On early summer evenings, the city bears witness to fantastic sunsets, filling the sky with stunning shades of bright oranges and rich pinks that fade into lush hues of pastel purples and blues. Watching the sunset is best enjoyed in good company, but even alone, these marvellous views are a sight to behold.
Praça do Pôr do Sol
Rua Desembargador Ferreira França 1, Pinheiros
This small hilltop park – 'sunset park' – is a perfectly democratic spot for watching the sun dip beyond the horizon. Romantic couples, families, and groups of friends get together to watch the show and applaud rapturously as the day’s curtain comes down.
Avenida Brigadeiro Luís Antônio, 4700, Jardim Paulista, 3055 4702, skye.com.br
Overlooking a long, low canopy of trees, which contrast starkly with the red-lit swimming pool, the Unique Hotel’s rooftop bar is the perfect place for an early-evening cocktail. We love the Grape Martini (R$28), made with Prosecco, Italian grapes, mint and Perrier. Hands down, one of the most spectacular views of the city. Read more about Skye
Avenida Ipiranga 344, 41st floor, República, 2189 2929, terracoitalia.com.br
With an incredible 360˚ view of the city, the crown of the Edifício Itália is a São Paulo classic. Complement the view with a sparkling glass of prosecco (Chandon Brut Réserve, R$121) and a dinner of Parma ham with fresh figs (R$38). Cover R$30. Read more on Terraço Itália
Panorâmico Central Park
Alameda Ministro Rocha de Azevedo 523, Jardim Paulista, 3087 0100, panoramicocpark.com.br
Another twilight dinner option, with a panorama overlooking downtown and Jardins (hence the name), this restaurant features an international menu with solid seafood offerings. The salmon carpaccio is a winner (R$23.70).
The prices on this feature are correct as of January 2012