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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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  • Place to visit on weekends, in the winter of preference and without expect great things on the site.
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  • JA was a beautiful place. Now is unkempt and dangerous. Unfortunately. I hope that the new city administration can improve this historic place.
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  • One of the most traditional sidelined Sunday fairs of Arts, crafts and stones of São Paulo. Bahian typical food stalls, and Italian pastries. Public parking is not easy. Private paid parking is expensive.
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