St. Paul's Cathedral, also known as the Metropolitan Cathedral, is the world's fourth-largest Gothic cathedral and the gateway to the tourism of São Paulo. It was built in 1913 and the construction lasted for 40 years, becoming a luxurious project in São Paulo's 400th anniversary. In terms of artistic features, it blends Gothic and Renaissance styles. In addition to the Gothic spires, the Cathedral's semi-circular arch vouchers and the Center are in the Renaissance style. The designer imitates Florence's Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.
The Sao Paulo Municipal Theater is a large theatre in São Paulo. It was completed in 1911 and is currently one of the landmarks of São Paulo, known as the “Paris Opera House” in Brazil. Designed by the famous architect Hamos Asvido. The whole building is elegant and noble, and the grand style is similar to that of the Paris Opera. The Baroque architecture itself is also a beautiful piece of art. It is the stage for the cultural performances of São Paulo, and the echo effect is perfect. The interior of the City Opera House was refurbished in 1991 and is elegantly arranged in marble, painting, plaster, mirrors, etc.
Be sure to stop at the Municipal Theatre the next time you visit Sao Paolo. While it was constructed from 1903 to 1911, the Municipal Theatre is perhaps best known for having hosted 1922's Week of Modern Art. You can't help but see the architectural influence of the Parisian Opera on the building. You can still watch a production here and appreciate the renovations done in the 1980s. You can join a guided tour of the Municipal Theatre, as one begins every hour.
The Sao Paulo Independence Park is made up of museums, gardens, Independence Square and the Independence Monument. In August 1989, it was declared one of the archaeological and cultural heritage of Brazil. In 1822, Brazil declared independence in Sao Paulo. In front of the museum, the Independence Square and the monument we saw were built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of independence. The characters and bronze statues on the tablet are commemorating Pedro I and famous people who contributed to the independence of Brazil. The basement of the monument houses the coffin of King Pedro and the Queen. The flame of the monument does not go out all the year round, echoing the Brazilian flag fluttering in the wind.
Oriental Street, also known as the Free Zone, has a distinctive oriental culture. At the beginning of the 20th century, the Brazilian government attracted a large number of laborers from Asia through corresponding policies, an important part of which was immigrants from Japan. These immigrants are now gathered in Oriental Street of Sao Paulo. From the banks of the street to the shrines in the depths, all of them are Japanese-style, and even the street lights have integrated the elements of the torii. In addition to Japanese descendants, there are many descendants of Chinese and Koreans living in this neighborhood, and there are many Chinese-run restaurants, shops and travel agencies.
The Independence Monument is located in the heart of Sao Paulo. The base of the monument is of a huge heart shape, with steps descending and a male tension. At the top of the monument is a group of figures, showing Pedro I's march to Rio de Janeiro. They look solemn. The flame of the monument does not go out all the year round, echoing the Brazilian flag fluttering in the wind, and it is thought-provoking.
Paulista Avenue is a bustling street in São Paulo and is undoubtedly one of São Paulo's important economic and financial centres and entertainment centres. Known as the "Wall Street" in the southern hemisphere. The corporate headquarters is here, and the skyscrapers are one after another. At the same time, it is also full of diverse shopping and entertainment venues.
The Palace Museum, now known as the São Paulo City Museum, and the Palace Museum in the Downtown Independence Park is the historic museum of São Paulo, a museum of the University of São Paulo. The exterior is magnificent and the inland collection is rich, making it a great place to learn about the history of Brazil. The collection contains tens of thousands of collections, including a large number of precious paintings of the Brazilian Empire, historical weapons, royal supplies, historical archives, and unearthed artifacts. The collection is famous for its archaeological and folklore materials in South America.