São Paulo

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

São Paulo day by day

  • (Theatre & Dance)

    Thu 24 Apr São Paulo’s best-known vaudeville show, combining burlesque, circus, comedy and music, continues its seventh year of... More details
  • (Music)

    Thu 24 Apr 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 24 Apr Up and running since 2005, the Caminhada Noturna ('Night Walk') strays from the usual walking-tour territory in that the... 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
  • (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

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

Tordesilhas

Brazilian regional food with a magic twist from chef Mara Salles

D.O.M

Alex Atala, the unrivalled master of contemporary Brazilian cuisine

Brasil a Gosto

Take a trip across Brazil in one delicious meal

Explore São Paulo on foot

Cambuci street art

Head off the beaten track with Cambuci's street art

Downtown murals

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

Architecture in Centro

Explore the city's history through architecture

Shopping area guides

Vila Madalena

Filled with young designers and independent stores

Jardins

An expansive upmarket São Paulo shopping area

Itaim Bibi

An ideal spot for shop-hopping on foot

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

  • D.Edge
    D.Edge

    The Big Daddy of underground electronica

  • Caos
    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

  • Jazz nos Fundos
    Jazz nos Fundos

    A no-nonsense jazz venue in the back of a parking lot

  • Casa 92
    Casa 92

    Dance under the stars at this former '50s house

Don't-miss art galleries


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