This tour is ideal for those who want to get to know each attraction in detail and with no rush, giving due attention to each site we visit. Our tour guides will detail the histori-cultural aspects of some of the most important sites in the city, in addition to showing the day to day life of the Paulistano (as the city’s inhabitants call themselves) in the financial capital of the Brazil.
You will have the opportunity to get to know São Paulo’s historic downtown, its traditional neighborhoods, its most important thoroughfare, as well as the city’s most popular and well-known park. Here are some of the sites we will visit in São Paulo: São Paulo Historic Downtown Site of the city’s founding, this is the perfect place to learn about the history of São Paulo and about the cultural aspects of the Capital. During this part of the São Paulo City Tour – Express we will take a brief walk in order to take photos and hear some explanations from the guide.
Neighborhood of Liberdade Home to the world’s largest Japanese population in the world outside of Japan and the heart of the asian community in São Paulo, Liberdade is one of the most colorful neighborhoods in the city. It boasts diversified commerce and important tourist sites.
Paulista Avenue Founded at the end of the 19th century, Paulista Av. was the most luxurious street in the city, and as such was called home by São Paulo’s rich and powerful coffee barons. Currently, Paulista is one of the most important financial centers in the Capital in addition to being home to a wide variety of buildings which show off the city’s diverse architecture.
Ibirapuera Park The city’s main park, which features a historically and architectually important group of buildings by world-renowned Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer (winner of the Pritzker Prize for arquitecture) and landscaping by Burle Marx. This part of the São Paulo City Tour – Express will feature a brief walk in which you can take photos and hear explanations from, and ask questions of your guide. Municipal Market: A vibrant building, inaugurated in São Paulo in 1932. Besides coming in contact with the Brazil great gastronomical variety, you will be able to try the famous pastel de bacalhau (a fried pastry with salt-cod filling) or a sandwich with more than 400 grams of mortadela (meals not included in price).
Neighborhood of Jardins: One of the most sophisticated and cosmopolitan neighborhoods in São Paulo, Jardins combines the urban beauty of high society with high finance and luxury commerce. Vila Madalena: São Paulo’s most prominent bohemian neighborhood, replete with art studios and one of the main areas for urban art in the city. Here we will visit Praça do Pôr do Sol (Sunset Square), which boasts one of the most beautiful views in the Capital.