Ibirapuera Park Tour in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo

Located in the very heart of Sao Paulo, Ibirapuera Park is the city's most famous attraction. The park was designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer together with landscapist Roberto Burle Marx. It opened to the public on the 21st August, 1954. With a total space of 2 million square meters, the park features a beautiful landscape, filled with lakes, fountains, monuments, theaters, playgrounds, fitness areas, courts, museums and other attractions of architectural and cultural interest. Being the most visited park in Sao Paulo, Ibirapuera gathers in high season over 130 thousand visitors. The park also hosts several shows and events during the year, including São Paulo Fashion Week. Congresses and trade shows are held here regularly. Each weekend, visitors can enjoy live music shows delivered by different bands who come to the park for outdoor concerts. Take the following tour to discover the most popular landmarks of this magnificent place.
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Ibirapuera Park Tour in Sao Paulo Map

Guide Name: Ibirapuera Park Tour in Sao Paulo
Guide Location: Brazil » Sao Paulo (See other walking tours in Sao Paulo)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 km
Author: ChristineT
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Ibirapuera Park Footbridge

1) Ibirapuera Park Footbridge

This footbridge is the biggest of the bridges found in Ibirapuera Park. It is also one of the most picturesque and most photographed spots in the park. Made of cast iron, the bridge crosses over the Lake Ibirapuera, connecting two sides of the park. From there opens a great view of the faraway skyscrapers of Sao Paulo, which the visitors may enjoy amid the tranquility of the Ibirapuera...   view more
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Ibirapuera Planetarium

2) Ibirapuera Planetarium (must see)

Ibirapuera Park is a wonderful place, abundant with museums, theaters and other places of cultural interest. Of these, particularly notable is the Planetarium. Designed by a group of architects (Eduardo Corona, Roberto G. Tibau and Antônio Carlos Pitombo), the Planetarium was inaugurated in 1957, to become the first of its kind institution in South America. It reopened in September 2006, after seven years of restoration works. The outline of the Planetarium resembles an alien spaceship, with a...   view more
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Japanese Garden (Pavilhão Japonês)

3) Japanese Garden (Pavilhão Japonês)

If you wish to relax after a hard day's work or a tough workout in the park, but, at the same time, would like to experience something exotic and different, the Pavilhão Japonês (Japanese Garden) is an ideal place for that. A symbol of friendship between Brazil and Japan, the garden is known as the "jewel of the Ibirapuera Park", and is spread over 7500 square meters, encompassing an abundance of plants (including bonsai trees), ponds and small lakes, filled with goldfish as...   view more
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Museu Afro Brasil

4) Museu Afro Brasil (must see)

Museu Afro-Brasil is a perfect place to enrich one's knowledge of the African-Brazilian community and history. Representing six major themes (Africa, Work and Slavery, Sacred and Profane, Afro-Brazilian Religions, History and Memory, and Art), the collections feature more than 3000 exhibits, which have been gathered over the course of 20 years, and comprise religious artifacts, pieces of art from Africa, books and various written sources on the history of Brazilian slavery. The museum...   view more
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Monumento às Bandeiras

5) Monumento às Bandeiras

Monumento às Bandeiras – standing 12 meters high, 50 meters long and 15 meters wide – is one of the largest sculptures in the world and one of the most visited tourist landmarks in Sao Paulo. Located in Piazza Armando Salles de Oliveira at Ibirapuera Park, it was created by sculptor Victor Brecheret and installed on January 25, 1953. The monument was presented to the city of Sao Paulo on its 399th anniversary, and commemorates the Bandeirantes Paulistas expeditions, whose quests for gold in...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Obelisk of São Paulo

6) Obelisk of São Paulo

Ibirapuera Park is a host to many historic and cultural monuments. One of them is the Obelisk of São Paulo. At 72 meters high, it is the tallest monument in the city. The obelisk was designed by the Italian-Brazilian sculptor, Galileo Ugo Emendabili, and was inaugurated on July 9, 1955, one year after the opening of Ibirapuera Park. Made of pure travertino marble, it is surrounded by four panels carrying images from Biblical passages and scenes of São Paulo's history. Obelisk of São...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Ibirapuera Auditorium

7) Ibirapuera Auditorium

Ibirapuera Park has a lot to offer music lovers, apart from the regularly held live band concerts. Ibirapuera Auditorium, the majestic concert hall within the park, was designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer in 1950, yet materialized in stone only 50 years later. It is one of the most popular tourist sites in Sao Paulo, hosting an array of musical events, spectacles, concerts, festivals (including “Batuka!” international drum fest) and fashion shows. The Auditorium can easily transform into a...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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OCA -Lucas Nogueira Garcez Pavilion

8) OCA -Lucas Nogueira Garcez Pavilion

OCA is an exhibition hall inside Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paulo. The palace is hard to miss for its enormous, 10,000 m2, white-painted dome. This magnificent structure was designed and constructed by Oscar Niemeyer in 1951, to commemorate the city's 400th anniversary. Originally known as Pavilhão Lucas Nogueira Garcez, the building was named after a traditional Native American residence, OCA. OCA was formerly a museum of Aeronautics and Folklore, which then moved out and the building was...   view more
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Modern Art Museum

9) Modern Art Museum (must see)

If you want to feast your eyes on one of the grandest art collections in the southern hemisphere, the Modern Art Museum in Ibirapuera Park is the place to go. Founded way before the park itself, in 1948, by Francisco Matarazzo, the museum was inaugurated only in 1963. Located in the Bienal Pavilion, it is one of the first places dedicated to modern Brazilian art, featuring more than 8,000 artworks, including sculptures, paintings, and many others. Among those on display are creations by ldo...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Create Your Own Walk in Sao Paulo

Create Your Own Walk in Sao Paulo

Creating your own self-guided walk in Sao Paulo is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Luz Seightseeing Tour in Sao Paulo

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 km
West Zone Nightlife 1

West Zone Nightlife 1

Sao Paulo is one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world, renowned for its famous landmarks and rich culture. It is often compared to New York because its people "never sleep". If you are a fan of hot nights, clubs and music, or simply want to have fun, Sao Paulo offers a great selection of places to go: restaurants, bars, cafes, nightclubs, and more. Take the following tour to discover the most happening night spots in the city.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Central Nightlife

Central Nightlife

Sao Paulo is one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world, renowned for its famous landmarks and rich culture. It is often compared to New York because its people "never sleep". If you are a fan of hot nights, clubs and music, or simply want to have fun, Sao Paulo offers a great selection of places to go: restaurants, bars, cafes, nightclubs, and more. Take the following tour to discover the most happening night spots in the city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
West Zone Nightlife 2

West Zone Nightlife 2

Sao Paulo is one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world, renowned for its famous landmarks and rich culture. It is often compared to New York because its people "never sleep". If you are a fan of hot nights, clubs and music, or simply want to have fun, Sao Paulo offers a great selection of places to go: restaurants, bars, cafes, nightclubs, and more. Take the following tour to discover the most happening night spots in the city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Walking Tour: Avenida Paulista, Sao Paulo

Walking Tour: Avenida Paulista, Sao Paulo

Paulista Avenue is a famous spot in Sao Paulo, as it is the center of finances and culture. On both sides of the avenue you will find impressive skyscrapers, shops, and museums, including the famous Art Museum of Sao Paulo. This self-guided tour will lead you to Paulista Avenue's most popular attractions:

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km