4 Days in Sao Paulo Trip: Budgets, Hotels, Food & Attractions

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Day 1 | Morning

Sao Paulo Museum of Art

Opening Hours: Open on Mon-Wed,Fri-Sun,8:00am-6:00pm;Open on Thu,8:00am-8:00pm

Ticket Price: 45 BRL

Recommended Length of Stay: 2-3 Hours

Location: Av. Paulista, 1578 - Bela Vista, São Paulo - SP, 01310-200

The São Paulo Museum of Art, known locally as MASP, is one of the most important art museums in Brazil. Located in the center of Sao Paulo, this museum is an important landmark and one of the representative works of modern Brazilian architecture. The brutalist architectural design makes it even more famous. The exhibition hall is supported in mid-air by 4 huge red concrete pillars. 1. Location and Surroundings The current site of the art museum was opened in 1968, right in the middle of Paulista Avenue, in front of a beautiful park called Hikera Campos. The museum is surrounded by this huge garden, which was renovated in the style of the French Baroque period. 2. Collections in the museum The museum collects works from all over the world since the Middle Ages, most of which are paintings. In the later period, it collected some modern sculptures, with more than 8,000 collections from the 13th century to the present. Its Western art collections are more in Latin America, and most of the collections are works by French and Italian painters. Works by many European artists, including Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, Velázquez, Dali and many Brazilian artists can be seen here, among them Mascomias Chatboua Ann's collection is world famous.

Reviews from Real Guests:

Trip.com User: A splendid collection of Brazilian art in the heart of Sao Paulo. definitely one of the best spots in town. explore the street vendors and their art at the museum's "vão" and enjoy a beer across the street at the classic "Charme", the only bar in Paulista open until 6am every day.

Trip.com User: Very nice! The view by the rooftop is amazing, I recommend to go around 16pm

Day 1 | Afternoon

Now we come to another great highlight in the city: Football Museum.

Football Museum

Opening Hours: Open on Mon-Thu,Sun,9:00am-4:00pm

Ticket Price: 15 BRL

Recommended Length of Stay: 2-3 Hours

Location: Praca Charles Miller S/N | Pacaembu Stadium, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01234-900, Brazil

The Football Museum in Sao Paulo is the largest Football Museum in Brazil and a great place for football lovers. The Football Museum is located in the Pacambu Stadium in Sao Paulo. It covers a very large area and is divided into 17 exhibition rooms. Here you can find a lot of football-related information, from the historical evolution of football, to the corners and corners of previous games, and information on major players. The highlight here is the 140 personal exhibits of the football king Bailey, and even the wooden shoe box oil he used as a part-time job when he was young. 1. The details of the exhibition hall covers a very large area and is divided into 17 exhibition halls, all of which are located under the auditorium of the Pakanxi Stadium. The exhibition halls use a variety of new projection technologies to trace the importance of Brazil's football history. The Reference Center, which opened in September 2013, further enriches the themes. There are libraries and online databases for inquiries. 2. Unique significance Unlike the joyous Brazilian football, there is a "solemn" atmosphere here, and the old photos and clips all describe the nation's love for football. In particular, there is a special booth that plays the scene of Brazil losing the Hercules Cup to Uruguay at home in 1950. This is a great shame for the Brazilians, and it also makes the people who come here. I felt the deep love of the Brazilians for football. In addition, this museum also has many interactive games. If you are interested, you can practice shooting in front of the simulator. In short, it is a very interesting museum.

Day 1 | Evening

Looking for a bed nearby after finishing your journey at Football Museum? Hotel Emiliano is one of your top choices.

