Rainforest turned concrete jungle, São Paulo can be an intimidating city at first glance. Don’t let the towering high rises deter you however, since São Paulo is home to some of the best nightlife, art, culinary and architectural wonders around. Head to the top of the Altino Arantes Building, аlsо known аs the Banespa Building, for a panoramic view of the city, spend an afternoon at the Pinacoteca dо Estado de São Paulo and take in some of the best art in the country, and after, hop on a train from the neighboring station Estação Júlio Prestes that is not only remarkably beautiful but also used to be a major hub for importing coffee beans for interntaional exportation. If the city gets to be too much, head to the city’s largest green space, the Ibirapuera Park or head to the Jardim Zoológico and check out the thousands of species of animals that await you. No matter what you do, make sure to check out our tops picks when visiting the third largest metropolis in the world.
Best for Coffee - Santo Grão
Best for Lunch, Dinner and Wine - Figueira Rubaiyat
Best for ‘Picanha’ - or Brazil’s prime cut of steak - Fogo de Chão
And why not explore the city through it's fantastic examples of street art with this great MiniGuide !
Photo by Júlio Boaro