São
Paulo
LGBT
Guide

One Week in São Paulo

Monday – Historical Downtown
Mercado Municipal. Foto: José Cordeiro|SPTuris

Mercado Municipal. Foto: José Cordeiro|SPTuris

BREAKFAST

CAFÉ GIRONDINO

Begin the day by having breakfast at the traditional Café Girondino.

 

 

MORNING TOUR

PRAÇA DA SÉ / MOSTEIRO DE SÃO BENTO

Visit the São Bento Monastery and proceed to Praça da Sé (Se Square) to check the Ground Zero of the city. Nearby is the Caixa Cultural Center with good exhibitions, often for free.

 

 

LUNCH

CITY MARKET

The Mercadão (City Market) is one of the stars of the city. It has everything and everything is prime. But, before the visit, go up to the mezzanine. There are various restaurants that go from Arabian food to good luncheonettes to experience the famous mortadella (bologna) sandwich and fried codfish pastry, both extremely filled.

 

AFTERNOON TOUR

MERCADÃO – RUA 25 DE MARÇO – DOWNTOWN

The City Market has a very beautiful architecture and its stained glass windows, its fruits, seasonings and tasty ingredients, some even exotic, are worth a slower visit. And there, there is also a Tourist Information Center to obtain city maps and other information. And, after a lot of food, how about stretching the leg on Rua 25 de Março? The streets is one of the famous in the city and a mega center of popular trade. There, it is possiblt to see decorative objects, household utensils, bags and baggages, shoes, costume stores and trinkets, bargains in general and many other things, all ar popular price. Another tour option, if your idea is not to fall into shopping, is to go through further the city’s Historical Downtown, where the Espaço Bovespa – stock exchange building, the Matarazzo Building (São Paulo City Hall), Viaduto do Chá, Vale do Anhangabaú, Theatro Municipal and various other tourist spots. Or go to the region of Luz and visit the Portuguese Language Museum and the Pinacotheque.

 

DINNER

TERRAÇO ITÁLIA

To remain at Downtown, the tip is to have dinner at the Terraço Itália. The place is chic and very traditional. Even though you may be looking for something more relaxing, it is worth the while due to the incredible 360 degree panoramic view of the city, since it is at the top of Edificio Italia, one of the highest spots of São Paulo.

 

EVENING

QUEEN

This night club, of more popular style, promotes, on Mondays, show with the drag queen, Silvetty Montilla.

Tuesday – Paulista Avenue
Parque Mário Covas, Av. Paulista, Casa das Rosas. Foto: Caio Pimenta, José Cordeiro|SPTuris

Parque Mário Covas, Av. Paulista, Casa das Rosas. Foto: Caio Pimenta, José Cordeiro|SPTuris

BREAKFAST

BELLA PAULISTA

Begin the day by having a beautiful breakfast at the bakery, Bella Paulista, at Rua Haddock Lobo, close to Avenida Paulista. It is one of the well known boutique bakeries of São Paulo, with a very varied menu of breads, sweets, meals and products.

 

 

MORNING TOUR

AVENIDA PAULISTA

Walk a little further up to Conjunto Nacional, which has Livraria Cultura – giant and with with a delightful atmosphere for a tour -, two movie houses of Cine Livraria Cultura, some stores and also foreign exchange agency. Return to Av. Paulista, where you can visit several other attractions, like the Mario Covas park, and Trianon park, which is in front of the Museum of Art of São Paulo (Masp), where you can stop to have lunch.

 

 

LUNCH

UNI RESTAURANT (MASP)

On Tuesdays, the museum has free admission. Before the visit, have lunch over there, at the museum’s restaurant, which has a panoramic view toward the local park, or go up to the “beach”, place that brings together various bars and restaurants at Alameda Joaquim Eugênio de Lima.

 

 

AFTERNOON TOUR

MASP

The museum is one of the most important of Latin America and one of the most visited in the country. Appreciate the works of Monet, Raphael, Renoir, Picasso and Van Gogh, among several others. Leaving from there,  continue strolling along Av. Paulista. There are other very interesting cultural centers, like Casa das Rosas, dedicated to literature and poetry, and Itaú Cultural, always with incredible exhibitions. Shopping Paulista is close to these places.

 

 

DINNER

SPOT

Located at Alameda Ministro Rocha Azevedo, it is close to Avenida Paulista. An elegant and very lively place, visited by whoever wants to see and be seen.

 

 

EVENING

VOLT & BARÃO DE ITARARÉ

Instead of going back on the dance floor again, how about a little bar? Two options for the LGBT (gay) public can be interesting on tueday for a good drink: Volt, at Rua Haddock Lobo, or Barão de Itararé, at Rua Peixoto Gomide.

Wednesday – Liberdade District
Foto: Jefferson Pancieri

Foto: Jefferson Pancieri

BREAKFAST AND MORNING TOUR

Liberdade is a very interesting neighborhood. Its main streets are decorated with traditional Oriental lanterns and signs of some stores are written in Japanese and Chinese. Walking there can be very interesting. Enjoy breakfast and environments that depict the oriental culture. There are also shops selling typical products, from decorative items, kitchen utensils, even music CDs and DVDs, anime, manga and games.

 

 

LUNCH

LAMEN KAZU

Of Japanese cuisine, Lamen Kazu is a restaurant specialized in lamen, a kind of oriental noodle, which is imported under refrigeration directly from Japan to provide, in Brazil, the authentic Japanese flavor. Lamen is a dish of Chinese origin that was developed in Japan adapting the taste of the Japanese and establishing a peculiar style. Today it is a quite appreciated popular dish and which represents Japanese culinary, as well as sushi, sukiyaki and tempura.

 

 

AFTERNOON TOUR

BUDDHIST TEMPLES

Along the street of São Joaquim, the Japanese Buddhist temple Busshinji is located, a very beautiful place, with traditional architecture, made of wood and ornamented with statues of Buddha, where religiosity and contact with your “inner I” is sought to rescue. To visit it, it is necessary to take off your shoes. The tourist can also participate in the ceremonies and rituals, which generally take place once a month.

 

 

DINNER

RITZ

The Ritz is a mixture of relaxed ambience and retro atmosphere. Its windows gain new artistic interventions during the year, with illustration works, sculpture and photography. Democratic and open to all publics, it bets on young and university people for its staff. It has varied menu, like chicken pie with salad, hamburgers served in various versions, like Poivre and the classic Ritz Burger, aside from the famous rice balls, which always has a different dish every day. There are three units: Choose that one at Alameda Franca, in Jardins.

