The Júlio Prestes Cultural Center, which is located in the Júlio Prestes Train Station in the old north central section of the city of São Paulo, Brazil, was inaugurated on July 9, 1999. The building has been restored and renovated by the São Paulo State Government, as part of the downtown revitalization in that city. It houses the Sala São Paulo, which has a capacity of 1498 seats and is the home of the São Paulo State Symphonic Orchestra (OSESP). It is a venue for symphonic and chamber presentations.
Renovation began in November 1997, but the first steps were taken in 1995. Governor Mario Covas visualized the Julio Prestes space as ideal for symphonic presentations and because OSESP did not have a permanent home.
Ben Crystal | May 4, 2018
I've seen a number of shows here. Each has featured a fusion between classical music and Brazilian classics. I've never left disappointed. The room itself is modern and stunning while retaining a warm and inviting ambience. In my opinion it's on par with Boston Symphony Hall and the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center. While it may not have their glamour it makes up for it in charm.
Bruno Brant | Jun 16, 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 | Jun 12, 2018
Wonderful place that produces outstanding music. It’s a pity that the region is surrounded by poverty.
Ernani Araujo | Jul 15, 2018
Maravilhosa Sala no meio de um lixão. Vergonhoso para todos nós paulistanos
Juliana Gea | Jul 14, 2018
Lugar lindo, cheio de história, visita guiada grátis aos sábados, ótimo passeio pra quem está em São Paulo!
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