Altino Arantes Building, also known as Edificio Altino Arantes or Banespa is the 3rd tallest building of Sao Paulo with 36 floors and stand 529 feet tall. The design of the building is influenced by the famous Empire State Building of New York. Altino Arantes Building serves as headquarters for a bank named Banco do Estado de Sao Paulo.
The building was renamed from Edificio Banespa to Edificio Altino Arantes in 1960 as a tribute to the first Brazilian president of the bank. Altino Arantes Building is famous for the captivating panoramic view of the downtown Sao Paulo it offers.
Tourists can visit the building from 10 am to 5 pm. The view you get from the top floor of Altino Arantes Building is breathtaking. Do not forget to carry your ID proof or a copy of your passport if you are a foreign visitor. The place also houses a museum on its 3rd floor called as Museu Banespa. The items kept for display in the museum exhibit the history of the building. On top of the building you will find the state flag of Sao Paulo. Altino Arantes Building might not be the tallest building in Sao Paulo but it offers the best view of downtown Sao Paulo.
Distance From Sao Paulo - 1.3 kilometers.
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