With more than 13 million tourists a year, the Sao Paulo City, known as the land of drizzle, offers a wide variety of cultural and gastronomic options

THE Sao Paulo City It is considered the largest in Latin America and is home to neighborhoods of all ethnicities. For example, you can get to know a little bit of Japan at Freedom, or have the experience of dining in a typical Italian cantina in the Bixiga neighborhood. And this globalization is noticeable when you walk through the city streets.

But don't worry, because whether in the Japanese quarter, in the Italian quarter or in the cities close to the capital, everywhere you will find different leisure options to enjoy São Paulo. Therefore, we separate some of them:

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Picnic in the Botanical Garden

Officialized as a Botanical Garden only in 1938, the space has a vast native forest, occupied by farmers and ranchers. It is possible to carry out different trails and activities. Therefore, it is worth dedicating a day to the Garden, which has a restaurant and picnic areas.

Visit the Afro-Brazil Museum

Located in the Padre Manoel da Nóbrega Pavilion, in Ibirapuera Park, the Afro Brasil Museum conserves more than 6,000 works on 11,000 m². There are paintings, sculptures, engravings, photographs, documents and ethnological pieces produced by Brazilians and foreigners between the 18th century and the present day.

Enjoy the Sunset Square

As the name implies, the square is a great place to enjoy a wonderful sunset with friends in the largest city in Latin America.

Check out the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo

The Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo is the oldest museum in the city. Founded in 1905, the space houses one of the largest and most representative collections of Brazilian art. In addition, the Pinacoteca holds about 30 exhibitions and receives approximately 500,000 visitors each year.

Shopping at the Benedito Calixto market

Located in Benedito Calixto square, the historic antiques fair attracts tourists and residents of the city. The Fair is open on Saturdays and has exhibitors selling products such as old toys, rare vinyl records, restored furniture, among others.

Walk in Ibirapuera Park

Certainly, it is the most famous park in São Paulo. Ibirapuera Park has attractions for all types of audiences. In its 1.6 million m², it houses the Fundação Bienal, the Afro Brasil Museum, the MAM (Museum of Modern Art) and the Oca, which hosts temporary exhibitions.

Visit one of the main museums in the country

MASP is now considered the most important art museum in the Southern Hemisphere, as it has the richest and most comprehensive collection. There are about 8,000 pieces, the vast majority of western art, from the 4th century BC to the present day.

The portraits of Louis XV's daughters, painted by Nattier, the Allegories of the Four Seasons by Delacroix and the paintings by Renoir, Monet, Manet, Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec and also those by Van Gogh, Gauguin and Modigliani record the importance of the art produced in France, present in the Collection.

Climb in the Stone House

Casa de Pedra is, surprisingly, the largest sport climbing gym in the country. With walls up to 14m high and more than 100 guided climbing, top rope and bouldering routes.

Visit the open-air gallery at Beco do Batman

Located in Vila Madalena, Beco do Batman is an open-air gallery, walking through Gonçalo Afonso and Medeiros de Albuquerque streets you will see the work of several artists who certainly make the city more colorful.

Enjoy a ballad on Rua Augusta

Recently the CNN website listed the 10 best cities in the world to party and São Paulo ranked 4th, ahead of cities like Barcelona and Las Vegas.

Dinner on Terrace Italia

Located in the center of the city, the Itália building was built in 1954. From the terrace where the restaurant is located, it is possible to see the whole city and also have a drink. During the week, visits are only allowed for the panoramic view.

Visit the Banespa building

Certainly, one of the most famous symbols of São Paulo, the Banespa Building (also known as Banespão), provides visitors with one of the most incredible views of the city.

From the height of its more than 160 meters it is possible to see in 360° the central region and the North and East areas of the capital, including the towers of Avenida Paulista.

Check out the Superloft

The Superloft is a multicultural complex that surprisingly occupies 34 attached shipping containers. Located in the Pinheiros neighborhood, the space has 3 environments.

First of all, Lo Fi Mini Club is a space dedicated to music. Then, the Mono Galeria Individual, houses artistic exhibitions of the most diverse aspects. And, finally, Beco2934, which has a space where it will be the stage for various mural and street art interventions.

Eat at Butantan Food Park

Opened in May, Butantan Food Park is an open-air food park, with stalls, food trucks, trailers and other vehicles that sell food on wheels.

Therefore, it is a modern and urban solution to eat in an easily accessible place, close to the Butantã subway, on foot, and at the end of the Eusébio Matoso bridge, by car.

Eat a pizza at Bixiga

Bixiga, without a doubt, is one of the most traditional neighborhoods in the city of São Paulo. Situated in the Bela Vista region and colonized by Italians, the neighborhood is famous for its cuisine and culture. This is because the region has several Italian canteens and good theater options.

Watch a play at Roosevelt

Located in an area full of cultural and gastronomic attractions, in the vicinity of Roosevelt there are several theaters and bars.

Food tour in the Municipal Market of São Paulo

Located on Rua Cantareira, in the Historic Center of São Paulo, the Municipal Market of São Paulo, popularly known as Mercadão, is one of the most important tourist attractions in the city. Highlight for the codfish cake and the famous bologna sandwich.

Stroll in Paranapiacaba

Located in the ABC region, Vila de Paranapiacaba was built by the British in the 19th century. Currently, the village is considered a national historical heritage and, as a result, offers a series of environmental activities.

Among them: trails, waterfalls, cultural visits to the Railway Museum and the traditional Maria Fumaça tour.

Discover the Zu Lai Temple

Few people know, but very close to São Paulo (approximately 32 km from the capital), is the largest Buddhist temple in South America: Zu Lai Temple. The temple is one of several Fo Guang Shan monasteries in the world and is open to visitors all year round.

Hot air ballooning in Boituva

Last but not least, who wants to enjoy the city in a very different way, just 120 km from the capital, it is possible to take a balloon flight in the city of Boituva.

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