Sao Paulo as well Brazil The largest city in both South America. It is a warm city that is usually the first stop for those who want to visit South America, as it can be reached by direct flight from Istanbul. Let’s see what to do in the city:
Cycle Paulista Avenue
Paulista Boulevard is the heart of Sao Paulo, the most enjoyable place. Many activities are also located on this long boulevard. The municipality has done a job that requires good courage in such a big city. On Sundays, the boulevard is closed to vehicular traffic; It becomes a place populated by cyclists, runners, hikers, and roller skaters. Do not leave Sao Paulo without spending a Sunday to see this lively state of Paulista….
Museu de Arte deSTour Ao Paulo (MASP)
As you walk down Paulista Street, you will notice a large glazed building with red columns. This is Brazil’s first modern museum, the Sao Paulo Art Museum, MASP for short. This place, which has the distinction of being the largest art museum in Latin America, also hosts the works of famous painters such as Picasso, Monet and Van Gogh. In addition, an antique market is held in the empty area under the museum on Sundays.
Spend Peaceful Hours at Ibirapuera Park
Arguably the most beautiful place in Sao Paulo is Ibirapuera Park. They have reserved a huge area in the heart of the city as a park. It has become a place where you can both spread out on the grass in peace and do sports comfortably. The park was opened with a project carried out by the famous Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the foundation of Sao Paulo. If you already see a magnificent structure in Brazil, know that it belongs to Oscar Niemeyer. 🙂 There are also various museums and sculptures in the park. Especially the Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion and the Ibirapuera Auditorium are definitely worth seeing.
Tour the Se Cathedral
The historic center of Sao Paulo has many beautiful buildings. You can start your tour with the Cathedral de Se located in Plaça de Se. There is also an underground tomb under this neo-gothic church. The plaza where the cathedral is located is not a very safe area, you should be careful while visiting this place.
Tour Theatro Municipal with Free Tours
Theatro Municipal, built in 1911 as an example of the Paris Opera House, has one of the most beautiful buildings in Sao Paulo. The frescoes, sculptures, chandeliers and mosaics in the theater are worth seeing. The good thing is that free guided tours are provided for those who want to visit the theater. If you’re lucky, you can even watch a show here.
Meet Brazilian Art at Pinacoteca
The Pinacoteca Museum is the place I would recommend you to visit to learn about the development of Brazilian history and art. This museum with approximately 5000 works is the oldest art museum in Sao Paulo. In addition, about 50 sculptures are exhibited in Parque da Luz, where the doors of the museum are opened.