What tourist attractions to visit in SP? Discover unforgettable places in Brazil's largest capital

Second city that attracts more tourists in the Brazil, the city of São Paulo receives more people every year and there are many reasons for this number to grow. From the high volume of professional opportunities and the hundreds of events from different segments that take place here to the search for new gastronomic experiences and cultural diversity, the city has attractions for all tastes.

Regardless of the profile of those who visit, one thing is certain – it is impossible not to fall in love with life in São Paulo after a few days on the road and there are many cases of people who return home thinking about apartment to buy in São Paulo. Discover now some places that you cannot miss the next time you come to the capital!

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Copan Building

Opened in 1952, Copan was designed by the famous architect Oscar Niemeyer. Its objective was to reproduce the movement of a flag in the wind and, therefore, its iconic “S” shape that makes the building one of the great postcards of São Paulo. The place, in addition to housing several apartments, has a gallery that houses several and famous gastronomic options such as Bar da Dona Onça, famous for its feijoada and Fel, an intimate bar that serves delicious and refreshing drinks.

Italy building

Edifício Itália is four years younger than its neighbor Copan, and its 165 meters in height have long given it the title of tallest building in Brazil. Historical Heritage of the city, it is on its top floor (45th) that the traditional restaurant terrace Italy with panoramic views of the entire city and a charming Piano Bar with live jazz for more romantic nights. Is it worth your visit? For sure! Even more in celebrations, romantic encounters or special occasions.

Paulista Avenue 

It is impossible to talk about the tourist attractions in São Paulo without mentioning Av. Paulista. The city's most famous street, the Paulista Avenue it is considered the heart of the city. Its numerous buildings house the offices of many of the most important companies in the world, while its surroundings have diverse dining and nightlife options for all tastes. 

If you can, be sure to schedule your visit to Avenida Paulista on a Sunday. On this day of the week, cars are not allowed to pass, transforming its entire length into a long and busy boardwalk.

Sights to visit in São Paulo

Sights in São Paulo: what to do on Av. Paulista and much more! Isma Braz / Pixabay

Ibirapuera's Park

One of the main tourist attractions in São Paulo, Parque Ibirapuera, has several leisure options, such as: wooded spaces excellent for picnics with friends and family, lanes reserved for cyclists, basketball and soccer courts and spaces for skating and skateboarding. , is one of the most visited places on weekends.

In addition, inside the park you can check out exhibitions at Oca and at the Afro Brasil Museum. The Oca was designed by the architect Oscar Niemeyer and among the exhibitions that have already passed, we had the Folklore Museum and 500 Years of Brazil, currently the museum has exhibitions focused on contemporary art.

The Afro Brasil Museum, on the other hand, has more than 6 thousand pieces in its collection focused on African and Afro-Brazilian ethnology, such as paintings and sculptures, documents and photographs and among its authors we have Brazilian and foreign artists working on themes ranging from the 15th century. until the present day.

Museum of Contemporary Art

The Contemporary Art Museum is located near Ibirapuera Park and is a university extension of the University of São Paulo (USP), it has in its collection about 10 thousand works with the most different forms of art expression, such as paintings oil, sculptures, engravings and drawings by several artists such as Tarsila do Amaral, Volpi and Picasso. 

MASP and Trianon Park

Some highlights of Av. Paulista are the MASP (Museum of Art of São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand), with its unique architecture and immense collection with approximately 8 thousand pieces - considered by many experts as the most important collection in the entire southern hemisphere and the cozy Trianon Park, refuge for green area amidst the urban chaos offered by the region. 

Sights in Sao Paulo

Sights to visit in São Paulo. Photo: Thiago Leite / Shutterstock.com

Anhangabaú Valley

Initial stop for those who want to know the center of Sao Paulo, Vale do Anhangabaú is located between Viaduto do Chá and Viaduto Santa Ifigênia. The space symbolizes for many the division between the old center, more traditional and with European influences, and the new center of the capital, marked by its tall buildings and the characteristic pulsating rhythm of the city.

Once in the Valley, it is possible to explore its surroundings on foot and discover some of the city's architectural icons, such as the Municipal Theater, the towering Mirante do Vale Building and the former post office. Other nearby tourist spots are the São Bento Monastery, Praça da República, Galeria do Rock and for those who like shopping, Rua 25 de Março. Start your tour early and get ready to walk a lot!

We hope that with these tips you can visit these and other fantastic places in São Paulo as soon as possible!

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