Around Town

Museums, attractions, festivals and events in São Paulo

São Paulo day by day

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Essential São Paulo


São Paulo’s most traditional art institution

Terraço Itália

A faded lounge bar with an unbeatable view

Mercado Municipal

A must-see gourmet market for food lovers

Cultural hubs


Music and art rule at this eclectic Lapa venue

The Hub

A lively co-working space focused on entrepreneurs

Tag & Juice

A cycle-centric bar, shop and Saturday hang-out

Don't-miss museums and cultural centres

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

Cultural centre and caféin a former downtown bank

Museu Afro Brasil

Unearthing Brazil's African roots in Parque do Ibirapuera

CAIXA Cultural

A downtown venue housing old maps and temporary exhibitions

SESC Belenzinho

Just one of São Paulo's 16 SESCs - world-classs cultural institutions

Centro Cultural São Paulo

Scores of exhibitions fill this vast cultural space

Itaú Cultural

Contemporary art and digital media on Avenida Paulista

Kids' stuff

O Mundo da Xuxa

The kiddie queen Xuxa's tiny tot kingdom

Child-friendly dining

Eating out with kids is easy if you know where to go

Catavento Cultural

Kids love this downtown artsy science centre

Explore São Paulo's historic centre

Casa da Imagem

Peruse thousands of historic photographs in one of the city's oldest buildings

Museu de Arte Sacra

Browse 800 pieces of religious art at this monastery

Architecture in Centro

Explore the city's history through architecture

Pick of the parks

Modernist icons

  • Oca

    This Jetsons-style exhibition centre is just one of Oscar Niemeyer's modernist buildings in Parque do Ibirapuera

  • Museu Lasar Segall
    Museu Lasar Segall

    The former home of modernist artist Lasar Segall was turned into the non-profit Museu Lasar Segall in 1967

  • Fundação Maria Luisa e Oscar Americano
    Fundação Maria Luisa e Oscar Americano

    Head here for art and high tea in a modernist homestead, designed by Oswaldo Arthur Bratke in 1950.

  • SESC Pompeia
    SESC Pompeia

    This former factory was converted into a multi-purpose building by architect Lina Bo Bardi

  • Casa Modernista
    Casa Modernista

    Book a visit to the oldest modernist house in Brazil

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