Take it all in, especially the...
Take it all in, especially the restaurants. Get out, take a taxi and see the museums, the parks, people! Keep your money out of sight, take little or nothing with you and enjoy being immersed in the enormity of Sao Paulo. The food, especially the churrascaria, although the Italian restaurants are hard to beat.
For those interested in railroad equipment, the Immigrants Museum has a number of interesting items on its property.
Those items include two wood burning steam locomotives - one of them a fairly large Pacific 4-6-2 type locomotive, and the other a tiny 0-4-0 switcher. There are also a number of beautiful passenger cars, and equipment in storage waiting for restoration.
There are some photos and information about the big locomotive and some photos and information about the little engine on the web site of the immigrants museum.
The tourist map at the São Paulo Metro suggests getting off at the Bresser Station. The Brás station is closer. See my tips on the Metro system for more information on finding things on the Metro system.
the subways is easy way to visit São Paulo , you can go manny places n downtown by subway.
Repulica air Open Market ( Republica station)
MASP ( Trianon MASP station)
Placa da Se ( Se Station)
Open : 5:00AM
*Some stations close time is little bit late than 24:00.
Located in its namesake hotel, Emiliano Restaurant is considered one of the most sophisticated Italian restaurants in São Paulo. It gives the Fasano group, both the hotel and restaurant, stiff competition. A meal here is memorable, but drains the wallet for sure.
A Glimpse At the Sights
If your time is short, why not go on a guided city tour?
It might also work nicely if you want to have a quick look at things before deciding upon the places you want to return to and explore.
www.cidadedesaopaulo.com list various tours of different durations/styles. Nine are themed tours, organized by the City Hall:
- SP Glamour
- SP Bem-estar (Well-being)
- SP Romance
- SP Família (Family)
- SP Arte (Art)
- SP Verde (Green)
- SP de todas as faces (Multicultural)
- SP e suas religiões (Religions)
- SP dos paulistanos (Paulistanos' SP)
More info on the website: http://www.prefeitura.sp.gov.br/portal/a_cidade/noticias/index.php?p=3507
Keywords: prefeitura São Paulo turismo city tour
Buck-Saving tip: on weekends, the Metrô promotes its TurisMetrô initiative. These are 3-hour guided subway/walking tours, all departing from Sé Subway Station. Although comments are in Portuguese, it is a safe way to explore downtown without getting lost. Plus you only pay for the subway fares used. Saturdays at 9AM, Sundays at 9AM and 2PM. Arrive 30 minutes before scheduled time.
- Sé (Highlights: Mosteiro de São Bento, Largo São Bento, Igreja Santo Antônio, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Pateo do Collegio, Capela do Beato Padre Anchieta, Casa Nº 1, Solar da Marquesa, Catedral da Sé)
- Memoriais (Memorial da América Latina and Memorial do Imigrante)
- Paulista (Highlights: Casa das Rosas, Instituto Itaú Cultural, Parque Trianon, Masp)
- São Francisco (Highlights: Teatro Municipal, Igreja da Ordem 3º do Carmo, Edificio Triângulo, Largo São Francisco, Fonte dos Desejos, Theatro Municipal)
- Luz (Highlights: Estação Julio Prestes, Sala São Paulo, Pinacoteca, Estação da Luz, Parque da Luz, Museu de Arte Sacra/Museu do Presépio)
For more info, visit http://www.metro.sp.gov.br/cultura/turismetro/turismetro.asp
Keywords: turismo metro roteiro são paulo