Copan Building (Edifício Copan) is on its own an important tourist attraction and one of the city's most famous postcards. Designed by Oscar Niemeyer, it is the city's largest armed concrete structure. It has 6 blocks with 1160 apartments and a mini-mall at the ground floor. About five thousand people living in this building.
Former Light Building
Tea Viaduct and Municipal Theatre. (Viaduto do Chá e Teatro Municipal) The first viaduct built in São Paulo, it was named Tea Viaduct because it was near a large tea crop. Built with metal structure brought from Germany, a great party was held in its opening, in 1892. It links Rua Direita (old downtown) with Rua do Chá, now Rua Barão de Itapetininga (new downtown).
Municipal Theatre (Teatro Municipal) The theater was built in 1903, when the coffee boom was at its peak and São Paulo at its most confident and inaugurated in 1911.
City Hall (Prefeitura Municipal)
Panoramic view from the top of Italia Building
View from the top of Banespa Bank Building
General Carneiro Street
Square of Sé (Praça da Sé) The city's Marco Zero ("zero milestone") is located at Praça da Sé, indicating the directions of the states that share boundaries with São Paulo and from where the distance of any point in the state starts being counted. Catedral Metropolitana da Sé (Sé Metropolitan Cathedral) is located there. The square has a gothic style, started being built in 1913 and it was completed only four decades later.
Photos taken by Carlos Mascaro