 

 

EVENING

YATCH CLUB

Located in the central region, the club has impeccable infrastructure, incredible lighting and nautical inspired decoration – even the employees are dressed like mariners. It is the redoubt of the gay public.

Thursday – Jardins District
Rua Oscar Freire. Foto: Caio Pimenta|SPTuris

Rua Oscar Freire. Foto: Caio Pimenta|SPTuris

BREAKFAST AND MORNING TOUR

MIS + MUBE

The Image and Sound Museum (MIS) is ideal for anyone who likes movies, photography, graphic arts and other media. In addition to its acquis, there are always temporary exhibitions and, once a month, it receives the Green Sunset, electronic music party. Next to it is the Brazilian Sculptures Museum (Mube), which is also worth visiting. It is possible to take a good breakfast in excellent nearby coffee shops and bakeries.

 

 

LUNCH

CHEZ MIS

The restaurant is inside the Museum of Image and Sound and it has onyx tables, leather couches and glass walls with view toward the museum’s garden. The menu is very varied.

 

 

AFTERNOON TOUR

RUA AUGUSTA AND OSCAR FREIRE

Go up to Rua Augusta and see good part of the city’s eclectic cultural scene. There are cultural centers, cool stores, movie houses, like CineSesc – ideal for watching alternative films -, aside from diverse bars and clubs and restaurants frequently visited by gays. Rua Oscar Freire crosses Rua Augusta. Stop to do some shopping and see the whole Jardins region with its sophisticated stores,coffee shops and restaurants.

 

 

DINNER

ATHENAS

Continue going up through Rua Augusta, cross Av. Paulista and get to Athenas. The restaurant is ideal for whoever wants afterwards to go and enjoy the night outs of the region of Baixo Augusta.

 

 

EVENING

BAIXO AUGUSTA

The options in this region are many: Bofetada Club, Volt, Frey, Caos, Z Carniceria, without counting Rua Augusta itself. But the suggestion for Thursday is A Lôca, reference of the underground circuit of São Paulo. The club is proud of having the most democratic dance floor of the city, meeting point of various tribes and diverse types of music. The club has good programming almost every day of the week, but, on Thursdays, it has the Loucuras party, with a mix of pop, disco and flash house.

Friday – Ibirapuera Park
MAM, Parque Ibirapuera, Lions Club. Foto: José Cordeiro|SPTuris, Lucas Killer, Divulgação

MAM, Parque Ibirapuera, Lions Club. Foto: José Cordeiro|SPTuris, Lucas Killer, Divulgação

BREAKFAST + MORNING TOUR

PARK

For a sportive Friday, visit Ibirapuera Park, one of the city’s postcards. Begin by having breakfast at the park itself. It can be an open air picnic. After breakfast, take a tour through the place, which, aside that it is huge and very beautiful, it has various attractions. It is also possible to rent bicycles at the place itself.

 

 

LUNCH + AFTERNOON TOUR

MAM

At the Museum of Moderan Art (MAM), located inside the park, there is a small but very interesting restaurant. Aside that it is good place to have lunch, it is also possible to appreciate the whole collection of the place and the frequent temporary exhibitions. Visit as well the Biennial Foundation, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Auditorium, the African-Brazilian Museum, the Japanese Pavilion and, lastly, the Bandeiras Monument, on the outskirts of the park.

 

 

DINNER

REX

The restaurant, located at Rua da Consolação, close to Av. Rebouças and Jardins, remains open until dawn and it has quite a cool, intimate and cosmopolitan ambience. You are served by the chef himself, and you can see him preparing your dish, which goes from caviar to simple hamburger. Or whatever other recipe that you may want.

 

 

EVENING

LIONS NIGHT CLUB

Friday is GLS night of the party that lies on Avenida Brigadeiro Luis Antônio, the Lions. With a large terrace that gives view to the city’s downtown, its dance floor has 3D psychedelic effects and the decoration seems that of an old mansion. The atmosphere is relaxing, which mixes classic with modern. Inspired in the old gentlemen’s clubs of the 50’s. The price is not cheap, but it is worth it.

Saturday – Pinheiros and Vila Madalena District
Beco do Batman, Praça Benedito Calixto, balada. Foto: Caio Pimenta|SPTuris, Divulgação

Beco do Batman, Praça Benedito Calixto, balada. Foto: Caio Pimenta|SPTuris, Divulgação

BREAKFAST

VILLA GRANO

Start the day by having breakfast at the bakery, Villa Grano, at Rua Wisard, at the heart of Vila Madalena. The bakery is huge and is open 24 hours a day. It has everything, but one of the highlights is the sandwiches made with the most varied fillings and breads.

 

 

MORNING TOUR + LUNCH:

VILA MADALENA

Head to one of the landmarks of the city’s urban art, the Batman Alley. The old alley was named after a character’s graphite has been painted. Today, each space is disputed, many artists create their works on the walls of the site, which is visited by hundreds of people for appreciation of  graffiti art. For lunch, just choose one of the restaurants of the main streets of Vila Madalena: Aspicuelta, Mourato Coelho, Fradique Coutinho, Fidalga,  Wisard, Harmonia and Girassol. They all have excellent choices.

 

 

AFTERNOON TOUR

BENEDITO CALIXTO FAIR

Praça Benedito Calixto holds on Saturdays, one of the most famous fairs of the city. There are hundreds of stalls that gather together objects of antiquity, like design pieces, old and restored furniture and rare records.  Decorators, movie producers, artists and trendy people pass through over there looking for vintage pieces. In the part of the afternoon it usually has musical presentations, like groups that sing chorinhos, a typical Brazilian rhythm. If you extend the tour, in the district of Pinheiros there are some other very interesting attractions, among them the Galeria Choque Cultural, with a pop and young art proposal, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, modern architecture icon of São Paulo and that always puts up good exhibitions. To end the afternoon, visit as well Praça do Pôr do Sol, known for having a very beautiful panomramic view of the sunset.

 

 

DINNER

S/A CLUB

At the boundary between Pinheiros and Vila Madalena is the “Sociedade Anônima” or simply  Bar S/A, at Rua Simão Álvares, a cool option for the GLS night of São Paulo. It is a sophisticated and cozy space, mixture between bar and night out. There are two floors, where the first has tables, bar, lounge, dance floor and winter garden and the second floor has a beautiful terrace, tables and kitchen service for dishes, snacks or portions. Excellent option after 7PM to have a meal and to “warm up” before the great night out of the evening.

