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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
 
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
 
Private Gastronomy Tour of São Paulo
"Meet your guide upon pickup from your hotel and begin your gastronomic tour of São Paulo by private vehicle. First visit the Municipal Market of São Paulo – known simply as Mercadão – one of the city’s most traditional gourmet markets since it opened in 1933.The Mercadão built in an eclectic industrial architectural style features gorgeous stained-glass windows by Sorgenicht Conrad Filho famous for his works in more than 300 Brazilian cathedrals. Follow your guide past stalls filled with a wide variety of foods – from fresh produce to meat poultry seafood
From $215.00

Watch your back! Tips (15)

Watch out.... this is not a safe city!

Sao Paulo is unfortunately a dangerous city. High unemployment rates and social problems have led to very high crime rates, mostly in the poorer areas of the city. However, crime´s all over! But don´t...
andrezin83
Jun 01, 2003

Always be on alert!

Do be careful. In Sao Paulo, as in many cities, there are many people who will take advantage if given the opportunity.I had the misfortune of being stalked during my short visit there, but was lucky...
djwambeke
Feb 13, 2006

Critically high level in crime activity

Sao Paolo is a big city and lots of tourist come here each year, some people have good experiences and the rest are not lucky. This place has high level of crime activity especially in tourist areas....
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esmerkingsland
Feb 01, 2006

Keep ur things with u!

It's not a new tip for big cities, you have to be careful with your belongings. If you are a tourist and look like one...the best thing to do is wear a moneybelt. backbags are practic to walk around,...
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Shibiru
Jun 27, 2004

It can be dangerous like any other big city

São Paulo has its problems but is not different from any other big city all over the world... New York has 9/11, London 7/7 bombings, Madrid 3/11... I was born and raised in São Paulo, don't have a...
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AngelaB73
Jul 24, 2012

Danger

My husband was on a business trip in Brazil last year. He was travelling with a business partner. They stopped to take a picture on the Anchieta Highway (from my understanding, a well-travelled toll...
calimur
May 21, 2014

Be aware

Well, SP has 16 million people, of which about 40% are poor. It means it's a violent city.People talk a lot about violence in Brazil.. I have to admit, it's not the safest place to be in the world....
maboli
Aug 09, 2005

eyes behind your head...

when you are walking thorugh some São Paulo´s streets, you have to be aware...folow simple instructions:-Never walk with jewelry,watches,notebooks through São Paulo streets, day or night..you can be...
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DrLeoLocke
Sep 12, 2006

ONE OF MOST DANGEROUS CITIES!!!!

IT IS NOT LIKE ANY OTHER BIG CITY! IT IS ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS CITIES IN THE WORLD!!!! IT IS SO COMMON TO BE ROBBED OR KIDNAPPED THAT THERE IS NO "SHOCKED" REACTION WHEN YOU TELL PEOPLE ABOUT IT!...
NumaNuma
Jun 26, 2010

Be careful

Sao Paulo is a dangerous city. Always be in the look out. As traveler we stand out and people may take an advantage. It is very comon for cars to have bullet proof windows wsuch as these Toyota...
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MrAviator2u
Apr 25, 2005

if you use common sense...

if you use common sense you'll be OK, but be alert. the city is always full of bustling crowds so just go with the flow. i did wander into some seedy neighborhoods alone... and i'm not a large woman,...
miromi
Sep 07, 2002

There are pickpockets in...

There are pickpockets in Avenida Paulista and surroundings, so be attentive with your belongings. Another favorite place for pickpockets is in the centre of São Paulo (Praça da Sé and surroundings)....
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Elainehead
Aug 26, 2002
 
 
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"Short glimpses at São Paulo , my place....."
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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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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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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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Memorial da America Latina

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...
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Parque Ibirapuera

Officially called Pavilhão Lucas Nogueira Garcez, this spherical structure hosts temporary art shows and exhibitions. After it was built in 1954, it became a museum for a while before being converted...
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