The Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo (Sacred Art Museum of Sao Paulo) is a leading Brazilian institution that studies, preserves and exhibits objects of religious art. It is located on the left wing of the Monastery of Light in the Luz neighborhood.
Funded through an agreement between the State Government and the Archdiocese of São Paulo, the museum was founded in 1970. It houses one of the most important collections of Brazilian sacred art, collected by the Archdiocese during the 20th century with parts from old churches across the country. This collection contains works of Brazilian and foreign artists produced since the 16th century, with special emphasis on the imagery of the colonial period and several works by important artists such as: Aleijadinho, Frei Agostinho da Piedade, Frei Agostinho de Jesus, Mestre Valentim, Mestre Athayde, Almeida Junior and Benedito Calixto.
Service What: Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo Where:Avenida Tiradentes, 676 When: Every day, from 9 am to 4 pm Price: R$ 6 and R$ 3 student Phone: +55 (11) 3311-8745