Parque Ibirapuera is the city’s largest green space and one of the largest city parks in Latin America. The name means a rotten tree in the Tupi language and despite the unfortunate name there are many beautiful trees.
There is plenty to do here…paths to walk or bike or people watch, museums, Niemeyer architecture, a lake, and more.
It is rated as one of the best urban parks in the world.
Most of the buildings are designed by Oscar Niemeyer and the landscaping is by famed landscape artist Roberto Burle Marx. (The Auditorium by Niemeyer)
The opulent park is so big that you can easily forget you’re sitting in the middle of one of the most populated cities in the world.
The São Paulo Museum of Modern Art (MAM) is located in the park. It was built in 1948 and modeled after the Museum of Modern Art in NY (MOMA).
It has over 4000 mostly Brazilian works of art. The commissioned mural in the front is by graffiti artist Os Gemeos.
The Marquise is a large covered construction by Oscar Niemeyer that links several of the buildings together. Every day, skateboarders, cyclists, athletes, families and friends gather there.It is very crowded on Sundays and people sell food, drinks and crafts as well.
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