São Paulo

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

São Paulo day by day

  • (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
  • (Gay & Lesbian)

    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
  • (Restaurants)

    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
  • (Music)

    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

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

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

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

Architecture in Centro

Explore the city's history through architecture

Shopping area guides

Jardins

An expansive upmarket São Paulo shopping area

Itaim Bibi

An ideal spot for shop-hopping on foot

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

  • 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

  • Casa 92
    Casa 92

    Dance under the stars at this former '50s house

  • 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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