There is an unmissable place in the centre of São Paulo: the Altino Arantes building, better known as the Torre do Banespa (Banespa Tower, nowadays in the hands of the Spanish Banco de Santander). From the top of the skyscrapper there is a 360 degree panoramic view of part of the metropolis.
Up until now the biggest limitation to a visit to the building was the fact that it only opened from Monday till Friday. During the month of June, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the construction of the tower, visitors will be allowed to the top of the building also on Saturdays and Sundays. Opening times are from 10 till 17.
Entrance is free (I would make the most of it, banks do not tend to give anything free). Access to the elevator is through the João Bricola street, a few meters away from the São Bento station of the São Paulo underground.
Category: Destination: São Paulo