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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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  • I went to meet the Praça da Republica, SP and tourist spot by the craft fair. Unfortunately what I saw, it was a beautiful building, in a square full of drug users/homeless. There is a gazebo that spend even close. Also there was no policing. As to the fair, it is not surprising at all. A shame, but unfortunately the SP that I had the opportunity to meet, this really disappoint.
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  • I think that is the standard of the central regions of large cities. In the square of the Republic would not change: (1) not to be biased, after all, my opinion is based on what I've seen, the Republic is a place of a lot of people on drugs, prostitution, beggars; (2) sense of lack of security, extremely dangerous and weird place!; (3) the craft fair sucks, the groceries that sell are very bad. Is no place to venture out as a tourist, unless you're looking for trouble. I also think that trade in that region there is the biggest bust.
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  • Historical square in the new centre of São Paulo, but that's a little abandoned, homeless, prostitutes, transvestites, bad smell, it's a shame!
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