If you aren’t ready to say goodbye to summer, our autumn is Brazil’s spring. A trip to the country’s largest city, São Paulo, in October or November offers an alternative to sweater weather with pleasantly warm days and temperatures in the 60s to low 80s. For the traveler who wants to fly south in anticipation of winter, the Jardins neighborhood—home to The Emiliano, the Hotel Fasano São Paulo, and the Tivoli São Paulo Mofarrej—is a surprisingly green oasis in the city. While it is sometimes possible to forget, when you are in the leafy enclave of Jardins, São Paulo is the economic and cultural capital of Brazil, with a population estimated at around 20 million. At the São Paulo Museum of Art, two exhibitions this fall provide an interesting pairing. Italian masterpieces by Botticelli, Raphael, and Titian can be found in one gallery while in another 100 works created by residents of the Psychiatric Hospital of Juquery (two hours south of the city) are on display. When summer temperatures soar in São Paulo, beginning in December, the city often empties out, but during the spring the city’s municipal theater has a full schedule of concerts and performances. The building itself is one of the city’s most famous landmarks, constructed at the beginning of the twentieth century.
If instead of falling into winter you decide you want to samba into spring, the three members of The Leading Hotels of the World in São Paulo are as elegant and stylish as the neighborhood they call home.
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