Sao Paulo Walking Tour: Liberdade, Sao Paulo

Sao Paolo is home to the Liberdade district that was settled by Japanese immigrants. It entices tourists with its Asian-inspired influences among its restaurants, shops, decor, markets, etc. Be sure to visit the famous Japanese Museum and Liberdade Market, where you will experience a great deal of Japanese culture. This walking tour will lead you through the most popular attractions of Liberdade.
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Sao Paulo Walking Tour: Liberdade Map

Guide Name: Sao Paulo Walking Tour: Liberdade
Guide Location: Brazil » Sao Paulo (See other walking tours in Sao Paulo)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 km
Author: vickyc
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Liberdade Market

1) Liberdade Market

Liberdade Market offers locals and tourists a large selection of merchandise. You will find various crafting materials, clothing, jewels, food, plants and tons of Asian-inspired ornaments/souvenirs. The market is open only on Sundays.
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Chapel of the Holy Cross of the Hanging

2) Chapel of the Holy Cross of the Hanging

Capela da Santa Cruz dos Enforcados is named for grim, historical events of Sao Paulo. The cross of the chapel was erected in honor of Jose Francisco das Chagas, the leader of a revolt against the government. After two failed attempts, considered miracles to those witnessing the event, he was finally hanged to death in 1821.
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Mini Kimono Gift Shop

3) Mini Kimono Gift Shop

The Liberdade district is known for having excellent gift shops. Mini Kimono is a popular shop that sits near the Square Liberdade. You will find traditional oriental items including kimonos, ninja booties, clothing and accessories.
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Ikesaki Cosmetics

4) Ikesaki Cosmetics

Ikesaki Cosmetics is a large store that offers the newest name-brand cosmetics at reasonable prices. if you are looking to buy professional, high quality cosmetics and perfumes, take a look at what Ikesaki Cosmetics has to offer.

Operation Hours: Monday -Friday: 8:15-18:45. Saturday: 8:15-17:45. Sunday: 10:15-17:45.
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Oriental Garden

5) Oriental Garden

The Oriental Garden in the Liberdade distric is a lush, authentic Japanese-style garden. It is beautifully maintained and differs from other gardens in Sao Paolo with its unique Asian inlfuence. The garden features 3 lakes and is home to many exotic, rare birds and ornamental fish.
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Monumental Torii

6) Monumental Torii

The Torii is a traditional Japanese gateway of a Shinto temple. It consists of two upright posts or pillars and a top crosspiece that usually bends inward in the middle. Red Torii at the city of Osaka Viaduct was once the main entrance to Liberdade. This red torii is nine meters high and is the monumental tower of this neighborhood.
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Kabura Restaurant

7) Kabura Restaurant

If you are looking for Japanese cuisine, you need to check out Kabura Restaurant. The menu includes delicious sushi, sashimi, donburi, and tempura. It offers fresh selections and big portions at good price. The interior of the restaurant displays traditional Japanese style.
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Museum of the Japanese Immigration

8) Museum of the Japanese Immigration

Museum of the Japanese Immigration was founded in 1978. It is located in the Building Bunkyo and its exhibitions are on the 7th, 8th, and 9th floors. There is a library filled with historic items, photos, and documents related to the immigration of the Japanese people and their way of life.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 13.30 - 17.30

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.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Today's São Paulo is a vibrant city, one of the world's most populated. Brazil's major financial hub, it is also noted for the rich cultural and architectural setting, featuring a tasteful mix of ancient colonial and modernist buildings coexisting in harmony. This walk will see you through São Paulo's historic center from Jardim da Luz down to the Japanese Quarter.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 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
Ibirapuera Park Tour in Sao Paulo

Ibirapuera Park Tour in 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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 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
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
Self-Guided Tour: Art Galleries of Sao Paulo

Self-Guided Tour: Art Galleries of Sao Paulo

Brazilians are known as lovers of art and Sao Paulo is the perfect place to find tons of famous works. Sao Paulo Galleries display works from different art movements, both local and international. You will find everything from Impressionism to Baroque to Realism in this enormous city.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.1 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Sao Paulo for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Sao Paulo has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Sao Paulo, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.