... Sao Paulo - Round 2 ...
Sao Paulo Travel Blog› entry 8 of 9 › view all entries
After the 3-day Carioca experience, I have returned to Sao Paulo, and did something more that I couldn't do my first round :) I really want to see the Ibirapuera Park and some other things such as the skyline of the city.
First we went to Ibirapuera Park. It's a very huge park in the center of the city and one of the must see attractions in this metropolitan town. It has a large area for leisure, jogging, running and walking, also some culturel centers such as MAM (Museum), auditorium, gymnasium, japanese pavillion etc. Some of those buildings were designed by the famous Brazillian architect Oscar Niemeyer. Ibirapuera Park covers an area of almost 2 sq km. There's also a lake inside to chill out. It is a very nice and peaceful place.
Outside of the park, you can see two landmarks of the city: The Obelisk of Sao Paulo and Monumento às Bandeiras statue.
Then we headed to the Japanese neighborhood of the town: Liberdade. It's an interesting place that you can see some traditional Japanese (or the other nations of Asia such as Korean and Chinese) restaurants, groceries and shops. The streets of this neighborhood are indicated with traditional japanese style of lamps, to give them an identity. If you have time, you may want to visit this place.
Our next stop was one of the highest buildings of the town: Edifício Itália. It's next to another famous building, Edifício Copan which was designed by Niemeyer, as well. Both of these building are landmarks fo the town, and symbols of the modern architecture of 20th century. We went to the observation deck of the building. It cost us 15 R$, also you may have some drinks there in the Cafe of the deck. There is a great view of the city, you can see the all skyline of sao Paulo with details. If you have a professional level camera, you can take good shots from this point.
After a long afternoon, we decided to re-gain the energy we lost and we headed to Qualyfruit, which is one of the famous juice bars in the city. Did you ever try Açaí? You definitely do it, at least once in your lifetime. It's so GREAT!