Learn more about Itaú Cultural

About Itaú Cultural

Itaú Cultural helps promote the value of the culture of a society as complex and varied as Brazil. It is an institute dedicated to research, to the production of content, and to mapping, encouraging and disseminating artistic and intellectual manifestations.

Itaú Cultural sees culture as an essential tool for building the country’s identity and as an efficient medium for promoting citizenship, and it seeks to promote social participation, making it more democratic within the cultural sphere. The Institute is a cultural benchmark in Brazil, and has promoted and disseminated artistic and intellectual output within Brazil itself and overseas for more than 25 years.

Our mission is to develop and organize processes related to, and create knowledge about, the arts in Brazil; to understand the country’s cultural practices, and to extend access to culture and promote social participation on the basis of these practices.

Within the space of the coming decade we hope to be a benchmark for reflection on, and the manifestation of, cultural action within the field of Brazilian arts.

About Itaú Cultural – service

Working hours
tuesday to friday 09:00 to 20:00
saturday sunday holidays 11:00 to 20:00
tel 11 2168 1700

Midiateca – Mediathèque
tuesday to friday 09:00 to 20:00
saturday and holidays 11:00 to 20:00

Itaú Numismática - Museu Herculano Pires
The Herculano Pires Museum (Itaú Numismatics) is closed for renovation.

Outsourced company provides parking facility, entrance on Rua Leôncio de Carvalho. Prices for Itaú Cultural visitors:  R$ 7.00 (up to three hours) and R$ 2.00 (each additional hour). Parking with valet: R$ 8.00 half hour, R$ 10.00 the first hour, R$ 5.00 the second hour, and R$ 4.00 each additional hour. Utility vehicles: R$ 10.00 the first hour, R$ 4.00 the second hour, and R$ 3.00 each additional hour.

Free parking for bicycles.

Special Access
The Itaú Cultural Building has facilities for people with special physical needs. There is a ramp at the entrance on Avenida Paulista, lifts provide access to all exhibition spaces, there is a space set aside, with its own side entrance, for wheelchairs in the Sala Itaú Cultural and there are special bathroom facilities on the ground floor and first basement.

Entrance to all activities held by Itaú Cultural is free


Getting here

How to get there

Itaú Cultural is on Avenida Paulista 149 – Paraíso – São Paulo SP [near Brigadeiro subway station]