Private tour

São Paulo History Center Walking Tour

São Paulo History Center Walking Tour

From US$ 116.50 per group up to 10

Go on a 3-hour walking tour through the historical downtown area of São Paulo to understand the amazing changes that have occurred in São Paulo's 465-year history.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Cover the main historical sights in São Paulo
  • Discover how Sao Paulo has become the largest city in the Southern hemisphere
  • Admire Sé Cathedral
  • Learn about the monumental importance of different communities to the city's development
  • Hear how coffee has become the main driving force behind the booming economic progress of São Paulo
Full description
Begin your tour at Pátio do Colégio, where your guide will provide you with some historical background about the area. Then, move on to visit the Manor of the Marchioness of Santos, Sé Cathedral, Sé Square, Largo São Francisco Law School, and the FECAP - Fundação Escola de Comércio Álvares Penteado. Continue to see Brazil Bank's Cultural Center. You will make a quick stop here to use the toilets or grab a drink, before walking to the Stock Exchange. Take in a great view of the city at the Altino Arantes building and Farol Santander. Other sites you will pass on the tour include: the Martinelli building, the Monastery of Saint Benedict, the Sampaio Moreira building, and City Hall. The tour will finish at the Municipal Theater and you can admire its beautiful architecture.
  • Professional/licensed/bilingual tour guide
  • VAT, all taxes, and handling charges
  • Meals and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance and admission fees for the observation deck of Farol Santander
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Pateo do Collegio; Praça Pateo do Collegio, 2 - Centro Histórico de São Paulo. The meeting point is a walkable distance from the subway/metro stations "Sé" and "São Bento".

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Important information

Know before you go

  •  Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  •  This tour offers stops en route for pictures, exploration, snacks, and a little shopping for souvenirs
  •  Adult pricing applies to all customers
  •  Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  •  Please bring sunscreen and sunglasses
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Product ID: 291785