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Sao Paulo

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Land of Drizzle
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo. While the city does experience a lot of rainfall, much of it occurs during the hotter, more humid times of year, providing a refreshing escape from the heat. With almost 21 million residents in its total metropolitan area, Sao Paulo is not only the biggest city in Brazil, but also in the Southern and Western Hemispheres. The modern, skyscraper-filled metropolis might not offer the intial "wow" factor of Rio de Janeiro, but once you begin to uncover the museums, theaters, and exceptional nightlife hidden beneath the surface, you'll have a blast on your Sao Paulo holiday. Take a peek at our world travel planner: Sao Paulo and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Park
Parque Ibirapuera
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Art Museum
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo ©
Farmers Market
Mercado Municipal de São Paulo
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Paulista Avenue ©
Neighborhood
Paulista Avenue
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Sao Paulo

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Museu do Futebol ©
Specialty Museum
Museu do Futebol
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Museu da Lingua Portuguesa
Specialty Museum
Museu da Lingua Portuguesa
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Museu de Arte Brasileira - FAAP ©
Specialty Museum
Museu de Arte Brasileira - FAAP
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

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Museu Catavento ©
Science Museum
Museu Catavento
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Zoológico de São Paulo ©
Zoo
Zoológico de São Paulo
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
Sao Paulo Aquarium ©
Aquarium
Sao Paulo Aquarium
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Parque da Monica ©
Theme Park
Parque da Monica
3.9
Duration: 8 hours

Hidden gems in Sao Paulo

Afro Brazil Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Afro Brazil Museum
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo ©
Specialty Museum
Museu De Arte Sacra De Sao Paulo
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Latin America Memorial ©
Specialty Museum
Latin America Memorial
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Bom Retiro ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Bom Retiro
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Sao Paulo

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Skydiving
Skydiving Boituva
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Parque Portugal ©
Park
Parque Portugal Campinas
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Enseada Beach ©
Beach
Enseada Beach Guaruja
4.0
Duration: 4 hours
Parque Hopi Hari ©
Theme Park
Parque Hopi Hari Vinhedo
2.6
Duration: 8 hours

Shopping in Sao Paulo

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The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo ©
Civic Center
The Julio Prestes Cultural Center - Sala Sao Paulo
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Livraria Cultura ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Livraria Cultura
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Sesc Sao Paulo ©
Civic Center
Sesc Sao Paulo
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Shopping JK Iguatemi ©
Shopping Mall
Shopping JK Iguatemi
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Concrete Jungles Walking Tours ©
Food Tour
Concrete Jungles Walking Tours
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Liberdade ©
Neighborhood
Liberdade
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
São Paulo Cathedral ©
Church
São Paulo Cathedral
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Mosteiro De Sao Bento ©
Religious Site
Mosteiro De Sao Bento
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Where to stay in Sao Paulo

When it comes to accommodations in Sao Paulo, there's a neighborhood to suit your mood. If you want to feel the city's beating heart, stay along its central artery, Avenue Paulista. From there, you'll have easy access to the best attractions in Sao Paulo. Alternatively, enjoy the city's nightlife round the clock by staying in Vila Madalena, where you'll find plenty of hostels and budget lodgings for young travelers. For a luxury experience, look to the central neighborhoods of Moema or Itaim Bibi. Wherever you decide to stay, you'll be able to whizz around the city using the efficient metro system.
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