comScore
Edifício Italia picture in São Paulo
Edifício Itália picture in São Paulo
Edifício Italia picture in São Paulo
Edifício Itália picture in São Paulo

Key Info

Details

  • Sightseeing Type
  • 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.1
Overall
US NEWS LOGO

Scorecard

  • Value
    4.0
  • Facilities
    4.0
  • Atmosphere
    4.5

Read about how we rank Things to Do.

Towering 46 stories above central São Paulo, Edifício Itália is one of the tallest buildings in the city. The building itself is a sight to behold – it's narrow and covered with office windows. But the real reason travelers come here is for the spectacular panoramic city views afforded by Edifício Itália's observation deck. You can access the rooftop deck for free between 4 and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you'd rather spend some time savoring the view, you may want to visit the rooftop restaurant Terraço Italia, or its piano bar. Past visitors suggested ordering cocktails and drinking in the views (and beverages); many warned the food was subpar and on the pricey side.

You'll find Edifício Itália in the city center, about a mile northeast of the Catedral da Sé. The nearest metro stop is República. If your visit occurs outside the daily free hour, you'll have to pay an entrance fee. The fee, which will run you 35 reals (approximately $8.50), includes one drink. (You can get a table at the restaurant and order drinks or food without having to pay an additional fee. Visitors suggest donning nice clothes if you're planning to eat or drink here.) Check out the building's website for more information.

Powered by Viator See more Tours & Tickets

Hotels Nearby

  • Thing to Do
  • Hotel
San Raphael Hotel

San Raphael Hotel ...

  • 0.4 Miles Away
  • 3.5-star Hotel Class
Comfort Hotel Downtown

Comfort Hotel Downtown ...

  • 0.1 Miles Away
  • 3.5-star Hotel Class
Novotel Sao Paulo Jaragua

Novotel Sao Paulo Jaragua ...

  • 0.2 Miles Away
  • 4.0-star Hotel Class
See all hotels in São Paulo »

More Best Things to Do in São Paulo

Parque do Ibirapuera picture in São Paulo
Parks and Gardens Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
Pinacoteca do Estado picture in São Paulo
Museums Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
Theatro Municipal de São Paolo picture in São Paulo
Entertainment and Nightlife, Sightseeing, Tours Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
Mercadão picture in São Paulo
Shopping, Sightseeing Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
Catedral da Sé picture in São Paulo
Churches/Religious Sites, Sightseeing Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
Museu de Arte de São Paulo picture in São Paulo
Museums, Sightseeing Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
Avenida Paulista picture in São Paulo
Shopping, Sightseeing Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
Edifício Italia picture in São Paulo
Sightseeing Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
Museu do Futebol picture in São Paulo
Museums, Sports, Tours Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
Museu Afro Brasil picture in São Paulo
Museums Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
MAC picture in São Paulo
Museums Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
Botanic Garden picture in São Paulo
Parks and Gardens Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
Liberdade picture in São Paulo
Neighborhood/Area Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
|

#1 Parque do Ibirapuera (Ibirapuera Park) If you get tired of the concrete jungle, make your way to the Parque do Ibirapuera, which offers a spacious, green respite from São Paulo's towering skyscrapers. The land ... Read more » Eli K Hayasaka / Getty Images

#2 Pinacoteca do Estado This art museum is the oldest in São Paulo and houses an extensive collection of Brazilian art from the 19th century through today. Established in 1905, Pinacoteca do Estado (the ... Read more » Felipe Lange Borges / Flickr

Eli K Hayasaka / Getty Images

#4 Mercado Municipal de Sao Paulo Most major cities have impressive markets filled with fresh produce, meats and fish, unique crafts and local treats. In São Paulo, that vibrant, aromatic market is the Mercado Municipal, known ... Read more » Adam Hester / Getty Images

#5 Catedral da Se de Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo Cathedral) This neo-Gothic cathedral may catch your eye with its enormous spires and you'll hear it referred to by many (similar) names, including Catedral da Sé, Catedral Metropolitana and Catedral ... Read more » Willbrasil21 / Getty Images

thiagogleite / Getty Images

#7 Avenida Paulista Filled with shops, hotels, businesses, cultural institutions and restaurants, Avenida Paulista is one of the city's main thoroughfares. Towering skyscrapers populate this street – many of which boast some interesting ... Read more » wsfurlan / Getty Images

