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Sampa The most waited event of the cultural life in Sao Paulo is still a carnival which is thoroughly prepared through the whole year. By its scale and staginess the carnival equals the globally renowned Rio Carnival. Thousands of tourists visit the destination to observe breathtaking performances of the best dancers. The carnival engages the best dance masters of local samba schools preparing to the festive dance march all the year round.
The Brazil Avenue concentrates the most remarkable architectural landmarks of the city of Sao Paulo. The main symbol of the city and its main site is the Nossa Dama Brasil Church. The … Open
Bright costumes of the participants of the march are objects of admiration of the festival guests. The suits are jeweled with thousands of shining gems and bright scraps of all colors of the rainbows. It should be noted that for the last decades the Sao Paulo Carnival has sufficiently changed. Today this scale event is focused primarily on tourists. The event features plenty of amazing shows and entertainment programs, loud music and numerous amusements.
Many tourists associate the city of Sao Paulo first and foremost with the Carnival that is why many ethnic fests and celebrations may seem to foreign tourists rather uncommon. Each year the city of Sao Paulo witnesses another great holiday which is the Festival of Pizza. This Neapolitan treat being a globally known and popular all over the world dish has become one of the most favorite treats among local folks. Approximately almost a million of pizzas are eaten annually by local residents. The Festival of Pizza was first celebrated twenty years ago. Copyright
Sao Paulo is a perfect destination for nightlife enthusiasts. A good place for a family visit is the Instituto Butantan zoological park which main inhabitants are reptiles and insects. All … Open
The main events of the fest take place in buzzing streets of the city. Guests of the festival may enjoy exciting contests of expert cooks and experienced housewives competing in cooking of this delicious treat. The contest is judged by the guests of this pizza event. The pizza holiday features plenty of different contests and competitions. Expert cooks are offered to compete in making the largest and at the same time the thinnest pizza dough meanwhile pizza addicts are offered to perform their skills in speed pizza eating. During the pizza festival almost all restaurant of the city offer their guests special menus. The festival guests may take part in various master classes held by expert cooks.
Sao Paulo Skyline The same engaging and interesting is the Festival of Japan in Sao Paulo. The matter is that the city of Sao Paulo is home to a great community of immigrants of this eastern country. The Festival of Japanese Culture invites guests to visit great tea ceremonies, to master the basics of origami art and to watch the performances of martial art masters. An original Japanese-Brazilian festival has become rather popular among foreign guests of the city and today it attracts tourists from all over the world gaining recognition of even more travelers year by year.  Next: Culture: sights to visit
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Sao Paulo
♥   Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora da Assunção e São Paulo, São Paulo, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basílica de Nossa Senhora da Assunção, São Paulo, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basílica de Nossa Senhora do Carmo, São Paulo, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedral Nossa Senhora do Líbano, São Paulo, 1.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedral Armênia São Gregório Iluminador, São Paulo, 2.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedral Melquita Nossa Senhora do Paraíso, São Paulo, 2.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basílica Nossa Senhora da Penha, São Paulo, 9.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Sao Paulo
♥   Castle 'Baruel Mansion' , 5.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castelo do Barão J. Smith de Vasconcellos' , 82.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Octavio Frias de Oliveira

From the series “Unbelievable and Magnificent Bridges and Viaducts”
The bridge with the complicated name Octavio Frias de Oliveira is located in Sao Paulo and is a construction unique from the architectural point of view. This is the only bridge on the earth whose supporting structure is X-shaped. In many respects, this unique feature of the bridge makes it one of the most beautiful bridges in the world. The cruciform prop supports two crossing roads, the height one of which is 12 meters, and the second - 24 meters form. … Read further

Sao Paulo Beaches

From the series “Dangerous and Treacherous Beaches That Can Be Lethal”
On the beaches of São Paulo, you have to be extremely careful and take all the safety precautions, which depend on the prohibited signs on the beach. The main danger to the recreation seekers are the piranhas. The at first glance quiet small fish are incredibly dangerous. … Read further
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