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. Plan to visit Praca da Republica during your Sao Paulo vacation using our convenient Sao Paulo trip itinerary maker website .
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  • Situated in downtown São Paulo, the square was one of the first in the city, when expanded old centre to the West of the city, boasts Gazebo, mirror of water, although today are not well taken care of, but the best option to visit is on Sundays, where the traditional Republic fair with crafts, arts and food stalls, great choice for lunch in the square.
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  • A place that was once postcard shows a disregard of authorities making this space in refuge and shelter to the homeless.
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  • Nice park with huge trees and even a small lake. Lots of police and we felt very safe and a very charming weekend market of arts and crafts.  more »
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  • Nice public city garden.
  • The fair of crafts and foods has been a reference in the city. Today the tents are assembled early, on top of all the dirt at night in the region. You have to have a lot of courage to sit in those chairs filthy and eat. The crafts declined, there's a lot of stuff made and not made by hand. Monuments and dirty gardens and plundered. Many beggars, all the time.
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  • Owns tour bus with circuit to discover the city. The vegetation is beautiful, with lots of shady trees. Around has several useful trades, such as banking, banks, restaurants, snack bars good and serving quick lunch too. On Saturdays and Sundays it is quite frequented.
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  • Beautiful site and with a historical touch in the history of São Paulo, pretty pass and view some details but there's nothing to hold you for a long time many homeless and people of questionable character do be a place not very inviting ...
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  • The square of the Republic has always been a place infested with drug addicts; currently is quieter, due to the presence of police officers. The Lakes, sculptures, plants and trees of the square, is a beautiful place! Is a site that, currently, with the police presence, recommend to friends and tourists!
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