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To leave the most central area of the metropolis towards other neighborhoods brings compensations. An unforgettable unban experience is to plunge into São Paulo’s plentiful offer of typical snacks and decide by yourself which is the best coxinha (shredded chicken enclosed in batter and deep fried) in town. Embarking into less known regions of São Paulo will allow tourists to taste the best of the Northeastern cuisine, or to get to know other peoples’ cultures and traditions. Farther still, in the extreme end of South Zone and North Zone, buildings give way to ample green areas, where original patches of the Atlantic rainforest are still preserved.
different types of vaccines. Av. Vital Brasil, 1500; 3726-7222; butantan.gov.br. Interlagosi AUTÓDROMO DE INTERLAGOS The Autódromo Municipal José Carlos Pace is the venue for several car races that take place in São Paulo. Av. Sen. Teotônio Vilela, 261, gate 7; 5666-8822; autodromointerlagos.com. GUARAPIRANGA PARK Near a dam, the park offers kiosks, small sided soccer fields, a jogging track, trails, playgrounds and barbecue areas. Estr. Guarapiranga, 575; 5541-6332. Ipirangai INDEPENDÊNCIA PARK The site were the independence of Brazil was proclaimed, it
Água Fundai JARDIM BOTÂNICO Located inside the Fontes do Ipiranga State Park. Its tracks run amidst a forest with closed vegetation, with specimens of brazilwood. The greenhouses shelter native and exotic plants. Av. Miguel Stéfano, 3031; 5067-6000; ibot.sp.gov.br. ZOO SAFÁRI Monkeys, zebras and girafas wander among the vehicles taking visitors around. Felines and bears can be observed in restricted areas. Av. do Cursino, 6338; 23362131; zoologico.sp.gov.br/zoosafari. Butantãi INSTITUTO BUTANTAN Snakes and other venomous animals draw children’s attention and are studied in this study center, responsible for the research and the production of cityofsaopaulo.com
Snakes are the highlight at Instituto Butantan
One of the most pulsating metropolis in the world, São Paulo is much more than a great place for doing business. Taking a day off is the fir...