São Paulo

Your critical guide to restaurants, culture and going out in São Paulo

São Paulo day by day

  • (Sports & Fitness)

    Fri 25 Jul Join the São Paulo version of the direct-action street event known worldwide as Critical Mass. What started around nine... More details
  • (Gay & Lesbian)

    Sun 27 Jul Don your lycra and join Brazil’s first gay cycling group. The main event is every Sunday morning, with the route decided... More details
  • (Music)

    Sun 27 Jul On Sundays, in Grajaú, in the south of the city, a group of musicians called Pagode da 27 presents... More details
  • (Restaurants)

    Sun 27 Jul We loved the first run of the Feirinha Gastronômica – a series of Sunday food fairs with chefs and amateur enthusiasts... More details
  • (Restaurants)

    Sun 27 Jul On the second and the last Sundays of the month, the Colombian chef Dagoberto Torres, of Suri Ceviche Bar, will be setting up... More details
  • (Music)

    Mon 28 Jul In the Zona Sul, the celebrated Samba da Vela has been taking place on Monday nights for years, at the... More details
  • (Music)

    Thu 31 Jul Thursdays, jazz rules at Matilha Cultural's happy hour. A multifaceted space that's an art gallery, cinema, café and pet... More details
  • (Around Town)

    Thu 31 Jul Up and running since 2005, the Caminhada Noturna ('Night Walk') strays from the usual walking-tour territory in that the... More details

Essential São Paulo

Mercado Municipal

A must-see gourmet market for food lovers

Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP)

The city's premier art museum

Terraço Itália

A high-rise lounge bar with an unbeatable view

Best of Brazilian cuisine

Tordesilhas

Brazilian regional food with a magic twist from chef Mara Salles

Brasil a Gosto

Take a trip across Brazil in one delicious meal

D.O.M

Alex Atala, the unrivalled master of contemporary Brazilian cuisine

Explore São Paulo on foot

Architecture in Centro

Explore the city's history through architecture

Cambuci street art

Head off the beaten track with Cambuci's street art

Vila Madalena graffiti

A unique insight into Vila Madalena's street art

Shopping area guides

Jardins

An expansive upmarket São Paulo shopping area

Vila Madalena

Filled with young designers and independent stores

Itaim Bibi

An ideal spot for shop-hopping on foot

Bars with a view

Skye

Sip cocktails from the roof of the Hotel Unique

The View

Sip your drink slowly and marvel at the view

Terraço Itália

A high-rise lounge bar with an unbeatable view

Editor's picks - nightlife

  • Caos
    Caos

    Rammed with punters and packed with knick-knacks, it’s Caos

  • Casa 92
    Casa 92

    Dance under the stars at this former '50s house

  • D.Edge
    D.Edge

    The Big Daddy of underground electronica

  • Jazz nos Fundos
    Jazz nos Fundos

    A no-nonsense jazz venue in the back of a parking lot

  • Alberta #3
    Alberta #3

    Bar meets balada at this reliably good downtown spot

Don't-miss art galleries


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