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Things to Do in São Paulo

By Ernest White, February 2013

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Aside from being Brazil’s largest city and the country’s financial heavyweight, São Paulo is a vast metropolis full of exciting activities and events, award-winning restaurants, unbeatable nightlife, and multicultural neighborhoods. With over 20 million people in the entire metro area, São Paulo’s no shrinking violet, nor is it the soulless concrete jungle it’s often made out to be (especially by folks from beach-centric Rio). Take a look at some of the highlights:

Avenida Paulista
One of Latin America’s most expensive strips of real estate, Avenida Paulista is renowned for its buzzing atmosphere and impressive column of office towers, creating the consummate urban canyon. A nexus for business and culture in the city, institutions such as the São Paulo Art Museum (MASP) and Trianon Park straddle the avenue itself, while the restaurant-packed district of Jardins and nightlife-centered Rua Augusta branch off the street. In the run-up to Carnival, popular samba school Vai-Vai holds boisterous open rehearsals a few minutes away by foot, and gay-friendly Rua Frei Caneca makes the area a launching point for cruisy nights out.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Sao Paulo Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Sao Paulo.

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