choice is to open esfiha brastrmá (the Armenian cured meat).
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