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São Paulo: Classic Half-Day Private Sightseeing Guided Tour

1. 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

From São Paulo: Aparecida Cathedral Tour

2. From São Paulo: Aparecida Cathedral Tour

After pickup from your hotel in São Paulo at 7:30 AM, begin your tour of one of the most important religious sites in South America. Approaching the city of Aparecida, you’ll make a stop at the Itaguaçu Port to learn the history of the Virgin Mary statue to which the Aparecida Cathedral is dedicated. Found by fishermen in the 18th century, the miracles surrounding the statue quickly caused the city to become an important site of religious pilgrimage. In 1955, plans for the cathedral were unveiled, and it was consecrated by Pope John Paul II in 1980. After leaving the Itaguaçu port, you’ll head to Aparecida’s historic center for a tour of the cathedral. Walk the immense grounds before heading into the basilica itself, marveling at the nearly 250-foot-tall dome and sprawling main hall, capable of holding 30,000 parishioners. See the original Virgin Mary statue, and watch the spectacle that is the church’s mass. After your tour, enjoy some free time to explore the town, grab a bite to eat, or view the nativity exhibition on Olive Trees Mountain. Afterwards, you’ll be driven back to your accommodation.

São Paulo: Downtown Walking Tour with Farol Santander Entry

3. São Paulo: Downtown Walking Tour with Farol Santander Entry

Begin your tour at Pátio do Colégio, where your guide will provide you with some historical background about the area. Then, move on to visit the Manor of the Marchioness of Santos, Sé Cathedral, Sé Square, Largo São Francisco Law School, and the FECAP - Fundação Escola de Comércio Álvares Penteado. Continue to see Brazil Bank's Cultural Center. You will make a quick stop here to use the toilets or grab a drink, before walking to the Stock Exchange. Take in a great view of the city at the Altino Arantes building and Farol Santander. Other sites you will pass on the tour include: the Martinelli building, the Monastery of Saint Benedict, the Sampaio Moreira building, and City Hall. The tour will finish at the Municipal Theater and you can admire its beautiful architecture.

São Paulo: 2-Hour Downtown Discovery Tour with Guide

4. São Paulo: 2-Hour Downtown Discovery Tour with Guide

Explore the "new' center and learn about the historic downtown district of São Paulo. With your licensed guide, explore the areas which have been home to many immigrant communities such as Italian, Japanese, Syrian, Lebanese, and many others. As well as learning about the cultural makeup of the city, see many notable landmarks. Learn more about places such as the Municipal Theatre, the Copan Building, San Francisco Convent, and the Martinelli Building. Discover the history the Tupi tribe who once called the area home, as well as the story of the first skyscraper of Latin America.

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I highly recommend this tour, it is your go-to if you want to learn and understand about SP evolution. Giuliano is very knowledgeable and had plenty of experience not only about BR but also other countries in LatinAmerica and Europe. He will teach you not only to Brasil history, but will probably link concepts to your own country. Great immersive experience to cover the highlights of SP. Great talk and experience, thanks David

Very nice visit with a friendly and very knowledgeable guide.