48 hours in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Besides being a famous business destination in Brazil, Sao Paulo is a cultural centre that displays a wide range of options, from various concerts and exhibitions to a colossal gastronomy scene of more than 12,000 restaurants. Sao Paulo also bursts with tourist attractions such as the Japanese district of Liberdade, the Ibirapuera Park, the several high-profile shopping malls and city centre. Check out our great tips for a short time Sao Paulo travel.
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[accordion] [accordion_item title =”Morning” class=”acc-opened”] Ibirapuera Park: Visit the Brazilian Central Park and take your time to relax, ride a bicycle, walk by the lake or make a pic nic. [/accordion_item] [accordion_item title =”Afternoon” class=”acc-opened”] Lunch at Tordesilhas Restaurant for a Brazilian flavor, at Al. Tietê, #489.
Art Museum of São Paulo (MASP): MASP has one of the world’s most important collections of European art such as Degas, Renoir, Modigliani and Bonnard, among others. The collection contains over 9,000 works of art’s masterpieces of inestimable value.
Paulista Avenue: One of the most important Avenues and one of the main business centers of the city. After visiting the Art Museum of São Paulo, take a stroll through Paulista Avenue and take pictures of this big city postcard.
Luxury at Oscar Freire Street: Not only women but men can have a glamorous day doing some outdoor shopping. Different high-profile brands will enchant you and satisfy any one that loves shopping or just walking through a nice street. A nice spot for a quick stop for an espresso is Santo Grão.
[/accordion_item] [accordion_item title =”Evening” class=”acc-opened”] Dinner at Glamorous Paris 6, a restaurant near Oscar Freire.
300 types of cachaça at Cachaçaría Paulista Bar: Choose how many types of cachaça you want to taste. You won’t regret it.
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[accordion] [accordion_item title =”Morning” class=”acc-opened”] Sé Cathedral & Downtown: Located in the downtown of São Paulo is one of the biggest Cathedrals of Brazil and the World. Has a capacity for 8000 persons. Right in front of it is the Ground Zero of the city. The Downtown also offers history, architecture and traditional businesses. You must visit the Mercado Municipal, with several Brazilian fruits and flavors, and the Mosteiro de São Bento.
Liberdade Neighborhood: Home to the largest Japanese community outside of Japan in the World.
[/accordion_item] [accordion_item title =”Afternoon” class=”acc-opened”] Lunch: Choose any Japanese restaurant at Liberdade to have a taste of Japan in Brazil.
Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo: The historical building hosts several exhibitions and an outdoor art garden.
Soccer Museum: Get to know more about the greatest passion of the Brazilians: Soccer.
[/accordion_item] [accordion_item title =”Evening” class=”acc-opened”] Dinner: If you are a meat lover, try one “churrascaria” such as Fogo de Chão or Figueira Rubayat. For a nice shrimp or fish, Coco Bambu is a great option.
Discos in Augusta Street: Known for being the best place to be at night. Choose any trendy disco/nightclub at Augusta Street and you can be sure you will have fun all night long.
[accordion_item title =”Where to stay in Sao Paulo” class=”acc-opened”] Hilton Sao Paulo Morumbi: Located in a business complex on Berrini Avenue, the Hilton Sao Paulo Morumbi hotel is within easy reach of the Ibirapuera Park, upscale shopping malls and only 8km from Congonhas International Airport. The hotel offers upscale dining options like the Canvas Bar & Restaurant, themed like an artist’s studio with a suspended art gallery above the tables. [/accordion_item] [/accordion] [/col] [/row]