10 Things to Do in Sao Caetano do Sul That You Shouldn't Miss

March 11, 2018 Dorsey Hagwood

Discover the best top things to do in Sao Caetano do Sul, Brazil including Espaco Verde Chico Mendes, Parque Natural Municipal Nascentes de Paranapiacaba, Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, Sagrada Familia Church, Ibirapuera Park, Paulista Avenue, Santos Dumont Theater, Salvador Arena Park, Sao Lourenco Beach, Mercadao - Sao Paulo Municipal Market.
Restaurants in Sao Caetano do Sul

1. Espaco Verde Chico Mendes

Avenida Fernando Simonsen 566 | Bairro Ceramica, Sao Caetano do Sul, State of Sao Paulo 09540-230, Brazil +55 11 4232-5165
Excellent
40%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 401 reviews

Espaco Verde Chico Mendes

Reviewed By Mariana D - Sao Caetano do Sul, SP

This is a very nice park in Sao Caetano do Sul, however the city hall has not been looking after enough of this beauty. The Playgrounds are kind of danger - my son had a finger enjury once. Now, I go to other parks, in São Bernardo do Campo

2. Parque Natural Municipal Nascentes de Paranapiacaba

Rua Sao Paulo | Rua Sao Paulo, Paranapiacaba, State of Sao Paulo 09541-100, Brazil 5511957714414
Excellent
51%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 211 reviews

Parque Natural Municipal Nascentes de Paranapiacaba

Reviewed By Curupira_enfezado - Perth, United Kingdom

Incredibly, there has been suggestions of awarding this place a UNESCO status. I can't possibly see how; the whole village is a wreck, the walls are covered with graffiti, everything is falling apart. There are mongrel dogs all over the place, and the streets are covered with dog poo. You can sense the village's historical past, but that has been overwhelmed by neglect and abuse. It took us more than 2 h to get there, and we couldn't wait to get out. What a waste of time.

3. Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

Praca da Luz 2, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01120-010, Brazil +55 11 3324 1000
Excellent
69%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

Pinacoteca is a museum of visual arts, with emphasis on Brazilian production since the nineteenth century. It belongs to the São Paulo State Secretariat of Culture. It was founded in 1905 by the State Government of São Paulo and it is the oldest art museum in the city. It is installed in the old building of the Arts and Crafts College, designed in the late nineteenth century by the architect Ramos de Azevedo. In the 1990's it underwent an extensive renovation with the architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha's project. Pinacoteca hosts about thirty Exhibitions and receives about 450,000 visitors yearly. The museum's main focus is to promote to general public a better experience with visual arts with its collection, building and historical relevance.

Reviewed By Nelson C

Whenever I’m at São Paulo Pinacoteca, Emanoel Araújo always comes to my mind. He was crucial to turn this museum into international standards. I love the Pedro Américo canvas, Ernst Papf children depiction, and the whole ensemble of painting illustrating Rio. The building itself is a masterpiece. Pay a visit if you like history of art.

4. Sagrada Familia Church

Praca Cardeal Arcoverde 100, Sao Caetano do Sul, State of Sao Paulo 09510-030, Brazil +55 11 4224 2587
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 61 reviews

Sagrada Familia Church

Reviewed By ritafattal

We visited Sagrada familia during our summer holiday. It is lovely beautiful big church. Need to book on line otherwise you might not find tickets on enterance. Book it from the official website. Need about 30 minutes inside. Outside there are few nice caffee. Drinks are not allowed inside.

5. Ibirapuera Park

Avenida Pedro Alvares Cabral | Vila Mariana, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04094-050, Brazil +55 11 5574 5045
Excellent
65%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 32 reviews

Ibirapuera Park

The Emerald heart of an oftentimes gray city, São Paulo's Parque do Ibirapuera offers respite from the urban madness among cool, shady trees and mentally-stimulating structures. Running trails, bike paths, and yoga and capoeira sessions let locals and visitors alike keep fit, while a clutch of museums and galleries — such as the museums of Modern and Contemporary Art, all designed by master Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer — gives the brain a good workout. The impressive Museu Afro Brasil and fiery Auditório Ibirapuera are two of the park's treasures.

