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Around Town

Museums, attractions, festivals and events in São Paulo

  • Historic São Paulo

    On foot, by bus and subway, discover the city's hidden past

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  • Toy story

    SESC Pompeia's exhibition isn't playing around

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  • 10 São Paulo Wi-Fi Cafés

    Kill your to-do list and caffeine craving at these Wi-Fi cafés

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  • Cambuci street art

    Head off the beaten track with Cambuci's street art

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  • Bloom town

    See the city in bloom at São Paulo's orchidariums

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Essential São Paulo

Pinacoteca

Pinacoteca

São Paulo’s most traditional art institution

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Mercado Municipal

Mercado Municipal

A must-see gourmet market for food lovers

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MASP

MASP

The city's premier art museum

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Cultural hubs

Matilha Cultural

Matilha Cultural

Urban culture at this cool downtown venue

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The Hub

The Hub

A lively co-working space focused on entrepreneurs

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Serralheria

Serralheria

Music and art rule at this eclectic Lapa venue

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Tag & Juice

Tag & Juice

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

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Don't-miss museums and cultural centres

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

Cultural centre and caféin a former downtown bank

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CAIXA Cultural

CAIXA Cultural

A downtown venue housing old maps and temporary exhibitions

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SESC Belenzinho

SESC Belenzinho

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

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Museu da Língua Portuguesa

Museu da Língua Portuguesa

A brilliant introduction to Brazil's beloved language

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Museu Afro Brasil

Museu Afro Brasil

Unearthing Brazil's African roots in Parque do Ibirapuera

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Itaú Cultural

Itaú Cultural

Contemporary art and digital media on Avenida Paulista

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Centro Cultural São Paulo

Centro Cultural São Paulo

Scores of exhibitions fill this vast cultural space

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Kids' stuff

Instituto Butantan

Instituto Butantan

Home to the largest serpentarium in the country

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O Mundo da Xuxa

O Mundo da Xuxa

The kiddie queen Xuxa's tiny tot kingdom

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Catavento Cultural

Catavento Cultural

Kids love this downtown artsy science centre

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Child-friendly dining

Child-friendly dining

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

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Explore São Paulo's historic centre

Museu de Arte Sacra

Museu de Arte Sacra

Browse 800 pieces of religious art at this monastery

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Architecture in Centro

Architecture in Centro

Explore the city's history through architecture

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Downtown murals

Downtown murals

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

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Casa da Imagem

Casa da Imagem

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

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Pick of the parks

Parque do Carmo

Parque do Carmo

Tread the track at one of the biggest city parks, in Zona Leste

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Parque do Ibirapuera

Parque do Ibirapuera

Two square kilometres of tranquility

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Parque Villa-Lobos

Parque Villa-Lobos

Follow the tarmac tracks on a flat circuit around the park

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Parque da Cantareira

Parque da Cantareira

A challenging run in the forest outside São Paulo

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Modernist icons

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

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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.

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Casa Modernista

Casa Modernista

Book a visit to the oldest modernist house in Brazil

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SESC Pompeia

SESC Pompeia

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

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