Comfort Hotel Nova Paulista
Rua Vergueiro 2740
Sao Paulo, 04102-001
Phone: (55) 11 21977600
Fax: (55) 11 21977601
Rua Vergueiro 2740, Sao Paulo, BR, 04102-001
- Phone: (55) 11 21977600
- Fax: (55) 11 21977601
All things cultural find their place here at Centro Cultural São Paulo, an imposing and multi-faceted complex of pathways with over 50,000 square feet (4645.17 square meters) of space. Constructed in 1982, this interdisciplinary center holds all types of events, from art exhibitions, conference, seminars and workshops to dance performance, classical concerts and film screenings. And aside from all of the entertainment that can be found here, the cultural center acts as a repository for various art collections, an information and documentation department about art and history in Brazil, in addition to some wonderful libraries that are all accessible and open to the public.
Inaugurated in 1954 to celebrate the city's fourth birthday, and designed by famous architect Oscar Niemeyer together with landscape designer Burle Marx, Ibirapuera Park covers an area of almost two million meters and is São Paulo's very own Central Park. Museu Afro Brasil and Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo are found here, as well as the famous obelisk and the Monumento às Bandeiras. There are also sports grounds, a jogging track, a children's playground, a restaurant and a snack bar.
This is a characteristic Oriental-influenced neighborhood and home to Japanese immigrants since the 1940s; here you can find the largest population of Japanese outside of the country itself. The main entrance to this district is the Viaduto Cidade de Osaka (the City of Osaka Viaduct) with its monumental and colorful gateway. Once inside, you will find all the main streets decorated with traditional and original Asian lamps and rattles. Here every kind of Asian produce is available in the local markets. Here you can also find some of the best Japanese, Chinese and Korean restaurants in São Paulo.
Tucked away in São Paulo's equivalent of Central Park, Ibirapuera Park, this well-known landmark honors the Constitutional Revolution of 1932. Beginning construction in 1947, this grand monument wasn't finished until 1970, even though its inauguration took place in 1955. The brain child of Galileo Ugo Emendabili, the obelisk stands 72 meters (236.2 feet) tall, and is carved out of travertine marble.
Since its inception in 2006, the São Paulo Aquarium has been a popular feature on every tourist's itinerary. Over 3000 animals from 300 species call this vivarium their home. The place is divided on the basis of the four animal categories on floor. First up, forest regulars lizards, iguanas, snakes and alligators. The Ocean Sector is the habitat of exotic marine life while the Dinosaur Valley houses replicas of the extinct creatures. Lastly, the Mammal Sector features otters, monkeys, toucans and so on. Their passion and commitment towards the conservation of wildlife is evident, making your experience educational, unforgettable and enchanting.
Parque da Independência is more than a neighborhood park and is one of the important landmarks of the city. This vast stretch of greenery is home to various tourist attractions like Monumento à Independência and Casa do Grito. Apart from that, there are well-maintained French gardens that make a lovely sight. Parque da Independência is home to many different species of birds.
Situated where Dom Pedro I declared Brazil's independence in 1822, Monumento à Independência was jointly designed by Ettore Ximens and Manfredo Manfredi. Alternatively known as the Ipiranga Monument, it houses the Brazilian Imperial Crypt and Chapel, containing the remains of the Liberator and his wives. Made from bronze and granite, Monumento à Independência is one of the best-known landmarks in the area.
Praça Pérola Byington (Pearl Square Byington) is a square and a playground in São Paulo. This outdoor recreation area is a popular spot for practising yoga as well as general exercising. Women practising various poses and Asanas is a common sight while passing through this spot; some organizations also use it as a venue to conduct formal classes. Head here for a breath of fresh air or for exercising in leisure.
A little jungle surrounded by a bustling metropolis, Parque Trianon, also known as Parque Tenente Siqueira Campos, has been in existence since 1892. It showcases native plants and various sculptures. Spend a few hours exploring the winding pathways of this delightful park, situated just across the street from Museu de Arte de São Paulo.
The Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP) attracts many locals and tourists throughout the year on account of its eclectic collection. Another reason for the popularity is the Sunday market that has been taking over the space under it since the '70s. Predominantly known for rare antiques and other collectibles, the MASP Antique Market is spread over 74 meters (243 feet) of the museum's periphery. The many, non-descript stalls that line here feature remarkable trinkets and souvenirs like vintage, posters, postcards, coins and much more at affordable rates.
The magnificence of Catedral Metropolitana de São Paulo, or Catedral da Sé, overpowers the commercial establishments that share space with it on Cathedral Square. Founded in the 16th Century, its construction began in 1912, and over the years, numerous restoration programs have been implemented to retain its original character. Flanked by gigantic towers on either side, the majestic dome is inspired by the Cathedral of Florence's Renaissance minaret. The interiors boast intricate marble sculptures, stained glass panels and breathtaking architecture that's true to the Neo-Gothic school of design. The crypt houses tombs of archdiocese luminaries and the organ is one of the largest in the continent.
Downtown, or Centro, is the heart of São Paulo, and the foundation place of the city. It is replete with heritage buildings, cultural centers, museums and theaters, as well as a vibrant shopping and dining scene. Marvel at the splendid baroque and neoclassical architecture as you explore Praça da República, Catedral da Sé, Parque Dom Pedro II, and other landmarks. Rua Oscar Freire is a must-visit for fine dining and high-end fashion, while Rua 25 de Março is famous for street shopping. Downtown’s calendar is always buzzing with festivals and cultural events, so keep your eye out for the latest happenings.