São Paulo

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

São Paulo day by day

  • (Theatre & Dance)

    Thu 17 Apr São Paulo’s best-known vaudeville show, combining burlesque, circus, comedy and music, continues its seventh year of... More details
  • (Music)

    Thu 17 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 17 Apr Up and running since 2005, the Caminhada Noturna ('Night Walk') strays from the usual walking-tour territory in that the... More details
  • (Theatre & Dance)

    17-20 Apr On the heels of its wildly popular four-month run in Rio, the biographical musical, Elis: A Musical , arrives in São Paulo... More details
  • (Art)

    14-19 Apr The Japanese photographer Eikoh Hosoe's multi-disciplinary approach to taking photos incorporates elements of theatre, dance,... More details
  • (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)

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

Essential São Paulo

Terraço Itália

A high-rise lounge bar with an unbeatable view

Mercado Municipal

A must-see gourmet market for food lovers

Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP)

The city's premier art museum

Best of Brazilian cuisine

Brasil a Gosto

Take a trip across Brazil in one delicious meal

Tordesilhas

Brazilian regional food with a magic twist from chef Mara Salles

D.O.M

Alex Atala, the unrivalled master of contemporary Brazilian cuisine

Explore São Paulo on foot

Vila Madalena graffiti

A unique insight into Vila Madalena's street art

Architecture in Centro

Explore the city's history through architecture

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

Jardins

An expansive upmarket São Paulo shopping area

Vila Madalena

Filled with young designers and independent stores

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

  • Casa 92
    Casa 92

    Dance under the stars at this former '50s house

  • Caos
    Caos

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

  • 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

Don't-miss art galleries


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