Ibirapuera Park

Vila Mariana

Inaugurated in 1954 to celebrate the city's 400th anniversary, the 545-acre Ibirapuera Park is a great escape from the gray and polluted city center. Besides the...

  • Walking
  • Park
  • Museum
  • 4.8
  • 1

Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo

Centro

Specialized in Brazilian Art from the 19th century to the present, this majestic museum, and Brazil's oldest, also holds temporary exhibitions from around the world....

  • Museum
  • 5
  • 1

Sao Paulo Municipal Theater

Centro

Inspired by Europe's opera houses and opened in 1911 with a presentation of Hamlet, Sao Paulo's Municipal Theater is home to the City Ballet, the Coral Lirico (Lyric...

  • Performing arts
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture
  • 4.5
  • 1

Sao Paulo Botanical Gardens (Jardim Botânico)

Agua Funda

Inaugurated in 1938, Sao Paulo's botanical gardens are set in the native forest on the outskirts of the city, with lakes and plenty of wild life. Explore two giant...

  • Natural Attraction
  • 4.5
  • 1

Mercado Municipal de Sao Paulo

Centro

Opened in 1933, this iconic building is stunning inside and out, accented with 72 stained glass windows and filled with hundreds of busy stalls selling fruit,...

  • Market
  • Architecture

Praia do Gonzaga

Santos

Clean, organized and easy to reach, Praia do Gonzaga is among the most visited and arguably one of the best beaches in the region. Due to its upscale location,...

  • Urban beach
  • Water fun
  • Walking

Tomie Ohtake Institute

Pinheiros

Founded by São Paulo's most prominent contemporary architect, Ruy Ohtake, and named after his artist mother, this cultural institute has rotating exhibits on show,

  • Art

MASP - Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand

Jardins

Monet, Picasso, Portinari, Rafael, Van Gogh and many more Western Art gems are displayed in the MASP permanent collection, most likely the finest collection of...

  • Museum

Museum of the Portuguese Language

Centro

This futuristic museum inside a renovated English-style train station is dedicated to the Portuguese language with highly interactive exhibitions that mix

  • Fun & games
  • Museum

Praça Benedito Calixto

Pinheiros

Extremely cool, the Benedito Calixto Flea Market happens every Saturday and attracts a very trendy public. Several art galleries, restaurants, bars and cafes set up

  • Market

Shopping JK Iguatemi

Itaim

Burberry, Bvlgary, Chanel, Gucci are among many other high-end designers in this exclusive Itaim shopping mall. Beautifully decorated, with valet parking and high...

  • Commercial Center
  • Cinema

Villa-Lobos Park

Pinheiros

Built on a previous dump site on the banks of the Pinheiros River, this park transformed a very undesirable area into one of the most beautiful green areas in town....

  • Park

Galeria do Rock

Centro

Since 1963, this is the place for fans of rock 'n roll. Music stores, tattoo parlours, alternative wear and graffiti are the top areas of this seven-floor, 450-shop...

  • Specialty Shop
  • 4
  • 2

Liberdade

Centro

If you are looking for Japan in Sao Paolo, go to Liberdade, home to the largest Japanese community outside of Japan, with an estimated population of...

  • Cultural & Historical

Prédio do Banespa

Centro

Inspired by the Empire State building of NYC and built out of reinforced concrete, Prédio do Banespa, also known as the Altino Arantes Building, was inaugurated as...

  • Architecture
  • Cultural & Historical

Rua 25 de Marco

Centro

This is not your ordinary shopping mall. Taking up 12 city streets, Rue 25 de Marco is probably Sao Paulo's busiest shopping area. Toys, jewelry, fake handbags and...

  • Shopping Street

Embu das Artes

Embu das Artes

Founded in 1554 by jesuit priests, Embu das Artes (Land of the Arts) evolved into an artist haven in the 1920s with the arrival of painter Cássio M'Boy, followed by...

  • Cultural & Historical
  • 3.3
  • 1

Feira do Vão do MASP

Jardins

The most famous antiques market in Sao Paulo happens every Sunday in the 'gap' of the MASP museum on the Paulista Avenue. There are old books, coins, sculptures,...

  • Market
  • 3
  • 1

Hopi Hari

Vinhedo

With its own flag, hymn, passports and consulates, Hopi Hari calls itself an independent country for fun and adventure . Divided into regions, everything has a...

  • Amusement Park

Catavento Cultural e Educacional

Centro

Catavento is a cultural and scientific center where children can learn about the universe, life, ingenuity and society through interactive activities and...

  • Cultural & Historical

Praia do Itararé

Sao Vicente

A favorite meeting point for the LGBT crowd visiting Sao Paolo's coast, this beach is a well-known gay destination in the summer. With its rainbow flag flying high,...

  • Urban beach

Allianz Park

Perdizes

With a privileged location, this beautiful arena has been recently renovated and renamed. By far the most comfortable football stadium in the city, with a great...

  • Various

Cia Maritima

Vila Olimpia

Hitting the beach or the pool in Brazil? You must wear (almost nothing) just like the locals. Cia Maritima is a beachwear label with reasonable prices. With over 25...

  • Specialty Shop

Espaço Havaianas

Jardins

Havaianas have become a Brazilian icon. The basic pair of rubber flip flops, until not long ago seen in Brazil as the cheapest possible option for footwear, has...

  • Specialty Shop

Estacão Júlio Prestes

Centro

Part of the arts complex of the Pinacoteca do Estado, this former a train station, dating to 1872, played an important role in connecting the rich coffee producing...

  • Cultural & Historical

Fazendinha Estacão Natureza

Brooklin

This educational farm gets provides a safe space for children to interact with cows, horses, sheep, ducks, rabbits and turtles to teach them about the

  • Other

Football Museum (Museu do Futebol)

Pacaembu

This football stadium museum showcases different aspects of this national pass time with an interesting mix of virtual, long and short exhibitions. Please note that

  • Museum

Iódice

Jardins

Elegant and creative, this is an accessible casual wear designer for men and women. Sao Paolo-based, Oscar Freire is their flagship store. 

  • Boutique

MAC USP - Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo

Vila Mariana

Relocated from the university campus to a gigantic building right next to Ibirapuera park, this museum has a continually expanding collection, begun in 1963. The...

  • Museum

Maresias

Sao Sebastiao

Maresias is quickly becoming a gay destination on the North Coast of Sao Paolo State. With white sand and clear waters, it is known for attracting beautiful...

  • Public beach
  • Natural Attraction