São Paulo

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

São Paulo day by day

  • (Around Town)

    15-20 Apr Less than a month after the credits rolled on its wildly-popular exhibition on the filmmaker  Stanley Kubrick , the ... More details
  • (Gay & Lesbian)

    Sun 20 Apr 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 20 Apr On Sundays, in Grajaú, in the south of the city, a group of musicians called Pagode da 27 presents... More details
  • (Restaurants)

    Sun 20 Apr We loved the first run of the Feirinha Gastronômica – a series of Sunday food fairs with chefs and amateur enthusiasts... More details
  • (Art)

    25 Jan-21 Apr This exhibition, 'Visions from the Ludwig Collection', comprises 70 works from the eponymous collection, which was donated to... More details
  • (Music)

    Mon 21 Apr In the Zona Sul, the celebrated Samba da Vela has been taking place on Monday nights for years, at the... More details
  • (Art)

    21-26 Apr The Japanese photographer Eikoh Hosoe's multi-disciplinary approach to taking photos incorporates elements of theatre, dance,... More details
  • (Art)

    25 Jan-21 Apr This exhibition, 'Visions from the Ludwig Collection', comprises 70 works from the eponymous collection, which was donated to... More details
  • (Sports & Fitness)

    Tue 22 Apr This Itaim-based group gets together twice a week. Join the beginners group for the gentle 10-15km circuit or, depending on... More details
  • (Art)

    22-26 Apr After exhibitions in Europe and Canada last year, the work of the German photographer Iwajla Klinke features in the second... More details
  • (Art)

    21-26 Apr The Japanese photographer Eikoh Hosoe's multi-disciplinary approach to taking photos incorporates elements of theatre, dance,... More details
  • (Art)

    21-26 Apr The Japanese photographer Eikoh Hosoe's multi-disciplinary approach to taking photos incorporates elements of theatre, dance,... More details
  • (Art)

    22-26 Apr After exhibitions in Europe and Canada last year, the work of the German photographer Iwajla Klinke features in the second... More details
  • (Theatre & Dance)

    Thu 24 Apr São Paulo’s best-known vaudeville show, combining burlesque, circus, comedy and music, continues its seventh year of... More details
  • (Music)

    Thu 24 Apr 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 24 Apr Up and running since 2005, the Caminhada Noturna ('Night Walk') strays from the usual walking-tour territory in that the... More details
  • (Art)

    21-26 Apr The Japanese photographer Eikoh Hosoe's multi-disciplinary approach to taking photos incorporates elements of theatre, dance,... More details
  • (Art)

    22-26 Apr After exhibitions in Europe and Canada last year, the work of the German photographer Iwajla Klinke features in the second... More details
  • (Sports & Fitness)

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

    21-26 Apr The Japanese photographer Eikoh Hosoe's multi-disciplinary approach to taking photos incorporates elements of theatre, dance,... More details
  • (Art)

    22-26 Apr After exhibitions in Europe and Canada last year, the work of the German photographer Iwajla Klinke features in the second... More details
  • (Around Town)

    Sat 26 Apr Using crowdsourcing to pick which neighbourhoods to explore, SampaPé is an immersive walking tour, tailor-made for each... More details
  • (Art)

    21-26 Apr The Japanese photographer Eikoh Hosoe's multi-disciplinary approach to taking photos incorporates elements of theatre, dance,... More details
  • (Art)

    22-26 Apr After exhibitions in Europe and Canada last year, the work of the German photographer Iwajla Klinke features in the second... More details

Essential São Paulo

Terraço Itália

A high-rise lounge bar with an unbeatable view

Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP)

The city's premier art museum

Mercado Municipal

A must-see gourmet market for food lovers

Best of Brazilian cuisine

Tordesilhas

Brazilian regional food with a magic twist from chef Mara Salles

D.O.M

Alex Atala, the unrivalled master of contemporary Brazilian cuisine

Brasil a Gosto

Take a trip across Brazil in one delicious meal

Explore São Paulo on foot

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

Downtown murals

Tour some of the city’s most important murals, in Centro

Shopping area guides

Itaim Bibi

An ideal spot for shop-hopping on foot

Vila Madalena

Filled with young designers and independent stores

Jardins

An expansive upmarket São Paulo shopping area

Bars with a view

Skye

Sip cocktails from the roof of the Hotel Unique

Terraço Itália

A high-rise lounge bar with an unbeatable view

The View

Sip your drink slowly and marvel at the view

Editor's picks - nightlife

  • Jazz nos Fundos
    Jazz nos Fundos

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

  • D.Edge
    D.Edge

    The Big Daddy of underground electronica

  • Alberta #3
    Alberta #3

    Bar meets balada at this reliably good downtown spot

  • 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

Don't-miss art galleries


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