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Ranked #31 of 294 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: ; Art Museums; Gardens; Museums
Owner description: Modeled after the palace and gardens at Versailles, the gorgeous, purpose-built Museu Paulista da USP (commonly known as the... more » Owner description: Modeled after the palace and gardens at Versailles, the gorgeous, purpose-built Museu Paulista da USP (commonly known as the Museu do Ipiranga) occupies the promontory where Brazilian independence from Portugal was peacefully, if loudly, proclaimed by Dom Pedro I in 1822. The landscaped gardens provide a refreshing respite from the surrounding urban chaos, while the ornate museum itself — affiliated with the University of São Paulo — educates visitors in the history of the city and nation via portraiture, antique vehicles, housewares and informational installations. Ticket includes entrance to the nearby Museu de Zoologia (Zoology Museum). « less
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Ranked #32 of 294 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #33 of 294 attractions in Sao Paulo
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Ranked #34 of 294 attractions in Sao Paulo
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Ranked #35 of 294 attractions in Sao Paulo
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Ranked #36 of 294 attractions in Sao Paulo
Owner description: Rising out of the northern frontier of the city and boasting more than 8,000 hectares of unspoiled Atlantic coastal forest,... more » Owner description: Rising out of the northern frontier of the city and boasting more than 8,000 hectares of unspoiled Atlantic coastal forest, the verdant Parque Estadual da Cantareira (Cantareira State Park) offers rustic hiking trails, swimmable lakes, birdwatching and breathtaking views of the sprawling city below. Next door is the Horto Florestal, the one-time summer mansion of São Paulo state governors, and the monument to the Tropic of Capricorn, which runs through the park. « less
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Ranked #37 of 294 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Architectural Buildings; Lookouts; Landmarks
Owner description: São Paulo's very own Empire State Building — the Edifício Altino Arantes, better known by the name of its previous owner,... more » Owner description: São Paulo's very own Empire State Building — the Edifício Altino Arantes, better known by the name of its previous owner, Banespa — opened in 1947 as a symbol of the fast-growing city's economic might. The striking views from the observation deck, accessed from the 33rd floor of the 161-meter-tall building, never fail to impress visitors. Views, while free, are daytime only; the building is only open during normal business hours. « less
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Ranked #38 of 294 attractions in Sao Paulo
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Category: Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: As one of the newer parks in São Paulo, Parque Villa-Lobos still has a while before it becomes a mature, shady gem like... more » Owner description: As one of the newer parks in São Paulo, Parque Villa-Lobos still has a while before it becomes a mature, shady gem like Parque do Ibirapuera. Still, with ample green space and the lively Villa Ambiental (Environmental Village) educational play space for kids, there's plenty for everyone in the family to enjoy. Bike rentals, jogging trails and coconut water vendors are but a few of the park's amenities. And it's sure to be less crowded than Ibirapuera any day. « less
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Ranked #39 of 294 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Parks; Outdoors
Daily 5am-8pm
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Ranked #40 of 294 attractions in Sao Paulo
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Ranked #41 of 294 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #42 of 294 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Tue-Sun 10am-5.30pm
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Ranked #43 of 294 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: ; Art Museums; Museums

The Sacred Art Museum of São Paulo is one of the major Brazilian institutions focused to the study, preservation and exhibition of objects related to religious art. Located in São... more »

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Ranked #44 of 294 attractions in Sao Paulo
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Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: It's hard to find a zoo that creates a completely natural habitat for its animals, and the São Paulo Zoo is no exception.... more » Owner description: It's hard to find a zoo that creates a completely natural habitat for its animals, and the São Paulo Zoo is no exception. Still, staff try to provide a decent home for the more than 3,000 animals in their care, including local luminaries such as the Brazilian howler monkey and the red-breasted toucan. Tue-Sun 9am-5pm « less
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Ranked #45 of 294 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #46 of 294 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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Ranked #47 of 294 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Race Car Tracks; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #48 of 294 attractions in Sao Paulo
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Ranked #49 of 294 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #50 of 294 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural

Liberdade District is known as the largest redoubt of the Japanese community in the city, which brings together the largest Japanese community in the world, outside of Japan. Easy... more »

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Ranked #51 of 294 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #52 of 294 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Concerts; Theaters & Stadiums
Tue-Fri 7am-9.30pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6.30pm
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Ranked #53 of 294 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: For jaw-dropping views of one of the planet's most sprawling cities, the Edifício Itália is practically peerless. Situated in... more » Owner description: For jaw-dropping views of one of the planet's most sprawling cities, the Edifício Itália is practically peerless. Situated in a bustling, if worn-down corner of downtown São Paulo, the 46-story office tower is capped by the Terraço Itália restaurant and bar. Adequate, expensive food and almost-campy white-glove service aside, you'll never see a sunset as memorable. Free access to observation deck Monday-Friday 3-4 p.m. « less
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Ranked #54 of 294 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #55 of 294 attractions in Sao Paulo
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Ranked #56 of 294 attractions in Sao Paulo
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Ranked #57 of 294 attractions in Sao Paulo
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Ranked #58 of 294 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: Frogs and spiders and snakes, oh my! The Instituto Butantan, a biomedical research and zoological center founded in 1901, has... more » Owner description: Frogs and spiders and snakes, oh my! The Instituto Butantan, a biomedical research and zoological center founded in 1901, has all these creepy crawlies and more. The institute was instrumental in controlling scores of tropical diseases and now focuses on developing vaccines and researching venomous animals. Brazil's largest serpentarium is on-site, as is a convenient anti-venom clinic, just in case things get out of hand. In any event, the kiddies will get a kick out of handling the cool-blooded things, or at least peering at them through reinforced glass. Once you've had your fill of scales and rattles, take a stroll in the lovely landscaped gardens. « less
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Ranked #59 of 294 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #60 of 294 attractions in Sao Paulo
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