São Paulo

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

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


Alex Atala, the unrivalled master of contemporary Brazilian cuisine

Brasil a Gosto

Take a trip across Brazil in one delicious meal


Brazilian regional food with a magic twist from chef Mara Salles

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

Itaim Bibi

An ideal spot for shop-hopping on foot


An expansive upmarket São Paulo shopping area

Vila Madalena

Filled with young designers and independent stores

Bars with a view


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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Casa 92
    Casa 92

    Dance under the stars at this former '50s house

Don't-miss art galleries

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