Bienal de São Paulo
Parque do Ibirapuera
The biggest green space in central São Paulo, Parque do Ibirapuera makes a fine escape from the city's seemingly infinite stretches of...
The Parque do Ibirapuera’s most recent addition, the Auditório Ibirapuera is a Niemeyer design that dates to the park’s founding,...
Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo (MAC-USP)
Set amid the verdant University of São Paulo campus, this fine museum possesses what is arguably the country’s best collection of...
Arrive early to this tiny, outstanding boteco a quick walk from Vila Mariana's metro station – crowds fight over the few tables here...
Prêt serves an excellent buffet (around R$35) in a light-filled, minimalist dining room.
Bienal de São Paulo information
Lonely Planet review
Modeled on the Venice Biennale, the Bienal de São Paulo , founded in 1951, has grown into one of the world’s most important arts events. Many of the participants are working artists who have been nominated by their home country.
In addition, a guest curator chooses a theme and invites his or her own favorites. At its best, the Bienal offers the world a chance to view mind-bending contemporary art. Certainly it cannot fail to be impressive for its sheer size and diversity.