 

 

EVENING

THE WEEK

The most famous night club destined to the GLS public of the city is also one of the well known clubs of the country. The Week or simple TW, is in the district of Lapa, Western zone of the city. The mega space of six thousand square meters has several distinct atmospheres, which has two dance floors, lounges, deck with swimming pool, garden, VIP cabin, coffee shop and some bars. With sophisticated decoration, the sound is predominantly electronic and the most known party is Babylon, on Saturdays, which usually receives international DJs as well. In the upper VIP area there are five independent cabins.

Tip: At the end of this party, the so-called after parties usually take place, which are roving and can happen in various different places. If you are still pepped up,  inquire from the people at the party to know what will be the after of the day. And, on some Sundays, there are the so-called pool parties – parties around the swimming pool – at The Week.

Sunday – República & Arouche District
Foto: Jefferson Pancieri

Foto: Jefferson Pancieri

BREAKFAST +  MORNING TOUR

PRAÇA DA REPÚBLICA

Was there energy left after an agitated Saturday night? If there is still leftover strength, run to Praça da República. Formerly known as Largo dos Curros, it was a place for 19th century people of São Paulo to have fun in rodeos
and bullfights. The Square, which makes a link between the Old Downtown and the New Downtown, also has a beautiful building planned by Ramos de Azevedo which today is the headquarters of the State Secretary of Education. On Sundays, the Art and Craft Fair of República takes place. It holds over 600 stalls that sell everything, from the most varied types of craft to paintings and other objects of art coming from all over Brazil, aside from neighboring countries, like Peru. There are also diverse stalls of varied food where it is possible to have a hearty breakfast or lunch.

 

LUNCH

BAR BRAHMA

Close from there, at the famous corner of Avenida Ipiranga and Avenida São João, sung by Caetano Veloso, is, since 1948, Bar Brahma. It is not a place so visited by gay public as others, but it is so traditional that it deserves
the stop. The draft beer is of excellent quality and the tidbits  are mouth watering. On Sundays, it has buffet from noon until 5 PM. It also has a strong musical vocation, with presentations of great names from the Brazilian music industry.

 

AFTERNOON TOUR + DINNER

LARGO DO AROUCHE

Largo do Arouche, which lies very close to Praça da República, is characterized for its floricultures, buildings with balcony and balcony doors and traditional restaurants, aside from counting on famous bronze sculptures, like Victor Brecheret’s “After the Bath”. Over there, there are many places that are quite visited by gay public.

 

EVENING

BLUE SPACE

The club at Rua Brigadeiro Galvão, in Barra Funda, is one of the most traditional clubs for the gay public of São Paulo. On Sundays, it has exuberantly lively shows of drag queens and go-go boys.

 

NIGHT

GAMBIARRA – THE PARTY

If you still up to to extend the night to another part of the town, Gambiarra, located at Pinheiros district, houses one of the most famous parties of the country.

Addresses

Turismo e Cultura
/ Tourism and Culture

Beco do Batman / Batman’s Alley
Rua Gonçalo Afonso e Rua Medeiros de Albuquerque – Vila Madalena.
aprendiz.uol.com.br

Caixa Cultural
Praça da Sé, 111 – Sé.
Terça a domingo, das 9h às
20h. / Tuesday to Sunday, from 9am to 8pm
(11) 3321-4400.
caixacultural.com.br

Casa das Rosas
Av. Paulista, 37 – Bela Vista.
Terça a sábado, das 10h às 22h. Domingos e feriados, das 10h às 18h. / Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 10pm. Sundays and holidays, from 10am to 6pm.
(11) 3285-6986/ 3288-9447.
casadasrosas-sp.org.br

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil / Banco do Brasil Cultural Center
Rua Álvares Penteado, 112 – Sé.
Quarta a segunda, das 10h às 22h./ Wednesday to Monday, from 10am to 10pm.
(11) 3113-3651/ (11) 3113-3652.
bb.com.br/cultura

Condomínio Conjunto Nacional / Conjunto Nacional Building
Av. Paulista, 2073 – Bela Vista.
Segunda a sábado, das 7h às 22h. Domingos e feriados, das 10h às 22h. / Monday to Saturday, from 7am to 10pm. Sundays and holidays, from 10am to 10pm.
ccn.com.br

Edifício Matarazzo / Matarazzo Building
Viaduto do Chá, 15 – Vale do Anhangabaú.
Edifício Copan / Copan Building
Av. Ipiranga, 200 – República.
(11) 3231-1168
copansp.com.br

Itaú Cultural
Av. Paulista, 149 – Bela Vista.
Terça a sexta, das 9h às 20h.
Sábados, domingos e feriados, das 11h às 20h. / Tuesday to Friday, from 9am to 8pm. Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, from 11am to 8pm.
(11) 2168 -1776/ (11) 2168-1777.
novo.itaucultural.org.br

Instituto Tomie Ohtake / Tomie Ohtake Institute
Rua dos Coropés, 88 – Pinheiros.
Terça a domingo, das 11h às 20h. / Tuesday to Sunday, from 11am to 8pm.
(11) 2245-1900.
institutotomieohtake.org.br

Mercado Municipal / City Market
Rua da Cantareira, 306 – Sé.
Segunda a sábado, das 6h às 18h. Domingos e feriados, das 6h às 16h. / Monday to Saturday,  from 6am to 6pm. Sundays and holidays, from 6am to 4pm.
(11) 3313-3365.
mercadomunicipal.com.br

Mube – Museu Brasileiro da Escultura / Brazilian Sculpture Museum
Av. Europa, 218 – Jardim Europa.
Terça a domingo, das 10h às 19h. / Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 7pm.
(11) 2594-2601.
mube.art.br

MIS – Museu da Imagem e do Som / Image and Sound Museum
Av. Europa, 158 – Jardim Europa.
Terças a sextas, das 12h às 22h.
Sábados, domingos e feriados, das 11h às 21h. / Tuesdays to Fridays, from 12pm to 10pm. Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, from 11am to 9pm.
(11) 2117-4777.
mis-sp.org.br

Museu da Língua Portuguesa / Portuguese Language Museum
Praça da Luz, s/nº – Luz.
Quarta a domingo, das 10h às 18h. Às terças-feiras, o museu fica aberto até as 22h. Bilheteria: terça, das 10h às 21h. De quarta a domingo, das 10h às 17h.
/ Wednesday to Sunday, from 10am to 6pm. On Tuesdays, the museum is open until 10pm.  Box office: Tuesday, from 10am to 9pm. Wednesday to Sunday,
from 10am to 5pm.
(11) 3322-0080.
museulinguaportuguesa. org.br

