Nature & parks in Sao Paulo

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Nature & Parks in Sao Paulo

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  • T D
    Philadelphia, PA2,915 contributions
    We visited the Ibirapuera park on Shrove Monday, so the park was very packed with people. Entrance fee for a car was R11. A lot of coconut stands for R9 each. Public bathrooms are available as well. Great park to visit if you’re in the area.
    Written February 28, 2022
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  • mapamunditravel
    Sao Paulo, SP122 contributions
    Ota quite relaxing the cintact with the nature.
    Can be a good option to take a walk here or bring a book, some snacks and chill out among the nature.
    The tocket price is R$10. You may take two hours if you just pass by, without really stop and relax.

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    Written January 15, 2021
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  • MarieandJules
    London, UK272 contributions
    The best place to unwind away from the pollution, traffic and manic streets on a very hot day. A cafe for snacks and drinks but always take water.
    Written October 7, 2020
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  • FamilyOfTravels
    Austria1 contribution
    I want to make sure this review is as most realistic as possible. A one-star review would be a complete lie. Five stars would be way over the top. However, if there were three and a half stars, I would give just that. Without speaking any Portuguese the staff was lovely, they tried their best and were very accommodating to us. There were many animals and a lot of attractions inside. With a two-month-old child and a three old, we felt safe, without fear.

    The only issue arose at the end when the exit was to a random alleyway. Being from a big city it just did not seem okay to walk out that direction with family, because no taxis were there(which we of course needed). But walking through to the entrance was not an issue. Also, a lovely lady assisted us with explaining to the taxi where we needed to go.

    Overall, it was a great experience, a little pricey, but for the number of attractions WORTH IT 100% recommend. Your kids will enjoy it, it is not a huge western world aquarium, but it definitely competes with them.
    Written September 21, 2021
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  • RHAHJ
    Nijmegen, The Netherlands1,977 contributions
    The zoo can be easily reached by public transport, through a metro to Jabaquara and then a special bus going back-and-forth to the zoo. In the zoo one gets a bit of feel for the nature that must once have flourished here. The park is fairly large, with a wide variety of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and birds. One has to pay extra for the safari (which is alright) and the dinosaur exhibition (which I skipped). It's easy to spend a full day there, so it is good that there is some food. I was a bit disappointed that the maned wolf was not to be seen, even though there were two enclosures bearing its name. I saw several animals I hadn't seen before though, such as Geoffroy's cat, the woolly monkey and the ornate hawk eagle. I found the extra fees for the safari and especially the dino exhibition a bit disappointing.
    Written August 21, 2018
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  • Christi@n
    Sao Paulo, SP33 contributions
    It a beautiful place great place for rock climbing. Great view of Sau Paulo big rocks . Great place to relax
    Written April 21, 2020
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  • Flavio O
    Uberlandia, MG31 contributions
    We rented a bike for 4 and we loved. We went by 5pm and the weather was nice. Not too hot, not too sunny. Kids loved. The place is pleasant. Be aware that there is not too much shade, so use hats and sunscreen.
    Written January 26, 2020
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  • MS1112
    Buenos Aires, Argentina10 contributions
    We visited Instituto Butantá.
    It has 3 museums to visit along a lot of laboratories where they work on vaccines and serums.
    The serpent enclosure has many species.
    The Microbiology Museum, as well as the History Museum, don't have bilingual explanations, which is a miss, they have interesting artifacts and models, but if you don't speak the language, you'll miss most of it.
    Written March 7, 2020
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  • Anette Oy
    Stockholm, Sweden118 contributions
    This park was unexpectedly very nice. Beautiful houses, big old trees, water pools and chickens and other birds are walking around everywhere. We were there on a Saturday so there was a market there with beautiful organic vegetables. There were horses and a paddock to. We toke a small train around the park which was nice. I recommend you to go there when you visit São Paulo. Much smaller than Ibirapuera but well worth a visit
    Written February 8, 2020
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  • RHAHJ
    Nijmegen, The Netherlands1,977 contributions
    I visited this place once before, to see the zoological museum and the nearby aquarium. The palace also has a museum, but that is closed for renovation, until 2022.

    The large gardens in front of the palace provide a very relaxed atmosphere. There are some food stands on the road in front, and at the other side the gardens continue at a much lower level. From the higher level you get a nice view over the lower parts. In the lower parts there is an independence monument, with a display of the crowns of king Pedro and his queen. There is also another simple building of historical significance. If I had come here for culture or to relax I would probably have given the place a five star rating.

    But I came here to see some wildlife. From the website I understood that there are several species of woodpeckers, sloths, and some small mouse-like creatures here, and I hoped to see at least one of these. I arrived here pretty early, at 9.00 in the morning, and went straight for the woods behind the palace, but didn't see or hear any of these species. I saw some birds, but all pretty common ones, such as the kiskadee, a brownish bird with a reddish chest that you see in all forests and cities in Brazil, some parakeets and macaws, and some bluish tanagers. And lots of pigeons. Nothing I hadn't seen before, so I found that a bit disappointing.
    Written October 20, 2019
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  • German F
    Milan, Italy172 contributions
    This wonderful park is able to combine, thanks to the genius of the great landscape architect Burle-Marx, a portion of Atlantic mata forest and geometrically designed areas of vegetation, pergolas and murals that make up a set of great beauty.
    Written September 5, 2021
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  • ScooMcGru
    Louisville, CO28 contributions
    If you’re looking for a pleasant hike near Sao Paulo, this is a good choice. Entrance is Free if you are over 60. It’s a steady uphill to the Big Rock. Bear in mind that the entire route is a paved road, not a forest trail— a little harsh on the feet. But the forest IS beautiful, and the view from the Rock is great.
    Written January 26, 2022
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  • StephKJ
    Santiago, Chile23 contributions
    We drove to the top of the peak on a Sunday late morning. Lots of people were riding their bikes or walking up the winding road. We found a spot to park quite close although it was quite busy for parking. Was a nice was to spend the morning seeing the view, I haven't seen the view from the centre of the city so I cant say how it would compare but was nice to be in a green environment. We didn't explore any other paths or walking tracks but there was a walking track at the bottom of the hill where you enter the park.
    Written August 1, 2016
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  • Sonja S
    Utah24 contributions
    We visited this park as part of an overview of Sao Paulo.
    We were surprised at several things: the park was small (maybe two blocks?) but you really could forget you were in the city / it was very clean / it had some pretty cool trees for us foreigners to gawk at. While I probably wouldn't make a stop just for this park, if you are touring Paulista Avenue it was worth the visit. It was a refreshing break.
    Written August 27, 2019
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  • MarieandJules
    London, UK272 contributions
    Take water with you and enjoy a long peaceful strol with shelter along the way away from the intense heat
    Written October 7, 2020
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