Sao Paulo is one of the largest cities in the world, and one of the most vibrant and exciting. This bustling metropolis features dramatic architecture, world-class museums, and a wide variety of cuisine at every corner. But don't let the sheer magnitude of this city overwhelm you. When you're planning your trip to Brazil, check out Sao Paulo vacation packages to help you find the right attractions for you.
Out and About in Sao Paulo
To see as much of the city as you can, head downtown to Paulista Avenue, where in addition to many Sao Paulo hotels, you'll find the Sao Paulo Museum of Art, featuring works by Picasso, Renoir, and many renowned Brazilian artists. There's also a five-story mall with 160 shops, and a small urban park known as Parque Siqueira Campos for enjoying a stroll.
Like the sturdy, age-old cathedrals of Europe, Latin America boasts remarkable houses of worship, and the Sao Paulo Cathedral will wow any visitor. After four decades of construction, the cathedral was completed in 1954 in the Neo-Gothic style, and is located in the heart of the city in the Se district, just steps from many hotels in Sao Paulo.
To see a bit of the Far East filtered through the spectrum of Latin America, look no farther than the Liberdade District, not far from the Cathedral. Not only will you find cheap hotels in Sao Paulo in this area, but it's also home to the city's Japantown, containing the largest Japanese population in the world outside of Japan.
Eating and Drinking
Make sure you stop to eat at one of the Japanese restaurants in the Liberdade for classic Japanese fare. After trying some of the sushi, make sure you try out some local Brazilian delights, like the delectable stew feijoada, or rice and bean dish baiao-de-dois. Many restaurants serving these dishes can be found in the Cerqueira Cesar District.
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