. Sao Paulo has the largest economy by GDP in Latin America and Southern Hemisphere.The city is home to the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange.Paulista Avenue is the economic core of Sao Paulo.The metropolis is also home to several of the tallest buildings in Brazil, including the building Mirante do Vale, Italy, Banespa, North Tower and many others.The city has significant cultural, economic and political influence both nationally and internationally.It is home to several important monuments, parks and museums such as the Latin American Memorial, the Ibirapuera Park, Museum of Ipiranga, Sao Paulo Museum of Art, and the Museum of the Portuguese Language.The city holds high profile events, like the Sao Paulo Art Biennial, the Brazilian Grand Prix, Sao Paulo Fashion Week and the ATP Brasil Open.Sao Paulo hosts the world largest gay pride parade.It is also the headquarters of the Brazilian television networks Record, Band and Gazeta.
. Paulista Avenue (Avenida Paulista in Portuguese, Paulista being the gentilic for those born in Sao Paulo state) is one of the most important avenues in Sao Paulo, Brazil.The 2.8 kilometre thoroughfare is notable for headquartering a large number of financial and cultural institutions, as well as being home to an extensive shopping area and to Latin America most comprehensive fine art museum, MASP.Since the 1960s, the avenue has been identified as one of the main business centers in the city.Being one of the highest points in Sao Paulo, it is distinctively clustered with radio and TV stations antennae, such as Gazeta.The road is served by a subway line and many major bus routes.The avenue, which was inaugurated in December 1891, is generally regarded as the most expensive real estate anywhere in Latin America.
. Ibirapuera Park (Portuguese Parque Ibirapuera) is a major urban park in Sao Paulo, Brazil.It has a large area for leisure, jogging and walking, as well a vivid cultural scene with museums and a music hall.Its importance to Sao Paulo is often comparable to that of Central Park to New York City, Golden Gate Park to San Francisco, or Ueno Park to Tokyo.Ibirapuera is one of South America largest city parks, together with Chapultepec Park, in Mexico City and Simon Bolivar Park in Bogota.
Sao Paulo Museum of Art
. The Sao Paulo Museum of Art (in Portuguese, Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo, or MASP) is an art museum located on Paulista Avenue in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil.It is well known for its headquarters, a 1968 concrete and glass structure designed by Lina Bo Bardi, whose main body is supported by two lateral beams over a 74 metres (243 ft) freestanding space, considered a landmark of the city and a main symbol of modern Brazilian architecture.The museum is a private non profit institution founded in 1947 by Assis Chateaubriand and Pietro Maria Bardi.MASP distinguished itself for many important initiatives concerning museology and art education in Brazil, as well as for its pioneering role as a cultural center.It was also the first Brazilian museum interested in Post World War II artistic tendencies.
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
. The Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo (Portuguese for pinacotheca of the state of Sao Paulo) is one of the most important art museums in Brazil.It is housed in a 1900 building in Jardim da Luz, Downtown Sao Paulo, designed by Ramos de Azevedo and Domiziano Rossi to be the headquarters of the Lyceum of Arts and Crafts.It is the oldest art museum in Sao Paulo, founded on December 24, 1905, and established as a state museum since 1911.After passing through a renovation conducted by Paulo Mendes da Rocha in the 1990s, the museum became one of the most dynamic cultural institutions of the country, lining up with the international circuit of exhibitions, hosting cultural events and keeping an active bibliographic production.Pinacoteca also maintains a branch in Bom Retiro district, called Estacao Pinacoteca, where it holds temporary exhibitions and the institution documentation center.
. The Theatro Municipal (Municipal Theatre) of Rio de Janeiro is located in Cinelandia (Praca Marechal Floriano) in the city center of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Built in the beginning of the twentieth century, it is considered to be one of the most beautiful and important theatres in the country.The building is designed in an eclectic style, inspired by the Paris Opera of Charles Garnier.The outside walls are inscribed with the names of classic Eurocentric & Brazilian artists.It is located near the National Library and the National Fine Arts Museum, overlooking the spacious Cinelandia Square.