Masp – Museu de Arte de São Paulo / São Paulo Art Museum
Av. Paulista, 1578 – Bela Vista.
Terça a domingo, das 10h às 18h (bilheteria aberta até as 17h30).
Quinta-feira, das 10h às 20h (bilheteria até as 19h30). / Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 6pm (box office is open until 5:30pm). Thursday, from 10am to 8pm
(box Office open until 7:30pm).
(11) 3251-5644.
masp.art.br

MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna / Modern Art Museum
Local: Parque Ibirapuera.
Av. Pedro Álvares Cabral, s/nº –
Portão 3 – Vila Mariana.
Terça a domingo e feriados, das 10h às 17h30. / Tuesday
to Sunday and holidays, from 10am to 5:30pm.
(11) 5085-1300.
mam.org.br

Museu do Futebol / Football Museum
Praça Charles Miller, s/nº –
Pacaembu.
Terça a domingo, exceto nos dias de jogos no Pacaembu,
das 10h às 18h. / Tuesday to Sunday, except on match days on Pacaembu stadium, from 10am to 6pm.
museudofutebol.org.br

Museu do Ipiranga / Ipiranga Museum
Parque da Independência, s/nº – Ipiranga.
Terça a domingo, das 9h às 17h. / Tuesday to Sunday, from 9am to 5pm.
(11) 2065-8000.
mp.usp.br

Parque Ibirapuera / Ibirapuera Park
Av. Pedro Álvares Cabral, s/nº  (portões/ gates 2, 3 e 10), Av. IV Centenário (portões / gates 6 e 7), Av. República do Líbano (portão/ gate 7) – Vila Mariana.
Diariamente das 5h à 0h. / daily, from 5am to 12am.
(11) 5574-5505.
parqueibirapuera.org

Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo / Pinacotheca of the State of São Paulo
Praça da Luz, 2 – Luz.
Terça a domingo, das 10h às 17h30, com permanência até as 18h. Às quintas até as 22h, com entrada franca das 18h às 22h. / Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am
to 5:30pm, visitation until 6pm.     On Thursdays until 10pm, free admission from 6pm to 10pm.
(11) 3324-1000.
pinacoteca.org.br

Praça do Pôr do Sol (Praça Coronél Custódio Fernandes Pinheiros) / Sunset Square
Rua Desembargador Ferreira
França, s/nº – Alto de Pinheiros.

Sala São Paulo
Praça Júlio Prestes, 16 – Luz.
Varia conforme a programação. / Varies according to the program.
(11) 3367-9500.
osesp.art.br

Templo Busshinji / Busshinji Temple
Rua São Joaquim, 285 – Liberdade.
Segunda a domingo, a partir das 6h15. / Monday to Sunday, from 6:15am.
(11) 3208-0418.
sotozen.org.br

Theatro Municipal /Municipal Theater
Praça Ramos de Azevedo, s/nº – República.
(11) 3397-0300.

Espaço Raymundo Magliano Filho / BM&F Bovespa
Rua XV de Novembro, 275, centro de São Paulo (próximo à estação de metrô São Bento)
De segunda a sexta, das 9h às 17h (exceto quando estiver ocorrendo evento de mercado)
Entrada: gratuita
Principais atrativos: Mesa de Operações, Cinema 3D, Centro de Memória e Café da Bolsa
Visita Monitorada: grupo acima de 20 participantes, é preciso agendar no site www.bmfbovespa.com.br
Mais informações: telefone (11) 2565-6826

Cinemas
/ Movie Theaters

Espaço Itaú de Cinema
End.: Rua Augusta, 1970 e 1475 – Cerqueira César.
itaucinemas.com.br

Reserva Cultural
Av. Paulista, 900 – Térreo Baixo – Bela Vista.
(11) 3287-3529.
reservacultural.com.br

CineSesc
Rua Augusta, 2075 – Cerqueira César.
Diariamente, das 14h às 21h30.
(11) 3087-0500.
cinesesc

Teatros / Theaters

Comedians
Rua Augusta, 1129 – Cerqueira César.
(11) 2615-1129.
comedians.com.br

Teatro Gazeta / Gazeta Theater
Av. Paulista, 900 – Cerqueira César.
(11) 3253-4102.
teatrogazeta.com.br

Teatro Renault / Renault Theater
Av. Brigadeiro Luís Antônio, 411 – Bela Vista.
(11) 4003-5588.

Galerias
/ Art Galleries

Galeria Fortes Vilaça
Rua Fradique Coutinho, 1500
(11) 3032 7066
fortesvilaca.com.br

Galeria Choque Cultural /
Rua Medeiros de Albuquerque, 250 – Vila Madalena.
Segunda a sábado, das 11h às 18h. / Monday to Saturday, from 11am to 6pm.
(11) 2678-6600/ 3061-4051.
choquecultural.com.br

Compras / Shopping

Shopping Pátio Paulista / Mall

Rua Treze de Maio, 1947 – Bela Vista.
Segunda a sábado, das 10h às 22h. Domingos e feriados, das
14h às 20h. / Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 10pm. Sunday,
from 2pm to 8pm.
(11) 3191-1100.
shoppingpaulista.com.br

Bourbon Shopping / Mall
Rua Turiassú, 2100 – Barra Funda.
Segunda a sábado, das 10h às 22h. Domingos, das 14h às 20h. / Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 10pm. Sunday, from 2pm to 8pm.
(11) 3874-5050.
bourbonshopping.com.br

Livraria Cultura / Bookstore
Av. Paulista, 2073 – Bela Vista.
Segunda a sábado, das 9h às 22h. Domingos e feriados, das 12h às 20h. / Monday to Saturday, from 9am to 10pm. Sundays and holidays, from 12pm to 8pm.
(11) 3170-4033.
www.livrariacultura.com.br

Feira da Praça Benedito Calixto
/ Street Market at Benedito
Calixto Square
Praça Benedito Calixto, s/nº – Pinheiros.
Sábado das 9h às 19h. / Saturday from 9am to 7pm.
pracabeneditocalixto.com.br

Feira de Antiguidades do Masp
/ Antique Market at Masp
Av. Paulista, 1578 – Bela Vista.
Domingo, das 10h às 17h.

