- Type: Picnics, Parks & Gardens
NileGuide Expert Says:
Top destination in Sao Paulo!
NileGuide Expert tip:
A place where Paulistanos come to exercise, play sports, relax, mingle, eat and observe modern art.
Blessed with over 2 million square meters of green space, São Paulo's version of Central Park offers quite a bit to see and do. You can wander the paths beside pleasant lagoons or rent a bicycle (R$6/US$3/£1.50 per hour) and cycle the pathways. Every Sunday morning there's a free outdoor concert in the park's Praça da Paz. Sunday from 10am to 4pm you can take advantage of the Bosque de Leitura, a kind of free outdoor lending library that lets you borrow magazines or books (including many in English) to read in the park for the duration of day. In the corner near Gate 3 there's the Museu de Arte Moderna (Museum of Modern Art; see listing, below). Just nearby there's the excellent Museu Afro Brasil and the OCA Auditorium, a flying saucer-shaped building that often hosts traveling art exhibits.
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- Highly Recommended 2010