Leisure and Culture in Sao Paulo
- The tourist offer of the city totals 260 rooms in 55 movie theaters, 110 museums, 160 theaters, 27 cultural events, 184 clubs, 88 libraries, 41 heritage areas, 41 festivals, 79 shopping malls, more than 100 parks and green areas, 45 receptive travel agencies, 6 tourist centers, 39 cultural centers, film societies and 9 special movie theaters, concert halls 7 (above 300 seats), 5 soccer stadiums, 69 sports clubs, 10 bicycle paths, 2 yacht clubs, 12 golf clubs, 1,000 gyms and seven theme parks.
- Most visited places by tourists in Sao Paulo: Museums 83%, 81% parks and natural areas, 67% Bars and Nightclubs, Theatres 56% and 37% Clubs.
Gastronomy: The world is our specialty
What would be the typical dish of Sao Paulo? Hard to answer... Because of the diversity of peoples and cultures hosted by the city, it can be said that Sao Paulo specializes in all kinds of food.
If you are looking for one of the "Top 50" restaurants of the world, there is D.O.M. headed by chef Alex Atala. On the other hand, if you want something more simple and affordable, you can try the famous "pastel" that counts with organized constests to elect the best in town.
A must-see attraction for lovers of colors and flavors is the Municipal Market of São Paulo. The "Mercadão" as it is also known, is home to numerous stalls that sell quality products. Moreover, the space also features a gourmet area where the focus is on the "mortadella sandwich".
From one extreme to another, São Paulo is satisfaction guarantee for all tastes and pockets!
The sports scene in Sao Paulo offers a wide range of events and modes. Football has several stages as the emblematic Pacaembu Stadium (Estádio Municipal Paulo Machado de Carvalho) which also houses the excellent "Soccer Museum". Other venues for the soccer presentations are the Morumbi, the Allianz Parque and the Corinthians Arena that held the inaugural match of the World Cup 2014.