Greater São Paulo

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Several far-flung sights are worth a taxi ride to see. West of Centro is the Universidade de São Paulo (USP), which has two interesting museums: a branch of the Museu de Arte Contemporânea and the Instituto Butantã, with its collection of creatures that slither and crawl. Close by, Parque Villa-Lobos is a smaller but still significant alternative to Ibirapuera for sporty locals. Head southwest of Centro to the Fundação Maria Luisa e Oscar Americano, a museum with a forest and garden in the residential neighborhood of Morumbi. In the Parque do Estado, southeast of Centro, are the Jardim Botânico and the Parque Zoológico de São Paulo.

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Bela Vista

A traditional Italian neighborhood, Bela Vista stays busy at night thanks to an overwhelming number of cozy cantinas and theaters.…

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Bom Retiro

This multicultural business neighborhood has long been an immigration pole, first for the Jewish community and lately for the Korean.…

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Memorial da América Latina

The memorial's massive concrete hand sculpture, its fingers reaching toward the São Paulo sky, is one of the city's signature…

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