VISITING SAO PAULO






What sets São Paulo

Beautiful, rich, intellectual, democratic, alive, sporting, cultural, sentimental, romantic, modern, serious, outgoing, professional. After all, what defines São Paulo? There is absolutely no adjective that could precisely define what is one of the world's megacities.


Painstakingly developed by a multiplicity of nationalities, cultures, beliefs, backgrounds and ideals, this great pioneering metropolis is truly cosmopolitan, by vocation and adoption. It is Italian, German, Jewish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, French, African, Arabic, Spanish, Latin and Brazilian. These and many other facets are present in the architecture of the buildings, the streets, the refined taste of its culinary delights and in the costumes and mannerisms of a people that does not stop, day-to-day valiantly writing the history of the city.


We can describe the grandeur of São Paulo by many ways. Stressing that it is home to the largest hotel complex in Latin America, the most comprehensive hospital network in the country and focuses on its territory the largest Brazilian cultural centre. It is also one of the international capitals of gastronomy, fixed destination for major events, fairs and exhibitions recognized worldwide, headquarters of academic centresof renowned research among many other references.


The capital is one of the few places able to harmoniously merge modernity and history. It has hosted major events involving from the independence of Brazil, through political, cultural revolutions and protests in favourof democracy. Home to hundreds of cinemas, museums, theatres, areas of historical and cultural heritage, parks, concert halls, thematic parks, restaurants, bars, hotels, events spaces, fairs, shopping malls, streets with specialized commerce.


Each year, about 15 million visitors come to the city for business or professional contacts, shopping or enjoy a cultural calendar attuned to what is done in the world. Being in São Paulo is to experience a 24 hours metropolis, with a lifestyle that combines work and leisure as if they were two sides of the same coin. Capital of a state size as big as UK, with a population close to that of Spain and that generates almost half of the Brazilian economy, São Paulo also became the first tourist destination of the country. So we fill our chest with pride to make you an invitation:


Come to São Paulo, it's all good!


Fonte:http://www.visitesaopaulo.com/o-que-define-sao-paulo.asp

 

 

Restaurants– São Paulo

 

FAMIGLIAMANCINI RESTAURANT

An icon of Italian gastronomy in thecapital of São Paulo, the Famiglia Mancini Restaurant is a very popular placefor those who appreciate the art of eating well, due to the exceptionalculinary quality and the cheerful and relaxed atmosphere. The house offers arich menu full of homemade pasta and unsurpassed sauces, plus a wide variety ofmeats, poultry, fish and seafood. Other highlights are the antipasti, in totalthere are more than 100 types, all imported and accommodated in their ownenvironment so that the customer can serve himself at will.

R. Avanhandava, 81 - Bela Vista

 

BRAHMASAMBA MUSIC BAR

Attended by intellectuals, musiciansand politicians in the 50s and 60s, it is famous for its beer, Brazilian snacksand live music with the true Samba.

Av. São João, 677 - Centro

 

CANTINADO ROPERTO

For more than half a century,Cantina Roperto, one of the most traditional restaurants in Bixiga, hasremained faithful to Italian culture. Its recipes, passed every generationsince the family's arrival in Brazil, offer the best of Southern Italiancuisine.

There are over twenty types of doughto be combined with different sauces. In addition to the famous Kid's Leg, Filéà Parmigiana and Fusilli at Sugo are dishes that have won the preference ofcustomers.

The family atmosphere still featureslive music every night and on Saturday lunches, which makes the atmosphere evenmore lively and cozy.

Rua Treze de Maio, 634 - Bela Vista

 

RESTAURANTED.O.M.

The best cuisine from world-renownedchef Alex Atala, who rescues the flavors of unexpected ingredients in a verysophisticated setting. Ask by Menu Degustação and enjoy Brazilian ingredientscarefully made for you.

R. Barão de Capanema, 549 – Jardins

 

OSAL GASTRONOMIA

Chef Henrique Fogaça, O SAL has amodern and clean environment, ideal for family or with friends. The gastronomicexperience is complete, innovative and refined in Brazilian shades. Thespecialty of the restaurant are the meats.

