Brazil is one of the most amazing countries in the world for food, travel and luxury. While Rio de Janeiro and Salvador are wonderful, there are few places in the world quite like São Paulo. From its beautiful architecture to its stunning history, this Brazilian city is a treat for any who visit.
If you’re flying overseas to Brazil for only a couple of days, take a look at our list of the five attractions in São Paulo that you must see.
1. The MASP
There is no better art museum in the city than The Museu de Arte de São Paulo. The São Paulo Museum of Art has the finest Western art collection in all of Latin America, with works from ranging from Botticelli to Rembrandt. With a daily low entrance fee, try to visit this historical landmark on Tuesdays when you can enter for free.
2. El Parque Ibirapuera
Looking for some excitement? Well, there is never a dull moment in Ibirapuera Park. Fly a kite, go for a jog, ride down the many bike paths or skate inside the roller rink for endless fun with the family. Once you’ve tired yourself out, have a picnic by the park’s beautiful lake that often features a lighted fountain show that your family will never forget.
3. El Museo De Futebol
Even if you’re not a huge futebol fan, the Soccer museum in Estadio Pacaembu has something for all ages. Don’t forget to join in on the fun with the interactive games that include a penalty shot simulator. From Tuesday through Sunday, experience this amazing soccer tour for just $3 a person.
4. The Botanical Gardens of São Paulo
While Ibirapuera is an amazing park to play, the Botanical Gardens in São Paulo are the perfect spot to relax. Take in the beautiful surroundings of the gardens, while monkeys or sloths jump and swing around the huge park. Walk past the greenhouse filled with orchids or just enjoy a quiet nap in a park that is always peaceful, but never too crowded.
5. El Mercado Municipal
There is no better place to end your trip than the Mercado Municipal. This is one of the most famous markets in Brazil, with its beautiful architecture and wide variety of items for sale. Whether you’re in the mood for fruit, seafood or the famous Mortadella sandwich, the Municipal is the perfect place to bring the spice of São Paulo back home with you.
The world is full of amazing destinations to travel to and São Paulo is definitely one of them. When you’re traveling to Brazil, make sure to check out these 5 attractions above for a sure-fire good time. Have you ever traveled to São Paulo? What was your favorite spot to visit?