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Praca da Republica, Sao Paulo

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The weekend market at Praca da Republica is well worth a visit, if not for the food alone. International cuisine, including Japanese and Italian, is served up alongside traditional Brazilian street food, or if you would prefer something sweet, the homemade cakes are delicious. As you eat, street performers entertain you with local music and dance, and the atmosphere is electric. Have a wander around the other stalls where you will find an abundance of arts and crafts, most of them authentic and reasonably priced. Praca da Republica has always been the focal point of cultural life in São Paulo. Historically, locals would meet to watch rodeos and bullfights, but today the square is used for concerts, political rallies, and other events where large crowds are expected. During the week, when the square is quieter, you can take refuge from the sun under the shade of the trees, and relax. Before you head to Sao Paulo, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Sao Paulo family vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Sao Paulo has to offer, including Praca da Republica.
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  • Degraded, badly insulated, vegetation maintenance, this is the situation of one of the icons of St. Paul, nothing resembles the Republic square from my days as a boy with your showy vegetation, clean lakes and without so much garbage everywhere. Ugly buildings, with the exception of the old Gym Caetano de Campos, the project architect Ramos de Azevedo. The building of the São Paulo architecture icon Esther of the years 30 and residence of politicians, artists and high society is completely descarecterisado, a shame.
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  • The Republic square is great for a walk and eat. From the famous bakery in the Olivier Anquier until Fair stalls selling pastel. Saturday has the handicraft market, with many immigrants, mainly African handicrafts, selling beautiful fabrics, dresses and hair ornaments. All vendors very friendly. The homeless are present, but no trouble or cause insecurity. I felt sad for lack of empathy from the public power with these people. I was touched by the conditions of neglect of this population. I highly recommend the tour by contrasts and possibilities that the square offers.
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  • I've never been in this place, but the impression I have is that it is a deserted square in the heart of SP. has many drug users, homeless and despite not having gone through any situation, was not free to walk around.
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  • Very good place to access. It has a good accessibility and a good attraction point for tourists. I really appreciated my ride there.
  • It's an importante hub for Subway System. It Is beautiful and interesting old fashion Buildings around. It's Worth a visit !
  • Small square in downtown Sao Paulo. Be careful here lots of pickpockets and petty street crime but strong police presence there to insure the safety of the tourists.
  • It is a very nice place
  • It's cosy and lively

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