Feira da República / República Street Market
Praça da República, s/nº – República.
Domingos, das 8h às 18h. / Sunday, from 8am to 6pm.
feiradarepublica.com.br

Padarias e Cafés / Bakeries and Coffee Houses

Bella Paulista
Rua Haddock Lobo, 354 – Bela Vista
24 horas. / 24 hours.
Tel.: (11) 3214-3347
www.bellapaulista.com

Benjamin Abrahão
Rua Maranhão, 220 – Higienópolis e Rua José Maria Lisboa, 1397 – Jardins.
Diariamente, das 6h às 20h30 e das 6 às 21h. / Daily, from 6am to 8:30am and from 6am to 9pm.
(11) 3258-1855/ 3061-4004.
www.benjaminabrahao.com.br

Café Girondino
Rua Boa Vista, 365 – Sé.
Segunda a quinta, das 7h30 às 22h30. Sextas, das 7h30 às 23h. Aos sábados, das 8h às 20h e domingos e feriados, das 8h às 19h. / Monday to Thursday, from 7:30am to 10:30pm. Fridays, from 7:30am to 11pm. Saturdays, from 8am to 8pm and Sundays and holidays, from 8am to 7pm.
(11) 3229-4574/ (11) 3229-1287.
www.cafegirondino.com.br

Restaurantes
/ Restaurants

00 São Paulo
Al. Itu, 1466 – Jardins.
Quarta a domingo, a partir das 18h. / Wednesday to Sunday, from 6pm.
(11) 2365-3561.
www.00saopaulo.com.br

Athenas
Rua Augusta, 1449 – Cerqueira César.
Diariamente, das 7h às 2h30. / Daily, from 7am to 2:30am.
(11) 3262-1945.

Chez Mis
Av. Europa, 158 – Jardim Europa
Terça a sexta, das 12h à 1h. Sábados, das 12h30 à 1h e domingos, das 12h às 22h. / Tuesday to Friday, from 12pm to 1am. Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 1am and Sundays, from 12pm to 10pm.
(11) 3467-3411
www.chezmis.com.br

Lamen Kazu – Japanese Noodle
Rua Thomaz Gonzaga, 51 – Liberdade.
Diariamente, das 11h às 15h e das 18h às 22h30. Domingos, das 11h às 15h e das 18h às 21h. /  Daily, from 11am to 3pm and from 6pm to 10:30pm. Sundays, from 11am to 3pm and from 6pm to 9pm.
(11) 3277-4286.
www.lamenkazu.com.br

Obá
Rua Dr. Melo Alves, 205 – Jardins
Segunda a quinta, das 19h30 às 23h30. Sextas e sábados, das 20h à 1h. / Monday to Thursday, from 7:30pm to 11:30pm. Fridays and Saturdays, from 8pm to 1am.
(11) 3086-4774
www.obarestaurante.com.br

Rex
Rua da Consolação, 3193 – Consolação
Segunda a sábado, das 20h às 4h. Monday to Saturday, from 8pm to 4am.
(11) 2506-7386
www.rexrestaurante.com.br

Ritz
Al. Franca, 1088 – Jardim Paulista.
Segunda a quarta, das 12h às 15h e das 20h às 0h30. Quintas e sextas, das 12h às 15h e das 20h às 1h30. Sábados, das 12h30 às 1h30 e domingos, das 12h30 à 0h30. / Monday to wednesday, from 12pm to 3pm and from 8pm to 12:30am. Thursdays and Fridays, from 12pm to 3pm and from 8pm to 1:30am. Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 12:30am and Sundays, from 12:30pm to 12:30am.
(11) 3062-5830
www.restauranteritz.com.br

S/A Club
Rua Simão Álvares, 923 – Pinheiros.
Consulte programação no site. / Check schedule on the website.
(11) 2528-7344
www.saclub.com.br

Spot
Al. Ministro Rocha Azevedo, 72 – Bela Vista.
Segunda a sexta, das 12h às 15h e das 20h às 1h. Domingos e feriados, das 12h às 17h e das 20h à 1h. / Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 3pm and from 8pm to 01am. Sundays and holidays, from 12pm to 0pm and from 8pm to 1am.
(11) 3284-6131/ 3283-0946.
www.restaurantespot.com.br

Uni – Restaurante do Masp
Rua da Consolação, 3193 – Consolação
Segunda a sexta: 11h30 às 15h. Sábados e domingos: 12h às 16h. Monday to Friday, from 11:30am to 3pm. Saturdays and Sundays, from 12pm to 4pm.
Tel.: (11) 3251-5644

Vermont
Rua Pedroso Alvarenga, 1192 – Itaim Bibi
Quintas, das 20h às 2h. Sextas e sábados, das 21h às 4h, e domingos, das 17h à 0h. / Thursdays, from 8pm to 2am. Fridays and Saturdays, from 9pm to 4am, and Sundays, from 5pm to 12am.
(11) 3071-1320/ (11) 3707-7721
www.vermontitaim.com.br

Zeffiro
Rua Frei Caneca, 669 – Consolação.
Segunda a quinta, das 12h às 15h e das 19h às 23h. Sextas, das 12h às 15h e das 19h às 24h. Sábados, das 12h às 17h30 e das 19h à 0h, e domingos, das 12h às 17h30 e das 19h às 23h. / Monday to Thursday, from 12pm to 3pm and from 7pm to 11pm. Fridays, from 12pm to 3pm and from 07pm to 12am. Saturdays, from 12pm to 5:30pm and from 7pm to 12am.
(11) 3259-0932.

Bares / Bars

Bar Brahma
Av. São João, 677 – São Bento
Segunda a sexta: 9h às 21h. Sábados: 9h às 20h. / Monday to Friday: from 9am to 9pm. Saturdays:  from 9am to 8pm.
Tel.: (11) 3367-3600
www.barbrahmacentro.com

Bar da Dida
Rua Melo Alves, 98 – Cerqueira César.
Terça a quinta, das 18h30 à 1h30. Sextas e sábados, das 18h30 às 2h30, e domingos, das 17h30 à 1h30. / Tuesday to Thursday, from 6:30pm to 1:30am. Fridays and Saturdays, from 6:30pm to 2:30am, and Sundays, from 5:30pm to 1:30am.
(11) 3088-7177.
www.bardadida.com.br

 

Bar Estação Fradique
Rua dos Pinheiros, 877- Pinheiros.
Quarta a domingo, a partir das 18h. / Wednesday to Sunday, from 6pm.
(11) 3088-9009.
www.estacaofradique.com

Bar Volt
Rua Haddock Lobo, 40 – Consolação.
Quinta a sábado, a partir das 21h. / Thursday to Saturday, from 9pm.
(11) 3231-3705.
www.barvolt.com.br

