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Ranked #31 of 269 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 #32 of 269 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #33 of 269 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Nature and Parks
Daily 5am-8pm
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Ranked #34 of 269 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Tue-Sun 10am-5.30pm
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Ranked #35 of 269 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #36 of 269 attractions in Sao Paulo
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Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos
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 #37 of 269 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Museums
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Ranked #38 of 269 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #39 of 269 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Neighborhoods; Other

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 #40 of 269 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 #41 of 269 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Race Car Tracks; Landmarks
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Ranked #42 of 269 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Ranked #43 of 269 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Museums
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Ranked #44 of 269 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #45 of 269 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Museums
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Ranked #46 of 269 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #47 of 269 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Zoos
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 #48 of 269 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Libraries; Traveler Resources
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Ranked #49 of 269 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Museums
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Ranked #50 of 269 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Art Museums; Concerts; Theaters
Owner description: One of the city's many cultural foundations backed by a major Brazilian bank, downtown's CAIXA Cultural offers a rotating mix... more » Owner description: One of the city's many cultural foundations backed by a major Brazilian bank, downtown's CAIXA Cultural offers a rotating mix of international and Brazilian photo and art exhibitions, film retrospectives, concerts and theatrical performances that are always impactful and always free. Recent exhibitions have included French journalist Philippe Castetbon's “The Condemned,” a poignant photography presentation of gay men from countries where their sexuality could mean jail or even death, and the colorfully geometric “visually poetic” works of visual artist Almandrade, from the northeastern state of Bahia. « less
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Ranked #51 of 269 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Ranked #52 of 269 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #53 of 269 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #54 of 269 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #55 of 269 attractions in Sao Paulo
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Category: Art Museums; Museums
Thu-Fri 2pm-4pm, Sat 11.30am-2pm
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Ranked #56 of 269 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #57 of 269 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
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Ranked #58 of 269 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #59 of 269 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Nature and Parks
Daily 6am-10pm
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Ranked #60 of 269 attractions in Sao Paulo
Category: Architectural Buildings; Museums; Gardens
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