São Paulo Cathedral

São Paulo Cathedral

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Sao Paulo: Historic Downtown-Center Walking Tour | 2 Hours

1. Sao Paulo: Historic Downtown-Center Walking Tour | 2 Hours

Join me on an immersive journey through the rich tapestry of São Paulo's diverse migrant communities. Embark on a fascinating exploration as we uncover the captivating stories of Italians, Africans, Brazilians, Japanese, Syrian-Lebanese, and more. Our adventure will trace the historical footsteps of the first skyscraper in Latin America, delve into the lives of the indigenous people, and traverse the oldest path in South America. Stroll through the heart of the city, navigating the juxtaposition of the new center and historic downtown. Here, the imprints of Jesuits, conquerors, churches, banks, and a myriad of migrants converge, weaving a narrative that spans centuries. Let's unravel the transformative journey São Paulo has undergone in the past century and gain insight into the vibrant pulse that defines life in this metropolis. As a resident immersed in this beautiful chaos, I am eager to share my daily experiences and provide you with a unique perspective on the dynamic city of São Paulo.

São Paulo City: 5-Hour Private Tour

2. São Paulo City: 5-Hour Private Tour

Visit the main attractions of São Paulo for a great introduction to the city, and learn how a small village became one of the biggest and most diverse cities on the planet. With a population of over 11 million, São Paulo is the most cosmopolitan city in Brazil and attracts visitors from around the world. On this 5-hour tour priced for up to 2 persons you’ll see important landmarks, including the Neo-Gothic Catedral da Sé, completed in 1967 after more than 50 years of construction. Travel by air-conditioned vehicle, riding through the financial district, along Avenida Paulista. Visit the city’s most traditional food market and discover diverse neighborhoods, such as the Asian enclave of Liberdade, home to the largest Japanese population outside of Japan. You will also get to visit Vila Madalena, the artistic-bohemian neighbourhood of São Paulo. Get a better understanding of São Paulo’s cultural life, admiring Oscar Niemayer’s Edifício Copan and the concrete and glass São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP).

São Paulo: Private City Highlights Tour by Car

3. São Paulo: Private City Highlights Tour by Car

The most complete tour of the city with possibilities to personalize as you prefer. Duração total: De 5 a 7 horas ●Beco do Batman. ●Parque Ibirapuera. ●Monumento às Bandeiras (passa pelo local). ●Avenida Paulista (passa pelo local). ●Bairro da Liberdade. ●Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. ●Catedral da Sé de São Paulo. ●Jardim Oriental. ●Muro dos Arcos (passa pelo local). ●Jardins (Bairro) (passa pelo local). ●Paróquia Nossa Senhora do Brasil. ●Museu Catavento (passa pelo local). ●Tribunal de Justiça de São Paulo. ●Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Parque do Ibirapuera. ●Oca do Ibirapuera (passa pelo local). ●Museu Afro Brasil. ●Marco Zero, Praça da Sé.

São Paulo: 20-Minute Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

4. São Paulo: 20-Minute Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

Your aviation adventure begins at Campo de Marte Helipad with a safety briefing before you board the helicopter and set off for a bird's eye view tour of São Paulo. As you fly over this vibrant city, admire unforgettable panoramic views of the landscape below and appreciate this truly unique experience. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to marvel at the valleys, buildings, and iconic landmarks of the city from the skies. On this magnificent adventure, enjoy the unique opportunity to fly over the beloved city of São Paulo aboard a wonderful Robinson helicopter. From the sky, see the main city sights including Sé Cathedral, the Ipiranga Museum, Paulista Avenue, Ibirapuera Park, the Municipal Theater, Luz Station, the Municipal Market, Pacaembu Stadium, the Anhangabaú Valley, the Copam Building and much more.