Barão da Itararé
Rua Peixoto Gomide, 155 – Jardim Paulista.
Segunda a quarta, a partir das 18h. Quintas e sextas, das 18h às 5h. Sábados, das 12h às 5h, e domingos, a partir das 16h. / Monday to Wednesday, from 6pm. Thursdays and Fridays, from 6pm to 5am. Saturdays, from 12pm to 5am, and Sundays, from 4pm.
(11) 3237-2047.
www.baraodaitarare.com.br

Blitz Haus
Rua Augusta, 657 – Cerqueira César.
Quarta a sábado, das 19h às 2h (restaurante, pub e salão de jogos) e a partir das 23h (pista de dança). / Wednesday to Saturday, from 7pm to 2am (restaurant, pub and game room) and from 11pm (dance floor).
(11) 2924-5083.
www.blitzhaus.com.br

Boteco Ouzar
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 4 – Ipiranga.
Quarta à sexta, a partir das 17h. Sábados, a partir das 16h. Domingos e feriados, a partir das 15h. / Wednesday to Friday, from 5pm. Saturdays, from 4pm. Sundays and holidays, from 3pm.
(11) 2507-8471.
www.botecoouzar.com.br

Caos
Rua Augusta, 584 – Cerqueira César.
Terça a sexta, a partir das 20h30. Sábados, a partir das 21h. / Tuesday to Friday, from 8:30pm. Saturdays, from 9pm.
(11) 2365-1260.
www.caosaugusta.tumblr.com

Espeto de Bambu
Rua Haddock Lobo, 71 – Cerqueira César.
Terça a domingo, das 17h à 1h. / Tuesday to Sunday, from 5pm to 1am.
(11) 3258-2971.

Frey Café & Coisinhas
Rua Frei Caneca, 703 – Cerqueira César.
Terça a quinta, das 18h à 0h. Sextas, até a 1h. Sábados, das 13h à 1h, e domingos, das 13h30 à 0h. / Tuesday to Thursday, from 6pm to 12am. Fridays, until 1am. Saturdays, from 1pm to 1am, and Sundays, from 1:30pm to 12am.
(11) 2574-0228.
www.freycafe.com.br

Soda Pop
Rua Dr. Vieira de Carvalho, 43 – Vila Buarque.
Diariamente, a partir das 18h. / Daily, from 6pm.
(11) 3224-9435.

Z Carniceria
Rua Augusta, 934 – Cerqueira César.
Terça, quarta, quinta e domingo, das 19h à 1h. Sextas e sábados, das 19h às 2h. / Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, from 7pm to 1am. Fridays and Saturdays, from 7pm to 2am.
(11) 3231-3705.
www.zcarniceria.com.br

Baladas / Night Clubs

ABC Bailão
Rua Marquês de Itu, 182 – Vila Buarque – Centro.
Quintas e domingos, a partir das 21h. Sextas e sábados, a partir das 23h. / Thursdays and Sundays, from 9pm. Fridays and Saturdays, from 11pm.
(11) 3333-3537.
www.abcbailao.com.br

A Lôca
Rua Frei Caneca, 916 – Consolação.
Terça a sábado, da 0h às 6h. Domingos, das 20h às 6h. / Tuesday to Saturday, from 12am to 6am. Sundays, from 8pm to 6am.
(11) 3159-8889.
www.aloca.com.br

Blue Space
Rua Brigadeiro Galvão, 723 – Barra Funda.
Consulte programação no site. / Check schedule on the website.
(11) 3666-1616.
www.bluespace.com.br

Bofetada Club
Rua Peixoto Gomide, 131 – Jardim Paulista.
Terça a domingo, a partir das 17h30. / Tuesday to Sunday, from 7:30pm.
(11) 2892-5787.
www.bofetadaclub.com.br

Bubu Lounge
Rua dos Pinheiros, 791 – Pinheiros.
Quartas, sextas e sábados, da 0h às 6h. Domingos, das 18h à 0h./ Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, from 12am to 6am. Sundays, from 6pm to 12am.
(11) 3081-9659/ 3081-9546.
www.bubulounge.com.br

Cantho
Largo do Arouche, 32 – República.
Consulte a programação. / Check schedule.
(11) 3723-6624.
www.cantho.com.br

Club Yacht
Rua 13 de Maio, 701 – Bela Vista.
Quinta a sábado, da 0h às 6h. / Thursday to Saturday, from 12am to 6am.
(11) 3104-7157.
www.clubyacht.com.br

Code Club International
Av. Francisco Morato, 3507 – Vila Sônia.
Segunda a sábado, a partir das 22h. / Monday to Saturday, from 10pm.
(11) 3739-1068.
www.codeclubinternational.com.br

Freedom Club
Largo do Arouche, 6 – República.
Sábados, a partir das 23h. / Saturdays, from 11pm
(11) 3362-9207.
www.freedomclub.com.br

Hot Hot
Rua Santo Antonio, 570 – Bela Vista.
Consulte a programação no site./ Check schedule on the website.
(11) 2985-8685.
www.hothotsite.com.br

Lions Night Club
Av. Brigadeiro Luiz Antonio, 277 – 1° andar – Bela Vista.
Terças, quintas, sextas e sábados, a partir 23h50. / Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, from 11:50pm.
(11) 3104-7157.
www.lionsnightclub.com.br

Queen
Rua Vitória, 826 – República.
(11) 3333-7834.

Trash 80’s
Rua Álvaro de Carvalho, 40 – República.
Sextas e sábados, a partir das 23h. / Fridays and Saturdays, from 11pm.
(11) 3262-4881.
www.trash80s.com.br

Tunnel
Rua dos Ingleses, 355 – Bela Vista.
Sextas e sábados, a partir das 23h. Domingos, das 19h à 0h. / Fridays and Saturdays, from 11pm. Sundays, from 7pm to 12am.
(11) 3285-0246.
www.tunnel.com.br/

Festas / Parties

Gambiarra
Itinerante.
(11) 3258-0106.
www.gambiarraafesta.com.br

Green Sunset
MIS (Museu da Imagem e do Som) – Avenida Europa, 158 – Jardim Europa.
Consulte a programação no site. / Check schedule on the website.
(11) 2117-4777.
www.mis-sp.org.br

Ursound
Novo Bar D´Hotel/ Picasso bar/ Clube Salvador Dali
Rua João Adolfo, 108 – Vale do Anhangabaú.
(11) 3101-2537/ (11) 3104-9397.
www.ursound.com.br

Recalque
Rua João Passaláqua, 80 – Bela Vista.
Consulte a programação no site. / Check schedule on the website.
www.facebook.com/recalque

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Monday – Historical Downtown

Mercado Municipal. Foto: José Cordeiro|SPTuris

Mercado Municipal. Foto: José Cordeiro|SPTuris

BREAKFAST

CAFÉ GIRONDINO

Begin the day by having breakfast at the traditional Café Girondino.

