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Main language: Portuguese

Money currency: Real (Plural: Reais)

Electrical current: Normally 110 volts. Check it with the front desk of the hotel or the owner of the house/apartment. Transformers to boost the current from 110 volts to 220 volts are available in most good electrical supply stores.


The city of Sao Paulo is a melting pot, both cultural and ethnical. It offers the best cuisine, cultural attractions and nightlife.

My fave places in Sao Paulo:

Liberdade: Sunday market at the central square Pra?a da Liberdade, shops and Japanese restaurants.

Paulista area: Movie theaters, bookstores, bars, hairdresser, restaurants and shops.

Rua Augusta & Oscar Freire: Many many shops, restaurants, ice-cream parlors and movie theaters.

What they have to say about São Paulo:

"So here we are in Sao Paolo and it's just amazing.
Industrial, dirty and full of life just the way I like it.
I'm definitely coming back here one day to stay a bit longer and learn some of that samba (just joking, I'll never get that with my white ass, but I'm coming back, that's for sure)."

Nick from Franz Ferdinand

Useful sites:

Visite S?o Paulo (in Portuguese)

Site Oficial de Turismo da Cidade de São Paulo (in Portuguese, English and Spanish)

Governo do Estado de S?o Paulo (in English)

S?o Paulo Convention & Visitors Bureau

S?o Paulo City Official Website (in English)

The New São Paulo (Excellent article from The New York Times, especially if you are interested in the cultural and upscale side of São Paulo city

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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Cosmopolitan, Great Nightlife, Excellent Restaurants, family & friends...
  • Cons:Traffic, Pollution
  • Last visit to São Paulo: Nov 2011
  • Intro Updated Dec 10, 2011
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Mar 13, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Thanks for your comprehensive story about this great destination!~

  • Jan 18, 2009 at 2:17 PM

    Campos do Jordão e sem duvida alguma um dos melhores destinos turisticos para se visitar no Brasil. Uma dica para informações sobre a cidade: www.netcampos.com

  • Elena77's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2008 at 4:29 AM

    Great tips, thanks for sharing! I've been to Sao Paulo a few times... but there's so much more to see and do! Can't wait to visit this fascinating place again!

  • PierreZA's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    Like your page vey much! Hope to visit SP next year, Pierre

  • Jan 14, 2006 at 1:25 PM

    Wonderful shopping tips! Would love to return to see more! Greetings.

  • Bonobo2005's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2005 at 6:26 PM

    yesterday I visited the Galeria do Rock after reading your tip. I spent 3 great hours here. Thanks!!......... comment update: I went to Madame Satã as well....a great night out! Without your tips my stay here wouldn't have been as nice...tx again!

  • benazer's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2005 at 8:51 AM

    Seems you really enjoyed São Paulo,I am there now for the 4th time and enjoying lots

  • Aug 13, 2004 at 7:57 AM

    uma bonita página....vou trabalhar aqui no ano próximo :-D

  • Andreas_Fran's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2004 at 11:09 PM

    Fantastic Page full of tips information and wonderful photos.

  • Jul 28, 2003 at 12:13 AM

    Excellant pictures..Nice informations..Many many happy returns of the day..Wishing you a happy birthday

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