What To Do in São Paulo

The São Paulo offers numerous activities for your enjoyment while attending the IDA World Congress 2017.  Below are some of the activities which may be enjoyed either as a family enjoyment or a client-related private gathering.  Details and arrangements for these activities should be arranged through the social director listed on each activity’s brochure.

Museu de Arte

The São Paulo Museum of Art, known locally as MASP, has the most representative and comprehensive collection of western art in Latin America. You’ll see works by Impressionists and modern masters – Renoir, Van Gogh, Matisse, Manet, Debret, Picasso, Miró, along with 73 works of bronze sculpture by Degas alone.

Address: Avenida Paulista 1578, São Paulo

Teatro Municipal (City Theater)

Opened in 1911 and fully restored in time for its centennial, São Paulo’s Municipal Theater (Teatro Municipal) is one of the city’s top architectural treasures and cultural attractions.

A major center for the performing arts in South America, the theater has hosted performances by internationally renowned singers, dancers, musicians, and performing artists that have included Carla Fracci, Rudolf Nureyev, Titta Ruffo, Enrico Caruso, Maria Callas, Arturo Toscanini, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and Mikhail Baryshnikov.

Address: Praça Ramos de Azevedo, São Paulo

Parque do Ibirapuera (Ibirapuera Park)

Parque Ibirapuera is the one of the largest city parks in Latin America. The immense green space with its monuments, museums, playgrounds, gardens, trails, lakes, and performance spaces is a leisure paradise for the people of São Paulo, as well as a showcase of modern architecture and culture.

Address: Avenida Pedro Alvares Cabral, São Paulo

Auditório Ibirapuera

This ultra-modern music hall designed by Oscar Niemeyer, is considered one of São Paulo’s best concert venues. Museu da Aeronáutica e do Folclore, the Aeronautics and Folk Art Museum, displays aircraft models and flight equipment on the ground floor, with nearly 20,000 exhibits devoted to folk art and traditions from all over Brazil filling the remaining floors.

Parque da Independància and Museu Paulista

The Museu Paulista of the University of São Paulo, commonly known in São Paulo and all Brazil as Museu do Ipiranga, is a Brazilian history museum located in the Southeast region of the city of São Paulo. Inside it contains large collections of costumes, decorative arts, paintings, and furniture of the Imperial Period.

Address: Parque da Independência, Ipiranga, São Paulo

Sé (Cathedral)

The neo-Gothic cathedral was built on the site of an earlier cathedral and took from 1913 to 1967 to complete. The interior has several interesting features, including the 10,000-pipe organ and stained glass windows picturing the history of Catholicism in Brazil. Visitors can tour the crypt below the main church to see marble sculptures and tombs. The cathedral sits at the historic center of São Paulo, and is a good place to begin a walking tour of the old town.

São Paulo Street Art

Graffiti culture in Brazil is breathtaking, adding color and context to the city. Artists use the city walls to present all forms of art including abstract, portraiture and artwork with strong political statements. Avenida 23 de Maio and the Museu Aberto de Arte Urbana de São Paulo on Avenida Cruzeiro do Sul, display an array of artists with story-telling images that extend for miles.