 

 

MORNING TOUR

PRAÇA DA SÉ / MOSTEIRO DE SÃO BENTO

Visit the São Bento Monastery and proceed to Praça da Sé (Se Square) to check the Ground Zero of the city. Nearby is the Caixa Cultural Center with good exhibitions, often for free.

 

 

LUNCH

CITY MARKET

The Mercadão (City Market) is one of the stars of the city. It has everything and everything is prime. But, before the visit, go up to the mezzanine. There are various restaurants that go from Arabian food to good luncheonettes to experience the famous mortadella (bologna) sandwich and fried codfish pastry, both extremely filled.

 

AFTERNOON TOUR

MERCADÃO – RUA 25 DE MARÇO – DOWNTOWN

The City Market has a very beautiful architecture and its stained glass windows, its fruits, seasonings and tasty ingredients, some even exotic, are worth a slower visit. And there, there is also a Tourist Information Center to obtain city maps and other information. And, after a lot of food, how about stretching the leg on Rua 25 de Março? The streets is one of the famous in the city and a mega center of popular trade. There, it is possiblt to see decorative objects, household utensils, bags and baggages, shoes, costume stores and trinkets, bargains in general and many other things, all ar popular price. Another tour option, if your idea is not to fall into shopping, is to go through further the city’s Historical Downtown, where the Espaço Bovespa – stock exchange building, the Matarazzo Building (São Paulo City Hall), Viaduto do Chá, Vale do Anhangabaú, Theatro Municipal and various other tourist spots. Or go to the region of Luz and visit the Portuguese Language Museum and the Pinacotheque.

 

DINNER

TERRAÇO ITÁLIA

To remain at Downtown, the tip is to have dinner at the Terraço Itália. The place is chic and very traditional. Even though you may be looking for something more relaxing, it is worth the while due to the incredible 360 degree panoramic view of the city, since it is at the top of Edificio Italia, one of the highest spots of São Paulo.

 

EVENING

QUEEN

This night club, of more popular style, promotes, on Mondays, show with the drag queen, Silvetty Montilla.

Tuesday – Paulista Avenue

Parque Mário Covas, Av. Paulista, Casa das Rosas. Foto: Caio Pimenta, José Cordeiro|SPTuris

Parque Mário Covas, Av. Paulista, Casa das Rosas. Foto: Caio Pimenta, José Cordeiro|SPTuris

BREAKFAST

BELLA PAULISTA

Begin the day by having a beautiful breakfast at the bakery, Bella Paulista, at Rua Haddock Lobo, close to Avenida Paulista. It is one of the well known boutique bakeries of São Paulo, with a very varied menu of breads, sweets, meals and products.

 

 

MORNING TOUR

AVENIDA PAULISTA

Walk a little further up to Conjunto Nacional, which has Livraria Cultura – giant and with with a delightful atmosphere for a tour -, two movie houses of Cine Livraria Cultura, some stores and also foreign exchange agency. Return to Av. Paulista, where you can visit several other attractions, like the Mario Covas park, and Trianon park, which is in front of the Museum of Art of São Paulo (Masp), where you can stop to have lunch.

 

 

LUNCH

UNI RESTAURANT (MASP)

On Tuesdays, the museum has free admission. Before the visit, have lunch over there, at the museum’s restaurant, which has a panoramic view toward the local park, or go up to the “beach”, place that brings together various bars and restaurants at Alameda Joaquim Eugênio de Lima.

 

 

AFTERNOON TOUR

MASP

The museum is one of the most important of Latin America and one of the most visited in the country. Appreciate the works of Monet, Raphael, Renoir, Picasso and Van Gogh, among several others. Leaving from there,  continue strolling along Av. Paulista. There are other very interesting cultural centers, like Casa das Rosas, dedicated to literature and poetry, and Itaú Cultural, always with incredible exhibitions. Shopping Paulista is close to these places.

 

 

DINNER

SPOT

Located at Alameda Ministro Rocha Azevedo, it is close to Avenida Paulista. An elegant and very lively place, visited by whoever wants to see and be seen.

 

 

EVENING

VOLT & BARÃO DE ITARARÉ

Instead of going back on the dance floor again, how about a little bar? Two options for the LGBT (gay) public can be interesting on tueday for a good drink: Volt, at Rua Haddock Lobo, or Barão de Itararé, at Rua Peixoto Gomide.

Wednesday – Liberdade District

Foto: Jefferson Pancieri

Foto: Jefferson Pancieri

BREAKFAST AND MORNING TOUR

Liberdade is a very interesting neighborhood. Its main streets are decorated with traditional Oriental lanterns and signs of some stores are written in Japanese and Chinese. Walking there can be very interesting. Enjoy breakfast and environments that depict the oriental culture. There are also shops selling typical products, from decorative items, kitchen utensils, even music CDs and DVDs, anime, manga and games.

 

 

LUNCH

LAMEN KAZU

Of Japanese cuisine, Lamen Kazu is a restaurant specialized in lamen, a kind of oriental noodle, which is imported under refrigeration directly from Japan to provide, in Brazil, the authentic Japanese flavor. Lamen is a dish of Chinese origin that was developed in Japan adapting the taste of the Japanese and establishing a peculiar style. Today it is a quite appreciated popular dish and which represents Japanese culinary, as well as sushi, sukiyaki and tempura.

 

 

AFTERNOON TOUR

BUDDHIST TEMPLES

Along the street of São Joaquim, the Japanese Buddhist temple Busshinji is located, a very beautiful place, with traditional architecture, made of wood and ornamented with statues of Buddha, where religiosity and contact with your “inner I” is sought to rescue. To visit it, it is necessary to take off your shoes. The tourist can also participate in the ceremonies and rituals, which generally take place once a month.

 

 

DINNER

RITZ

The Ritz is a mixture of relaxed ambience and retro atmosphere. Its windows gain new artistic interventions during the year, with illustration works, sculpture and photography. Democratic and open to all publics, it bets on young and university people for its staff. It has varied menu, like chicken pie with salad, hamburgers served in various versions, like Poivre and the classic Ritz Burger, aside from the famous rice balls, which always has a different dish every day. There are three units: Choose that one at Alameda Franca, in Jardins.

