São Paulo

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

São Paulo day by day

  • (Music)

    Thu 10 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 10 Jul Up and running since 2005, the Caminhada Noturna ('Night Walk') strays from the usual walking-tour territory in that the... More details
  • (Theatre & Dance)

    10-13 Jul On the heels of its wildly popular four-month run in Rio, the biographical musical, Elis: A Musical , arrives in São Paulo... More details
  • (Theatre & Dance)

    10-13 Jul On the heels of its wildly popular four-month run in Rio, the biographical musical, Elis: A Musical , arrives in São Paulo... More details
  • (Theatre & Dance)

    10-13 Jul On the heels of its wildly popular four-month run in Rio, the biographical musical, Elis: A Musical , arrives in São Paulo... More details
  • (Gay & Lesbian)

    Sun 13 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 13 Jul On Sundays, in Grajaú, in the south of the city, a group of musicians called Pagode da 27 presents... More details
  • (Restaurants)

    Sun 13 Jul We loved the first run of the Feirinha Gastronômica – a series of Sunday food fairs with chefs and amateur enthusiasts... More details
  • (Theatre & Dance)

    10-13 Jul On the heels of its wildly popular four-month run in Rio, the biographical musical, Elis: A Musical , arrives in São Paulo... More details
  • (Music)

    Mon 14 Jul In the Zona Sul, the celebrated Samba da Vela has been taking place on Monday nights for years, at the... More details

Essential São Paulo

Mercado Municipal

A must-see gourmet market for food lovers

Terraço Itália

A high-rise lounge bar with an unbeatable view

Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP)

The city's premier art museum

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

Downtown murals

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

Vila Madalena graffiti

A unique insight into Vila Madalena's street art

Cambuci street art

Head off the beaten track with Cambuci's street art

Shopping area guides

Itaim Bibi

An ideal spot for shop-hopping on foot

Jardins

An expansive upmarket São Paulo shopping area

Vila Madalena

Filled with young designers and independent stores

Bars with a view

The View

Sip your drink slowly and marvel at the view

Skye

Sip cocktails from the roof of the Hotel Unique

Terraço Itália

A high-rise lounge bar with an unbeatable view

Editor's picks - nightlife

  • D.Edge
    D.Edge

    The Big Daddy of underground electronica

  • Alberta #3
    Alberta #3

    Bar meets balada at this reliably good downtown spot

  • Jazz nos Fundos
    Jazz nos Fundos

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

  • 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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