São Paulo

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

São Paulo day by day

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    Sun 3 Aug Don your lycra and join Brazil’s first gay cycling group. The main event is every Sunday morning, with the route decided... More details
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    Sun 3 Aug We loved the first run of the Feirinha Gastronômica – a series of Sunday food fairs with chefs and amateur enthusiasts... More details
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    Mon 4 Aug 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

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

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

Architecture in Centro

Explore the city's history through architecture

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

Terraço Itália

A high-rise lounge bar with an unbeatable view

The View

Sip your drink slowly and marvel at the view

Skye

Sip cocktails from the roof of the Hotel Unique

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

  • 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

  • D.Edge
    D.Edge

    The Big Daddy of underground electronica

Don't-miss art galleries


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