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Sao Paulo
The largest city in South America, Sao Paulo’s cuisine and art is as multinational as its diverse population of 10 million. With the restaurants of the Jardins district serving every food imaginable to diners from around the world, you wouldn’t be out of place going to Sao Paulo just for the dining. But you’d be missing out on world-class museums, diverse and vibrant neighborhood tours, and crazy-good shopping.

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Ibirapuera Park
Ibirapuera Park
Owner description: The emerald heart of an oftentimes gray city, São Paulo's Parque do Ibirapuera offers respite from the urban madness among cool, shady trees and mentally-stimulating structures... more Owner description: The emerald heart of an oftentimes gray city, São Paulo's Parque do Ibirapuera offers respite from the urban madness among cool, shady trees and mentally-stimulating structures. Running trails, bike paths, and yoga and capoeira sessions let locals and visitors alike keep fit, while a clutch of museums and galleries — such as the museums of Modern and Contemporary Art, all designed by master Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer — gives the brain a good workout. The impressive Museu Afro Brasil and fiery Auditório Ibirapuera are two of the park's treasures. less
Attraction type: Parks
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Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
Owner description: Pinacoteca is a museum of visual arts, with emphasis on Brazilian production since the nineteenth century. It belongs to the São Paulo State Secretariat of Culture. It was founded... more Owner description: Pinacoteca is a museum of visual arts, with emphasis on Brazilian production since the nineteenth century. It belongs to the São Paulo State Secretariat of Culture. It was founded in 1905 by the State Government of São Paulo and it is the oldest art museum in the city. It is installed in the old building of the Arts and Crafts College, designed in the late nineteenth century by the architect Ramos de Azevedo. In the 1990's it underwent an extensive renovation with the architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha's project. Pinacoteca hosts about thirty exhibitions and receives about 450,000 visitors yearly. The museum's main focus is to promote to general public a better experience with visual arts with its collection, building and historical relevance. less
Attraction type: Art Museums
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Paulista Avenue
Paulista Avenue
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Catavento Cultural e Educacional
Catavento Cultural e Educacional
Owner description: Located in a Victorian-era structure reminiscent of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Catavento Cultural is chock-full of interactive, hands-on exhibits and educational... more Owner description: Located in a Victorian-era structure reminiscent of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Catavento Cultural is chock-full of interactive, hands-on exhibits and educational activities for children. Subjects covered include space, wildlife, geography, the human body and society. They are presented in action-filled, engaging fashion for the little ones. The surrounding neighborhood can be a bit sketchy, so taking a cab is recommended. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Sao Paulo
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Sao Paulo
Owner description: Occupying the historic headquarters of Brazil's largest bank, the CCBB features an ever-changing program of art exhibitions, photography, theater, documentaries and feature films... more Owner description: Occupying the historic headquarters of Brazil's largest bank, the CCBB features an ever-changing program of art exhibitions, photography, theater, documentaries and feature films, and other engaging cultural manifestations. The building itself is a Baroque jewel, situated in the old financial district of São Paulo, and avant-garde events, such as a recent blaxploitation film retrospective, keep the CCBB on every hip Paulistano's cultural agenda. less
Attraction type: Art Galleries
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Coco Bambu Anhembi
Coco Bambu Anhembi
Ranked #1 of 38,600 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
Price: $8 - $102
Cuisines: Brazilian, Seafood
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Taste It Food & Lounge
Taste It Food & Lounge
Ranked #2 of 38,600 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
Cuisines: Bar, South American, International, Fusion
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Bacio di Latte - Shopping JK Iguatemi
Bacio di Latte - Shopping JK Iguatemi
Ranked #3 of 38,600 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Nosu Japanese Cuisine
Nosu Japanese Cuisine
Ranked #4 of 38,600 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
Price: $25 - $47
Cuisines: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Davvero Gelato Tradizionale
Davvero Gelato Tradizionale
Ranked #5 of 38,600 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
Price: $3 - $4
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Anhembi Hostel
2.5 of 5
Anhembi Hostel
$19 - $45 (R$61 - R$144)
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Brazilodge All Suites Hostels
2.0 of 5
Brazilodge All Suites Hostels
$18 - $63
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Sao Paulo Lodge
2.5 of 5
Sao Paulo Lodge
$20 - $53
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Novotel Sao Paulo Jaragua Convention
4.0 of 5
Hotel Novotel Sao Paulo Jaragua Convention
$23 - $106
Ranked #32 of 324 Hotels in Sao Paulo
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Intercity Nacoes Unidas
3.5 of 5
Intercity Nacoes Unidas
$36 - $120
Ranked #41 of 324 Hotels in Sao Paulo
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H3 Hotel Paulista
3.0 of 5
H3 Hotel Paulista
$58 - $93
Ranked #43 of 324 Hotels in Sao Paulo
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Emiliano Hotel
5.0 of 5
Emiliano Hotel
$394 - $611
Ranked #1 of 324 Hotels in Sao Paulo
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Hotel Fasano Sao Paulo
5.0 of 5
Hotel Fasano Sao Paulo
$387 - $767
Ranked #2 of 324 Hotels in Sao Paulo
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Hotel Unique
5.0 of 5
Hotel Unique
$341 - $659 (R$1,087 - R$2,102)
Ranked #3 of 324 Hotels in Sao Paulo
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