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Private Layover Santos Port Tour of São Paulo City
"Your guide will pick you up by private vehicle from the port of Santos and drive you to downtown São Paulo (approx 80kms) for a brief historical walking tour. See the sight where the city was founded in 1554 at the Pátio do Colégio a historical Jesuit mission church and school. Stop at the famous Catedral da Sé (Cathedral of Sé) a neo-gothic building from the 20th century which holds up to 8000 people. Afterwards continue your scenic tour of São Paulo by private vehicle passing by the Monastery of Sao Bento a historical sight belonging to the Benedictines
From $700.00
 
São Paulo Gourmet Cooking Workshop
"The workshop will start with a pick-up then transportation to the Municipal Market to taste some of the famous delicacies of the place. The group along with the chef will purchase the ingredients to prepare the special menu that our chef has created specially. The space will be exclusive with music and the workshop structure aims to make guests feel special on their visit to São Paulo!The proposed itinerary is as follows: 10:00am to 11:00am – Pick-up at hotels located in São Paulo to visit Municipal Marked to buy some of the ing"""This small-group workshop sets to discover Brazilian flavors. Participants will join the chef to buy prepare and taste the special menu. Visit the Municipal Market
From $158.00
 
Private Tour: São Paulo City Tour
"A three-hour tour is an ideal way to get a taste of this vast city in just a little bit of time. But if you’ve got an extra two hours you can upgrade your tour to include a few additional stops – including markets and neighborhoods – on your sightseeing tour of São Paulo! (See the Itinerary below for more details.)Your guide will pick you up by private vehicle from your hotel a a historical Jesuit mission church and school. Stop at the famous Catedral da Sé (Cathedral of Sé) a neo-gothic building from the 20th century which holds up to 8000 people.Afterwards continue your scenic tour of São Paulo by private vehicle passing by the Monastery of Sao Bento
From $195.00

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Portuguese needed... or not?

it's difficult to travel here without knowing some rudimentary Portuguese (even Spanish helps a lot! for some reason most Brasilian/Portuguese people can understand Spanish, but not the other way...
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Good food !

The city's Italian community is large and vibrant, and much of their culture has found its way into the daily lives of every paulista (i.e. someone from São Paulo). However, the Italian influence is...
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What the hell is Nota Paulista (nota fiscal)?

Whenever you go pay something, you will be asked if you would like to have a "nota fiscal", "cpf na nota" or "nota paulista". If you don't have a "CPF" or have no idea of what that is, simply answer...
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Devotion to Saint Jude Thaddeus

Patron of Desperate causes, Saint Jude Thaddeus is very popular in Brazil. I've been here twice to thank Saint Jude Thaddeus...His feast day is on October 28. If you are in São Paulo on that day,...
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FAAP University Location

Very nice and rich neighborhood in Higienópolis. It´s in central area, near to these places:Shopping Higienópolis (http://www.patiohigienopolis.com.br/)Mackenzie University...
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The Colours of Downtown São Paulo

Downtown São Paulo is a sad case of urban overdevelopment. The city's large centre has become a concrete monster over the last few decades as concrete towers replaced gardens and small buildings. Yet,...
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Farmers Market

We like our fruits and vegetables fresh!Every neighbourhood, from trendy Jardins to humble Santo Amaro, has a weekly market. A side street is roped off and farmers (or agents) set up their stalls,...
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SÃO PAULO - BIG CITY BUT MY SWEET BRAZILIAN HOME

São Paulo, a city where I feel at home and where I have many people I love, and secrets places that I like going to!;)Morumbi Park - a little green spot in the middle of a pleasant neighborhood of São...
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Portuguese Classes at USP

A good language course I have heard is taught at the University of Sao Paulo (USP) - it is called 'Portuguese for Foreigners'See the following website.http://www.fflch.usp.br/cl/cursosple.htmThe site...
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FESTA JUNINHA

This is not a LOCAL custom , but definitely a typical Brazilian custom observed as if a religious holiday each month of June across the whole brazilian territory.... The custom has some religious...
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SAMPA KEEPS ON GROWING

São Paulo has two great finatial centres, the Paulista Avenue area and the new Brooklyin Area which are hostelling the main banks and consulates in the city!The canadian consulate is there!November...
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KEEP YOURSELF CLEAN

In a very remote town in the countryside of São Paulo State when we were returning to São Paulo from Iguazu Falls, in a gas station in Santa Cruz do Rio Pardo, we stop for shower time!Most of the gas...
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BRAZILIAN AND CANADIAN SWANS

They finally have met!;)))) A brazilian swan saying HOWDIE to his colleague in Canada visiting São Paulo!:))))It is a pleasure to see so many birds life in one of the biggest city in the World. São...
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THE NATURE IN THE URBAN CHAOS

First do not think that São Paulo is a chaos, if it is a chaos, I would say it is a pleasant one :) São Paulo is modern and the progress here has no breaks, but we have some green territories here...
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Top Hotels in São Paulo

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Alameda Santos, 2233, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, 01419-002, Brazil
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Avda das Nacoes Unidas 12901, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, 04578-000, Brazil
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Rua Vittorio Fasano 88, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, 01414-020, Brazil
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Avenida Brigadeiro Luis Antonio 4700, Jardim Paulista, Sao Paulo, 01402-002, Brazil
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Rua Oscar Freire 384, Jardins, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, 01426-000, Brazil
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Avenida das Nacoes Unidas 13301, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, 04578-000, Brazil
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Top Things to Do in São Paulo

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Avenida Paulista

Sao Paulo is a huge city and a bit chaotic. But the Avenida Paulista is something as well as the order in the chaos. Nerve center and financial, accumulates offices and shopping malls. Full of life...
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Beaches

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,...
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Parque Ibirapuera

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...
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Museu de Arte de São Paulo

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...
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Liberdade - Japan in São Paulo

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....
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Catedral da Sé

So this beautiful cathedral stands on a square, but seems to be completely disconnected from it. The square is inhabited by drugs addicts, who hold their own church services OUTSIDE the church, while...
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schurlif

"Short glimpses at São Paulo , my place....."
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RafaelTheSecond

"SÃO PAULO - SAMPA - MY BIG URBAN SHELTER"
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Elainehead

"Cidade da Garoa"
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Lady_Disdain

"Who am I to give advice?"
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MM212

"São Paulo"
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