As one of the world’s most populous cities, São Paulo is Brazil’s bustling, vast and energetic megalopolis. Made up of a rich architectural past, São Paulo offers historical and cultural landmarks, museums and Brazilian art amongst its urban sprawl. Want to find out more? Visit our official website and discover the latest Air Europa deals on flights to São Paulo today.
What to Do in São Paulo
- The city’s Museum of Art is one of the finest in South America, with one of the greatest collections of Western art in the continent, as well as a range of Brazilian artworks.
- Sao Bento Monastery is one of the city’s most historic and prevalent churches. Dating back to the 16th century, be sure to enter the church itself to admire the fantastic stained-glass windows.
- See the vast city at its finest from the top of Banespa, São Paulo’s early 20th century high-rise building. Take the elevator to the 26th floor for the best views.
- São Paulo’s covered Municipal Market is a marvellous site that is worth visiting, even if you aren’t interested in shopping. With its stained-glass windows and domed ceilings, the market is a great place to sample local fare and enjoy the hustle and bustle of city life.
Festivals in São Paulo
- São Paulo’s version of the world-famous Rio Carnival takes place at the same time as the rest of South America - the beginning of lent, which can be in February or March. Revellers and competing samba schools take to the streets and parade in a sea of glitter and feathers.
- São Paulo Fashion Week occurs twice a year, in January and June, when the city comes alive with fashionistas and internationally renowned designers.
- Sao Vito Festival is one of the city’s key Italian celebrations, which begins in mid-May and continues into July. The festival honours the patron saint of Puglia, Saint Vito, and the city’s Rua Fernandes Silva is usually filled with Italian fare and plenty of partying.
- São Paulo has the largest Gay Pride Festival in the world, which takes place every May.
- The São Paulo International Film Festival is a key South American festival – featuring over 400 independent films from around the world. The festival usually takes place in October and November.
Holiday Information for São Paulo
Make use of the excellent and affordable metro system, which covers the key central areas of the city. It’s also important to sample the city’s fine foods, including the national dish – pork and bean stew – and the many “pastels” or deep-fried pastry goodies available on street corners. Get the best flight deals to São Paulo and travel to this exciting city with Air Europa today!