Escola de Comercio Alvares Penteado (in english Alvares Penteado Business School) was built from 1907 to 1908, designed by Swedish architect Carlos Ekman, this building is a Sezession style construction, an Austrian localized form of Art Nouveau style. Born in the end of the nineteenth century, the Art Nouveau made opposition to the academic and historic styles dominant then, so gaining this name which can be translated as “new art”. Its main characteristic is the inspiration in organic forms and the curves of nature.
When: Monday to Wednesday, from 12 pm to 9 pm. Thursday and Friday, 12 pm to 8 pm.
Where: Largo São Francisco, 19
Getting there: 7 min walking from Sé metro station (red and blue line)
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