Estado de São Paulo Things to Do

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Estado de São Paulo Things to Do

  • Avenida Paulista

    4 out of 5 stars

    São Paulo Things to Do

    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 selling their paintings, sculptures and crafts. These are often by the sides of the green space park plazas. The buildings are built with many...

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  • Parque Ibirapuera

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    São Paulo Things to Do

    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 Paulo. It is located within Parque do Ibirapuera.

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  • Beaches

    São Paulo Things to Do

    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, white sand beaches, fairly pretty area. Cons: Port so lots of large ships coming in constantly, somewhat polluted.

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  • Flea markets

    São Paulo Things to Do

    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 interest for those who don't want to go as far as to EMBU DAS ARTES ( see next tips) 1) Flea Market type fair on Saturdays only at Praça Benedito...

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  • Liberdade - Japan in São Paulo

    São Paulo Things to Do

    Liberdade District in Sao Paolo is home to a large number of Japanese (the largest single group outside of Japan). You can buy all sorts of snacks and authentic Japanese gifts in the many stores. There are also quite a few Koreans and Chinese in Liberdade. The entrance is marked by a nine metre tall red gate called a torii.

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  • Museu de Arte de São Paulo

    4 out of 5 stars

    São Paulo Things to Do

    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 creams for sale. It's a tasty and cheaper alternativ than going to a restaurant and it was definitely a tradition to me when I lived there, to visit...

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  • Museu do Ipiranga and more Museums

    São Paulo Things to Do

    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 all kind of stuff related to the history of the bank. You can see how was an bank agency from the end of the XIX century to the 70s. Calculators,...

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  • Catedral da Sé

    4 out of 5 stars

    São Paulo Things to Do

    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 interior.

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  • Churches

    São Paulo Things to Do

    If you like churches, the Sao Bento Basilica is a must see in Brazil. Visited by the pope in 2007, it has amazing architecture and an organ that houses 6000 sound pipes. Services are held on Sunday at 10am and there are gregorian chants at 7 in the morning.

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  • Shopping

    São Paulo Things to Do

    RAfa, 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 go visiting the Guarulhos Internacional Mall. It is not far from the airport and you can go shopping, having meal or just walking to relax and return...

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  • Stadiums

    São Paulo Things to Do

    Hi, 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 with football. It is very easy to go there when there is a football match, just go to the nearest train station or bus terminal, you'll find a lot...

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  • Igrejas

    São Paulo Things to Do

    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 faithful to Portuguese Baroque architecture of the 17th and 18th centuries. The interior is equally beautifully, decorated with paintings and...

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  • Edifícios

    São Paulo Things to Do

    An Art Déco masterpiece, Edifício Banco de São Paulo is located in the heart of the financial district in Centro. Among all of the Art Déco buildings in the city, including the famous Banespa, Edifício Banco de São Paulo easily triumphs as the most beautiful. It was designed by the architect, Álvaro Botelho, and completed in 1938 specifically for...

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  • City Tour

    São Paulo Things to Do

    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...

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  • Teatro Municipal and more Theatres

    São Paulo Things to Do

    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 élite. São Paulo's eclectic-style Belle Époque edifice was designed by the Italian architects, Cláudio Rossi and Domiziano Rossi, and built by Ramos de...

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  • Mercado

    São Paulo Things to Do

    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 bars and restaurants offering international food (actually is part our brazilian culture yet) as italian, japanese, arabian, etc. Also, you can see...

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  • Embu das Artes

    São Paulo Things to Do

    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 their crafts are installed. The place is surrounded by mountains, has an incredible view. I was with friends of the place, that knew the road since the...

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  • Railway station

    São Paulo Things to Do

    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 coffee industry and the industrialisation of Brazil. The edifice was designed by the British architect, Charles Henry Driver, with all of its building...

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  • Business District

    São Paulo Things to Do

    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 time, you see all kind of people! The Avenue is served by 4 metro station, but the bisiest ones are Paraiso and Consolação! November 8th, 2004

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  • Parque

    São Paulo Things to Do

    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 spaces, but I found myself next to Aclimação a few times. It may not be the largest, but it does have a large pond in the center which offers shaded...

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  • Praças

    São Paulo Things to Do

    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 city's Catedral Metropolitana. The large square is graced with tropical fig and majestic palm trees and is surrounded by a few beautiful Belle Époque...

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  • Sala São Paulo

    São Paulo Things to Do

    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 Ferro Sorocabana (EFS). EFS was a rail company that transported coffee beans to the coastal ports for export. As the importance of the trade declined and...

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  • Pinacoteca

    São Paulo Things to Do

    A world-class museum, Pinacoteca do Estado exhibits a stunning collection of 19th and 20th century Brazilian paintings and sculpture (see attached photos for examples of the sculptures). The interesting edifice itself - Neoclassical style, built entirely in red bricks, was designed by Ramos de Azevedo in 1896 as an educational institution. It...

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  • Memorial da America Latina

    4 out of 5 stars

    São Paulo Things to Do

    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 projected by Oscar Niemeyer. Easy to reach by subway station: Barra Funda

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  • Palácios

    São Paulo Things to Do

    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 Edifício Matarazzo, after the company that first occupied it, Indústrias Reunidas Francesco Matarazzo. In 2004, the building became the São Paulo city hall...

