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Ponte Estaiada - Sao Paulo - Brazil Sao Paulo is the undercover capital of Brazil and its economic center. Originally the city was considered the territory and the home of the Indians, but after the depletion of land resources in Rio de Janeiro the population of this place began to grow. In the end of XVIII century the refugees from Italy and Japan started moving to Sao Paulo, creating plantations of coffee and cotton in the city’s suburbs.
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
Modern Sao Paulo is the industrial metropolis of skyscrapers that reminds of the old Chicago. However, despite numerous grey buildings you can always find seclusion in Sao Paulo if you visit the magnificent Ibirapuera Park or enjoy planted green areas Alameda Santos and Morumbi. You will feel the true spirit of history if you visit the City Museum of Art, which presents the history of art in its chronological order, including a Roman marble statue created in the II century BC. Here you will also find a collection of paintings by Modigliani, Bosch, Picasso, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Vlaminck, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Leger and other famous artists. Tourists may also enjoy visiting Ipiranga Imperial Museum, Museum of Art and the Butanta Institute – the museum of reptiles.
Nightlife lovers will find in Sao Paulo numerous night music halls, discotheques, many theaters and cabarets.

One of the most visited cultural institutions of the city is Paulista Museum. It occupies a spectacular building in neoclassical style. The museum exposition includes over a hundred thousand exhibits, among which are beautiful paintings, sculptures, and collections of photographs. After visiting the museum, you should take a stroll around the picturesque park surrounding it. You'll see a lot of luxurious fountains, sculptures and landscaping. 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 beautiful Cathedral of Sao Paulo remains an irreplaceable symbol of the city. It is one of the five largest Gothic cathedrals in the world. The very first church in its place was built more than 500 years ago. The cathedral itself was literally erected on its ruins. It has an incredible scale. The length of the building is 111 meters. Its hall can accommodate up to 8000 people at a time. Recently, a major reconstruction of the cathedral was completed, during which many original elements of decoration were restored.
sao paulo In the city is a colorful Japanese quarter of Liberdadi. A stroll around which can turn into an exciting excursion. Now, this area is inhabited by about 500 000 immigrants from Japan. At every step, nice stores with goods from a far country, as well as restaurants of Japanese cuisine are found. Interesting art galleries and the Museum of Japanese Immigration are operating in this area.
1. The city of Sao Paulo feature fine and favorable weather all the year round with an average temperature hardly ever going below 25C. The hottest months of the year are considered to be … Open
All football fans should visit the São Paulo Football Museum. Its opening was held recently, in 2008. It occupies a huge locker room and is located under the main football stadium in the city. The museum covers an area of about 6900 sq. m. Its huge collection is divided into several thematic zones. In one of them, you can see fan attributes of different periods, in the other, are old photos depicting the legendary teams and players. The museum has a lot of interactive screens. It is visited by many tourists with children.
Sampa The Planetarium occupies an unusual building, resembling a flying saucer. It became the first planetarium built in the Southern Hemisphere. Now, they hold interesting thematic events and lectures there almost every day. The main feature of the planetarium is its dome, whose diameter is 20 meters.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Sao Paulo and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Sao Paulo
♥   Shopping area ' Avenida Paulista' São Paulo, 2.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Rua Bela Cintra' São Paulo, 2.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Rua Oscar Freire' São Paulo, 3.8 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
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Sao Paulo
♥   Park 'Parque Estadual Alberto Löfgren' , 9.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Park 'Parque Estadual Da Cantareira' , 10.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Park 'Parque Estadual Das Fontes Do Ipiranga' , 13.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Park 'Parque Estadual Do Jaraguá' , 15.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Park 'Parque Estadual Do Juquery' , 23.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Sao Paulo and around
♥   Art museum 'São Paulo Museum of Art' São Paulo, 2.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'São Paulo Museum of Modern Art (MAM)' São Paulo, 4.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'University of São Paulo' São Paulo, 9.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Sao Paulo from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Octavio Frias de Oliveira

From the series “Unbelievable and Magnificent Bridges and Viaducts”
The bridge was named in honor of Octavio Frias de Oliveira - one of the most influential Brazilian statesmen and the founder of the Fola de Sao Paulo newspaper. It is remarkable that the locals rarely name the bridge with the official name and prefer the shorter and more audible title 'Ponte Estaida', which can be translated as 'Hängebrücke'. The bridge on the Pineiros River is a major traffic intersection. In traffic, about 5,000 cars cross the bridge every 60 minutes. … Read further

Sao Paulo Beaches

From the series “Dangerous and Treacherous Beaches That Can Be Lethal”
The carnivorous piranhas living in the coastal waters are quite large. Usually, the length of the piranha body is at least 30 cm. The most dangerous periods are always the special prohibition signs on the beach. But many tourists do not pay attention to these prohibitions. The serene and beautiful beaches of São Paulo are incredibly dangerous. One should always keep in mind that the piranhas are very fast fish. Even if the beach seems to be quite safe, you must pay attention to the signs. … Read further
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Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

It will welcome its first guests in 2024. 313 rooms of various categories will be available, the interior of rooms and hotel spaces will become one of the main features of the high-class hotel. When decorating the rooms, it is planned to use local textiles, which are famous for their high quality and are considered to be one of the best in the world. Read this


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