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Martinelli Building

Edifício Martinelli. Foto: Jose Cordeiro/SPTuris

Edifício Martinelli. Foto: Jose Cordeiro/SPTuris

Considered the first skyscraper in Latin America, the Martinelli Building is located in São Paulo downtown among São Bento and Líbero Badaró Streets and São João Avenue.

It was designed by the Italian Giuseppe Martinelli symbolized the city’s progress in the 1920s. More than 600 people worked on the construction that began in 1924 and opened in 1929.

The building generated much controversy, because there was no other building in São Paulo with great height. At the time, buildings with more than 10 floors were considered very tall.

Nowadays, it is one of the main architectural symbols of Brazil, and it was once a meeting point of São Paulo high society.
In the place there was Cine Rosario and the luxurious Hotel São Bento, as well as barber shops, stores, and even a church.


Martinelli Building
Av. São João, 35.

The tickets are avaiable at

  • Daily: 11am – 12pm – 1pm – 2:30pm – 3:30pm – 4:30pm – 5:30pm – 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Duration: approximately 40-45 min.
  • Entrance: São João Avenue, 35.
  • With issued ticket (printed or on the mobile screen) it’s mandatory to arrive with 30 min in advance of the visitation time. If you are not present, the vacancy will be available to the queue.
  • Wheelchair users: Will receive guidance from the guide to have access by São Bento street.
  • It is mandatory to present official document with photo.
  • In case of rain, the tour is canceled.
  • In case of cancellation due to maintenance or reservation of the place, we will notify you through the registered email.

For more information: [email protected] or call +55 11 3214-5607.

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