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Paulista Avenue

Av. Paulista, 1159-1231 | Bela Vista, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01311-200, Brazil (Centro Historico)
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Ranked #20 of 421 attractions in Sao Paulo
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: Inaugurated in 1891, the Paulista Avenue went from elegant residential area to the financial center and a major cultural corridors of the capital... more »
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Jaipur, India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Though nothing flashy, it was a good place to hang out and do some basic shopping. Specially souvenirs.

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Good selection of shopping opportunities. Lots of good restaurants on the side streets. Main street for the excellent metro service to art and culture museums

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Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

We stayed in this area and walked for miles just to check out the people and also looking for a restaurant. We are very particular and there was many restaurants to choose from. It is a very hilly area but lots to enjoy. There is a beautiful park nearby to enjoy!

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Not worth going out of your way for, restaurants and cafes mainly franchised establishments, so you know what you're getting but definitely no charisma! Art museum is the only attraction I could find.

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Very clean, lively business and financial center. There is a nice park in between. You can find many shops, cafes and restaurants. A good place to buy a Brazilian mobile number.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

There are many shopping center there, you can see many beautiful building, the avenue is very modern

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New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I walked all Paulista avenue (my hotel being a block away). Many things to do and/or visit on both sides of the avenue. However, many shops/stores are closed or open late on Sundays

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Porto Alegre, RS
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Not much to see except generic towers and lots of traffic. Very ugly architecture, no nice cafes or shops. Not a street for walking either. Give this one a miss and head for Jardims.

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Willemstad, Curacao
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

this avenue is very awesome you can feel how a city growing up! you can see the finance business more important in sao paulo! also the combination art & style

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Khabarovsk
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

In fact it's not a tourist attraction at all - just a city centre with some nice parks, but nothing outstanding:)

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