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Things to Do in San Paulo, Brazil

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

São Paulo is Brazil’s largest city with a population of roughly 11 million while the greater metropolitan area is now pushing 20 million.  It is the capital city of the southeastern state that goes by the same name.  Suffice it to say, the city is a hub of excitement that provides visitors with an intense cultural experience and a lively nightlife.  Additionally, São Paulo is one of the southern hemisphere’s richest cities.  You will not be lacking for things to do in São Paulo when vacationing here as the following attractions and sights should be seen.



Paulista Avenue – oftentimes the focal point for postcards, Paulista Avenue is the largest cultural center in São Paulo as well as one of the city’s largest business centers.  The avenue and other surrounding streets such as Rua Alameda Santos and Augusta is filled with art galleries, bookstores, coffee shops, gourmet restaurants, hotel, movie theaters, pubs, and shop galleries.


Ibirapuera Parkone of the most famous and recognized parks in the city.  The people of the city typically visit this park in the early morning hours or late afternoon because of its large area for jogging, leisure, and walking.  The park is also home to numerous concerts and a convention center.  The three most important city museums are also located in the park as well as a beautiful Japanese garden.

São Paulo Museum of Art – known as the Museu de Arte de São Paulo, the museum is home to one of the most famous collections of European impressionism art works.  The works of many distinguished artists such as Bonnard, Degas, Modigliani, and Renoir are on display.  There is an open-to-the-public antique and gadget fair on Sundays where you can see clothing, a large assortment of crafts, masks, and old stamps.


University of São Paulo – Brazil’s largest university as well as the 3rd largest in Latin America.  The Cidade Universitaria district is the university’s main campus.  It is a state college that is open to everyone wishing to attend classes there.  An anthropology museum and the Museu de Arte Contemporanea or Museum of Contemporary Art are also located on the campus of the university as well.


LiberdadeSão Paulo’s Chinatown district featurs numerous Asian items and objects of art which can be found throughout the area.  Japanese immigrants had originally settled the now famous district.  However, in the past decade, there is evidence of the combined efforts of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean cultures which has seen the district become a great deal more colorful and vibrant.


São Paulo Northside – a region of the city that is uncharacteristic of São Paulo.  The neighborhoods exhibit the old charm of small town but there are a number of different attractions such as the Expo Center Norte which is one of the continent’s largest venues for exhibitions and fairs.


Hotel in San Paulo

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Average Price:€61
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Venere Travel Blog writer anita choudhary

Anita Choudhary is a freelance writer and travel blogger based in New Delhi, India. She loves to travel and has traveled extensively in India. Exploring new places, reading and writing are her hobbies.

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