Caixa Cultural

Caixa Cultural

Opened in 1939, by the president at that time, Getúlio Vargas, the former Sao Paulo headquarters of Caixa Econômica Federal follows the style that was characteristic of Estado novo, which was supposed to show the strength of Brazil under its political system. This thought used to follow the buildings of The Fascist Political System in Italy.
The building designed by Albuquerque & Longo office holds, since 1989, Caixa Cultural, a cultural center. The main highlight on its façade is the monumental Ionian black granite portico. Inside there is the magnificent stained glass window made by the Italian artist Henrique Zucca, which is six meters high and represents aspects related to the progress of Sao Paulo, and the huge skylight of colored stained glasses that covers the lobby.

CAIXA Cultural Sao Paulo is near Praça da Sé, the Cathedral.

On the ground floor of the building, at the entrance, we provide free wifi to visitors. There are also the Florisbela galleries Araújo Rodrigues and D. Pedro II, in addition to the Great Hall where dance performances are realized, theater, concerts, debates, dramatic readings and lectures.

On the first floor are the galleries Neuter Michelon and the Reading Room. And on the second floor Humberto Betetto Gallery.

The Museum is located on the 6th floor of the building, with original facilities, preserved since its founding. In this same floor are located Workshops room and the Auditorium.

Information: (11) 3321-4400
Tickets: (11) 3321-4400


Where: Praça da Sé, 111 – São Paulo – SP
When: Tuesday to Sunday, from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Getting There: Sé Metro station (Line  1 and 2 – Red and Blue)

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Information from website: Cidade de São Paulo

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