Travel São Paulo Brazil
city with all languages and accents, beliefs and tastes. Third largest
metropolis in the world, São Paulo is exciting day
and night. Over 10 thousand inhabitants have much more than Portuguese,
Black and Indian offsprings. They also have Italian, Judean, Japanese
and Arabic offsprings, and many other people. Above all, they’re
The rhythm of the machines on the industrial park dictated the slogan
that paulista incorporated and execute literally: “São
Paulo can’t stop”. Nowadays, the even more accelerated
rhythm of the Stock Market, the incorporation of the newest technology
in industry and services and the several surveys performed in beyond
comparison university centers state that São Paulo doesn’t
Paulo is a concrete city with more than 30 parks totalizing
15 millions of square meter green area, and it also has some buildings
created by human beings with creative and ability, like Museu de
Arte de São Paulo – MASP (São Paulo Art
Museum), Memorial da América Latina (Latin America Memorial)
or the architectonic complex of city center with its buildings,
bridges and viaducts.
Because of its importance in Brazilian economy,
São Paulo has the major part of central offices
from national and international companies and it’s a mandatory
reference to businesses. However, you’ll see that São
Paulo has much more than that.
DON’T MISS OUT
The city is considered one of the major gastronomy zones in the
world. It has more than one thousand restaurants with typical food
from all Brazilian regions and practically from all over the world.
That’s why paulistanos always go to restaurants after going
to the theater or cinema, before going to dancing clubs or shopping.
São Paulo has excellent art and historical museums.
The modern and bold building MASP keeps an internationally famous
collection of artists like Bosch, Rembrant, Poussin, Van Gogh, Renoir
and Degas. Pinacoteca do Estado (State Art Museum) is located on
a totally recovered building from 1905 and it has art works in its
heap from XIX century and modern Brazilian artists. Museu Paulista
(Paulista Museum), called Museu do Ipiranga (Ipiranga Museum), exhibits
objects that tell Brazilian history from XIX and XX centuries. Museu
de Arte Sacra (Sacred Art Museum) has religious pictures and objects,
the most ancient from XVI century, within a collection of over 4
thousand pieces. These are only a few within several places destined
to culture in the city.
Sala São Paulo (São Paulo Room) exhibits
concerts from Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São
Paulo (Symphonic Orchestra of São Paulo State) and it is
internationally recognized by its quality. It’s located at
Julio Prestes’ train station, built in 1930 and turned into
the most perfect acoustic concert rooms of the world. Teatro Municipal
(Municipality Theater), built in 1911, has a luxurious decoration
observed on the picture of its roof, crystal lusters and on the
stairway marble floor. It’s part of Brazilian art history
because of Modern Art Week advent in 1922. It maintains the symphonic
orchestra, cord quartet, chorals and ballet.
Ibirapuera is a very arboreal urban park considered the “Lung
of São Paulo”, where paulistas go to take a walk and
practice sports. It has several artistic spaces – MAC, Museu
de Arte Contemporânea (Contemporary Art Museum), and MAM,
Museu de Arte Moderna (Modern Art Museum). It also has Oca, a building
created by Oscar Niemeyer, where great expositions are performed,
and Pavilhão da Bienal de Arte de São Paulo (Art Biennial
Pavilion of São Paulo).
The paulista nightlife doesn’t stop. There are several types
of bars, with live music from all origins and rhythms or quiet cafés
for nice chats, show houses with exhibitions of national and international
artists, clubs to a public with different styles. Vila Madalena,
Itaim Bibi, Vila Olímpia, Bexiga and Jardins are examples
of places where you can go to.
São Paulo is a modern metropolis, which offers an
excellent structure, especially to business tourism. There are hotels
from national and international companies, transportation and communications
effective services. The city has a large helicopter fleet, which
use helipoints located on commercial buildings and hotels. It has
modern convention centers, such as Anhembi, with exposition rooms,
auditoriums and amphitheaters, and complexes like Memorial da América
Latina (Latin America Memorial), created by Oscar Niemeyer.
HOW TO GET THERE
São Paulo is 420 Km far from Rio de Janeiro and
1020 Km far from Brasilia. Flights to the main business and tourism
centers depart from the International Airport, 30 Km far from the
city center. Both Congonhas Airport, in the city south, and International
Airport have national flights to all regions on the country. It
has three road terminals with bus departing to cities all over Brazil.
Modern highways bind São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.