Hotel Emiliano

Hotel Emiliano is an impressive design hotel is located on S?o Paulo’s ultra-stylish Oscar Freire Street. It has its own helipad, a spa and a chic bar serving champagne and caviar.Rooms at Hotel Emiliano boast elegant and modern décor with light wood and soft tones. Each one comes with air conditioning, free WiFi, an LCD TV and an iPod docking station.Emiliano’s spa offers a sauna and hot tubs. A wide range of massage and beauty treatments is also available.Restaurante Emiliano serves contemporary Italian cuisine. Personalized menus and vegan and gluten-free meals are available. There is also a champagne bar and trendy lounge bar with DJs and a vertical garden.You can drive to Ibirapuera Park in just 5 minutes from the Emiliano. Congonhas Airport is a 20-minute drive away.

Day 2 | Morning

Museo de Arte Sacra

Ticket Price: 6 BRL

Recommended Length of Stay: 1-2 Hours

Location: Avenida Tiradentes, 676 | Luz, São Paulo, State of São Paulo 01102-010, Brazil

The Catholic Art Museum is one of the better religious art museums in Brazil, housed in a Baroque colonial building with a wide range of collections.

Day 2 | Afternoon

After finishing the tour at Museo de Arte Sacra, you can head to Sao Paulo Zoo, the most worth visiting place around the corner.

Sao Paulo Zoo

Opening Hours: Open on Sun,10:00am-12:00am;Open on Mon,4:15pm-10:30pm;Open on Tue,10:00am-6:00pm

Ticket Price: 30 BRL

Recommended Length of Stay: 2-3 Hours

Location: Avenida Miguel Estefno 4241 | Água Funda, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04301-905, Brazil

Sao Paulo Zoo can be described as a world-leading zoo, known as one of the "Top Ten Zoos in the World". Millions of tourists come to visit here every year. The zoo has a beautiful environment and a huge area. It is often mentioned that there are a large number of animals here, many of which are very rare species. 1. Specific introduction The zoo opened in 1958, covering an area of more than 90 hectares, and more than 3,200 species of animals have lived here. In this spectacular zoo, you can see lion tamarins, jaguars, parrots, wild cats, various birds and rare animals such as macaws such as alara (parakeets), mammals The Orisa (jaguar), the reptiles in the gaka and so on. When you are in the garden, there are groups of monkey islands and egrets, and you really feel a kind of natural beauty. It is worth mentioning that there is also a botanical garden in the zoo, and interested friends can visit together. 2. The purpose of the zoo The state of Sao Paulo has strict laws to punish cruelty to animals, and the fines for experimenting with animals can sometimes be as high as $435,000 per animal. Therefore, the Sao Paulo Zoo, which has more than 3,200 species of animals, has undoubtedly become a place dedicated to protecting endangered wild animals. Treating animals kindly is the purpose here, and protecting endangered animals in Brazil is also their main task.

Day 2 | Evening

For convenient access to more popular attractions, eSuítes Congonhas by Atlantica is the best places.

eSuítes Congonhas by Atlantica

eSuítes Congonhas by Atlantica is ideally located right next to Congonhas Airport. It features a hi-tech gym, a sauna and a sports court. Free WiFi is provided. The soundproofed rooms at the eSuítes Congonhas by Atlantica provide air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a telephone and a minibar. The private bathroom includes a shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer. Superior rooms also offer a seating area. Copa Restaurant features a variety of Brazilian and international dishes. The lobby bar serves natural juices and other drinks, and is a good place to enjoy a happy hour. Room service is available 24 hours a day and guests can benefit from a business centre on site. eSuítes Congonhas by Atlantica is 10 km from downtown São Paulo and an 8-minute drive from Ibirapuera Park. Guests can find nearby shops and restaurants in the trendy Moema district. São Paulo Expo is 9 km away.

