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Av. Ipiranga, 1187, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, 01039-000, Brazil
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by loboviejo


Can someone please tell me where the baggage storage site (Guarda-volumes) is located at the bus station, Rod. Tiete? Also, were are the elevators located there?

Now, one technical question---I will be arriving from GRU with two LARGE suitcases, and was wondering how I might buy a bus ticket without going upstairs to the counters....(and dragging everything with me!) Any suggestions?

Finally, is there a hotel within walking distance of the station....ahhh, I mean one where I'm not charged by the hour! Obrigado for any suggestions.


Re: Guarda-Volumes?

by cassiovieggore


São Paulo city has many bus-stations. The main is really Tietê. The others are named by Barra Funda, and, Jabaquara.
There are 9 elevators (lifters) there. There are 6 escalators at Tietê as well.
There are Guarda-Volumes there of course. I just did not use it yet. I live in Belo Horizonte but I know Tiete Bus Station is organized enough.
I suggest you ask a porter (red hat)to help you in carrying the big suitcases.
Then you may ask to the porter to follow you downstairs/upstairs up in order to buy the tickets you want. Or you may use the tourist offices to clear your doubts...Note: the porters call for fares when serving.
I am pasteing some links concerned in Hotels near Tietê Bus Station:

I never lived in its rented rooms. So I cannot be sure the hotels are quite near to Bus Station. I'm not sure if you will not be charged by services. You may deal with managers before you lay down. Why don't you use Internet to get in touch with the managers before arriving?
I am sending too Tietê's Bus Station link. There are many questions you may clear up with it:

Good luck! Enjoy Brazil! Use your spanish in Brazil. The common brazilian really don't understand english fine.

Re: Guarda-Volumes?

by loboviejo

Ola Cassiovieggore,

Muito obrigado! I really appreciate your advice about using the porters in the rodoviaria. Of course I have seen them before....but, I have never had the need to use their services. Your comments and websites for the hotels were also appreciated!

I have noticed that you consistently offer help and advice to allow visitors to Brasil to more fully enjoy their visits. It should give you a great feeling of accomplishment knowing that you help so many people! Voce e legal!!! Mais uma vez, muito obrigado!


Travel Tips for São Paulo

One of the largest urban...

by Manoel_Dias

One of the largest urban centers in the world, São Paulo is Brazil’s major industrial center, but there are leisure attractions, too. The City Park and Zoo, the Ibirapuera Park and the Planetarium are worth visiting. Another must is the unique snake farm of Butantã institute. The local authorities draw up a calendar of interesting events throughout the year that are of specific interest. For gourmets, São Paulo’s superb cuisine is a revelation. Ethnic restaurants cater to the most demanding and discerning palates.

Sao Paulo Jardim Botanico

by bearworm

Spend the afternoon at the botanical garden. Nice plan layout with a wilderness area, so you can see what Sao Paulo would look like if it was not covered in concrete.

Take the Blue Line 1 subway to the end (Jabaquara), then jump in a cab. It's next to the zoo.

Bad public transport.

by Shibiru

It's a very big city and to get from one point to the other, you'll probably need some transport. Walking there isn't very nice, because of the big quantity of cars,buses and so...buses come and go...and u don't know exactly when. The public transport is mostly populated with the poorest people..or just those who don't have you also have to be careful...what to wear,what to take with u etc....the subway is very nice and modern, but it's small...and u can't get to all the places with it. You could rent a car, but you should know the streets and take much's a caos...too many cars and also those motoboys that come from all sides and u can't always see them. Taxis are a good choice, because they aren't to expensive...but remember: don't get a car at 6o'clock in the morning and afternoon...'cause these are rush hours...oh...and at lunch time too.

Pitanga - in Vila Madalena

by kiwigal_1 about Pitanga

This place was such a cute little Brazilian local eatery that my Brazilian friends took me to. It is located inside a house which has been brightly painted inside and has lots of interesting photos, paintings and ceramics hanging on the walls and ferns and other plants hanging from the ceilings. The food was delicious and abundant The food is a buffet style with all sorts to choose from including the Brazilian Feijoada dish. There were salads, ***ake mushrooms, snow peas, bachalau (sp!), pernil, mignon and then for desert I ordered a hot brownie with chocolate fudge sauce and ice cream which was great! They serve non alcoholic drinks (usual fizzy drinks plus interesting natural fruit juices) and alcoholic drinks. My friend drank a capirinha with lunch :)


by RudoElCojonudo

Brazilians allways say that they have the biggest Jesus Crhist of South America, the biggest avenue of South America, the biggest... everything of South America.
They also have the uglyest building of South America, the Museo de Arte de Sao Paulo (MASP).
Interesting anyway...

From Tuesday to Sunday. 11:00-18:00.
Prices: - 15R$.
- 7R$ for students.
- Free for childs under 10 and older than 60.


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