Sao Paulo a large city with fascinating attractions
By Carlton Leisure -
At first glance, Sao Paulo appears to be an exhibition of skyscrapers. This home to close to 20 million people is huge metropolis with a multi dimensional personality and this capital of state of Sao Paulo is still expanding at a great pace. This Brazilian city hardly needs any introduction and was recently in focus when it hosted several matches of FIFA World Cup Football 2014. The world cup fever might have gone down but the love for the city has only increased that can be well estimated from the increased demand of Sao Paulo flights. Here we introduce you to major attractions of city which is home to noted author Paulo Coelho, ace footballer Roberto Carlos and other world personalities.
Sao Paulo Museum of Art
Located on Paulista Avenue, Sao Paulo Museum of Art founded in 1947 attracts a large number of visitors through its art exhibits and stunning building. The museum has been a pioneer in art education and museology. The museum is also credited for being the first Brazilin Museum interested in post World War II artistic tendencies. The museum has a huge collection of Brazilian and European art.
One of the most magnificent buildings in Sao Paulo, Theatro Municipal started hosting performances in 1903. But more than activities inside, the building is known for its impressive architecture which is a fine amalgamation of different architectural styles. The theatre keep hosting classical-music, opera and ballet performances round the year.
This giant metropolis is also home to several parks giving you an escape from the hustle-bustle of the city life. Parque Estadual da Cantareira and Parque Estadual do Jaraguá with their vast green stretches and recreational activities are a hot favourite among the tourists.
Are you someone who want to catch the panoramic view of the city from a vantage point then you should get atop some of the high risers that dot the city’s landscape? Banespa Tower has an observation deck on the 34th floor, 160 m above ground that gives a panoramic view of the city. The building also has a small museum on its top. Restaurant Skye at Hotel Unique is another place from where you can get commanding view of the night sky while gorging on delicacies. Sao Paulo Jockey Club offers a great view of the River Pinheiro.
While visiting Sao Paulo never miss an opportunity to visit Mercado Municipal, one of the hot favourite markets in the city. On their visit the guest can treat their taste buds with authentic ethnic delicacies and fruits. The market that was founded in 1933, restored to its glory in 2004.
Besides, there is an array of tourist attractions in Sao Paulo that you may find interesting. Plan a visit to this Brazilian city and explore its various offerings.