Parque Ibirapuera

Av. Pedro Álvares Cabral - Vila Mariana, São Paulo - SP, 04094-050, Brazil

Designed by Oscar Niemeyer and Roberto Burle Marx, this expansive park was meant to be an improvement to Central Park in New York City. Home to an impressive amphitheater, museums, water bodies, and lots of paths with some impressive landscaping, it’s well worth a visit. Come for a stroll, jog, picnic, open air concert or bike voyage on a Sunday. Various food vendors are strewn throughout with agua de coco and snacks. It’s best to check the website for events if you’ll be visiting on a weekend.

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Sao Paulo has nature

Ibirapuera is the green area, Sao Paulo’s version of Central Park. Inaugurated in 1954 for the 400th anniversary of the city, with buildings designed by Oscar Niemeyer and landscape by designer Roberto Burle Marx, Ibirapuera Park covers an area of almost 2 square kilometres. It’s the bigger urban park in the city. It has several attractions like the Museum of Modern Art, Biennial Pavilion, a Japanese Pavilion, Planetarium and Vivarium. And plenty of space to jogging and cycling, to skate or whatever is it possible to do in parks. I just took of my shoes and rest my feet in a tree. Life is good.

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