The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo

Praca Julio Prestes 16, Sao Paulo


Julio Prestes Cultural Center is located in the Sorocabana Railway Station of Sao Paulo. The Railway Station building is a part of city's historical heritage.

Julio Prestes, inaugurated in 1999, is a cultural center. The cultural center houses the Sala Sao Paulo, which is a concert hall with a capacity of 1498 seats. The Sao Paulo State Symphonic Orchestra performs here. It is the best place to enjoy orchestra music and symphonic presentations in Sao Paulo. Sala is compared to Symphony Hall of Boston, Musikverein of Vienna etc.

Additionally, Sala Sao Paulo suggests guided educational tours through the admiring building. They represent the architectural, historical and technological features of the building. The tours are open to everyone. English and Spanish tours are also available upon prior request (5 days in advance). Admission ticket costs ~ $ 1,5. Half price for students and elderly people (over 60)!

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  • Marco Polo

    - 19 August 2018 -

    Wonderful concert hall with the best of classical music in the city but located in one of the worse degraded areas I have ever seen. You must go directly into the parking area and leave immediately never setting your foot on the nearby streets filled to the brim with junkies, dirt and drug traffickers. Better still, take an Uber for your deplacements

  • Emile van Halm

    - 07 August 2018 -

    Always nice to be here. Really high end location for concerts. Building also really impressive to visit.

  • Bo-sung Kim

    - 02 August 2018 -

    A modern place to listen to classic music in São Paulo. There are very comfortable sofas in the hall and a cafeteria.

  • Ted Weber

    - 28 July 2018 -

    Wonderful house for orchestra concerts, one of the most impressive ones in Sao Paulo

  • Vida Altoé

    - 27 July 2018 -

    Incredible place. But take care of your safety outside. Lugar incrível! Mas é necessário cuidado do lado de fora.

  • Lucas De Sordi

    - 23 July 2018 -

    Q lugar lindo! Bem cuidado, confortável. Eventos musicais com opções de horários de graça.

  • Bianca Esteves

    - 26 June 2018 -

    Maravilhosa sala de concertos. Agora colocaram um esquema de táxis dentro do estabelecimento, assim é menos perigoso sair de lá. A zona é muito feia e perigosa, porém da porta para dentro parece país de primeiro mundo!

  • Fernanda

    - 21 June 2018 -

    Um dos melhores lugares para escutar música clássica. No site é possível ver a programação e preços de ingressos. Há dias em que se pode assistir os ensaios gratuitamente. Há um café e restaurante dentro (caros). Há estacionamento pago. Na saída dos concertos alguns táxis ficam na porta. Não é aconselhável sair a pé de noite pelos arredores mas é possível chegar de dia por ônibus ou metrô.

  • Bruno Brant

    - 16 June 2018 -

    A beautiful place. Excellent for orchestras, but avoid anything that you want to actually see - few rows back and you will have trouble seeing the stage.

  • Avi Alkalay

    - 12 June 2018 -

    Wonderful place that produces outstanding music. It’s a pity that the region is surrounded by poverty.

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