2 days in Sao Paulo

By Traveller May 21, 2017
São Paulo

2 days in Sao Paulo

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By An Inactive User Traveller May 21, 2017

Hello! I will be in Sao Paulo couple days on June 9-10th and I thought it would be a good thing to ask a local guide to recommend what to do and eventually accompany me. Any suggestion? Thanks. Cheers!

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Hello, Seb!

One tip is to visit the several museums of Ibirapuera Park, and the park itself. If you have more time, you should also visit Rio de Janeiro. Here https://brazilbustravel.com/sao-paulo-tiete-sp-x-rio-de-janeiro-rj it is possible to check fares
Traveller October 27, 2017
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Hello. Anyone available tomorrow June 7th to show me SP for one day starting around 9 am to 5-6pm? Thanks
Hi Seb,

Unfortunately I am not in town, but I hope you enjoy São Paulo.
What kind of things do you like doing?
I love art, so I would see museums because they are great. Ibirapuera Park has a good combination of nature, museums and modern architecture (by Oscar Niemeyer) if you are interested, you can spend a whole day there. Nightclubs and pubs are there too, to all tastes. Same for good restaurants.
There is SO much to do in SP, I recommend you go throught the tips and find what is more interesting to you :)

Have fun!
Traveller May 29, 2017
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It depends on where your accommodation will be. Anyway,there's a very popular neighborhood with plenty options to hang out (day and night), Vila Madalena. Ibirapuera Park is a good option for outdoor atictivities, like jogging or biking. São Paulo is a multicultural city and Bexiga ( another neighborhood, which really named Bela Vista ) is our version of Little Italy. Liberdade is our version of Chinatown, in fact it's our Japanesetown ( or Asiatown) lol. I wish you a pleasant stay here.
Feel free to ask more questions
Local May 22, 2017
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Thank you all very much for these recommendations! I guess I just have to decide an itinerary now. Cheers!
Hi, Seb!
You can take a walk in the city center during the day on Friday. You can visit and see Vale do Anhangabaú which is close to the Municipal Theater and many other important buildings, like Catedral da Sé and you can eat some delicious food at Casa de Francisca that is in front of Catedral da Sé or you can visit the Municipal Market where you can eat a delicious pastel. If you walk behind Catedral da Sé you there's an Oriental neighborhood called Liberdade, it's very close.
Or, if you don't wanna see the Oriental neighborhood you can take a train on Sé metrô station and go to the Luz station, there's a park over there, the Luz station building is very old and beautiful. Oh, also The Pinacoteca is very close to Luz Station.
At night you can go to the Vila Madalena or Pinheiros, there are many places to drink, eat and listen to live music.
On saturday you can go to Benedito Calixto square. You can go eat acarajé in Tabuleiro do acarajé and meet nice peaple, or you can go to the Barão de Tatuí street to eat a delicious Pãozinho delícia do Brown :)
Unfortunatelly i'm working these days otherwise it would be a pleasure go along with you :)
Enjoy your time here


Local May 22, 2017
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This really depends on your style. If you wanna visit the historical part of the city, go to downtown (Sé, vale do anhagabaú, São Bento, 25 de março, mercadão, Luz, República). If you like more shopping, restaurants and night life, stay around Avenida Paulista. One side (jardins) is really fancy with good restaurants and famous brands (rua Oscar freire, if you like coffee go to Santo Grão, best coffee in the city). The other side, rua Augusta, is more alternative also with clubs and restaurants.
I hope this can help you and that you can have fun in the city.
Local May 21, 2017
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Hi and welcome to São Paulo. I don´t really know what you are in to, so we have got it all: museuns: MASP, MIS, Pinacoteca do Estado, etc. Park:Ibirapuera is the biggest, there is another one near MASP museum called Trianon, very nice as well, and the last one I would recommend is VILA LOBOS. There is a equivalent of "chinatown" except that here is japanese towm, is called LIBERDADE (same name for the subway station- line blue). Unfortunately I am going to be on vacation - not here, but if you need any other tips just drop me a line.
Take care and safe travels
M
Local May 21, 2017
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Hi, how are you?
I think you should go to Mercado Municipal http://www.oportaldomercadao.com.br/ It's the municipal market where you can eat some tipical food and also try delicious fruits, nuts, etc. If you like to drink you could go to Vila Madalena Neighbourhood where there are a plenty of bars, drink caipirinhas, beers and also eat some brazilian snacks. There are different things to do, I think it depends on what you are expecting to do.
Local May 21, 2017
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I see that you like jazz, so I would recommend that you visit Jazz B, it's a nice place to listen to great jazz bands while enjoying some food and wine :)
Local May 21, 2017
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Thanks Paola!! Great tip! I will remember that!
I was thinking of going to las Cataratas de Iguazu to spend those 2 dias but now I see that I should explore SP! 😉
Hi Seb!

What sort of tourist are you? I mean what do you like to do when you go to big cities like sp? (There are so many tinhs to do there, that this will help me give tips to you since you have only two days...)
Local May 21, 2017
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Hi Gabriela. To answer your question, I guess I am the kind of tourist who enjoys wandering around the city a bit during the day (breakfast in a nice place outside the hotel, picturesque walking and landmark sightseeing, stop for a nice lunch to enjoy local delicacies, meeting and chating with locals if it happens, just enjoying being there). And then after, a bit of nightlife, if the opportunity comes along.
Hi Seb!

What sort of tourist are you? I mean what do you like to do when you go to big cities like sp? (There are so many tinhs to do there, that this will help me give tips to you since you have only two days...)
Local May 21, 2017
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Wow! Thanks for all these quick and spot on answers! I'm impressed! 👌 I guess I have to organize a bit now!
Hey Seb! It depends on the kind of experience you're looking for, but I'll try to help you. You should walk around "Vila Madalena" (that's the name of the metro station to get there either), the bohemian/hipster block, that's the best place to meet people and have fun at night. There's a place called "Nossa casa" where you can party listening to some real good brazilian song, if you wanna get the feeling. Try a "coxinha" or a "pastel" with a local beer, you won't regret it (if you eat meat). I recommed you to have a "feijoada" in Visit "Avenida Paulista" for a walk during the day and the crazy speed rhythim of the city, that's a beatiful part of the city, but not the "real" São Paulo with all it's contradictions. Close to Avenida Paulista there's a street called "Augusta" you get there by walking, a place with all sorts of good restaurants, young people and the nightlife is cool. I suggest you to go to "Prato do dia", a underground place for dancing, in Street Barra Funda, 34. Hope you have a great time, São Paulo is a crazy city with so many things happenning you won't get bored!
Local May 21, 2017
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About the "feijoada" I've mentioned and dindn't wrote the place. My favortite is in a bar/restaurant very typical called "Mercearia São Pedro", close to Vila Madalena.
Thanks Karine for your tips! I guess Avenidas Paulista and Augusta are a must do!
Hey Sheb. I can join you to Casa De Francisca, a cozy jazz bar located in the center of SP city. This would be a very pleasent friday or saturday evening. As for the day on saturday there are lots of experiences such as the brand new Japan House (culture), or to run in Ibirapuera Park for a great day start, or to eat classic coxinhas on a local bar or to experience syrian food. Just let me know wich are your preferences.
Local May 21, 2017
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Jazz nos fundos looks great! I've heard about coxinhas but syrian food in SP!!?
Oh yeah. Huge arabic comunity in SP.
And I think you will enjoy Casa de Francisca as well
Bel Local May 21, 2017
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Do you consider yourself more like a nature, party or food guy?
Local May 21, 2017
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I guess a li'l bit of all 3!