Exploring São Paulo’s Luz Neighborhood of Shops and Historic Architecture

Some of the best museums and converted venues are found in the neighborhood.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Running along one of São Paulo’s busiest avenues, is the Luz Neighborhood, located in what once was part of the city’s center. Visitors will find a bustling shopping area with stores selling cheap, imported Chinese-made trinkets, as well as historic buildings and a very nice wooded park.

With its imposing architecture, the Pinacoteca do Estado is one of the top tourist attractions in the neighborhood and in the city.

“The museum itself is a work of art,” said Flavia Ribeiro, on a visit to the city . . .

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