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must-see neighborhoods

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The initial strong industrial vocation of the area gradually gave way to residential buildings, thus turning Moema into one of the more complete districts in the city, near shopping malls, varied stores, hotels, restaurants and also close to Congonhas Airport. From then on, an axis of attractions and facilities has come up along the southern area of São Paulo towards Morumbi, through Itaim Bibi and crossing Brooklin via Luís Carlos Berrini Avenue. Lined up along this corridor are some of the best and more renowned hotels, restaurants, night clubs and shopping areas in São Paulo.

ATTRACTIONSi MEMORIAL DO SÃO PAULO FUTEBOL CLUBE A tour takes visitors to the field, changing rooms and bleachers of the Estádio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo, also known as Morumbi. A trophy room is also visited. Pça. Roberto Gomes Pedrosa, 1, gate 17, Morumbi; 3739-5222. PALÁCIO DOS BANDEIRANTES The seat of the government of the State of São Paulo holds an art collection with pieces such as Portinari paintings, which ornament its entrance hall. Av. Morumbi, 4500, Morumbi; 2193-8282; acervo.sp.gov.br. ALFREDO VOLPI PARK A spring feeds three lakes amidst the 142,000 sq m woods, a natural reserve with hiking trails. R. Eng. Oscar Americano, 480, Morumbi; 3031-7052. MÁRIO PIMENTA CAMARGO PARK (Parque do Povo) Sports courts, hiking, jogging and cycle tracks attract users to this tree-lined cityofsaopaulo.com

112,000 sq m area. Av. Henrique Chamma, 420, Itaim Bibi; 3073-1217. ACCOMMODATIONi GRAND HYATT SÃO PAULO On top of all the comfort available in the apartments, guest can count on 24-hour butler services. Av. das Nações Unidas, 13301, Brooklin; 28381234; saopaulo.grand.hyatt.com. HILTON MORUMBI The impeccable quality of the structure and services make it one of the favorite hotels of international authorities and businessmen when visiting São Paulo. The view from the gym on the rooftop is an attraction of its own. Av. das Nações Unidas, 12901, Brooklin; 2845-0000; hilton.com.

Grand Hyatt: comfort and several facilities

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