#8 Edificio Italia Towering 46 stories above central São Paulo, Edifício Itália is one of the tallest buildings in the city. The building itself is a sight to behold – it's narrow and ... Read more » Aziz Ary Neto / Getty Images

#9 Museu do Futebol (Football Museum) Opened in 2008, the Football Museum celebrates the history of football (soccer) throughout Brazil. The museum is composed of several rooms that showcase different aspects of the game, including framed ... Read more » Wally Gobetz / Flickr

#10 Museu Afro Brasil This museum gets mixed reviews from visitors. Some say only Portuguese-speakers will be able to get much out of it (few displays are in English). Others say the art speaks ... Read more » Imagens Portal SESCSP / Flickr

# Museu de Arte Contemporanea da USP (Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Sao Paulo) Read more » Alfribeiro / Getty Images

# Jardim Botanico de Sao Paulo (Botanical Garden of Sao Paulo) Read more » Zenco Heshiki / Getty Images

# Liberdade Read more » wsfurlan / Getty Images

Parque do Ibirapuera picture in São Paulo
Pinacoteca do Estado picture in São Paulo
Theatro Municipal de São Paolo picture in São Paulo
Mercadão picture in São Paulo
Catedral da Sé picture in São Paulo
Museu de Arte de São Paulo picture in São Paulo
Avenida Paulista picture in São Paulo
Edifício Italia picture in São Paulo
Museu do Futebol picture in São Paulo
Museu Afro Brasil picture in São Paulo
MAC picture in São Paulo
Botanic Garden picture in São Paulo
Liberdade picture in São Paulo
Parque do Ibirapuera picture in São Paulo
Pinacoteca do Estado picture in São Paulo
Theatro Municipal de São Paolo picture in São Paulo
Mercadão picture in São Paulo
Catedral da Sé picture in São Paulo
Museu de Arte de São Paulo picture in São Paulo
Avenida Paulista picture in São Paulo
Edifício Italia picture in São Paulo
Museu do Futebol picture in São Paulo
Museu Afro Brasil picture in São Paulo
MAC picture in São Paulo
Botanic Garden picture in São Paulo
Liberdade picture in São Paulo

Ibirapuera Park is São Paulo's premier green space. It stretches across 500-some acres and is home to several museums, a lake and biking and jogging trails. Eli K Hayasaka / Getty Images

Boasting a large collection of Brazilian works, Pinacoteca do Estado is the oldest art museum in the city. Felipe Lange Borges / Flickr

Known for its gorgeous facade, Theatro Municipal hosts operas, plays, ballets and symphony orchestras and is a cultural icon within the city. Eli K Hayasaka / Getty Images

Stroll through the Mercado Municipal de São Paulo – also known simply as the Mercadão – to see (and sample) the variety of fruit, vegetables, cheeses, spices and meats. Adam Hester / Getty Images

This neo-Gothic cathedral is home to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of São Paulo. It's characterized by its tall spires and interesting architecture. Willbrasil21 / Getty Images

MASP can easily be spotted from Avenida Paulista, thanks to its bright red coloring and large windows. The art museum features more than 10,000 pieces of artwork. thiagogleite / Getty Images

Avenida Paulista is one of the city's main thoroughfares. The wide avenue is home to many businesses, restaurants and hotels. wsfurlan / Getty Images

The soaring Edifício Itália is one of the tallest buildings in the city, offering sweeping views of São Paulo from its observation terrace. Aziz Ary Neto / Getty Images

The Football Museum celebrates one of the country's most cherished sports: football (or soccer to Americans). The museum is located inside the Estadio Municipal Paulo Machado de Carvalho. Wally Gobetz / Flickr

Imagens Portal SESCSP / Flickr

Alfribeiro / Getty Images

According to past visitors, the city's botanical garden is a great, peaceful place to visit with kids. Zenco Heshiki / Getty Images

Liberdade is Sao Paulo's Japantown, and a great place to stroll according to past visitors. wsfurlan / Getty Images

×

See full list of Best Things to Do in São Paulo »

Explore More of São Paulo

Find the Best Price

Enter your check in and check out dates to find the best price

PriceFinder powered by TripAdvisor Primary Logo