São Paulo

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São Paulo day by day

  • (Music)

    Thu 10 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 10 Jul Up and running since 2005, the Caminhada Noturna ('Night Walk') strays from the usual walking-tour territory in that the... More details
  • (Theatre & Dance)

    10-13 Jul On the heels of its wildly popular four-month run in Rio, the biographical musical, Elis: A Musical , arrives in São Paulo... More details
  • (Theatre & Dance)

    10-13 Jul On the heels of its wildly popular four-month run in Rio, the biographical musical, Elis: A Musical , arrives in São Paulo... More details
  • (Theatre & Dance)

    10-13 Jul On the heels of its wildly popular four-month run in Rio, the biographical musical, Elis: A Musical , arrives in São Paulo... More details
  • (Gay & Lesbian)

    Sun 13 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 13 Jul On Sundays, in Grajaú, in the south of the city, a group of musicians called Pagode da 27 presents... More details
  • (Restaurants)

    Sun 13 Jul We loved the first run of the Feirinha Gastronômica – a series of Sunday food fairs with chefs and amateur enthusiasts... More details
  • (Theatre & Dance)

    10-13 Jul On the heels of its wildly popular four-month run in Rio, the biographical musical, Elis: A Musical , arrives in São Paulo... More details
  • (Music)

    Mon 14 Jul 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

Mercado Municipal

A must-see gourmet market for food lovers

Terraço Itália

A high-rise lounge bar with an unbeatable view

Best of Brazilian cuisine

Brasil a Gosto

Take a trip across Brazil in one delicious meal

Tordesilhas

Brazilian regional food with a magic twist from chef Mara Salles

D.O.M

Alex Atala, the unrivalled master of contemporary Brazilian cuisine

Explore São Paulo on foot

Vila Madalena graffiti

A unique insight into Vila Madalena's street art

Architecture in Centro

Explore the city's history through architecture

Downtown murals

Tour some of the city’s most important murals, in Centro

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

Skye

Sip cocktails from the roof of the Hotel Unique

The View

Sip your drink slowly and marvel at the view

Terraço Itália

A high-rise lounge bar with an unbeatable view

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

  • 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

  • Caos
    Caos

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

Don't-miss art galleries


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