Museum of the Portuguese Language
. The Museum of the Portuguese Language (Portuguese Museu da Lingua Portuguesa Brazilian Portuguese, locally is an interactive Portuguese language and Linguistics or Language Development in general museum in Sao Paulo, Brazil.It is housed in the Estacao da Luz railway station, in the urban district of the same name.Three hundred thousand passengers arrive and leave the station every day, and the choice of the building for the launching of the museum is connected to the fact that it was mainly here that thousands of non Portuguese speaking immigrants arriving from Europe and Asia into Sao Paulo via the Port of Santos got acquainted with the language for the first time.The idea of a museum monument to the language was conceived by the Sao Paulo Secretary of Culture in conjunction with the Roberto Marinho Foundation, at a cost of around 37 million reais.
Sala Sao Paulo
. The Julio Prestes Cultural Center, which is located in the Julio Prestes Train Station in the old north central section of the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, was inaugurated on July 9, 1999.The building has been totally restored and renovated by the Sao Paulo State Government, as part of the downtown revitalization in that city.It houses the Sala Sao Paulo, which has a capacity of 1498 seats and is the home of the Sao Paulo State Symphonic Orchestra (OSESP).It is a venue for symphonic and chamber presentations and has been designed according to state of the art standards, comparable to the Boston Symphony Hall, Musikverein in Vienna and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
. The Museu Paulista of the University of Sao Paulo (commonly known in Sao Paulo and all Brazil as Museu do Ipiranga) is a Brazilian history museum located near where Emperor Pedro I proclaimed the Brazilian independence on the banks of Ipiranga brook in the Southeast region of the city of Sao Paulo, then the Caminho do Mar, or road to the seashore.It contains a huge collection of furniture, documents and historically relevant artwork, especially relating to the Brazilian Empire era.
. The Edificio Copan (Copan Building) is a 140 metre (459 ft.) tall, 38 story residential building in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil.Construction began in 1952 and, following some interruptions, was completed in 1966.It is one of the largest buildings in Brazil and has the largest floor area of any residential building in the world.The building was not named after the ancient Mayan city in Honduras the name is an acronym for its original developer, Companhia Pan Americana de Hoteis e Turismo (Portuguese for Pan American Hotels and Tourism Company).The building was designed by Oscar Niemeyer office in Sao Paulo Niemeyer personally designed the famous sinuous facade design.The original project envisioned two buildings, the other being a hotel, but in the end only the residential building was built.Currently, the building has 1,160 apartments, ranging from small studios to large 3 bedroom units, and 2,038 residents, served by 20 elevators and 221 underground parking spaces.Due to the large number of residents.
. Edificio Italia (Portuguese for Italy Building) is a 168 metre tall 46 story skyscraper in Sao Paulo, Brazil, built from 1956 to 1965.It also has a rooftop observation deck, open for tourists.Edificio Italia was designed by Brazilian architect Franz Heep.It is the 2nd tallest building in Sao Paulo after Mirante do Vale.
Altino Arantes Building
. The Altino Arantes Building, also known as the Banespa Building, is an important skyscraper located in Sao Paulo, Brazil.The building was constructed to be the headquarters of the Bank of the State of Sao Paulo (Banespa), between 1939 and 1947.It remained the tallest building of the city for two decades until being surpassed by the Edificio Italia.Soon after its completion in the 1940s, it was named the world largest structure of reinforced concrete.It was designed by Plinio Botelho do Amaral, who was inspired by the Empire State Building and Frank Lloyd Wright.Its panoramic view of the center of Sao Paulo and its outskirts attract thousands of visitors.In the future, the Altino Arantes building will become the headquarters of the Banespa Cultural Institute, facilitating artistic and cultural activities.
Sao Paulo Art Biennial
. The Sao Paulo Art Biennial (Bienal in Portuguese) was founded in 1951 and has been held every two years since.It is the second oldest art biennial in the world after the Venice Biennale (in existence since 1895), which serves as its role model.The Biennial was founded by the Italian Brazilian industrialist Ciccillo Matarazzo (1898 1977).Since 1957, the Sao Paulo Biennial has been held in the Ciccillo Matarazzo pavilion in the Parque do Ibirapuera.
