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

Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP)

The city's premier art museum

Terraço Itália

A high-rise lounge bar with an unbeatable view

Mercado Municipal

A must-see gourmet market for food lovers

Best of Brazilian cuisine

Brasil a Gosto

Take a trip across Brazil in one delicious meal

D.O.M

Alex Atala, the unrivalled master of contemporary Brazilian cuisine

Tordesilhas

Brazilian regional food with a magic twist from chef Mara Salles

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

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

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

  • 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

  • Caos
    Caos

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

Don't-miss art galleries


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