If you wish to visit São Paulo’s top attractions, but you only have a few hours to spare, you’ll be pleased to know that with this private tour you’ll get to see a whole lot by vehicle and on foot! Our tour guides will detail the histori-cultural aspects of some of the most important sites in the city, in addition to showing the day to day life of the Paulistano (as the city’s inhabitants call themselves) in the financial capital of the Brazil. Your designated tour guide will accompany you as you walk through São Paulo’s historical downtown, drive through many of the city neighborhoods as well as the city´s most popular and well-known park.
The three-hour tour is a great way to get a taste of this enormous city. You’ll be picked-up in a private vehicle from your hotel and head downtown for a brief historical walk. You’ll visit the exact site where the city was founded. The walk will end at the famous Sé Cathedral (considered the 4th largest Neo-Gothic cathedral in the world). The tour will continue by private vehicle passing by the São Bento monastery (historical Benedictine Neo-Romanesque church), the Martinelli Tower (the first Skyscraper in São Paulo), and the Banespa Tower (considered the biggest structure of armed concrete in the world, it resembles New York’s “Empire State building") You’ll also pass by the St. Francis church (18th century church), São Paulo’s Municipal Theater (significant for its architectural value as well as for its historical importance), São Paulo’s Law School (the city’s first established university), the Tea Bridge, the Italian Tower (second tallest building in Brazil, considered historical patrimony) and City Hall (an imposing building made entirely of travertine marble). In addition you’ll drive through several interesting areas such as “Liberdade” (home to the largest Japanese community outside of Japan in the world), Paulista Avenue (a historical avenue regarded as the most expensive real estate anywhere in Latin America and one of the main business centers of São Paulo) and Ibirapuera Park (It’s importance to São Paulo is comparable to that of Central Park to New York City). Once you’ve had the chance to enjoy this wonderful Tour, your guide will drive you back to the starting point.