Why locals love it
Feeling lost in the concrete jungle? Missing the smell of fresh trees? Don't worry, paulistanos feel like that too - and they find in the botanical garden some refugee. Planed a long ago with the special mission of protecting the rainforest and the source of Ipiranga stream (where Brazil got its independence, they say), it's a place to meet nature.
Why you should visit it
The botanical garden of São Paulo is one of its rare complexes full of green and nature. It's peaceful, relaxing, clean. If you are a biology fan, you'll also find there a variety of spots to spend hours studying and understanding the Brazilian ecosystem.
Visit the "pau-Brasil" garden, the tree that named the country.