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“Nothing Special”
Review of Liberdade

Liberdade
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$85.00*
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City Tour Meet São Paulo
Ranked #5 of 789 things to do in Sao Paulo
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

I expected quite a lot more. I suspect the most interesting thing to do there is to eat in a japanese, korean or chinese restaurant. A tip: look where people dining or having lunch are all chinese, japanese or korean. Those are good and real.

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Reviewed April 26, 2013

Coming to São Paulo and then visiting a Japanese district may seem a bit odd but, as the city is not exactly bursting with tourist attractions, Liberdade has become something of a must for visitors.

It is only a five-minute walk from Praça da Sé and the downtown area and easily accessible by metro and/or bus from the Avenida Paulista and Faria Lima areas where business travelers are likely to stay.

It is compact area with Japanese signs and lanterns and some steep side streets filled with restaurants and stores selling Asian food and accessories – chopsticks, rice bowls, porcelain statuettes of the Maneki-Neko cat holding up its paw that is supposed to bring good luck etc.

It is probably a good place for Japanese visitors to stay as they will have no problem with the language or food.

However, since the Japanese have integrated pretty well into Brazilian society, there are as many (if not more) Brazilians around and it does not have the same ethnic feel as New York´s Chinatown, for example.

There are also some Chinese and Korean restaurants.

There is an outdoor market on Saturdays and Sundays – when the area is very busy - and the square is used for concerts and commemorative events.

1  Thank Paulista668
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Like Little Italy and Chinatown, Liberdade is a Japanese traditional neighbor where the first japanese imigrants came to Brazil. Lot of stores and traditional street food (on Sundays moring to evening).

1  Thank MiBrazil
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

A great place to buy authentic asian incredients for cooking and also but everything you need for the kitchen from cast ion pots to authentic Japanese earthenware and tableware, worth a visit check out the market there on Saturday for some excellent street food.

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Reviewed March 28, 2013

I go there to buy hard to find Asian ingredients. This is Little Tokyo, but it's actually home to some good Chinese food. Some of the Japanese places aren’t so good.

2  Thank Steve C
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