São Paulo Travel Guide
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- 98%Business Travelers
- 72%Art & Design Lovers
- 53%Local Culture
- 51%History Buffs
- 51%Luxury Travelers
Member Reviews (150)
- São PauloMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Dec 31, 2013
If there´s a place in Brazil where you can feel the world that´s São Paulo.
Economic and business symbol.
Dynamic, this is a superlative metropolis in everything, including in diversity. Seething cauldron of styles and cultures where people lfrom over 70 nationalities live, is also a major center of entertainment and culture. It´s numerous nightclubs makes the city one of the busiest nights of the planet. Not to mention the shopping - around 80 malls and dozens of streets with specialized commerce. And the food - more than 12,500 restaurants of worldwild cuisine. For reasons like this, it is worthwhile exploring this global city, full of knowledge, trends, colors and smells.
Whatever your style is, the city has much to offer.
- São PauloMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 3Feb 16, 2014
Sao Paulo is the city we all love to hate. We complain about the traffic, the lack of public transportation, the heat, the violence, but where else in the world you can have any dish from anywhere in the world at 3am? Or where else can you see so many different people and styles in less than a block? If you look around, Sao Paulo can indeed be charming and lovely.
- São PauloMar 27, 2013
Sao Paulo is a megacity; it’s the seventh largest city in the world and is the capital of many things Brazilian such as business, fashion and traffic. A quick look at the city in numbers says quite a bit: 12,500 restaurants, 152 theatres, 90 museums, 33,000 taxis and eleven million inhabitants. It is certainly an entertaining place to witness crazy afternoon rainstorms, traffic, endless upscale shopping, traffic and non-stop parties. Did I mention you may spend some time in traffic?
While the city has a million things to offer, the trick is finding the good things. Fortunately I was well guided by my friend Bruno who is an Advisor at Mauete, a Brazilian Tour Operator, and accompanied by my adventurous travel companion Allegra. Bruno shared his local neighborhood of Pineheiros and the many outdoor dining options in Magdalene, the bohemian part of town. A unique highlight of his personalized tour was a small, hidden samba club where locals dance until the early hours… on a Monday night.
Art is everywhere, which keeps things interesting while walking around or sitting in in taxis. We saw talented graffiti designers at work, especially in the Magdalene area. In other areas of town street art is celebrated in museums. The architecture in Sao Paulo is also innovative and fascinating. A superb example of this the must-see Hotel Unique, a massive hotel shaped like a watermelon. The rooftop restaurant and bar boasts views of the endless city and Ibirapuera park, an attractive crowd and divine cocktails.
Sao Paulo has been known as a business destination for many years. However, now that the Brazilian economy is strong and the middle class is growing substantially, so is Sao Paulo. It is becoming more of a leisure destination with endless luxury shopping, stimulating shows and alluring gastronomy that represents the huge Japanese, Italian and Brazilian communities. Be warned it is one of the most expensive cities in the world, so just be prepared with extra space on your credit cards so you can enjoy a proper slice of Sao Paulo.
- São PauloNov 04, 2012
São Paulo, terra onde nasceram meus irmãos, e moramos por um tempo, onde ainda moram meus parentes, falando nisto abrindo parenteses (Antes terra da garoa, agora terra da enchente) ó Pobre Sampa, que raios de rios lhe enchem!
>Pobre sampa, que raio de rios lhe enchem! Antes terra da garoa, agora terra das enchentes by: Luigo Legna<
- São PauloSep 16, 2012
Definitely the best and the worst city to live in Brazil at the same time. Chaotic from dawn to dusk, littered and filled with criminals but can beautiful if you know when to slow down. You will find everything here, at almost any time of the day. Fancy some thai food at 3am? A pint of Extra Cold Guinness at noon? You will find.
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Aliases: sao paolo