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Paulista Avenue

See the financial and cultural heart of one of South America’s busiest cities before unwinding in a bar full of local business people at the end of the day.

Named for the city’s people, Paulista Avenue is São Paulo’s busiest street and home to many of the city’s most lauded attractions. The avenue is located between the old and new towns and is flanked by a mix of skyscrapers and historic façades. Paulista is a hub for both culture and business, making it busy throughout the day. Wander the avenue’s 1.7 miles (2.7 kilometers) and you’ll pass the nerve centers of Latin America’s largest financial institutions and the São Paulo Museum of Art. At the end of the day, bars and pubs begin to fill up with workers ready to relax and have fun.

Travel by subway to reach the Paulista Center at the northern end of the strip. Spend the afternoon making your way south to experience the exciting atmosphere. You’ll pass Old Paulista, with the oldest home on the street, the tiny house of Coronel Joaquim Franco de Mello, and Casa das Rosas, a historic poetry center. Identify the São Paulo Museum of Art by the signature red columns that wrap around the building. Inside, see works spanning many movements, including the Renaissance era, and many by emerging contemporary artists.

Continue down the street and you’ll see the soaring Edifício Gazeta high above you. This radio tower is known to locals as the Paulista Tower; it becomes a great landmark when illuminated against the evening sky.

By the time you reach the end of the street, you’ll be ready for a snack and a drink. While there are many food courts along Paulista Avenue, the most authentic restaurants and cafés can be found on the quieter side streets. Meet locals over a caipirinha, Brazil’s most popular cocktail, or try couve-de-folhas, a local food favorite made from cabbage leaves.

Paulista Avenue is located in the heart of São Paulo. It is best reached by subway and has three stations along its length. Due to the central location and lack of parking, driving is not recommended. The avenue is best visited in the afternoon or cautiously in the evening when the atmosphere shifts from business-centric to a more relaxed air.


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ibis budget Sao Paulo Paulista

ibis budget Sao Paulo Paulista

Rua da Consolacao 2303, Sao Paulo
3.7
of 5, from 15 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in Consolacao, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Renaissance Theater, Museum of Art of Sao Paulo, and Football Museum. Municipal Theater and Trackers are also within 2 mi (3 km).

£74
Melia Paulista

Melia Paulista

Av Paulista, 2181, Sao Paulo
4.2
of 5, from 118 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Cerqueira Cesar, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Renaissance Theater and Museum of Art of Sao Paulo. Municipal Theater and Football Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).

£78
Golden Tulip Paulista Plaza

Golden Tulip Paulista Plaza

Alameda Santos, 85 - Jardins, Sao Paulo
4.0
of 5, from 133 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Sao Paulo hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Hcor Hospital and Sao Paulo Cultural Center. Museum of Art of Sao Paulo and Professor Aristoteles Orsini Planetarium are also within 2 mi (3 km).

£36
Paulista Center Hotel

Paulista Center Hotel

Rua da Consolação, 2567, Sao Paulo
2.7
of 5, from 40 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in Cerqueira Cesar, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Renaissance Theater and Museum of Art of Sao Paulo. Football Museum and Pacaembu Stadium are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£66
Transamérica Prime International Plaza

Transamérica Prime International Plaza

Alameda Santos, 981, Sao Paulo
4.2
of 5, from 35 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Jardim Paulista, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Trianon Park, Museum of Art of Sao Paulo, and Sao Paulo Cultural Center. Municipal Theater and Trackers are also within 3 mi (5 km).

£179
Tivoli Mofarrej São Paulo

Tivoli Mofarrej São Paulo

Alameda Santos 1437, Cerqueira César, Sao Paulo
4.5
of 5, from 69 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Tivoli Mofarrej Săo Paulo is a 5-minute walk from the São Paulo Museum of Art and 1 block from Avenida Paulista and the sculpted tropical landscape of Parque Trianon. Nearby are the Planetarium, Teatro Municipal, and Teatro Brasileiro de Comedia.

£144
Renaissance São Paulo Hotel

Renaissance São Paulo Hotel

Alameda Santos, 2233, Sao Paulo
4.4
of 5, from 96 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Cerqueira Cesar, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Renaissance Theater and Museum of Art of Sao Paulo. Municipal Theater and Football Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).

£53
Capcana Hotel São Paulo - Jardins

Capcana Hotel São Paulo - Jardins

Alameda Santos, 484, Sao Paulo
3.6
of 5, from 43 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Jardins, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Santa Catarina Hospital and Museum of Art of Sao Paulo. Sao Paulo Cultural Center and Professor Aristoteles Orsini Planetarium are also within 2 mi (3 km).

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