. Instituto Butantan is a Brazilian biomedical research center affiliated to the Sao Paulo State Secretary of Health.It is located near the campus of the University of Sao Paulo.The Institute was founded by the Brazilian physician and biomedical scientist Vital Brazil in 1901, according to Pasteur Institute paradigm.
Patio do Colegio
. Patio do Colegio (in Portuguese School Yard, written in the archaic orthography Pateo do Collegio) is the name given to the historical Jesuit church and school in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil.The name is also used to refer to the square in front of the church.The Patio do Colegio marks the site where the city was founded in 1554.The city of Sao Paulo has its beginnings in a mission established by Jesuits Manuel da Nobrega, Jose de Anchieta and others in the Brazilian hinterland.The village then called Sao Paulo dos Campos de Piratininga was founded on a plateau between two rivers, the Tamanduatei and the Anhangaba?, and was linked to the coastal village of Sao Vicente by a precarious path in the rainforest.
Sao Paulo Fashion Week
. The Sao Paulo Fashion Week is an clothing trade show held semi annually in Sao Paulo.It is notable as Latin America pre eminent fashion event and it is considered the fifth largest fashion week after in the world behind New York, London, Paris and Milan.It has been controversial in the past because of a longstanding bias towards white models.In 2009 quotas were imposed that required that 10 percent of models to be black or indigenous as a way to foster equal opportunity.
Praca da Se
. Praca da Se (English See Square) is a public space in Sao Paulo, Brazil.Considered as the city central point, it is the point from where the distance of all roads passing through Sao Paulo are counted.The square was the location of many historic events in Sao Paulo history, most notably during the Diretas Ja movement.The name originates from the episcopal see of the city, the Sao Paulo Cathedral.
. The Luz Station (Portuguese Estacao da Luz, IPA) is the common name for a railway station in the Luz neighbourhood in Sao Paulo, Brazil.The station is part of the metropolitan rail system run by the CPTM.The station is mostly notable for housing the Museum of the Portuguese Language, established in 2006.The Luz Metro station is also located within the complex.
. The Ibirapuera Auditorium (Portuguese Auditorio Ibirapuera) is a building conceived by Oscar Niemeyer for the presentation of musical spectacles, situated in Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo Zoo
. The Sao Paulo Zoo (Portuguese Parque Zoologico de Sao Paulo) is the largest zoo in Brazil.With 824.529 m2 (8875.2 square feet) of space in what was originally the Atlantic Forest, the zoo is south of the city of Sao Paulo.It displays more than 3,200 animals, 102 species of mammals, 216 species of birds, 95 species of reptiles, 15 species of amphibians and 16 species of invertebrates in enclosures that replicate the natural habitats of these animals.The Zoo farm of 572 ha produces vegetables used in the manufacturing of feed for various animals, and material for the enclosures where the animals are.It also has animals that need extra space for mating.The zoo has a nursery for cubs who are rejected by their mothers, electric incubators and an incubation room for eggs of birds and reptiles.The educational function is emphasized in the zoo.Its library of more than four thousand volumes is open to the public.Its partnerships with other state, federal and foreign institutions includes research that facilitates the preservation of endangered species.
. The Carnival of Brazil (Portuguese Carnaval do Brasil, IPA) is an annual festival held between the Friday afternoon (51 days before Easter) and Ash Wednesday at noon, which marks the beginning of Lent, the forty day period before Easter.On certain days of Lent, Roman Catholics and some other Christians traditionally abstained from the consumption of meat and poultry, hence the term carnival, from carnelevare, to remove (literally, raise) meat.Carnival has roots in the pagan festival of Saturnalia, which, adapted to Catholicism became a farewell to bad things in a season of religious discipline to practice repentance and prepare for Christ death and resurrection.
