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Carandiru History and The Open Museum of Modern Art

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  • São Paulo
  • Available in: English

About the guru Jeferson

Hi my name is Jeferson. I am originally from São Paulo and I have been working more than 9 years as a tour guide in the city of São Paulo. I love meeting people and learning more about their cultures and sharing what I love about my own. With all my tours, I try to show a little of the truth behind the city for each of my walkers by sharing anecdotes and stories of other rea... More »

Hi my name is Jeferson. I am originally from São Paulo and I have been working more than 9 years as a tour guide in the city of São Paulo. I love meeting people and learning more about their cultures and sharing what I love about my own. With all my tours, I try to show a little of the truth behind the city for each of my walkers by sharing anecdotes and stories of other real-life people and the challenging situations they lived by connecting them with the landmarks and monuments of the past and bringing them to life in the modern-day.

About the tour

This tour deals with the surroundings of a very famous old prison here in São Paulo and became known throughout the world for the famous film Carandiru (2003).

The tour explores the history of the issue of incarceration in Brazil, which is mostly composed of black people. I like to explore history and social concepts, so I go through some aspects that make these numbers grow here in São Paulo. The tour also deals with the transformation of the building after the prison was closed.

The decision to transform this space from a symbol of repression and for incarceration was taken by public administrations to create a new area dedicated to knowledge and learning about the mistakes of the past.

In addition, this itinerary includes a unique glimpse into the urban art of São Paulo with a short visit to the nearby open-air museum of Urban Art by the penitentiary museum.

Places we will visit:

- CARANDIRU filming site

- The Former Penitentiary Youth Park,

- The MAAU-SP São Paulo Open Museum of Urban Art

- The Penitentiary Museum

Meeting point
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How to find me: Find me in the entrance to the Metro Station Sé
Tour duration: 2 hours

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