City tour of São Paulo | 6 hours | Private service
The 6-hours option is the ideal way to get to know a little of the vast city of São Paulo in a short time. After the guide pick you up in a private vehicle at your hotel, go to the historic center for a brief walking tour. See where the city was founded in 1554 at the Patio do Colégio, a church and historical school of the Jesuit mission, and stop at Sé Cathedral, a neo-Gothic building from the 20th century that holds up to 8,000 people. City tour of São Paulo
Return to your vehicle to continue your tour, passing by the Monastery of St. Benedict, a historical site belonging to Benedictines, who sang Gregorian chants at Mass here since the 16th century. See the 30-story Martinelli building, the first skyscraper in São Paulo, and the Banespa Building, similar to the Empire State Building in New York. Pass through the churches of São Francisco, built in the 18th century, and the Municipal Theater of São Paulo, the oldest theater in the city and a renowned venue for concerts and operas. City tour of São Paulo
Learn with your guide about the Faculty of Law São Paulo, the first university established in the city and admire the Tea Bridge, the 42-story Italy Building and the City Hall, an imposing building made entirely of travertine marble. Keep an eye on the largest residential building in Brazil, the Copan, designed by the famous architect Oscar Niemeyer. City tour of São Paulo
In addition to these places of interest in the city, you will pass through several interesting areas, such as Liberdade, the Japanese neighborhood of São Paulo, where Japanese immigrants settled in the early 20th century; Avenida Paulista, a financial district created at the end of the 19th century, former home of coffee farmers; and Ibirapuera Park, the main park of São Paulo, which presents a quiet work of landscaping designed by the landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx.
This is only an exemple of city tour, you can request what you wish to visit and your guide will offer you options.
About São Paulo
The active metropolis: Religious built a school on a small hill next to Tamanduateí Anhangabaú and rivers, where they celebrated a mass. That was on January 25, 1554, which marks the anniversary of São Paulo. Nearly five centuries later, the village of Piratininga became a city of 18 million inhabitants. Those times, there remain only the foundations of the building made by priests and Indians in Pateo do Collegio.
In the 1970s, the service sector has gained greater prominence in São Paulo’s economy. The industries have migrated to cities of São Paulo, as the so-called ABCD (Santo André, São Bernardo do Campo, São Caetano do Sul and Diadema). Today, it is the financial center of Latin America and it still gets Brazilian expatriates working and open arms and live in São Paulo, in an environment of tolerance and respect for diversity of faiths, ethnicity, sexual orientations and tribes.
Fascinating, it is a superlative metropolis at all, even in diversity. Seething cauldron of styles and cultures where 70 nationalities live together, is also a great entertainment center: more than 280 cinemas, 180 theaters, more than 90 110 museums and cultural centers, and numerous nightclubs of the most many styles for one of the busiest nights of the planet. Not to mention the shopping – with 79 malls and dozens of specialized shopping streets. And the food – more than 12 500 restaurants, with 52 types of cuisine from all over the world. For reasons like this, well worth discovering this global city, full of knowledge, trends, smells and colors.
The Trip Cost Includes
- PRIVATE SERVICE
- BILINGUAL GUIDE
- TRANSFER IN and OUT
- ENTRANCE TICKETS
The Trip Cost DOES NOT Include
- International and domestic flights
- Tips for travel guides and drivers
- Travel insurance