Exploring the Beauty of São Paulo in 2 Days

One of the most populated cities in the world is São Paulo. It is one of the most vibrant and lively tourist destinations in South America, which explains why it gets millions of visitors from around the world every year.

What if you only have two days to explore São Paulo? Here is how you can maximize your time at this magnificent place.

Day 1

The largest city in Brazil is five centuries old. But there’s not much to remind people about it. If you want to take a trip down memory lane, start your tour in the old quarter, Centro. Head down to the Patio do Colegio, a Jesuit school and church where the city was founded, and where you will also find Catedral da Se, an impressive neo-gothic church.

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Walk a few blocks north where you will see the computerized monitors of the Brazilian Stock Exchange. Just a few meters away is the Banco do Brazil, where you can climb up the rooftop to get an awesome view of endless concrete rooftops.

After that, head to Mercado Municipal Paulistano for food stalls and restaurants. Here, you can sample gourmet food, from pasta to seafood. Be sure to order the Mortadella Sandwich, which is famous around here.

Then, visit the Museu do Ipiranga, which is inspired by Versailles. Inside, you will find art pieces that display Brazil’s history.

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Day 2

Start your second day with a hearty breakfast of pastries, fruits and cheeses at Pain et Chocolat. After that, go to São Paulo Art Museum, dubbed as the most important museum of Western art in all of South America.

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Taste the sweet life the Brazilian way by checking out Avenida Paulista, the most stylish quarters of the city. This place is dotted with fancy shops and opulent condominiums. It is also where you will find the most popular restaurant in this part of the world, the Figueira Rubaiyat.

End your day with a tour at the Morumbi district where one of the country’s major stadiums are located, the Estadio Cicero Pompeu de Toledo. There’s also a post restaurant here called Casa da Fazenda.

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Two days isn’t enough to explore a marvelous place like São Paulo. But cover as much of the tourist spots here to ensure you make the most of your holiday.

Photos by: Leandro Neumann CiuffoDelma Pazpaulisson miuraAurelino Rodrigues Filho

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