Reviewed By Mark E - Denver, Colorado

I paid two visits to the park during a recent trip to Sao Paulo. The first visit was on a Sunday afternoon, and the second visit was a weekday morning. I am an avid runner so I ran in the park both times.
Ibirapuera is a very nice park; clean, with lots of paved as well as unpaved paths. There are vendors selling coconut milk and other goodies, and there is also a constant police presence to help keep things safe. The park was pretty crowded on Sunday, as one might suspect, with lots of families having picnics, volleyball games, bicyclists and runners. Getting a good run in was a bit problematic on Sunday mainly due to the sheer number of people in the park. The paths were pretty crowded so I had to run around a lot of groups of people while avoiding cyclists.
There are a number of restroom facilities spaced throughout the park, although I did not use them so I can't comment on their quality.
For cyclists, one nice feature are dedicated bike lanes through much of the park, although on Sunday it would have been difficult to get a good ride in because there is so much pedestrian traffic constantly crossing the bike lanes.
During the week, the park was very mellow and uncrowded and I was able to get in a nice 4 mile run with minimal distractions.
My only real criticism of the park is that the network of paths and trails aren't well marked, and even using Google Maps, it was hard to figure out a good running route. That said, it wasn't a huge deal since it's fairly easy to just set off and run in the general direction, finding your way around by dead reckoning with occasional help from Google. There is a path that runs around the outside of the park, more or less, but it's not continuous so you wind up running on the outside sidewalk for a bit. Again, not a big deal but it does take a little more thinking as you're running so that you choose the right way to go.
One more tip. I was staying at the Grand Mercure hotel, which advertises itself as being adjacent to the park. Technically it is, however actually getting from the hotel to the park is not terribly straightforward, You wind up having to cross several roads while following pedestrian paths that are not marked at all. There is a nice bright yellow pedestrian bridge that, once you spot it, helps with figuring out which way to go, and once you've figured it out the first time, it's not hard. Unfortunately the hotel personnel were no help whatsoever in finding the park, actually sending me the wrong direction when I asked for directions. Google Maps to the rescue!
All in all, Ibirapuera is a very nice, clean, safe park in the middle of very busy Sao Paulo. If you're looking for a nice place to relax, unwind, and get in some exercise, I highly recommend it.

6. Paulista Avenue

Avenida Paulista 1159 1231, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01311-200, Brazil
Excellent
61%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

Paulista Avenue

Reviewed By Andreia A - Swindon, United Kingdom

who goes to sao paulo needs to know the avenue, if possible on Sundays where it is closed for leisure, owned restaurants, hotels, Theaters, bars and museums for various pockets and public. And the diversity of people who attend aveinida is incredible.

7. Santos Dumont Theater

Avenida Goias 1111 | Santa Paula, Sao Caetano do Sul, State of Sao Paulo 09521-310, Brazil
Excellent
32%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 67 reviews

Santos Dumont Theater

Reviewed By Cesar V - Sao Caetano do Sul, SP

Teatro com boa instação fisica, bem conservado, pequeno mas bastante aconchegante. Com essas boas características e baseado no que vejo quando passo na frente do Teatro, a menos que esteja sendo usado em eventos/shows não abertos ao publico ou que a divulgação não esteja na frente do Teatro, tenho a impressão que é sub-utizado.

8. Salvador Arena Park

Avenida Caminho do Mar 2980, Sao Bernardo Do Campo, State of Sao Paulo 09612-000, Brazil +55 11 4368-1246
Excellent
40%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 529 reviews

Salvador Arena Park

Reviewed By edubimonte - Gothenburg, Sweden

Great park ! Nice to walk or to bring the kids to play and spend some energy. There's a big aquarium and a good for people who likes jogging. There's also a open gym. Coffee shop is good with some good options if you're thirst or hungry.

9. Sao Lourenco Beach

Bertioga, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Excellent
57%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 482 reviews

Sao Lourenco Beach

Reviewed By StineMilla - Tromso, Norway

I went there with a family I visited in Brazil, and I think it is a private area, but I am not 100 % sure.
It seemed very fancy, and was quiet and clean, and felt very secure.
There were different areas on the beach with chairs, sunbeds and parasols for the different apartemen-tblocks and apartements.
The beach was very clean too, and it was comfortable to lay on, the sand did not get stuck everywhere. The waves was quite big, but not too scary.
There were food-carts with options for coconuts, hot corn, pastels and fried shrimps and drinks. Quite expencive.
There were also a couple carts with beachwear, blankets and beach-toys.
Some people went around selling jewlery, grilled cheese and fruits.
It was a lovely place, I really enjoyed it, but I don't think I could afford it on my own.

10. Mercadao - Sao Paulo Municipal Market

Rua da Cantareira 306, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01024-000, Brazil +55 11 3313 3365
Excellent
53%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

Mercadao - Sao Paulo Municipal Market

Housed in a stunning example of eclectic industrial architecture, the Mercado Municipal de São Paulo — nicknamed the Mercadão — has thousands of food items on offer, literally from soup to nuts. Lush tropical and temperate fruits from every season, choice cuts of meats and fish, and hearty prepared foods,such as the renowned and enormous mortadella (bologna) Sandwich, complete the market's catalog of wares, all for sale in a boisterous, welcoming atmosphere. The surrounding area can be a bit sketchy, but the sights and flavors more than make up for the journey downtown.

Reviewed By Fernandoreiff - Sao Paulo, SP

Despite having the mortadella Sandwich as one of the main appeals for Mercadao, try the codfish Sandwich also. If you don’t mind having fried food every now and again, Pastel (a typical fast food Brazilian dish) de Bacalhau (codfish pastel) is also a must.

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