Things to do in São Paulo

Sao Paulo – One of the top holiday destinations in Brazil.

Sao Paolo is often underrated because of the more popular Rio de Janeiro, but it actually plays host to numerous festivals and cultural attractions, museums, shopping malls, and parks so you don’t have to worry about running out of things to do in Sao Paulo. The sports, entertainment, and nightlife scene in the city is always buzzing with excitement and fun.


Things to do in Sao Paulo


Zoological Park of Sao Paulo

The largest zoo in Brazil is located in the city and is called the Zoological Park of Sao Paulo. Hectares upon hectares of land serve as the natural habitat of over 3,200 animals that represent more than 400 different species.



Because football is one of the most popular sports in Sao Paulo and the entire Brazil, there are several stadiums housed in the city. Some of the most visited sports venues here are the Morumbi Stadium, Caninde Stadium, and Rua Javari Stadium.


Sao Paulo Museum of Art

The Sao Paulo Museum of Art exhibits an extensive collection of paintings and other works of art that are gathered from around the world.


Cool of by the beach

Although the city doesn’t have accessible beaches within its limits, the nearest coastal area is just an hour’s drive away. The Paulista Coast is filled with lots of beachfront resorts and properties where you can dine and stay for the night.


When to go to Sao Paulo

The summer season in Sao Paulo is from November through March while the winter season runs from May to September. In summer, average temperatures range from 17 to 28°C (63 to 82°F). On the other hand, winter temperatures average from 11 to 23 °C (52 to 73°F).

The peak travel season in Sao Paulo is from December through February because it provides the most ideal beach weather.


Sao Paulo events

If you want to join some special events and festivals in Sao Paolo, you can check the city’s events calendar before planning your trip. Some of the best occasions in the city are the Sao Paolo Art Biennal, Carnaval, and Virada Cultural.


Things to do in Sao Paulo

São Paulo Facts

Population20 820 093
CurrencyBrazilian real
AirportGuarulhos Gov Andre Franco Montouro, Brazil (GRU)

São Paulo average temperatures

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São Paulo Opera House

Theatro Municipal

Teatro Municipal, founded in 1911, is one of the most influential and important opera houses in South America. It is located in the Praça Floriano near the Carioca metro station. At the time when it first opened its gates, the performance arts in Brazil and South America was in need of a revitalization and in 1922, when the week of modern arts was hosted here, that is just what happened. The influences from European culture that long had weighed down the creative talents of Brazil where now replaced with a renewed confidence in the local and in what makes South America special. When you are in Brazil, don't forget about this historically important landmark!

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São Paulo International Marathon

When in São Paulo you can challenge yourself by running the São Paulo International Marathon in the largest city of Brazil. If you’re looking for a little smaller challenge you can run 25K, 10K or 3K instead.

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Golf in São Paulo

There are quite a few courses near the busy city of São Paulo. The most centrally located is the appropriately named São Paulo Golf Club, a historic course that has a close link to the old São Paulo as it was constructed in the late 19th century. In the northerns outskirts of the city you will find the Arujá Golf Club, designed by and for the Japanese community residing in São Paulo. It is a very diverse course, as it combines flat, easy holes with extreme elevation on some holes. A course for those who are looking for a challenge! Last but not least, in the southern outskirts of the city you will find the Guarapiranga Golf & Country Club, a course that challenges you with how long it is, so be prepared to hit some long drives!

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Theme Parks in São Paulo - A fictional world at Hopi Hari

In São Paulo you can find what is considered to be the second largest amusement park in Brazil, Hopi Hari. Going here is like stepping into a fictional country, the park has a president, a capital and even its own language! So if you feel like escaping the real world for a day, Hopi Hari is the place to go. Run back and forth between the five themed areas with their own rides for the theme all day!

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