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  • Martins Fontes Bookshop

    .. this is a fabulous bookshop on Av. Paulista. A great location for academic, foreign travel, languages etc. Well worth a visit; for book lovers you could spend an entiure day here and why not enjoy a read over a cup of tea in their cafe on the first floor.

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  • FNAC Store on Paulista or Pinheiros

    FNAC is a Portuguese company that specialisies in books an CD's an DVD's. There are two prominent FNAC stores in Sao Paulo, one on Av. Paulista and the other in Pinheiros. These are cool stores to visit an to relax an to unwind and to get away from the heat an humiity of Paulista. As with most book shops in Sao Paulo the staff give you plenty of...

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  • Aparecida

    On the road to Rio, it is impossible to miss the Basilica looming over the small, poor town.The city itself is nothing much - poor, badly kept and with lots of cheap shops. But the Basilica and the old cathedral are well worth a stop.They were both built to honor Nsa. Senhora Aparecida, the patron saint of Brazil, whose image was found in the river...

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  • São Luís do Paraitinga

    The typical colonial town of São Paulo - brightly painted buildings, cobblestones, several churches, a marketplace...A tranquil kind of place - unless it is a festival: Carnaval, Divino, Reis... Then the village is transformed: traditional parades with huge puppets and flags, regional costumes, the works!There are plenty of trails, waterfalls and a...

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  • Embu das Artes

    Embu is best known for its crafts fair, held during the weekend. Most of the town is covered with stalls selling everything from candy to furniture. Most of it is not of the best quality, but there is good silver work (often with gemstones, but look hard for these stalls - there are not many), paintings and woodwork (both antigue and replicas, as...

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  • Campos do Jordão

    Campos is the winter getaway for the upper class paulistanos (denizens of São Paulo).It is up in the mountains and can get quite cold, making it a good place for fondue, wine and a fireplace. Since this area had plenty of European immigrants, all of these are easily found.It has a well known Winter Festival, with world class classical music.I find...

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  • Small Towns

    São Paulo is riddled with small towns, as well as larger cities.The smaller villages are often mainly agricultural in nature and are a wonderful place to see a different aspect of life in São Paulo, after the hectic main city. Life centers on the main square, where the church, the local bar and grocery store are located.Nearby, there are usually...

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  • Praça da Sé

    Begin your tour at the Edifício Copan, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. Farther up Avenida Ipiranga is the city's tallest building, the Edifício Itália (you might want to return at the end of the day for a terrific view of the city from the bar or the restaurant on the 41st floor). Continue north along the avenue to the Praça da...

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  • Igreja de São Francisco de Assis

    Begin your tour at the Edifício Copan, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. Farther up Avenida Ipiranga is the city's tallest building, the Edifício Itália (you might want to return at the end of the day for a terrific view of the city from the bar or the restaurant on the 41st floor). Continue north along the avenue to the Praça da...

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  • Praça Ramos de Azevedo

    Begin your tour at the Edifício Copan, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. Farther up Avenida Ipiranga is the city's tallest building, the Edifício Itália (you might want to return at the end of the day for a terrific view of the city from the bar or the restaurant on the 41st floor). Continue north along the avenue to the Praça da...

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  • Rua Barão de Itapetininga

    Begin your tour at the Edifício Copan, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. Farther up Avenida Ipiranga is the city's tallest building, the Edifício Itália (you might want to return at the end of the day for a terrific view of the city from the bar or the restaurant on the 41st floor). Continue north along the avenue to the Praça da...

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  • Teatro Municipal

    We did a foot tour that Fodor's suggested and it was brilliant. Begin your tour at the Edifício Copan, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. Farther up Avenida Ipiranga is the city's tallest building, the Edifício Itália (you might want to return at the end of the day for a terrific view of the city from the bar or the restaurant on the...

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  • see the city on foot

    We did a foot tour that Fodor's suggested and it was brilliant. Begin your tour at the Edifício Copan, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. Farther up Avenida Ipiranga is the city's tallest building, the Edifício Itália (you might want to return at the end of the day for a terrific view of the city from the bar or the restaurant on the...

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  • A supermarket with all you need.

    After Europes expensive supermarkets it is a pleasure to shop at supermarkets of Brazil,everything one fifth cheaper and very good quality of foods.

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  • A street scene

    This street could be a street in London and maybe at many other places.But if you look carefully many clues saying I am Brazil amigo...

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  • The rain in SP

    Sometimes it rains a lot in SP but people here dont care much, not once I heard anyone commenting about the bad weather unlike in England,some people even made it an art form walking in the rain without getting wet or just pretending it is not really raining.

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  • The business.

    In Brazil sex is against law,but you can see many business woman in the streets even next to police stations.I have not asked the prices yet, but soon I shall publish it here. When the times are hard,you sell what you got.....

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  • The hunt is on

    Brazilians like any other nation love the chase,chasing an interesting woman is a well enjoyed sport.Woman likes to pretend she is not interested,natures rules, then she catches him at the end.

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Estado de São Paulo Hotels

  • Renaissance Sao Paulo

    Great, elegant hotel with all a five-star could offer. Located near the Paulista avenue, it is a...

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  • The Royal Palm Plaza Hotel Resort

    Rua Comendador Dr Jose Cesar, 200 Jd Do Lago, Campinas, State of Sao Paulo, 13051-024, Brazil

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Grande Hotel Campos do Jordao

    Av. Frei Orestes Girardi, 3549, Vila Capivari, Campos Do Jordao, State of Sao Paulo, 12460-000, Braz

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

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