Ibirapuera Park, Sao Paulo

Categories: Nature & Parks
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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. Plan to visit Ibirapuera Park during your Sao Paulo vacation using our convenient Sao Paulo trip itinerary planner.
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  • I love this park! Big and Woody. Great for sports, family outing, playgrounds for children, etc. I think it is safe, and doesn't let you down when it comes to hunger. Has good eateries and various shopping carts strewn with water, coconut water, snacks and ice cream.
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  • The Park is huge, has too much green, running track and bike. The setting is ideal for those who want to look after the health and do a walk or run. Very nice TB for cycling and rollerblading. Has Lakes, ducks and other wildlife. Pretty cool!
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  • Sensational park in the middle of the maelstrom that is this city ... but with a huge congestion in the vicinity of the Park.
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  • This is a great park! As you walk along, you get a feeling for modern Brazilian culture and how many folks spend their free time. It's pretty and everyone seems to be enjoying themselves. My wife and I had fun watching folks play basketball. We also felt very safe.
  • The main park in São Paulo, in a quite central location. Good for walks, people watching, enjoying nature, and taking the kids. If you are new to it, make sure to check out the very beautiful and interesting Japanese Pavilion (there is an entrance fee, and it is not open all the time or every day, so check hours first). The "marquise" is also a fun place for skaters and skateboarders. There is some good architecture, including Oscar Niemeyer's Auditório Ibirapuera, with good and cheap concerts. There are also two museums inside the park, the Museu Afro Brasil and the Museum of Modern Art. Just outside of it, there is the University of São Paulo's Museum of Contemporary Art. The Planetarium is also a good option.
  • Architecture by Oscar Niemayer, lots of green space. There is a lot of people on weekends. You can rent a bike or just walk around and have a picnic, there are quieter places even in weekends such as the "viveiro", next to gate 7 and the Avenida Republica do Libano. You can check the auditorium for good music shows, sometimes there are free shows outside on sundays. Also check the afro-museum, it's free for the top floor and very interesting. The museu of modern art (mam) it's also interesting but there's an entry fee. From outside you can see a mural by the gemeos graffiti artists and a spider sculpture by Louise Bourjois. Museums don't open on Mondays!
  • Amor da minha vida!
  • Ibirapuera Park is the biggest and nicest park of the city of São Paulo, where you can find places to practice several activities or just to rest and admire its beautiful enviroment
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