Parque Ibirapuera, São Paulo

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    A green area in the middle of a busy city

    by LucyInTheSky Written Mar 21, 2004

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    Lake

    That's the place where people from Sao Paulo can scape from the busy and crazy city...it's great for picnics, jogging, walks, sunbathing, cycling and other sports. The scenery is very beautiful, and the atmosphere is relaxing. For adults, children, dogs, it's just perfect.

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    Parque do Ibirapuera

    by MM212 Updated Jun 4, 2009

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    São Paulo's largest park, Parque do Ibirapuera, was conceived in the 1920's when the mayor at the time decided to create a public green space for the city. It took a few decades, until 1954, to finally inaugurate the park and open it to the public. The famous landscaper, Roberto Burle Marx took on the project of shaping the park, while the renowned architect, Oscar Niemeyer, designed several pavilions and halls within the park, destined to house some of the city's best cultural and art establishments. The result is an incredible collection of modern architecture amid beautifully landscaped gardens. Parque do Ibirapuera to São Paulo is what "Hyde Park" is to London or "Central Park" is to New York. The beautifully landscaped garden is a major attraction for the locals who come here for sports, the arts, or family excursions. It is worth noting that the park is completely safe.

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    Parque Ibirapuera - Ibirapuera...

    by martinelli Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Parque Ibirapuera - Ibirapuera Park
    Very nice atmosphere and nature, pleasant lake and enough room to practise whatever sports you want (except for the snow-based ones, of course). They often promote some very good and free concerts there. Check it out!

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    Sunday morning...

    by ahoerner Written Aug 16, 2004

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    Ibirapuera Park with the obelisc in background.

    is one of the best days to be in the Ibirapuera Park.

    Occasionally you meet your friends during some of the morning music concerts presented there.

    Or you can only go there for a walk, some jogging, cycling, skating, or just for beeing there... it is all you need.

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    A COOL PARK CALLED IBIRAPUERA

    by RafaelTheSecond Written May 6, 2006

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    The Bandeiras Monument by RTL

    The Bandeiras Monument is held right in front of the most impressive green area of São Paulo, this park was criated in 1953 inspired in 3 parks, the Bois de Bologne in Paris; the Hyde Park in London; and the Central park in New York. It was an attempt to provide the city's population a wonderful place for leisure time and contact with the nature.

    Ibirapuera in indian language means ROTTEN TREE, due to the marshy and swamp region that used to eb there during the tough colonization times!

    Monumento as Bandeiras by Rafael Torres Lopes, April 24th, 2004

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    LEARNING ABOUT BRAZIL IN IBIRAPUERA

    by RafaelTheSecond Written May 6, 2006

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    Bandeiras Monument in front of Ibirapuera Park

    More than 400 years ago, the Bandeirantes were the settlers of a very wild region in the countryside of the newfoundland Brazil, they were the so called Bandeirantes, and together with some indias they could found and explore a region called São Paulo de Piratininga.

    This action were called the Bandeiras, and the name of this impressive sculpute signed by the brilliant artist Victor Brecheret, who wanted to show us the force of the reces to explore this great land which whom we love so much! This construction dated the forties and fifties.

    Monumento as Bandeiras - April 24th, 2006 by Rafael Torres Lopes

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    A GREEN AREA IN A HUGE CITY

    by RafaelTheSecond Written Jul 25, 2005

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    Rafael in Ibirapuera Park by PV

    It is a huge park, full of trees, paths and gardens, that is the best way for the PAULISTANOS to escape a littel from the busy life of the big city!

    I usually go there to fool around the trees and simply playing like a kid;)

    November 8th, 2004

    These black white picture I like very much!

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    IF YOU THINK THAT SAO PAULO IS GREY...

    by RafaelTheSecond Written Apr 28, 2005

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    Rafael has a life with flowers, life is beautiful!

    Go to Ibirapuera parks and you willsee the lovely natural colors of the city, the aprk ahs a big lake with full of fish and interesting bird life. The trees and fllowers of the park is amazing.

    São Paulo is also fun, and I love the city!

    November, 2005

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    YES IT IS ME :)

    by RafaelTheSecond Written Apr 28, 2005

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    Another very nice place in São Paulo is a real escape from the nervous city of São Paulo, I specially like going there in the week days, so I get relax and play alot in the trees of the park!;)

    So here I am in one of the green corners of the city, but the picture is in Black and White.

    November 2004

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    Ibirapuera Park

    by RudoElCojonudo Written May 12, 2006

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    Ibirapuera Park

    It´s sth like Central Park in New York or Doña Casilda in Bilbao. A green space in the concrete jungle. It´s nice to have a place like that in huge city like that. Remenber that Sao Paulo is the 5th city in the world, with 2,2 million people.
    Green spaces, animals, lakes, monuments, museums...

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    A GREEN PIECE OF SAO PAULO

    by RafaelTheSecond Written May 23, 2005

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    Strike a pose!!! HAHAHAHA

    The place is Ibirapuera, I usually go there before big events when I am in São Paulo, and that day was very important because I was applying for the second time the canadian visa.

    That day I got it, so thanks to that day I could spend one of the most important months of my life in Canada!;)

    This green space is worthy the visit, and you should go there if by chance you get in São Paulo city!

    November 2004

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    LET'S PLAY!!!

    by RafaelTheSecond Written Apr 28, 2005

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    Seek and Hide - S��o Paulo has a cheerful side!

    No time for stress, no time to be sad...Here I was in one of the most important moments in my life, I was waiting the time of my interview for my canadian visa, in the Council of Canada in Brooklyn, São Paulo, but me and Pierre decided to have fun!

    POSITIVE ATTITUDE FOR EVERYTHING!;)

    November, 2004

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    IF YOU HAVE ONE PROBLEM DO NOT BE AFRAID

    by RafaelTheSecond Written Apr 28, 2005

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    Rafael before facing the canadian winter by PV

    ummmm It is funny to think that i wrote alot about São Paulo once here, but it is always a pleasure for me to start...

    We have difficulties everytime, but they get way easier when you find something that you like doing...

    Ibirapuera park is the best choice for you to forget your problems!;)

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  • Stop by Ibirapuera park on a...

    by divadsirrah Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Stop by Ibirapuera park on a free afternoon, or night if you aren't afraid of being in a big city part after dark.
    Ibirapuera is São Paulo's largest park, designed by Oscar Niemeyer and Roberto Burle Marx. There are several things to do and see in the park like the Japanese Pavilion.
    the pavilion was uilt in Japan and reassembled at Ibirapuera. There are many interconnected lakes and lots of water fowl. Sao Paulo's planetarium is housed in the park.

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    Museu Afrobrasil

    by MM212 Updated Jun 2, 2009

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    Oscar Niemeyer's Pavilh��o Manoel da N��brega
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    Located within Parque de Ibirapuera, the Museu Afrobrasil is housed in Pavilhão Manoel da Nóbrega, a building designed by Oscar Niemeyer in 1953. The museum opened in 2004 and is dedicated to African arts and culture within Brazil since the 16th century.

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