Railway station, São Paulo

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  • Estação da Luz
    Estação da Luz
    by MM212
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    Luz Station
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    Luz Station back side
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    Estação da Luz

    by MM212 Updated May 28, 2009

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    Modelled after Victorian-era railway stations in England, the Estação da Luz originally linked the São Paulo region with the coast. It was completed in 1901 and was a symbol of both the prosperous coffee industry and the industrialisation of Brazil. The edifice was designed by the British architect, Charles Henry Driver, with all of its building materials also coming from England. Decades after its construction, the building fell into disrepair only to be restored and reopened in 2004 for the 450th anniversary of the city of São Paulo. The reinvented building now functions only as a local railway station, but also houses an interesting small museum, Museu da Língua Portuguesa, dedicated to the Portuguese language and its evolution since ancient times.

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    Luz Railway Station

    by LoucoSP Updated Jul 10, 2004

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    Luz Station Sao Paulo

    If you want know about Sao Paulo History you must see this station that was very important to city,the build was contructed in 1900 and help make city grow up, many immigrants from another city arrive in Sao Paulo By Train, 50 meters far its "Pinacoteca do Estado" , is nice place do see brazilian paints e know about Brazilian Art, you can find paints from XIX to nowadays.

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