Saturday, August 27, 2011

Introducing: Casa das Rosas - A big mansion at Paulista Avenue

Casa das Rosas - Avenida Paulista
Casa das Rosas is a mansion at Paulista Avenue. It was designed by Ramos de Azevedo for one of his daughters. The name, "House of the Roses," was inspired by the big rose garden, which was inspired on the Palace of Versailles. The building came under government control in 1986.

In 2004 the house became the "Espaço Haroldo de Campos de Poesia e Literatura," and received the complete collection of books and some personal belongings of the poet. The house also features cultural programming, including courses and periodic exhibitions related to literature.

The first Brazilian library focused in poetry is housed there, plus a bookstore Imprensa Oficial do Estado de São Paulo, which sells only books published by university presses. Go visit when you have a chance!

What: Casa das Rosas
Where: Avenida Paulista, 37 - São Paulo
When: Tuesday and Thursday, from 2 pm till 6 pm. Wednesday, from 10 am till 4 pm.
Phone: +55 (11) 3285-6986

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