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Your Key To A Perfect Saturday Afternoon in São Paulo

São Paulo is the largest and most cosmopolitan city in Brazil. Here you will find a little flavour from each part of this amazing country. Even though it is known as the financial centre of Brazil, São Paulo has more to offer than just business. Come with me and I will share my recommendations for a perfect Saturday afternoon for your visit here in São Paulo.

First of all, let`s have a casual and delicious lunch at Mercado de Pinheiros, located in the lovely trendy neighborhood of Pinheiros. This small historic municipal food market offers a mezzanine full of little restaurants serving a delightful array of comforting dishes.  Among the many tempting options, you must not miss the very Brazilian Baião de Dois andTapioca; and also, you must try the authentic Peruvian Ceviche.

Walking 20 minutes from the Mercado, we get to the Feira Benetido Calixto, a small plaza where a flea market takes place every Saturday.  You will find lots of antiques and artisanal handcrafts sold here.  While you are at the market, be sure to try some traditional Brazilian sweets such as ambrosia and pudim de leite,sold in many of the little stands.  We can also have a drink at one of the bars around the plaza, sit back, relax and enjoy some live music.

To conclude this journey around São Paulo, let’s take a taxi and head over to Ibirapuera Park– a major park of the city that was opened in 1954 commemorating the 400thanniversary of São Paulo. The park is bustling with pathways, bicycle lanes, typical Brazilian açaíandcoconut water vendors – enjoy it! Here, we can also appreciate some of the Oscar Niemeyer`s beautiful architectural masterpieces, including the OCA and the Bienal exposition pavilions, the Ibirapuera auditorium, the Museu Afro Brasil, the Museum of Modern Art (“MAM”) and the Contemporary Art Museum (“MAC”).  Once at the MAC, be sure to go to the rooftop and take in one of the most incredible views of São Paulo, especially at sunset. What a perfect way to end this beautiful Saturday in our charming city!

Meet the Author
Rafael Lolo

My name is Rafael Lolo and I was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil.

After graduating from a business administration course, I started my hospitality career as a front desk agent, and after 4 years, I became a Concierge. While I was working as a Concierge at the Hilton São Paulo Morumbi Hotel, I proudly became a member of Les Clefs d’Or.

Being a Concierge is not only a job, it is also a passion. I find it exhilarating to work in a city with so many places to discover and to share my experiences and knowledge with my guests.

Hilton São Paulo Morumbi

Hilton São Paulo Morumbi is located at the CENU Business Centre on Berrini Avenue, one of the most important financial centres of São Paulo. It is only minutes away from shopping malls, conventions centres and theatres.

The Hotel offers its guests a great variety of services thus ensuring the most complete and satisfactory stay together with the sophistication and reliability of the Hilton brand.

The property houses two restaurants, bars, Executive Lounge, ballrooms, a complete gym and a heated pool at the 28th floor, all with stunning views of the city.


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