I had two nights in São Paulo. This is sometimes necessary due to flight connections between destination (in my case from Manaus to Campo Grande).
Whilst São Paulo doesn’t have the appeal or attractions of Rio, it is also a vibrant and bustling city. In fact, it’s the largest city in South America and the economic powerhouse of Brazil. São Paulo as an impressive skyline of skyscrapers that showcase modern and innovative designs. These sit between some cultural landmarks including the St Paul cathedral, the characterful theatre, the first ever building in Sao Paulo, its museums, art galleries and urban parks.
Make sure you explore São Paulo’s neighbourhoods:
Vila Madalena is known for its bohemian atmosphere, trendy bars and stunning graffiti art. Artists are invited to paint on the buildings and some of the work (whether modern art/graffiti is your thing or not) is very impressive and certainly worth a visit; Jardins offers high-end shopping boutiques and upscale restaurants.
whilst Liberdade serves as the city’s very own china town.
São Paulo is a shopper’s paradise, with countless malls and shopping streets offering a wide range of international and local brands – and at affordable prices. For those seeking a bit of adventure, take a day trip to Cantareira State Park located just outside the city. But if nothing else São Paulo’s nightlife is renowned for its energy and diversity and it must not be missed. From samba and bossa nova to rock and electronic music, you will find a venue that suits your preferences. And don’t forget dinning out is a part of life here. With so many cultural influences, there is something for everyone to enjoy!
São Paulo truly offers something for everyone, with a vibrant and dynamic atmosphere. It is certainly worth exploring for a few days during your trip to Brazil.