R. MinasGerais, 352 – Higienópolis

 

RUBAIYAT FIGUEIRA RESTAURANT

The gastronomic proposal rescues theprimitive Figueira cuisine,  of clayovens and iron pots. In its menu, simple, delicious original and brilliantdishes, like rural chicken marinated in fresh herbs,Sicilian lemmon , Dijonmustard and olive oil,  smashed octopus,or crate marine (the freshiest fishof the day prepared in the oven with lobstertail, prawns, scallop, octopus and squid) and grilled cod with potatoes punch –all of them brought to the table in Moroccan bowls and platters of Frenchenameled iron. Even for fans of seafood, there’s an oyster bar with always freshand fleshy oysters brought directly from Santa Catarina and Cananeia.

In the list of awarded meat, wesuggest you  to prove one of exclusivecuts Rubaiyat, like juicy Rump Summus, tasty Steak and Tropical extramacioPremium Kobe Beef.

Rua Haddock Lobo, 1738 - Jardim Paulista

 

O'MALLEY'SPUB

O pub estilo inglês, com ambiente simples e informal, possuí mesasde sinuca, música ao vivo e menu variado: sopas, saladas, sanduíches, wraps andpratos Irlandeses.  

Alameda Itu, 1529 - Jardim Paulista

 

 

City Tour São Paulo

The programs below has a suggestion of the main places to visit in SãoPaulo including historic places and importants venues.


#1 Tour  (light tour - 3 hours)

Pacaembu Area

Tour starts atCharles Miller Square with a viewing to important neighborhoods. After, we stopand visit inside of the Pacaembu Soccer Stadium.

Avenida Paulista Area

PanoramicTour by the Paulista Avenue (business center), MASP (Museum of Art), TrianonPark, important buildings and stop to visit the Casa das Rosas (one of the laststill preserved houses of the coffee age).

Ibirapuera Area

Tour withstop to take photos at the Ibirapuera Park and some monuments: Obelisco(obelisk), Monumento às Bandeiras (monument made by Victor Brecheret) and Palácio9 de Julho (mansion).

Downtown Area

Panoramic tourby the Liberdade Neighborhood (Japanese Town) and stop at the Sé Square tovisit the Cathedral and the Pátio do Colégio (place where was founded thecity). The tour be continued crossing the downtown, passing by the Igreja e Mosteirode São de Bento (church and monastery of St. Benedict), Municipal Theater, Valedo Anhangabaú (valley and square), Praça da República (square), Monumento a Duquede Caxias (monument), Sala São Paulo (concert hall), as well other importanthistoric buildings. The tour end at the Estação da Luz (rail station), Parqueda Luz (park) and Pinacoteca (art gallery).

Included:

·       Pick-upand drop-off at the hotel or event;

·       Tour Guide;

·       Sharedtransportation on bus, micro bus, van or executive car – depends of passengervolume;

Not included:

·       Meals;

·       Tips;

·       Tickets.


#2 Tour (complete tour - 6 hours)

Pacaembu Area

Tour starts atCharles Miller Square with a viewing to important neighborhoods. After, we stopand visit inside of the Pacaembu Soccer Stadium and Soccer Museum.

Avenida Paulista Area

PanoramicTour by the Paulista Avenue (business center), MASP (Museum of Art), TrianonPark, important buildings and stop to visit the Casa das Rosas (one of the laststill preserved houses of the coffee age).

Ibirapuera Area

Tour withstop to take photos at the Ibirapuera Park and some monuments: Obelisco(obelisk), Monumento às Bandeiras (monument made by Victor Brecheret) and Palácio9 de Julho (mansion).

Downtown Area

Panoramic tourby the Liberdade Neighborhood (Japanese Town) and stop at the Sé Square tovisit the Cathedral and the Pátio do Colégio (place where was founded thecity). The tour be continued crossing the downtown, passing by the Igreja eMosteiro de São de Bento (church and monastery of St. Benedict), MunicipalTheater, Vale do Anhangabaú (valley and square), Praça da República (square), Monumentoa Duque de Caxias (monument), Sala São Paulo (concert hall), as well otherimportant historic buildings. The tour end at the Estação da Luz (rail station),Parque da Luz (park) and Pinacoteca (art gallery).

        Municipal Market

Stop to visit the municipal Market called“Mercadão”.  Time to shopping and to havea meal. The tour ends at municipal market.

Included:

·       Pick-upand drop-off at the hotel or event;

·       TourGuide;

·       Sharedtransportation on bus, micro bus, van or executive car – depends of passengervolume;

Not included:

·       Meals;

·       Tips;

·       Tickets.