São Paulo, Brazil’s vibrant financial center, is among the world’s most populous cities, with numerous cultural institutions and a rich architectural tradition. Its iconic buildings range from its neo-Gothic cathedral and the 1929 Martinelli skyscraper to modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer’s curvy Edifício Copan. The colonial-style Pátio do Colégio church marks where Jesuit priests founded the city in 1554.
São Paulo City Tour
Pateo do Colégio
Site where São Paulo’s original Jesuit mission was erected in 1554, with 1896 replica of its chapel.
Sé Metropolitan Cathedral
Its construction, in Neo-Gothic style, began in 1913 and ended four decades later. It was ready for its dedication on the 400th anniversary of the foundation of the then humble villa of São Paulo by Chief or Cacique Tibiriçá and the Jesuit priests Manuel da Nóbrega and José de Anchieta. Despite having a Renaissance-styled dome, the São Paulo Metropolitan Cathedral is considered by some to be the 4th largest neo-gothic cathedral in the world.
It is regarded as one of the landmarks of the city, significant both for its architectural value as well as for its historical importance, having been the venue for the Week of Modern Art in 1922, which revolutionised the arts in Brazil.
Paulista Avenue is one of the most important avenues in São Paulo, Brazil. It stretches 2.8 kilometres and runs northwest to southeast. The São Paulo Museum of Art is an art museum located on Paulista Avenue.
Jardins Neighborhood and Ibirapuera Park
Through the Jardins Neighborhood which is the cities fashion center we´ll arrive to the Ibirapuera Park.
Ibirapuera Park was the first metropolitan park in São Paulo, designed along the lines of other great English landscape gardens built in the 20th century in major cities around the globe, but inspired on modern drafts from the landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx. It was inaugurated on 21 August 1954 for the 400th anniversary of the city of São Paulo.
The Football Museum is a space in the city of São Paulo, Brazil dedicated to the most different subjects involving the practice, history and curiosities revolving around football in Brazil and in the world.
A tall red torii arch marks the entrance to Liberdade, the city’s Japantown, where the streets are hung with lanterns. Dining options include sushi bars, ramen shops and stalls for yakisoba noodles, as well as Chinese and Korean eateries. Gift shops and supermarkets sell kimonos, cookware and imported Asian delicacies, while the Feira da Liberdade Sunday street market has accessories and handicrafts.