The Gateway to the Best of Brazil

A nearly 500-year old city, São Paulo has grown to become Brazil’s largest metropolis, and is ranked among the most populous cities in the world. Vibrant and bursting at the seams with life, São Paulo is a dream destination for those who love an atmosphere where anything feels possible.

Sampa, as the locals call it, is well known as a city that never sleeps. This round-the-clock lifestyle gives it a kinetic energy that is certain to captivate you, and with Azamara’s late stays in port, you’ll have ample opportunity to immerse yourself in every exciting moment. Start with a visit to the Museu de Arte de São Paulo—Sampa’s largest and most impressive museum, which contains the most comprehensive collection of Western art in all of Latin America. If you’re in the mood for shopping, visit the Shopping Iguatemi—a luxurious shopping mall where you can browse all of Brazil’s favorite brand names. If you’d rather a more artisanal experience, head to the Feira da Republica. This open-air market is perfect for a stroll while checking out authentic local handicrafts and paintings.

No visit to São Paulo is complete without taking in the absolutely spellbinding view from atop Banespa—a 161-meter high skyscraper in the heart of the city. After taking the elevator up to the observation deck, you will be treated to a panoramic view of São Paulo that trumps any plain-old postcard.

All this exploring is certain to work up your appetite, which is great news, because Sampa is regarded as a foodie paradise. With such a diverse population, the city’s food scene has grown to incorporate a world of flavors and cooking styles, so be sure to sample some seriously tasty street food as you explore the city. Local favorites include coxinha (tear drop-shaped chicken croquettes), kibe (Middle Eastern-inspired (fried beef or lamb with bulgur wheat), and Brazil’s national dish feijoada (hearty black bean and pork stew).

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Pinacoteca do Estado

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Pinacoteca do Estado

A neoclassical museum that is home to an extensive collection of Brazilian art spanning hundreds of years. You’ll find work from an impressive range of artists here, including Portinari and Di Cavalcanti.

Museu do Futebol

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Museu do Futebol

In a country known for its passion, there is perhaps no greater love than football (soccer). This museum brings that love to life with interactive multimedia displays spread over two floors that are enough to get you cheering for Brazil during the next FIFA World Cup.

Parque Ibirapuera

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Parque Ibirapuera

The largest green space in central São Paulo, this park is also a alive with culture. Stroll through this leafy refuge from the concrete jungle, taking time to pop into museums, view monuments, and take in a show by a local troupe of performers.

Sao Paulo (Santos), Brazil At a glance

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Size: 1,521.11 KM2 (0.39 MI2)
Population: 12,038,175
Density: 7,914 Pop/KM2 (3,056 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +55

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