Pateo do Collegio

Pateo do Collegio is a historical building complex that marks the spot of the founding of São Paulo, in 1554. Originally the location was home to a school, a church and a small house which priests and Jesuits used to indoctrinate the Indians. In 1556 it also became home to the Jesuit school. Nowadays the 20th century buildings include a museum, a library and a church, as well as a café.

The museum has seven rooms, where indigenous culture’s objects are exhibited, as well as a collection of sacred art, and a model of the city of São Paulo in the 16th century, among other objects.

In the external area there is a fragment of wall from the colonial period, made with rammed earth technique. The visitor will also find the Sino da Paz, or Peace Bell, a monument replicated in many cities to remind us of the need for a better world.

The complex is intensely active, with masses, conferences, courses, craftwork workshops and cultural events.


  • Address Praça Pateo do Collegio, 2, Centro (Sé subway station).
  • Hours Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Phone number (11) 3105-6899
  • Official website

Other information

  • Music Vem Pro Pateo Project: classical music performance every third Sunday of the month
  • Guided tour Available through reservations Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tickets Anchieta Museum: R$ 5,00 (full price), R$ 2,50 (students), R$ 1,00 (public school students); free entrance for children under 7 years old and elderly (over 60). The entrance in Pateo do Collegio is free.
    • Handicap access.

    Air conditioning 

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