Day 3 | Morning

St. Paul's Cathedral

Opening Hours: Open on Mon-Fri,8:00am-7:00pm;Open on Sat,8:00am-5:00pm;Open on Sun,8:00am-1:00pm

Ticket Price: Free

Recommended Length of Stay: 2-3 Hours

Location: St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD

St Paul's Cathedral, also known as Metro Paulitana Cathedral. The fourth largest Gothic cathedral in the world, the gateway to St. Paul's tourism, the church was built in 1913, took 40 years, and became a luxurious engineering tribute when St. Paul celebrated the 400th anniversary of the founding of the city. 1. Church style The entire project was designed and constructed by Maximiliano architects. In terms of artistic features, it combines Gothic and Renaissance styles. In addition to the Gothic spire, the cathedral's semi-circular arches and the central dome make the cathedral more renaissance-style. The designer imitated the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence. 2. Details of the church Its predecessor was a colonial-era cathedral, and the catacombs of the church house the coffins of famous people, including former Indian chiefs. Each glass window reflects a different religious theme in the Bible. The church also houses the largest pipe organ in Latin America - an Italian pipe organ with up to 12,000 sound pipes and a large set of bells containing 65 small bells.

Reviews from Real Guests:

Trip.com User: One of the most beautiful landmarks of old center of Sao Paulo, Se Cathedral is a must visit sightseeing. Although its neighbourhood is not safe, it is always a pleasure spend some time admiring the beauty of this cathedral.

Trip.com User: the inside was breath catching. the architect is an amazing place. the stain glass is beautiful

Day 3 | Afternoon

Museu Paulista nearby is the top choice before you leave St. Paul's Cathedral and hit the road.

Museu Paulista

Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 9:00-17:00, closed on Monday.

Recommended Length of Stay: 2-3 Hours

Location: Rua Brigadeiro Jordão, 149 - Ipiranga - CEP 04210-000

The Sao Paulo Museum is one of the oldest museums in Sao Paulo and is also the museum of the University of Sao Paulo. With a grand appearance and rich inland collections, it is a good place to learn about the history of Brazil. 1. The history of the museum was designed and constructed by an Italian designer in 1885. It took 5 years and was officially completed in 1890. In 1822, the Brazilian emperor declared Brazil's independence by the Ipiranga River in Sao Paulo. Later, in order to commemorate the independence of Brazil, a memorial hall to commemorate the independence of Brazil was built near the same location, imitating the Palace of Versailles and the Gardens of Versailles in France. It has stood as a museum since 1895. After 100 years, in 1989 the Sao Paulo Museum was listed as a Brazilian archaeological and human heritage. 2. Exhibits in the pavilion The museum is now one of the most important historical museums in Brazil, with a collection of 130,000 pieces, including a large number of precious paintings, furniture, weapons of the past dynasties, court supplies, historical archives, and unearthed cultural relics during the Brazilian Empire. The collection is famous for its complete archaeological and folklore materials in South America. Each exhibition hall on the first floor basically introduces the history. Since the Portuguese came to Brazil and began to communicate with the Indians, each exhibition hall has large oil paintings depicting the scene of the year. In the middle of the second floor is a non-important statue in the museum - the statue of the founding emperor of Brazil. There are also many oil paintings in various exhibition halls on the second floor, and the most famous works in the collection are here. This is a work depicting the scene of Brazil's founding emperor proclaiming Brazil's independence - "Independence or Death". At that time, the Portuguese emperor and his court ministers were forced to move to Brazil. When he returned later, the Portuguese emperor left his son as regent. A few years later, he sent a letter implying that his son was independent. In the painting, the regent raises his sword in one hand and shouts the slogan of independence, and everyone around him raises his sword and shouts. The Portuguese coat of arms they dropped can be seen on the ground. Above the stairs, there are many portraits, all of which are Brazilian politicians, scholars, generals and so on. There are also several glass balls filled with water. It turns out that each ball represents a big river, and it is filled with water from that river, which shows that Brazilians attach great importance to rivers.

Reviews from Real Guests:

Trip.com User: that is a awesome place to visit

Day 3 | Evening

After visiting the glorious Museu Paulista, Pullman Sao Paulo Ibirapuera nearby is the best place to stay.

