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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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CLOTHES FACTORY VISIT IN THE BACK OF THE STORE

These pictures were taken in the back of one of the inumerous Bras clothing stores , in this case probably a woman's clothes or a shirt store.....If you happen to go shopping for clothes in Bras District , ask to be shown the "fabrica".....
Nice and interesting side show and attractions while "shopping to dropping".....

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schurlif
Oct 18, 2005

Shopping Center Light

Overlooking the Viaduto do Chá, the bridge connecting the Praça do Patriarca with the Teatro Municipal area, Shopping Center Light is now one of São Paulo's most famous department stores. The beautiful Neoclassical building it occupies was designed by an American architect, William Preston, and inaugurated in 1929 as the headquarters of the The São Paulo Light & Power Company. However, the building's official name has always been Prédio Alexandre Mackenzie (Prédio = Building) after Sir Alexander Mackenzie, the second president of the holding company that controlled The São Paulo Light & Power Co. In the 1990s a group of investors purchased the building and in 1999 opened the department Store "Light", in reference to the building's first owner.

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MM212
Feb 04, 2009

Shopping Center Iguatemi

If i am not mistaken, this is Brazil's biggest mall. Even though, I am not a shopping person, it is still nice to wander around the Iguatemi, just to look at the beautiful women that populate this place. Sit back and relax, drink a coffee or have a sorvete, and watch them go by. You will enjoy it, guaranteed.

Oh, and if you are into shopping, all the major brands are there, but not necessarily at a better price. If you do need to buy things, I can recommend men's shoes, Brazilian-made of course or Bikinis. This is not just for women, but also for men: Buy your wife, girlfriend, sister, mom (ok maybe not your mom) a nice Brazilian bikini! She will love you forever. Some of the best brands are Salinas, Bum Bum, and Rigy. The quality and material are excellent, and the Brazilian cut top-notch. And if you are a daring man, you can buy a Sunga (sort of a 'banana hammock').

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realde14
Mar 19, 2006

Praca de Republica

It's a little surreal to stumble into two huge run down open air shopping mall plazas and discover the underground subculture world inside. Each center has about 6 stories of every music movement to hit the world in the last 20 years: hippie record stores, drum'n'bass DJ vinyl shops, a big Brasilian hip hop and rap section, gothic clothing stores, and the original Sepultura fan store. I found shopkeepers incredibly informative about picking out good Brasilian new music. This is the best place to get the latest information about what's playing where, and if you talk to people, they are pretty friendly and will help you out with planning where to go and how to get there. The stoned Sepultura fan club guys pelted me with free Sepultura fan club stickers.

miromi
Sep 07, 2002
 
 
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buying toys

toy-buying is an essential activity. be sure to buy as many toys as you can (but not so many that you can't walk--or worse, so many that the toy population of a particular place is endangered by your ravages)

Capoeira is the most famous Brasilian martial art in New York, and it's become very popular. Any follower can tell you about its romantic, tortured past: terrorized African slaves hid their training forms behind dancing and singing to placate their evil masters. Since then it has become one of the most beautiful martial arts around.

There is also Brasilian Jujitsu which won some kind of ultimate fighting championship and involves holding people to the ground and boxing their ears. I'm not really sure how fun that is, but my friend Tom told me all about the macho Brasilian jujitsu subculture there which sounded a lot like Florida to me: bald, aggressive, muscular guys with purple ears and pickup trucks and little blonde girlfriends.

miromi
Sep 07, 2002

7 hours in Guarulhos Airport

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 in time to check in again.

See the website to search some extra information.
http://www.internacionalshopping.com.br/comochegar/comochegar.asp

Greetings,
Simone Rodrigues

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simonemurari
May 08, 2009

Wal_mart comes to town

A new american store opens here in SP and everyone goes crazy,all wants to shop here now,personally I did not think much of the place.

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benazer
Feb 27, 2005

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