Banco de São Paulo (in english São Paulo Bank) at October 5, 1889, when D. Pedro II and the Viscount of Ouro Preto sign the operating authorization letter which was to be the first Bank of São Paulo (São Paulo’s Bank)
Banco de São Paulo is a built from 1935 to 1938, it is one of the most beautiful and luxurious Art Déco buildings in the city. A work of architect Álvaro de Arruda Botelho. A visit is recommended to the beautifully decorated lobby: the floor is a mosaic of ceramic pastilles, dense granite tables decorated by crystals remind the old bank transactions, and the noble lobby in the mezzanine is completely covered with hardwood.
Born in the 1920´s, Art Déco was a manifestation of visual arts that wanted to break academic and historic styles, characterized by the modern decoration with geometric motifs, noble materials and simplicity of style.
Metro subway: Se or Sao Bento metro station at Line 1 – Blue
Praça Antônio Prado, 9
Monday to Friday, from 09 am to 04 pm
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Information from website: Cidade de São Paulo