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To truly know São Paulo, you have to start at the old centre, full of history and landmarks with stories to tell. Get a taste of local food at the Municipal Market, and if you are brave enough, head to the crowded shopping street “25 de março” for cheap deals on a wide assortment of items. Beautiful buildings in this area include the Post Office Building, Luz Station, Pagé Gallery, Pateo do Colegio and the iconic “Viaduto do Chá”. If you find yourself amazed by the local language, the Museum of Portuguese Language is the place to go. Cultural centres, like Banco do Brasil’s, also offer a variety of entertainment options. Finally, if you fancy watching a Gregorian mass with organ music, stop by São Bento Monastery on a Sunday morning.
The museum is beautiful. We loved every floor we visited. Well worth the time. We enjoyed our visit to have lunch in the rooftop restaurant. While I expected more in terms of decor, the food was delicious and we would definitely return when in the area.
"Worth only a quick look for those not fluent in Portuguese"
reviewed 1 November 2019 by endoedibles
Currently a functional school and Cafe, Patio do Collegio is a colonial styled Jesuit church on the site where Sao Paulo was founded in 1554. Culturally relevant and ever popular for that reason the grounds are extremely well-maintained, though literature offered only in Portuguese makes the story difficult to understand for those who are not fluent.
"Delicious vegetarian inventions by the buddhism: just lovable!"
reviewed 5 January 2018 by WANG YUAN P
Possibly, this restaurant is the best vegetarian one I had ever been in my life. Run by a Buddhist sect, their philosophy is to have non-animal meals. What makes this place interesting is the quality and taste of the food, well above than other flavorless vegetarian restaurants. There are sushi, past, yakisoba, bamboo, vegetables for all tastes. Food of Brazilian...
Located inside Paulistano Mercado Municipal since 1933, and serving locals from 4:30am daily, Bar do Mané offers a wide range of Snacks and Sandwiches, though none is so well known as the stuffed Mortadella with Cheese.
Officially São Paulo’s first grocery market, the size and scope making Mercado Municipal a popular attraction amongst tourists as well as locals, it is...
"If you don't speak Portuguese, be ready to eat with your eyes."
reviewed 25 September 2019 by endoedibles
Referencing the Mathilde Cheese Factory, a supplier to King Fernando II and the Royal House of Portugal as far back as 1850, Casa Mathilde brings heritage recipes to Sao Paulo’s Praca Antonio inside a spacious buildout with fair prices but questionable customer service.
Now considered São Paulo’s definitive Portuguese Bakery, five locations throughout the capital offering guests a bounty of...
This "hotel" claims to have 3 stars +. I wouldn't even give them 1.
Rudest personnel i've ever seen, they don't speak a word of English,
the rooms are dirty, there's no heat, just a very poor and old AC machine.
Blankets aren't thick enough. I got a cold after one night.
Bathroom was small, toilets were clogged.
We knew from the rating that it would be a top class hotel but as a "four star" in Sao Paulo we were expecting something better. We arrived and no one was speaking in English (being Italian I understand 50% of what they saying), and when I asked them why they kept speaking in portugese in a fast way so...
On my first time in Rio I stayed there and loved it. It's a simple but very clean place, old building but the beds were new, quite spacious. I just loved their breakfast, with all kinds of natural juices on very tropical fruits, cheese, ham, jellies, breaks, cereal, cakes and the staff were really helpful and warm. I will stay...