Palácio Saturnino de Brito

Built in 1936, this building, the headquarters of the São Paulo Water Company (Sabesp) in the Santos Bay area, boasts a marble staircase framed by an imposing multicolored stained glass window depicting the banderiantes (pioneers) going up the Serra do Mar Range.
A stained glass cupola, bearing the São Paulo coat of arms in the center, illuminates the entrance hall. Visitors can see pictures of the drainage canals at the time of their inauguration (the beginning of the 20th century), as well as items of interest, furniture, equipment, and original engineering projects devised by Saturnino de Brito reed – the Santos engineer responsible for the pioneering drainage and sewage systems that freed the city from epidemics and guaranteed its development.