Sao Paulo, A Modern City Full Of Life

Sao Paulo, a modern city full of life

The city of São Paulo, in Brazil, is one of the most populated in the world and the first in America. Destination chosen by those who are dedicated to business, it is also an epicenter of culture and art. We are going to take a walk through Sao Paulo , do you want to join us?

Sao Paulo, more than business

With almost 90 parks throughout its territory and one of the most important stock exchanges on the planet, Sao Paulo increasingly attracts the attention of more tourists, who come to the city in search of new businesses, a little rest and some shopping in its shopping centers and markets.

Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo – Aleksandar Todorovic

Although Sao Paulo is one of the cities chosen in Latin America to hold congresses and conventions, tourism is becoming more and more relevant. In fact, its nightlife is one of the liveliest in the country. Here there are almost 300 cinemas, 120 theaters, 70 museums and 40 cultural centers, as well as bars, restaurants and nightclubs.

During your stay in the city we recommend that you visit some of the following attractions:

1. Ibirapuera Park

Ibirapuera Park in Brazil
Ibirapuera Park – Filipe Frazao

It was founded in 1954 to celebrate 400 years of life of the city and is considered the most outstanding urban park in Sao Paulo. It has more than 1.5 km² of extension where there are walking areas, rest areas, bike paths, sports fields, three artificial lakes and a cultural sector.

2. Copan Building

Copan building in Sao Paulo
Copan Building – Wally Gobetz / Flickr.com

It is one of the magnificent works of the architect Oscar Niemeyer and was conceived as a real tourist attraction. The 140-meter-high building is shaped like an “S” and is the largest reinforced concrete structure in the city.

It consists of 1,160 apartments, a church and a small shopping center on the ground floor. It is an outstanding construction in the center of Sao Paulo.

3. Sao Paulo Room

Sao Paulo room
Sao Paulo Room – Felipe Lange Borges

It is used for concerts and is located in the old Júlio Prestes railway station. The building is in the Louis XVI style and was built in 1925.

This room, of singular beauty and acoustics, is the headquarters of the city’s symphony orchestra and is open to the public from Monday to Friday in the afternoon or on weekends at noon.

4. Station of Light

This is another train station and is located just outside the city center. The building was opened to the public in 1901, it was built with imported materials from England and has 7,500 m². The design is a kind of homage to Westminster Abbey and London’s Big Ben.

5. Museum of Art of Sao Paulo (MASP)

Sao Paulo Art Museum
Sao Paulo Museum of Art – Thiago Leite

It is located on Avenida Paulista and do you want to join us? It is one of the most prominent museums in Latin America due to its collection of European art. In its rooms you can see works by Sandro Botticelli, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and Vincent Van Gogh. It opens from Tuesday to Sunday.

6. Largo San Benito

Here was the “Taba”, indigenous village of the chief Tibiraca, which demarcated the border with the incipient city. Then it was transformed into a square where, in 1598, the Chapel of Our Lady of Monserrat was built and later the Monastery of San Benito with the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, both disappeared in 1910, to give rise to a larger temple which was completed in 1922.

7. Municipal Market

Sao Paulo marking
Market – Flávio / Flickr.com

It opens from 5 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon from Monday to Saturday since 1933. The building has columns, vaults and stained glass that were imported from Germany (all with agricultural and agricultural designs).

It is a very important center for supplying the local population as it sells all kinds of farm products. But it is also a nice place to visit.

Other attractions of Sao Paulo that you cannot miss are the Italia Building, the Largo San Francisco, the Bandeirantes Palace, the Solar de la Marquesa, the Municipal Theater, the Liberdade neighborhood, the Parque da Cantareira and the Football Museum in the Pacaembú Stadium.

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