On this week’s blog, we wanted to explore another amazing place from our roots. This week, we’re travelling to São Paulo, and we’ll share some interesting facts and some things to do in this city, Fazendeiros.
About São Paulo
São Paulo is part of the Southeast region. It’s Brazil’s biggest hub of business, culture, creativity and hospitality, and is truly a special place in this amazing country. Some of us here at Fazenda call São Paulo home and come from both the city and the outskirts of the region.
This giant city is the most populated area in the whole of Brazil, with an incredible 30 million inhabitants. Interestingly, it’s also the largest Portuguese-speaking city in the world.
Aside from this, it’s also home to the largest Japanese population outside of Japan. This means that not only has the language been brought over to some areas, but Japanese culture is evident and can be found throughout the city.
Throughout the year, the temperature generally varies from an average 11°C in winter, all the way up to a warm 28°C in summer. However, the city is also known for its rainfall, so sometimes an umbrella might be a good idea, Fazendeiros (something we’re quite used to anyway here in the UK)
Things to see
São Paulo Museum of Art
The Museum of Art, opened in 1968, is the main art museum in the city. It’s a giant concrete and glass box, suspended in the air by large, red pillars. Interestingly, it was designed liked this as one of the requirements was that it must not block any of the beautiful view, and so the designer, Lina Bo Bardi, elavated it from the ground.
The museum has a large collection of European art, some of which is considered the finest in South America.
If you’re into art, this museum is a must-visit, Fazendeiros.
This beautiful 158 hectare park is the most visited park in South America, with 14.4 million visits in 2017.
It’s often noted as one of the brightest and most vibrant parks in the world, and tourists travel from far and wide just to stroll through this beautiful park.
There’s a mixture of green areas and pavilions, so its the the perfect place to sit in the sun with a picnic while you’re on your travels.
Paulista Avenue is a whopping 2.8 kilometre long, and it is one of the most important avenues in the city. The headquarters for many large financial and cultural institutions are located here, meaning it’s seen almost as a symbol for the economical status of the city.
There’s lots of shops and museums, so you’re sure to be able to spend hours here.
Many of the locals consider it to be the ‘heart of the city’, due to its lively and bustling nature.
Have you ever visited São Paulo, Fazendeiros? We’d love to hear your stories and recommendations in the comments below if you have any. Also, if you have any questions for us about this incredible city don’t hesitate to ask!