10 places you have to visit in São Paulo!!
São Paulo is art, culture and movement. .. besides being the largest financial centre in Latin America, this is a city filled with life!
Here is a list of 10 places you shouldn’t miss in São Paulo. ..
Located in the heart of São Paulo, Ibirapuera Park is home to three museums and a planetarium. A large green space with areas for jogging and walks makes this a great place to hang out with family and friends.
Opening hours: Daily from 5am to midnight
Avenida Pedro Álvares Cabral
Beco do Batman
Located in Vila Madalena, one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in São Paulo. Beco do Batman [Batman’s Alley], so called because of a painting of the comic book hero on one of its walls, is one of the most democratic places for art in the city. You can stroll down Rua Gonçalo Afonso and Rua Medeiros de Albuquerque as if you were in a gallery. .. the walls are covered with dozens of pieces of graffiti art!!
Rua Gonçalo AfonsoPhoto : fedejve | flickr
The city’s culinary epicentre, São Paulo Municipal Market offers a huge selection of fruit from all regions of the country and visitors’ attention is drawn to its stained glass windows that illustrate the city's history. It has several restaurants especially those that sell the famous cod cakes and mortadella sandwiches. Located in the old centre of São Paulo, the heart of the city.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, from 6am to 6pm. Sundays and public holidays, from 6am to 4pm.
Rua da Cantareira, 306
One of the most iconic buildings in the city!! It opened in 1947 as the São Paulo State Bank (Banespa). Today it is known as the Farol Santander and offers one of the most beautiful views over the city. .. from the top you get a 360º panorama over the vast São Paulo.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 7pm and Sunday from 9am to 5pm.
Rua João Brícola, 24
Rua 25 de Março
Parallel streets with lots of people and large stores where you can find everything!! Jewellery, fabrics, period pieces and toys. .. just look and you're sure to find it!!
Rua 25 de Março
Japanese neighbourhood, offering a variety of Asian cuisine and culture!! Inspired by Chinatown, USA, the streets are decorated in eastern style. .. enjoy the tradition!!
Avenida da LiberdadePhoto : Caliel Costa | flickr
Antiques and Handicrafts Fair
One of the best handicraft fairs in São Paulo, with various collectors’ items and antiques, held in Praça Benedito Calixto. There is typical food and music with traditional performances of chorinho.
Opening hours: Saturdays from 9am to 7pm
Praça Benedito Calixto
São Paulo Municipal Theatre
Inspired by the Ópera de Paris, this is one of the city’s picture postcard locations. The São Paulo Municipal Theatre is one the biggest and most important theatres in the city. It puts on orchestral concerts due to its excellent acoustics. Guided visits are available with advance booking.
Praça Ramos de Azevedo
São Paulo Museum of Art
Architectural icon of São Paulo, founded in 1947, the São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP) became the first modern museum in the country, housing the most important collection of European art in the southern hemisphere and bringing together more than 10,000 works, including paintings, sculptures, objects, photographs, videos and clothing.
Av. Paulista, 1578
Opening hours: Tue-Sun: 10am to 6pm (Ticket Office open until 5.30pm) Thurs: 10am to 8pm (Ticket Office open until 7.30pm)
Sala São Paulo
Housed in the former Júlio Prestes railway station, in a building designed in 1925, the Sala São Paulo is home to the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra and one of the most important venues for concerts and events in the country.
Praça Júlio Prestes, nº16Photo : Jefferson Pancieri