Solar da Marquesa de Santos (in english Solar of Santos Marquise) has a construction dating to half of the eighteenth century – originally in colonial style – it has been renovated several times and now has a neoclassic facade. Inside there are archaeological windows on the walls that exposes the different interventions done during its existence, since the former constructive techniques (like rammed earth, wattle and daub and French pisé), until the modern ones, in brickwork. It is the oldest remnant of urban residential architecture in Sao Paulo city.For more than 30 years it was the home of Santos Marquise, a woman ahead of her time, of great influence in Sao Paulo society and politics, famous for her relationship with Dom Pedro I Emperor. Today, the Solar is the headquarters of the Sao Paulo City Museum, and it was thoroughly restored in 2011.
Where: Rua Roberto Simonsen, 136
When: Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm.
Se or Sao Bento metro station (Blue Line)
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