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Address: Avenida Paulista 1159 1231, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01311-200, Brazil
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A very interesting experience

I strolled down Paulista on a weekend afternoon when the street was closed for traffic. It was an interesting experience, with various street artists, musicians etc. Tens of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I strolled down Paulista on a weekend afternoon when the street was closed for traffic. It was an interesting experience, with various street artists, musicians etc. Tens of thousands of people of all ages and walks of life were enjoying a beautiful May afternoon/evening. Of course, lots of restaurants and stores along the way. If one wants to experience the... More 

Thank Predrag T
Wayzata, Minnesota
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great restaurants, people, museum, and antique fair. Street is closed to traffic on Sundays, making walking very easy.

Thank stefringo
Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is really funny that it happened to me many times when I was on the phone with some of my friends and they ask me where are you now, I answer them I'm in NY..hahaha That's true, the feeling here is similar to what you get in Times Square and other busy streets of NYC. In this 2-km or... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Paulista avenue has everything, good entertainment, nice restaurants and cultural activities, museums, art galleries and book shops. nice to spend a sunday around alone or with family. Open to pedestrians and sports on sunday.

Thank Mattartrip
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Av. Paulista is fun to walk. Most high end malls always have a good, if not decent, selection of food. Aside from the posh malls there are other small malls and shops so its fun to just walk around and see.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After living in São Paulo for so many years and driving through Paulista Av so many times, it was a pleasure to be able to take a walk there and enjoy the beautiful architecture of the MASP (Sao Paulo's Modern Art Museum).

Thank Raquel P
Itapetininga, SP
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Avenida Paulista is the perfect spot to get a good feel of Sao Paulo. Lots of Shopping if you are into Shopping. Perfect starting point to start exploring the Economic Capital of South America.

Thank star8be
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a great idea to walk around Paulista Ave on a Sunday afternoon when the avenue is closed for cars. There are lots of street performances and art.

Thank Clara M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paulista is closed for cars on sundays, so it becomes this even more amazing place with many street artists, families enjoying the city, people walking their dogs. It was many options of foods markets, a antique's market and a street market.

Thank Maria Fernanda N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a sunday afternoon the avenue is full of entertainment : Street artist performing traditional music... Lots of amazing artists and there is also a little market where you can buy handmade jewelry etc... . It's a nice walk. And the park is close by, Overall I would say : it's worth it you have 1 or 2 hours spare... More 

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