Parque do Ibirapuera
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...
The Parque do Ibirapuera’s most recent addition, the Auditório Ibirapuera is a Niemeyer design that dates to the park’s founding,...
This hugely important, absolutely fascinating Parque do Ibirapuera museum features a permanent 3rd-floor collection chronicling five...
Prêt serves an excellent buffet (around R$35) in a light-filled, minimalist dining room.
Parque do Ibirapuera information
The biggest green space in central São Paulo, Parque do Ibirapuera makes a fine escape from the city's seemingly infinite stretches of concrete. In addition, the leafy 2-sq-km park serves as a thriving center of the city's cultural life, with a series of museums, performance spaces and the grounds for São Paulo's renowned Bienal.
Inaugurated in 1954 to commemorate the city's 400th anniversary, the park was designed by renowned landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx. A series of landmark buildings in the park are the work of modernist master Oscar Niemeyer; most of them are linked by a long and distinctively serpentine covered walkway.