If you take your time to walk Avenida Paulista, the financial hub of Sao Paulo, you'll notice there are no shortage of sights, sounds, smells and sensory overload.
There are places where artisans are... more
Designed in 1954, but built only in 2005, Auditório Ibirapuera is the work of the famous architect Oscar Niemeyer. The ultra-modern music hall is considered one of the best venues for concerts in São... more
Santos is a very interesting place that I got to go 2 when I went to Brasil. Not too far from Sao Paulo and recommended if you can't make it 2 Rio (which I couldn't).
Pros: Shopping areas close by,... more
This one belongs to "what to do " just as to "off the beaten path".
The various artesanal fairs that spring up on weekends all over town.
Here are three examples of inner city weekend fairs of high... more
If you visit the museum MASP on a Sunday, you can also visit the outdoors antique market right under the museum.
On the other side of the street you'll fins a handcraft market, food, beverages and ice... more
Liberdade is the Japaneese neightborhood in Sao Paolu, yes I´ve said Japaneese and not Chineese. Many Japaneese people came to Brazil after the 2WW, and many of them stablished in Sao Paulo.
It´s a... more
Dating from 1853, Matriz de São Cristovão is an Episcopal church. It is located in the Luz area, near Estação da Luz. The mix of Neoclassical and Baroque façade hides some Gothic details in its... more
This is the best way to understand how nervous São Paulo is; it is the biggest city in Latin America. The restaurants in this avenue are really great. It is nice to walk in the avenue during the lunch... more
Tha public bank CAIXA has a nice museum/ art gallery in your building. There is always an art exposition at the lobby, but the most interesting part is at the 4th (or 6th?) floor. The museum contains... more
This catholic cemetery contains plenty of sculptures made by famous artists, and is the resting place of many notorious brazilians. From the mistress of the former Emperor Dom Pedro I (1822), who... more
Possibly one of the most beautiful churches in São Paulo, Igreja Nossa Senhora do Brasil is located in the desirable neighbourhood of Jardim América. Although it was built only in 1940, the church is... more
If you are travelling to Sao Paolo, do not miss come to Morumbi Stadium the home base of Sao Paolo FC. It become a crazy noisy place when Sao Paolo FC played there, you'll see how crazy Brazilian... more
Taste Native and Imported Fruits, Cheese Variety and the famous Sanduíche de Mortadela (Sausage Sandwich) and Pastel de Bacalhau (kind of pasty with fish filling).
Restaured in 2004, Mercadão has... more
The I gave Sunday is the best I gave to visit it, since some as many apples, the step to the traffic is cut to install a craft fair, its streets are of cobblestones, and on them the positions with... more
Much like Rio de Janeiro's Teatro Municipal, the São Paulo opera house was modelled after Opéra Garnier in Paris. Both were constructed during imperial Brazil when opera was very popular among the... more
I wouldn't consider a good idea to leave the airport to go to the SP town, because we have a lot of traffic from the airport to anywhere in São Paulo. The only reasonable possibility can be to... more
Modelled after Victorian-era railway stations in England, the Estação da Luz originally linked the São Paulo region with the coast. It was completed in 1901 and was a symbol of both the prosperous... more
Aclimação is a quiet, tranquil neighborhood surrounded by the bustling city. If you are like me, sometimes I just need to escape the noise and bustle of the chaos. Sao Paulo has many parks and green... more
Built between 1926 and 1938, the beautiful neo-Baroque Estação Júlio Prestes was designed by the architect Christiano Stockler das Neves as the headquarters and the railway terminus for Estrada de... more
Memorial is a cultural space including artistic, scientific and educational events from Latin American.
There´s exhibitions, concerts, movies festival, workshops, lectures, etc.
Its architecture was... more
The heart of downtown São Paulo, Praça da Sé is considered point zero where distances to other cities are measured. Many of Centro's main avenues intersect here and the Praça is also home to the... more
Built in 1939, this imposing building in an unmistakable Italian fascist-period style was in fact designed by one of Mussolini's official architects, Marcello Piacentini. It was originally named... more
Is what most people in Brazil would ask if someone was to say they wanted to visit São Paulo. Or just think it was a business trip.
Yes, São Paulo is Brazil's business center. No, that does not mean...