MASP: Museu de Arte de São Paulo

The MASP, São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand Art Museum, was inaugurated in 1947 by Assis Chateaubriand and Pietro Maria Bardi. The place has a collection considered the most important in the Southern Hemisphere. They are Brazilian and foreign artists in a collection that covers from the 19th to the 20th century.

  • Av. Paulista, 1578
  • www.masp.art.br
  • (11) 3251-5644
  • Tuesday to Sunday and Holidays: from 11h to 18h; Thursday from 11h to 20h.
  • Tickets: R$ 40,00.
  • At Tuesdays the ticket are free for all visitors

One of the most famous parks in São Paulo, Ibirapuera Park has attractions for all kind of public. In its 1.6 million m², houses the Biennial Foundation, the Afro Brazil Museum, the MAM (Museum of Modern Art) and Oca, this is the stage for temporary exhibitions. In the middle of the park is the Japanese Pavilion, a replica of the Katura Palace, located in Kyoto.

  • Av. Pedro Álvares Cabral S/N - Ibirapuera
  • www.parquedoibirapuera.com
  • (11) 5574-5177
  • Opens everyday: from 5h to 0h.

Parque do Ibirapuera

Mercado Municipal

The “Mercadão” has more than 281 boxes to serve about 20 thousand customers who, each day, take more than 350 tons of food. In addition, the market has a food court. There you can eat the well-known codfish pastry or the bologna sandwich.

  • Rua Cantareira, 306 – Centro
  • www.oportaldomercadao.com.br
  • (11) 3228.0339
  • Monday to Saturday: from 6h to 18h. Sundays and Holidays: from 6h to 16h.
  • From Tuesday to Thursday, the tourist site is monitored by a guide, passing through the main points of the market such as the Hocca Bar and the Mezzanine's VIP lounge. To participate, you must register in advance.

The March 25th Street is a popular shopping center in the city. The entire surrounding region is devoted to the trade in costume jewelry, toys, home furnishings and other home accessories. In Ladeira Porto Geral, for example, you can find costume shops, where brides have fun shopping for funny props to liven up their wedding parties.

  • Access: São Bento Metro Station

Rua 25 de março

Farol Santander

The Altino Arantes building, known as Farol Santander, once was the head office of the extinguished Banespa Bank. Farol aims to do this through experiences that reconstruct the historic memory of the place and the people through unique encounters and inquisitive immersive art. All this with the best view of São Paulo that encompasses the Serra da Cantareira and Pico do Jaraguá, within a radius of up to 40 kilometers on clear days.

  • Rua João Brícola, 24 - Centro
  • www.oportaldomercadao.com.br
  • (11) 3553-5627
  • Farol Santander is open from Tuesday through Saturday, 9am – 8pm, and on Sunday, 9am – 7pm.
  • Free entrance
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