São Paulo

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

São Paulo day by day

  • (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
  • (Art)

    22-27 Apr Otherworldly knights, ethereal spirits, agitated beasts – these are the beings that feature in the works of one of... 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
  • (Art)

    22-27 Apr Otherworldly knights, ethereal spirits, agitated beasts – these are the beings that feature in the works of one of... More details
  • (Music)

    Mon 28 Apr In the Zona Sul, the celebrated Samba da Vela has been taking place on Monday nights for years, at the... More details
  • (Music)

    Mon 28 Apr What started out in a flat in London’s Kensal Rise in 2009 has become a bit of a global phenomenon, bringing up-and-coming... More details
  • (Theatre & Dance)

    1- 4 May On the heels of its wildly popular four-month run in Rio, the biographical musical, Elis: A Musical , arrives in São Paulo... 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

D.O.M

Alex Atala, the unrivalled master of contemporary Brazilian cuisine

Tordesilhas

Brazilian regional food with a magic twist from chef Mara Salles

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

Architecture in Centro

Explore the city's history through architecture

Shopping area guides

Vila Madalena

Filled with young designers and independent stores

Itaim Bibi

An ideal spot for shop-hopping on foot

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

  • 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

  • Caos
    Caos

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

Don't-miss art galleries


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