Near the end of Avenida Paulista , the Casa das Rosas (Av. Paulista 37, Cerqueira César, tel. 11/3285-6986, www.casadasrosas.sp.gov.br , 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Tues.–Sun.) is one of the few remaining of the mansions that once lined the avenue.
Designed by leading architect Ramos de Azevedo in the 1920s, the casa takes its name from a delightful rose garden, modeled after the one at the Palace of Versailles.
Full of handsome wooden furnishings and stained-glass windows, the house itself is devoted to poetry—aside from frequent readings and events, the library boasts over 30,000 volumes of verse.