5 Days in Brazil's Largest City: Sao Paulo

5 Days in Brazil's Largest City: Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil (B)

São Paulo is a grey concrete monster that grew too big for its legs. It’s the largest metropolis in Latin America with more than 20 million people living in the metropolitan area. The city is intimidating. While my plane was landing at the Congonhas Airport I was the only one curious enough to look down through the window. I was astonished to realise that there were no mountains, rivers or trees, just buildings and more buildings as far as my eye could see.

At first, the city may seem unattractive. Most visitors come for business rather than leisure. In a country like Brazil, known by its exuberant nature, São Paulo is often underrated. Although São Paulo is not blessed with the same natural beauty as its rival city, Rio de Janeiro, you can still have a good time in the concrete jungle. A deeper look reveals that São Paulo is full cultural attractions to nurture your soul and good food to fill your belly.

The Avenida Paulista is closed to traffic on Sundays and holidays. The Paulistanos (people who live in São Paulo), flock to the most famous street of São Paulo to see and to be seen. Who can blame them when there so few options to spend time outside. The Avenida Paulista becomes a playground from Consolação to Paraíso. People ride bikes, walk their dogs, watch the performance of street artists, eat street food and buy handmade crafts. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 5 Days in Brazil's Largest City: Sao Paulo
Guide Location: Brazil » Sao Paulo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Ligia Pereira
Read it on Author's Website: http://lilyoverseas.com/sao-paulo/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Avenida Paulista
  • Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima
  • Casa das Rosas
  • Teatro Municipal
  • Mercado Municipal
  • Pinacoteca
  • Ibirapuera Park
  • Museu Afro Brasil
  • OCA (Museu da Cidade)
  • Auditório Ibirapuera
  • Museu de Arte Contemporânea
  • Beco do Batman
  • Ekoa Café
  • Si Señor
  • Eataly
  • Fancy Goods
  • Tea Station
  • São Cristóvão Bar
  • Martinelli Building
  • Banespa Building
  • Shopping Light
  • City Hall
  • Pateo do Colégio
  • Museu Anchieta
  • Museu de Arte Sacra
  • Café do Pateo
  • Catedral da Sé
  • Bella Paulista Bakery
  • Parque Trianon
  • Museu de Arte de São Paulo