São Paulo: Classic Half-Day Private Sightseeing Guided Tour

5. São Paulo: Classic Half-Day Private Sightseeing Guided Tour

Following pick-up at your place, come aboard your comfortable vehicle. Make a stop at the popular Ibirapuera Park, admire the huge green space and take that famous photo at the iconic monument symbol of São Paulo. Climb up to the terrace of the MAC Museum and enjoy a unique panoramic view of the city. Then we drive along the iconic May 23 ave. towards the Japanese neighborhood. Afterward, stop at the Sé Cathedral and continue on getting across the downtown passing by several historical buildings with a break at the Municipal Market. We then pass by the multicultural Paulista Ave, the Jardins neighborhood, Oscar Freire St with a stop at the Batman’s alley full of colorful graffitis. Enjoy time for shopping, photos, and eating as you explore the city. Learn how São Paulo started as a small village and became the largest city in the Southern hemisphere, and one of the largest cities in the world

São Paulo: City Highlights Private Tour with Pickup Airport

6. São Paulo: City Highlights Private Tour with Pickup Airport

Get acquainted with the metropolitan grandeur of São Paulo on a private guided tour with hotel transfers. Travel around in a comfortable vehicle, visiting prominent landmarks like Ibirapuera Park, Paulista Avenue, Jardins, and Sé Cathedral. Discover the intriguing history and heritage of the city. Following pickup, climb aboard your vehicle. Make a stop at Ibirapuera Park, admire the huge green space, and take a photo at the iconic monument symbol of São Paulo. Then, climb up to the terrace of the MAC Museum and enjoy a unique panoramic view of the city. Next, be driven along the iconic May 23 Avenue towards the Japanese neighborhood of Liberdade. Afterward, stop at the Sé Cathedral and continue on getting across the downtown passing by several historical buildings with a break at the Municipal Market. Continue to Paulista Avenue, the cultural heart of the city. Walk down the road to see movie theaters, cultural centers, shopping malls, parks, and remains of late 19th-century architecture. Then, visit the Jardins neighborhood with its upscale global eateries, chic sushi bars, and French bistros on and around the Rua Oscar Freire. Stop at Batman’s Alley lined with colorful graffiti. Learn about the local art scene and the cultural impact it has on the city through your guide's commentary.

São Paulo Downtown Walking Audio Tour on Your Phone (ENG)

7. São Paulo Downtown Walking Audio Tour on Your Phone (ENG)

Download the WeGoTrip app and embark on a captivating journey through São Paulo's historic downtown with this engaging in-app audio tour. Uncover the multifaceted tapestry of Brazil's largest city, where echoes of the past harmonize with the rhythms of the present. Transport yourself to São Paulo's origins, strolling through streets adorned with architectural gems from different eras. Marvel at the São Bento Monastery, an emblem of colonial splendor, and appreciate the iconic Martinelli Building, a testament to the city's early 20th-century growth. São Paulo Downtown showcases rich cultural diversity, mirroring the city itself. Immerse in the vibrant atmosphere of the Municipal Market, a haven for gastronomic delights from across Brazil. Admire Sé Square, a bustling hub surrounded by historical landmarks. Appreciate the grandeur of the Metropolitan Cathedral, an awe-inspiring neo-Gothic masterpiece symbolizing São Paulo's deep-rooted spirituality. Explore the heart of São Paulo, where colonial heritage meets the bustling energy of modern urban life. HOW IS THE TOUR GOING — Stay flexible: join the tour whenever you want and explore the sights as long as you like. — Enjoy the tour even offline: all audio tours are tested for high quality and easy navigation.

São Paulo: Historical walk through the heart of downtown

8. São Paulo: Historical walk through the heart of downtown

I invite you to discover the city with me, on the tour we will start at Praça da República, Galeria do Rock and Sesc 24 de Maio. - We pass by the incredible and historic Municipal Theater, we will have a beautiful view of the Anhangabaú Valley, we will pass by the Farol Santander Building and the historic Martinelli Building and São Bento Monastery. - We crossed Rua 25 de Março. The largest shopping center in Latin America. - Snack time at the Municipal Market. The famous mortadella sandwich and Cod and Shrimp Pastel are here! - We continue to the end of the tour visiting the Pátio do Colégio, the place where the city was founded. The entire tour will be done in open areas (outdoors), visiting indoor places is completely up to you. We will always avoid unnecessary crowds and you have complete freedom to change the route during the tour.

