The largest city in Brazil is often considered by some to be simply a commercial city, but a recent cultural revival in São Paulo has seen it become a major attraction with many museums, galleries and a vibrant nightlife. The populous city boasts one of the most dramatic skylines in the world, but with many historical sites nestled between the towering glass skyscrapers.
There are plenty of things to see outside the city centre the parks and gardens of São Paulo are popular meeting places at the weekends. Although a little Portuguese goes a long way, you’ll find English is spoken at most of the major sights and attractions in the city.
For a bit of tranquillity, visit Parque do Ibirapuera this is a great place to spend the afternoon, chilling on the shores of the lakes surrounded by trees. In the evening, visit the Auditorio Ibirapuera for an outdoor concert. See how the night sky unfolding before your eyes in the Planetário Professor Aristóteles Orsini. Go to the Museu de Arte Moderna in to view works by Pablo Picasso and Brazilian artists.
Learn more about the history of São Paulo and visit some of the oldest sites of the city. Visit the iconic Mosteiro de São Bento and observe the Sunday Mass with Gregorian chants, then take a selfie with the nearby Cathedral of São Paulo, one of the most photographed buildings in the city.