10 Things to Do in Taboao da Serra That You Shouldn't Miss

April 4, 2018 Rosalyn Ihle

Discover the best top things to do in Taboao da Serra, Brazil including Shopping Taboao, Feira de Arte e Artesanato, Fo Guang Shan Brazil - Zu Lai Temple, Catedral de Santo Antonio, Templo Odsal Ling, Praca Nicola Vivilechio, Parque do Lago Francisco Rizzo, Ibirapuera Park, SESC Osasco, Museu de Arte Sacra dos Jesuitas.
Restaurants in Taboao da Serra

1. Shopping Taboao

Rodovia Regis Bittencourt, no. 2.643, Taboao da Serra, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil 551126994000
Excellent
23%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
36%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 210 reviews

Shopping Taboao

Reviewed By tiagoalonso - Sao Paulo, SP

Shopping completo e de fácil acesso pela BR116. O principal destaque é que possui TODAS as principais lojas de fast fashion (C&A, Renner, Riachuelo, Marisa e Besni), além de Carrefour, Lojas Americanas, Casas Bahia, Ponto Frio e Marabrás.

2. Feira de Arte e Artesanato

Largo 21 de Abril e Centro Historico | Centro, Embu das Artes, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Excellent
50%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Feira de Arte e Artesanato

Daily 9am-6pm

Reviewed By yorom - Canada

Sundays here are fantastic. The vibe is very pleasant, the food is great, the vendors/shop owners are very nice and i feel good here.....far away from the megapolis.
I have often bought art work and i have never had any regrets.
Highly recommended.
PS you should come here on an empty stomach!
PSS although most sellers accept credit cards....you will get a better deal with local cash. ATMs abound in Embu.

3. Fo Guang Shan Brazil - Zu Lai Temple

Estrada Fernando Nobre 1461, Cotia, State of Sao Paulo 06705-490, Brazil +55 11 3500-3600
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Fo Guang Shan Brazil - Zu Lai Temple

The Zu Lai Temple is one of many temples of Fo Guang Shan Monastery around the world. It has its roots in the Mahayana's Buddhism, a tradition that emphasizes that the Buddhahood is within the reach of all. Its practitioners strive to apply the teachings of the Buddha in daily life, hence the term Humanist Buddhism. Its purpose is to propagate the principles of the Fo Guang Shan Monastery by spreading the benefit of Buddhism to all through four important content: Education, Culture, Social Action and Religious Practice.

Reviewed By Eikg - São Paulo

It´s a beautiful temple, almost everything came from China.
On weekend there are buddhist´s ceremony , vegetarian lunch and some classes ( meditation, tai chi and kung fu).
There is a carp lake , Buddha statue´s and lots of cherry trees, I guess in 10 to 15 day the cherry is going be full bloom.
You can find peace there.
And if you have kids there are a small playground with a giant painted mural of Buddha besides.
The cafeteria offer bread and vegetarian snacks.
There are some different teas , as lichia or berry.

4. Catedral de Santo Antonio

Avenida Santo Antonio, Osasco, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Excellent
47%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 281 reviews

Catedral de Santo Antonio

Reviewed By eltoncds - Osasco, SP

I have been there twice in cousins weddings, it is very good looking place, but the parking fee is very expensive and there is always someone after you asking for a change...

5. Templo Odsal Ling

Rua dos Agrimensores 1461, Cotia, State of Sao Paulo 06715-580, Brazil +55(11)47034099
Excellent
69%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 97 reviews

Templo Odsal Ling

Reviewed By Travel_World63 - Sao Paulo, SP

Hidden in the Capuava road in Cotia, this tibetan budhist temple is founded by master Ripoche from an ancient lineage of of budhism. No one suspects that behind walls painted in salmon, it has a well preserved jewel. Colorful and well painted, the building is very unique in terms of architecture and spiritual proposal. All decorated with sacred animals and golden details, the artistic value of the house is amazing. Following the tibetan tradition, the philosophical teaching is transmitted orally, because most manuscripts were written in Sanskrit and Tibetan. The lying down Budha is the first statue to visit, whom represents the reincarnation of sleeping deity in His eternal rest (euphemism of death). The flags spreading fortune, house of lamps and the niches of bell wheel complement the main hall. In this magnificent hall, there is an imponent Budha statue and the tables where the followers meditate and learn the classes from the masters. Downstairs, there is a dining hall and souvenir shop. They serve meals on Sundays upon previous request. The free visits to the temple is guided by students of budhism on weekends. You have to arrive by car (there is a free parking lot) and push the bell to enter. Really a fantastic spiritual retreat for purification of stressful big cities. Good tour for small groups.

6. Praca Nicola Vivilechio

Taboao da Serra, State of Sao Paulo 06763-190, Brazil
Excellent
18%
Good
65%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 22 reviews

Praca Nicola Vivilechio

Reviewed By Décio A - Osasco, SP

Não moro em Taboão, mas em 2016 fui até lá 2 vezes em dezembro pra ver a decoração desta praça. Muitas luzes, ótimo lugar para fotografar. Nos dias em que fui havia policiamento e não vi nada com que me preocupar.

7. Parque do Lago Francisco Rizzo

Rua Alberto Giosa 320 | Quinhaú, Embu das Artes, State of Sao Paulo 06803-280, Brazil (11) 4781-4953
Excellent
38%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 198 reviews

Parque do Lago Francisco Rizzo

Daily 8am-8pm

Reviewed By Scan-Suisse - Sao Paulo, SP

A must for someone who like to go hiking or running in beautifull green surroundings near the city center. Parking, Coffeshop and toilet in the park

8. 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.

9. SESC Osasco

Avenida Sport Club Corinthians Paulista 1300 | Jardim das Flores, Osasco, State of Sao Paulo 06132-380, Brazil +55 11 3184 0900
Excellent
43%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 79 reviews

SESC Osasco

Reviewed By Silvio S - Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP

As instalações do SESC Osasco, são precarias, está aguardando verba para construção de uma sede condizente com o municipio. Mas é muito bem disstribuido

10. Museu de Arte Sacra dos Jesuitas

Largo Jesuitas 67 | Centro, Embu das Artes, State of Sao Paulo 06803-360, Brazil (11) 4704-2654
Excellent
37%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 133 reviews

Museu de Arte Sacra dos Jesuitas

Tue-Sun 9am-4.45pm

Reviewed By Nigerdave - Syracuse, New York

This is a beautiful and extraordinary collection of Catholic sacred art. It's not massif or especially extensive but it's the best representation of this type of Brazilian art I believe you can see anywhere. The nativities are the largest and most elaborate anywhere.

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