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“Great Oriental District”
Review of Liberdade

Liberdade
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$71.00*
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City Tour Meet São Paulo
Ranked #5 of 785 things to do in Sao Paulo
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Fancy neighbourhood to spend the afternoon and even having lunch or dinner at tens of restaurants, serving mainly oriental food in all prices and styles. Lots of souvenir and specialized shops. Better to go there on Sundays, as there's a small street market with typical food and souvenirs.

1  Thank Podolano
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

I expected so much more. If somebody had a vision to make this place attractive, it could really work. But nobody has that vision apparently. We went there hoping to eat in a good and decent sushi restaurant. We were there around 3 to 4pm and most of the restaurants were closed. Found some ugly unappealing restaurants and didn't dare to go in although we were hungry. There was this restaurant with no readable sign at all--only in japanese &chinese characters. It really looked more like a small dirty kitchen of old asian grandma in Sao Paulo that caters to relatives and friends only. We ended up entering a Brazilian lanchonette and ordered bread and pizza...:-(

Lots of japanese stores selling cheap made in China items. Of course, we weren't interested. We also found this sake store in the neighborhood and looked like they weren't interested in having customers at all. Nobody cares if you enter, will buy or not.

In short, it's not worth visiting. Just a big waste of time!

3  Thank joclaves
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

The place which startd as the heart of Japanese community now have all sort of Asian people. Amazing place to eat for those who like asian food.

1  Thank Fabiano_Silva
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

Must see if you are visiting Sao Paulo. Streets are lined with lanterns, Japanese stle. You can find some great restaurants. Worth a visit for sure.

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Reviewed November 13, 2012

The Feira da Liberdade is the Sunday market, in the centre of this neighbourhood. If you're arriving via metro, get off at the Liberdade stop, and the markets is held in the Liberdade Parc between Ave. da Liberdade and R. Galvão Bueno,

Thank Jay A
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