Pullman Sao Paulo Ibirapuera

The Pullman S?o Paulo Ibirapuera is located next to the largest urban park in S?o Paulo (Ibirapuera Park) and close to the city's main business and leisure centers, just 3.1 miles (5 km) from Cogonhas Airport (CGH) and 15.5 miles (25 km) from Guarulhos Airport (GRU). The Pullman S?o Paulo Ibirapuera is ideal for business meetings or for family vacations.

Day 4 | Morning

Monument to the Independence of Brazil

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours

Ticket Price: Free

Recommended Length of Stay: 10-20 Minutes

This monument is about tens of meters high, towering and majestic. This monument uses a more intuitive, more oppressive, more masculine symbolic language to commemorate the heavy and interpret the persistence and pursuit of freedom in this hot land. After visiting the monument, you can stop by the park and the Palace Museum on the square. 1. Establishment Background From the moment of Brazil's independence in 1822, it was planned to build a monument in Sao Paulo as a symbol of "independence and justice". Unfortunately, due to limited financial resources at the time, the plan was repeatedly shelved, and it was not established until 1922 (when the palace and the gardens in front were already completed), a full 100 years after the independence of Brazil. However, a century has not weakened the strength and spirit of the monument. 2. Monument shape The base of the monument is a huge heart-shaped shape. The steps are gradually decreasing. As you go up, a male tension blows. At the top of the monument is a group of figures, showing the scene of Pedro I marching towards Rio de Janeiro. Their expressions are solemn and imposing. On the front of the marble pedestal is a group of large bronze reliefs, depicting the situation in which Pedro I proclaimed Brazil's independence from Portuguese rule. If you taste it carefully, you can feel the joy and pride brought by the body shape of the characters here. There are also portraits of independent groups around the pedestal, and these reliefs can be admired from the monument while standing under the monument. The basement of the monument houses the coffins of King Pedro and Queen Pedro. The sacred flame of the monument is not extinguished all year round, echoing the Brazilian flag fluttering in the wind, which is thought-provoking. 3. The meaning of the monument The base of the monument is in the shape of a heart, and the monument itself means a huge sword, directly inserted into the heart of St. Paul. As a result, people can feel the pain of too much slavery in Brazil from this group of sculptures. The blazing fire in front of the monument is still burning. It not only symbolizes the passionate and energetic nature of the Brazilians, but also represents the Brazilian people's endless yearning for independence, democracy and freedom.

Day 4 | Afternoon

Now we come to another great highlight in the city: Parque Ibirapuera.

Parque Ibirapuera

Opening Hours: Open from 5:00am-0:00am

Recommended Length of Stay: 2-4 Hours

Location: Av. Pedro Álvares Cabral - Vila Mariana, São Paulo - SP, Brazil

The park has pools of different sizes, sports fields, walking routes and various supporting cultural facilities. The well-known modern art galleries, Banderas monuments and monuments in Sao Paulo are also here. The open-air theater here also often puts on free programs, attracting many people to watch. 1. Park function In the middle of dense skyscrapers, the green park is almost another world. This is a place where local citizens get close to nature, and it is often crowded on weekends, with people running, cycling and skateboarding. In addition, the park also provides rental car cruise service, which is convenient for tourists to rent a car to explore the park. 2. Park tour Near the park, you can visit the Modern Art Museum and Banderas Memorial Statue together. The Banderas Monument is one of the well-known tourist attractions in Sao Paulo. The sculpture is carved from granite and built on a three-story granite base. In front of the statue are two galloping high-headed horses, and one of the riders holds his head high. The other looked back at the procession and seemed to command the people in a loud voice. Queen Ma is a pioneer of the prototype of St. Paul with various tools, old and young, male and female. In order to commemorate the development of Brazil and highlight the contributions of people of different countries and races to Brazil, the local department built a monument to Banderas in a corner of the park.

Reviews from Real Guests:

Trip.com User: excelente para passear e se exercitar

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