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Ibirapuera Park is an urban park in the vicinity of the city spread over an area of 158 hectares. It is recognized as one of the most visited urban parks in the residing continent of South America. Being the first metropolitan park in the city, Ibirapuera Park has huge spaces for walking and jogging. It also houses a lot of museums, a music hall and hosts events like the Sao Paulo Fashion Week. Counted as one of the best parks in the world, the Ibirapuera Park has also been phrased as 'a green oasis in the heart of a concrete jungle'. It opens from 5 AM in the morning untill midnight every day.
Sao Paulo Museum of Art is famous for its concrete glass structure. Considered to be the landmark of Sao Paulo, it is also a piece of architecture depicting the Brazilian traditions. Its main body is literally supported with 2 lateral beams. Sao Paulo Museum of Art is home to some of Brazil's finest prints, drawings, and art. It has around 800 pieces or more of decorative art and smaller collections of Asian as well as African art. Some of its masterpieces are Resurrection of Christ, Virgin and child with the Infant St. John the Baptist, Madonna Willys, Pink and Blue, Boating on the river Epte, Portrait of Suzanne Bloch and many more.
Sao Paulo Aquarium is the largest in Brazil. It is a nice place with organized aquariums under one roof with a variety of fishes and other sea animals. It also displays some of the finest vegetation under the sea. Children love this place and it is preferably visited by the entire family. Some of the main attractions are the penguins, mermaids and the roof fishes where the aquarium is intercepted in a way that the fishes swim right above your head.
Municipal Market of Sao Paulo is a large market for the public. It is also known as 'The big market', a name coined by the numerous tourists that visit the place. The first floor of the market has all types of vendors selling different things and the second floor has restaurants serving ethnic food. The market is infamous for its stained glass. Around 72 stained glasses are arranged in 32 panels. These are the artwork of the Russian artist Conrado Sorgenicht Filho. He is famous for doing incredible work on the windows of the church Sao Paulo Cathedral and also on the other 300 churches in Brazil.
Sao Paulo Zoo holds the title of being the largest zoo in the country of Brazil. It houses around 3200 animals, 216 species of bird, 15 species of amphibians, 102 species of mammals and 16 species of invertebrates in a natural habitat. It also has a farm with 572 hectares of land which is used for growing vegetables and other produce to feed the animals. The zoo also houses a nursery for the babies of the animals whose mothers reject them. The zoo has an incubation room for the eggs of reptiles and birds. It also has a library which can be visited by the public with around 4000 volumes. The zoo is also a home to some of the endangered species like the Lear's macaws, bush dog, the last snow leopard of Brazil, the lion tamarin, hyacinth macaw etc.
Botanical Garden of Sao Paulo also known as the Botanical Institute of the state, spreads over an area of 164.45 hectares. It is a house to around 380 species of trees which are further used for research work and also conserved. Alameda Fernando is an amazing attraction of this place. You can also observe the clear stream of Pirarungaua. The garden has a room depicting its history. Other attractions of the garden are Ovens housing tropical plants, a lake of the Nymphs, Garden of the Senses, Spring trail etc.
Sao Paulo is an alpha-global city and a municipality of Brazil in the south-east region of the country. Being the most populated city in the country, Sao Paulo is visited by a lot of tourists. The city houses some of the tallest skyscraper buildings like the North Tower, the Banespa, Mirante do Vale and many others. You can visit some of the most amazing monuments, museums, and parks in Sao Paulo. One of the important attractions is the Sao Paulo Gay Pride Parade. The city conducts many events like the Brazilian Grand Prix, the ATP Brazil Open, the Sao Paulo jazz festival, the Sao Paulo fashion week, and the Sao Paulo art biennial. Sao Paulo is also famous for its free music festivals. The city has almost 12,000 restaurants with 22 cuisines. It also has the largest quantity of helicopters worldwide. 'Cultural Overnight' is one of its most famous festivals.
How to Get Tickets?
Tickets can be easily purchased online through this website. It is cost effective and also saves your time.
How To Get Around?
The city offers a number of options ranging from buses and taxis to local trains. Bicycles are also available on rent if you wish to get the best experience of traveling around. The local markets, however, can be best explored on foot. You can also take subways. All the stations are integrated with each other, so the trains can easily be changed according to your destination.
What Should I Wear?
It is an urban and metropolitan municipality. You can wear a fitted dress with heels. You can always take your swimming costume to relax on the beach. You can choose for bright colors paired with classic colored bottoms. A pair of comfortable shoes and relaxing clothes is a must to keep.
Best Time to Visit
Visit the city in the months from March to May and October to November. In these months the temperature is moderate and there is less chance of precipitation. Also, all the important events like the fashion week and the Grand Prix are held at the same time of the year.
Will I Need a Guide?
This website will brief you with all the information you need for the trip eliminating the need of taking a guide.
How To Get There?
You can easily get a bus from Sao Paulo Viracopos to reach Sao Paulo Morumbi in 2 hours. The nearest airport from Hilton Sao Paulo Morumbi will be Sao Paulo Congonhas. The journey is short and saves time.
Keep all the cash in safe places and try not to leave your luggage unpacked in the hotel rooms. Make sure to book tickets in advance as last moment ticket procurement is not easy.