Ibirapuera Park, Sao Paulo

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Home to various museums and monuments, Ibirapuera Park is one of the city’s most important recreational and cultural areas. This green area features sprawling areas designated for picnicking, jogging, cycling, and walking. The park’s importance to the city, locals claim, is comparable to that of Central Park to the residents of New York City. One of Latin America’s largest urban parks, the site opened in 1954 to mark the 400th anniversary of the city. Many of the park’s buildings were designed by famed architect Oscar Niemeyer, while the landscaped green zones were planned by agronomist Otávio Agusto de Teixeira Mendes. The park is home to the Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, and the iconic Obelisk of Sao Paolo, symbol of Brazil’s Constitutional Revolution. To visit Ibirapuera Park on your trip to Sao Paulo, use our Sao Paulo trip itinerary planner.
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  • October 6, 2017
    Several murals are Eduardo Kobra, muralist Brazilian, which are noted for their colorful and realism.
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  • October 6, 2017
    The museums of the park are undoubtedly special: Arte Moderna Museum, Afro Brasil Museum and Arte Contemporanea Museum.Set aside time in your schedule to visit them. They are prominent places in the c...  more »
  • October 6, 2017
    The Park is very beautiful and well maintained, it is possible to rent bicycles, which makes the ride more interesting. Very safe and an option for Saturday or Sunday morning.
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  • July 27, 2017
    Absolutely fantastic park located in central SP. Park is lovely and very well maintained. There are sports courts, bike lanes, skateboarding areas ,museums, lakes. There is something for all. Bikes can be hired just outside the park at a good rate and parking is available nearby to the park. Would definitely recommend anyone in SP to go and spend a day at the park. You will definitely not regret it. Nice surrounding area to the park too making you feel safe.
  • July 20, 2017
    Biggest park, I Have ever seen. Also this is first I saw so much of Brazilian people at place. Good for family outing. Sunday's plan with friends to just feel the breeze of lake. .
  • June 14, 2017
    This park has really improved in the last year. It is super clean, and really pretty. Great place to walk, take your kids, or even go for a bike ride. There's rent bikes outside so you don't even need to bring your own.
  • July 11, 2017
    Great park. Nice to stroll. Can get crowded during the weekends. Lots of amenities. Recommend in less crowded days.
  • June 21, 2017
    It is an excelent park. It is popular among travelers. it is huge. I can say a lot of things. It should be in you bucket list. I hope you enjoy the coconut water

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