. Hopi Hari (BM&F Bovespa PQTM3, BM&F Bovespa PQTM4) is a Brazilian theme park located at Km 72 of Bandeirantes Highway, Vinhedo in the state of Sao Paulo.It is located 30 km from Campinas and 80 km from Sao Paulo.With 0.76 km2, is considered the second largest amusement park in Brazil, and is part of the tourist complex SerrAzul Full Life.Hopi Hari is a fictitious country its employees are residents (hopius)with president, capital, language itself, among other features.Due to the debts of the park in June 2009, the group GP Investments sold the park for a symbolic value to the group HH II PT S.
Pico do Jaragua
. Pico do Jaragua (the peak of Jaragua) is the highest mountain in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, at 1135 metres above sea level, located at the Serra da Cantareira.Jaragua means Lord of the Valley in Tupi.In 1580, Afonso Sardinha was settled on the mountain, and found gold there.However, due to the indigenous people who lived there at that time, the mining only began ten years later, after numerous wars.The gold was explored until it was not possible to find it any more, by the 19th century.
. Citibank Hall (previously Metropolitan) is a music venue group, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, capital of the same state and in Sao Paulo, in Brazil.The venue has a capacity of 8450, but for specific events, can have four different configurations.It was opened in September 1994, with the name of Metropolitan.In late 2000, after a naming rights agreement, it was renamed ATL Hall, Claro Hall after the consolidation of the America Movil owned networks in Brazil, and since March 2007, when the Claro agreement expired, it is called Citibank Hall.
Ema Gordon Klabin Cultural Foundation
. The Ema Gordon Klabin Cultural Foundation (in Portuguese Fundacao Cultural Ema Gordon Klabin) is an art museum located in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil.Officially established in 1978, it is a not for profit private institution, legally declared as an organization of federal public interest.It was created by the Brazilian collector and philanthropist Ema Gordon Klabin (1907 1994), with the purpose of preserving and displaying her art collection, as well as promoting cultural, artistic and scientific activities.The foundation is headquartered in Ema former house in Jardins district, specially designed by architect Alfredo Ernesto Becker in the 1950s to hold her collection.The house is surrounded by a 4,000 square meters garden projected by Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx.
Obelisk of Sao Paulo
. Obelisk of Sao Paulo is an obelisk in Ibirapuera Park in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil.This monument is a symbol of the Constitutionalist Revolution of 1932, and the biggest monument of the city of Sao Paulo.The height of the monument is 72 meters.The construction of the monument was started in 1947 and completed in 1970.The obelisk is a project of the Italo Brazilian sculptor Galileo Ugo Emendabili, who arrived at Brazil in 1923.The obelisk was inaugurated on July 9, 1955, one year after the inauguration of Ibirapuera Park.
. The Reservoir of Guarapiranga (Represa de Guarapiranga) is a reservoir in the southern area of the city of Sao Paulo, in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil.The Reservoir of Guarapiranga was constructed in 1906 by the Sao Paulo Tramway, Light and Power Company, also known as Light, which was the company responsible for the regions supply of electrical energy at that time.In 1928, Guarapiranga began being used as a reservoir for potable water distribution.
. Via Funchal, with an area of 15,000 m2, was an arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil, that hosted many events, such as concerts and other shows closed in December 2012.Seated, it hosted 3,120 people and standing, it hosted until 6,000 people.
Estadio do Caninde
. The Estadio do Caninde, also known as Estadio Oswaldo Teixeira Duarte, is a football stadium inaugurated on January 11, 1956 in Caninde neighborhood, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo state, with a maximum capacity of 21,004 spectators.Although the stadium maximum capacity is 28,500 people, due to a Paulista Football Federation decision, and following FIFA requirements, Caninde stadium had its maximum capacity reduced to 25,470 spectators.As of 2011, it has a maximum capacity of 21,004.The stadium is owned by Associacao Portuguesa de Desportos.Its formal name honors Oswaldo Teixeira Duarte, a former president of Portuguesa.
MASP Antique Market
. Masp Antique Market is a fair that takes place in in the city of Sao Paulo where one can find collector items, arts, crafts, and antiques.