Monday, June 23, 2014


Sao Paulo is, according to figures from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, responsible for 12.26% of the country's GDP, making it the leading financial center of Brazil. Reputed to be an ideal tourist destination and convention centers, as well as business meetings, the largest city in South America also offers unmissable attractions. These are the main ones.

Ibirapuera Park: Opened in 1954 to mark the fourth centenary of Sao Paulo and is considered the largest urban park in the city. In its 1,584 km2 there are bike trails,
sports fields, a cultural area, walking areas and rest and three artificial lakes.

Sao Paulo Aquarium: It was opened in 2006 and thanks to its 9,000 m2 and its two million liters of water is considered the largest aquarium in Latin America. Here visitors can see about 3,000 specimens of 300 species of animals divided into different themed environments. Manatees, sea lions, fish, penguins, otters, snakes, lizards and even monkeys and anteaters are some of the inhabitants of this watery world. It is open daily from 9 am to 6 pm and admission costs 20 reais (U.S. $ 9.8) for children and seniors, and 40 reais (U.S. $ 19.7) for the general public.

Sala Sao Paulo. This concert hall, considered one of the best in the world, is located in the historic train station Júlio Prestes, a Louis XVI-style building dating from 1925 La Sala Sao Paulo stands out for its beauty and acoustics and is headquarters of the Symphony Orchestra of the city. It is open to the public daily. Guided tours are conducted Monday through Friday from 1 to 4 pm and have a cost of 5 reais (U.S. $ 2.45). Saturdays only open at 1:30 pm and Sundays from 12:30 pm to 2 pm, on both days but the tours are free.

Museo de Arte de Sao Paulo (MASP): It is in the famous Avenida Paulista and is considered one of the most important museums in Latin America thanks to its large collection of European art, which include works by Claude Monet, Botticelli, Picasso and Van Gogh . The MASP is open to the public Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm, and Thursday from 11 am to 8 pm Admission is 15 reais (U.S. $ 7.5), but the income is Tuesday free.

Municipal Theatre: One of the symbols of the city is located in the historic center. Its architecture is inspired by the Paris Opera. Onstage has an impressive spider with seven thousand Belgian crystals. Admission is free, except for some shows.

Liberdade neighborhood: It is located in the central area of ​​Sao Paulo. It has a large concentration of immigrants and descendants of Japanese. The influence of this ancient tradition and culture is felt in its streets, shops, exhibitions, gardens and restaurants. It's a trip to Japan without leaving Brazil.

Cantareira Park: It 7916.52 hectares and is comprised of four core business being Pedra Grande (Big Stone) sexiest. Here visitors can see various species of flora (eg preta cinnamon-tree) and (howler monkeys, coatis and deer, among others) fauna, many of them endangered. The Pedra Grande area is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 am to 4 pm and admission will cost 5 reais (U.S. $ 2.45).

Museum of Football: No visit to Brazil would be complete if not before spent time at major pastime of Brazilians. Located in the Pacaembu stadium, this museum traces the history of the soccer world champions from photographic exhibitions, collectibles, videos with immortal plays and various interactive resources. It is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm except on days when there are football matches. Admission costs 6 reais (U.S. $ 2.96).