Brazil, Sao Paulo Guide (B): Walking the Largest City in South America

Walking the Largest City in South America
When you think about large cities, places like New York, or London will often come to mind. However, these are not the most populated cities in the World (though they nearly are in their respective continents).

When planning my trip to Brazil, a lot of people warned me away from Sao Paulo. ‘It is a bit of a beast’ they said. ‘Full of skyscrapers and not much else.’

However, this made me intrigued to visit the place even more. I often have the frame of mind that when someone tells me not to do something, I’ll go ahead and do it anyway. It is the stubborn and determined attitude that I inherited from my mum.

As I flew over the city, the previous afternoon. I realised that Sao Paulo did indeed look like a beast; a concrete jungle, and that exploring it, or even a fraction of it, would be a bit of a challenge. However, I was willing to give it a go.

I had two days in the city, as a short stop over to the Iguazu Falls, so I wanted to cram in as much as possible in the short time that I had. The hostel I was staying at recommended the Sao Paulo Free Walking Tour, which occurs daily, and takes in various sights in the city, depending on what day you do the tour.

If you are doing the old downtown tour, which occurs on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Saturday’s, then the meeting point is at República Square, which is quite central, and easy to reach on the metro.

Tours run for the rest of the week. Check the link above for details of how you can see ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Walking the Largest City in South America
Guide Location: Brazil » Sao Paulo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: República Square   Paulista Avenue   Edifício Itália   The Church Of Consolacao in Sao Paulo   Municipal Library   Municipal Theatre   Metropolitan Cathedral of Sao Paulo   Padaria Santa Tereza bakery   Pátio do Colégio   Chá Bridge   Banespa Building   Mirante do Vale  
Author: Abbi Morrison
Read it on author's website: http://lifeinarucksack.com/walking-the-largest-city-in-south-america-sao-paulo-walking-tour/