Santos Private Shore Excursion: Sao Paulo Full Day City Tour

9. Santos Private Shore Excursion: Sao Paulo Full Day City Tour

Uncover the hidden corners of São Paulo with our expert local guide. Our tour is designed to showcase the city's unique and lesser-known spots, giving you the chance to experience São Paulo like a local. As you explore the bustling city, our guide will take you through winding streets, highlighting unique architecture, street art, and local vendors selling traditional snacks. You'll stop for a coffee or meal at the famous indoor market, where you can chat with locals and learn about their daily routines and favorite spots in the city. We'll take you to the Pátio do Colégio, a historical Jesuit mission church and school where the city was founded. You'll also visit the famous neo-gothic Catedral da Sé (Cathedral of Sé), capable of holding up to 8,000 people. Afterward, enjoy a scenic tour of São Paulo by private vehicle, passing by the Monastery of Sao Bento, where Benedictines have sung Gregorian chants at masses since the 16th century. Ibirapuera Park, designed by Roberto Burle Marx, is São Paulo's central park and includes a peaceful garden landscape. You'll also visit Paulista Avenue, a financial district created for wealthy coffee farmers at the end of the 19th century. Finally, you'll explore the bohemian Vila Madalena neighborhood and Sunset Square, known for its artist studios and best murals in town. At Sunset Square, you'll enjoy breathtaking views of the city. Our local guide is passionate about showing you the hidden corners of São Paulo, ensuring that your tour is unforgettable. We offer a flexible itinerary, allowing you to choose your preferred destinations. After a day of exploration, our guide will return you to your accommodation, leaving you with cherished memories of São Paulo's hidden gems.

Sao Paulo City Tour

10. Sao Paulo City Tour

Embark on an enchanting journey through São Paulo, starting in one of its most traditional neighborhoods. We'll pause for photos and exploration at Beco do Batman, a haven of Urban Art featuring a vibrant array of graffiti murals, showcasing São Paulo's urban expression in a burst of colors. Our adventure continues to Jardins, a renowned neighborhood where we visit one of the city's most beautiful churches, Nossa Senhora do Brasil, a venue for celebrity weddings and high society celebrations. A panoramic tour unfolds along the famous Rua Oscar Freire, home to international designer stores and renowned brands. We traverse Avenida Paulista, the business hub, offering stunning views of MASP, Parque Trianon, and other iconic landmarks. A stop at the historic Casa das Rosas, a mansion turned Cultural Center for Brazilian Poetry and Literature, adds cultural depth to our journey. Capture unforgettable moments with photo stops at Parque do Ibirapuera and the Monument to the Flags. Marvel at the panoramic cityscape from the MAC (Museu de Arte Contemporânea) viewpoint within the park. Venturing into the Bairro da Liberdade, Praça da Sé, and landmarks like the Catedral, Pátio do Colégio (the city's founding site), Igreja and Mosteiro de São Bento, Viaduto do Chá, Teatro Municipal, Vale do Anhangabaú, Praça da República, Monumento Duque de Caxias, Sala São Paulo de Concertos, and other significant historical structures, our tour concludes with a visit to the Luz Railway Station. Enjoy some leisure time to savor a traditional Brazilian coffee at the Museum of the Portuguese Language's café before returning to your hotels. Don't miss this immersive exploration of São Paulo's cultural and historical gems!

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Despite some rainy weather, this was a great tour and exactly what we were looking for as a shorter activity to learn more about the history of the city. Guiliano is a fantastic guide! He is very knowledgeable and managed to fit a lot into the tour while translating for multiple languages within our group, keeping the tour on pace, and finding spots for us to avoid the rain.

Absolutely phenomenal & couldn’t say enough positive things about it. Our guide was incredible and so informative. The city was beautiful. Our group was extremely happy with the service and would without a doubt book again.

Our tour was very interesting and informative. I liked that it was limited to 10 people. It created and intimate environment, every one talked to everyone, asked questions and we all learned a lot.

Danilo was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable about the city and its history/ culture.

Great company with the experienced and friendly Renato.