 

 

EVENING

YATCH CLUB

Located in the central region, the club has impeccable infrastructure, incredible lighting and nautical inspired decoration – even the employees are dressed like mariners. It is the redoubt of the gay public.

Thursday – Jardins District

Rua Oscar Freire. Foto: Caio Pimenta|SPTuris

Rua Oscar Freire. Foto: Caio Pimenta|SPTuris

BREAKFAST AND MORNING TOUR

MIS + MUBE

The Image and Sound Museum (MIS) is ideal for anyone who likes movies, photography, graphic arts and other media. In addition to its acquis, there are always temporary exhibitions and, once a month, it receives the Green Sunset, electronic music party. Next to it is the Brazilian Sculptures Museum (Mube), which is also worth visiting. It is possible to take a good breakfast in excellent nearby coffee shops and bakeries.

 

 

LUNCH

CHEZ MIS

The restaurant is inside the Museum of Image and Sound and it has onyx tables, leather couches and glass walls with view toward the museum’s garden. The menu is very varied.

 

 

AFTERNOON TOUR

RUA AUGUSTA AND OSCAR FREIRE

Go up to Rua Augusta and see good part of the city’s eclectic cultural scene. There are cultural centers, cool stores, movie houses, like CineSesc – ideal for watching alternative films -, aside from diverse bars and clubs and restaurants frequently visited by gays. Rua Oscar Freire crosses Rua Augusta. Stop to do some shopping and see the whole Jardins region with its sophisticated stores,coffee shops and restaurants.

 

 

DINNER

ATHENAS

Continue going up through Rua Augusta, cross Av. Paulista and get to Athenas. The restaurant is ideal for whoever wants afterwards to go and enjoy the night outs of the region of Baixo Augusta.

 

 

EVENING

BAIXO AUGUSTA

The options in this region are many: Bofetada Club, Volt, Frey, Caos, Z Carniceria, without counting Rua Augusta itself. But the suggestion for Thursday is A Lôca, reference of the underground circuit of São Paulo. The club is proud of having the most democratic dance floor of the city, meeting point of various tribes and diverse types of music. The club has good programming almost every day of the week, but, on Thursdays, it has the Loucuras party, with a mix of pop, disco and flash house.

Friday – Ibirapuera Park

MAM, Parque Ibirapuera, Lions Club. Foto: José Cordeiro|SPTuris, Lucas Killer, Divulgação

MAM, Parque Ibirapuera, Lions Club. Foto: José Cordeiro|SPTuris, Lucas Killer, Divulgação

BREAKFAST + MORNING TOUR

PARK

For a sportive Friday, visit Ibirapuera Park, one of the city’s postcards. Begin by having breakfast at the park itself. It can be an open air picnic. After breakfast, take a tour through the place, which, aside that it is huge and very beautiful, it has various attractions. It is also possible to rent bicycles at the place itself.

 

 

LUNCH + AFTERNOON TOUR

MAM

At the Museum of Moderan Art (MAM), located inside the park, there is a small but very interesting restaurant. Aside that it is good place to have lunch, it is also possible to appreciate the whole collection of the place and the frequent temporary exhibitions. Visit as well the Biennial Foundation, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Auditorium, the African-Brazilian Museum, the Japanese Pavilion and, lastly, the Bandeiras Monument, on the outskirts of the park.

 

 

DINNER

REX

The restaurant, located at Rua da Consolação, close to Av. Rebouças and Jardins, remains open until dawn and it has quite a cool, intimate and cosmopolitan ambience. You are served by the chef himself, and you can see him preparing your dish, which goes from caviar to simple hamburger. Or whatever other recipe that you may want.

 

 

EVENING

LIONS NIGHT CLUB

Friday is GLS night of the party that lies on Avenida Brigadeiro Luis Antônio, the Lions. With a large terrace that gives view to the city’s downtown, its dance floor has 3D psychedelic effects and the decoration seems that of an old mansion. The atmosphere is relaxing, which mixes classic with modern. Inspired in the old gentlemen’s clubs of the 50’s. The price is not cheap, but it is worth it.

Saturday – Pinheiros and Vila Madalena District

Beco do Batman, Praça Benedito Calixto, balada. Foto: Caio Pimenta|SPTuris, Divulgação

Beco do Batman, Praça Benedito Calixto, balada. Foto: Caio Pimenta|SPTuris, Divulgação

BREAKFAST

VILLA GRANO

Start the day by having breakfast at the bakery, Villa Grano, at Rua Wisard, at the heart of Vila Madalena. The bakery is huge and is open 24 hours a day. It has everything, but one of the highlights is the sandwiches made with the most varied fillings and breads.

 

 

MORNING TOUR + LUNCH:

VILA MADALENA

Head to one of the landmarks of the city’s urban art, the Batman Alley. The old alley was named after a character’s graphite has been painted. Today, each space is disputed, many artists create their works on the walls of the site, which is visited by hundreds of people for appreciation of  graffiti art. For lunch, just choose one of the restaurants of the main streets of Vila Madalena: Aspicuelta, Mourato Coelho, Fradique Coutinho, Fidalga,  Wisard, Harmonia and Girassol. They all have excellent choices.

 

 

AFTERNOON TOUR

BENEDITO CALIXTO FAIR

Praça Benedito Calixto holds on Saturdays, one of the most famous fairs of the city. There are hundreds of stalls that gather together objects of antiquity, like design pieces, old and restored furniture and rare records.  Decorators, movie producers, artists and trendy people pass through over there looking for vintage pieces. In the part of the afternoon it usually has musical presentations, like groups that sing chorinhos, a typical Brazilian rhythm. If you extend the tour, in the district of Pinheiros there are some other very interesting attractions, among them the Galeria Choque Cultural, with a pop and young art proposal, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, modern architecture icon of São Paulo and that always puts up good exhibitions. To end the afternoon, visit as well Praça do Pôr do Sol, known for having a very beautiful panomramic view of the sunset.

 

 

DINNER

S/A CLUB

At the boundary between Pinheiros and Vila Madalena is the “Sociedade Anônima” or simply  Bar S/A, at Rua Simão Álvares, a cool option for the GLS night of São Paulo. It is a sophisticated and cozy space, mixture between bar and night out. There are two floors, where the first has tables, bar, lounge, dance floor and winter garden and the second floor has a beautiful terrace, tables and kitchen service for dishes, snacks or portions. Excellent option after 7PM to have a meal and to “warm up” before the great night out of the evening.

 

 

EVENING

THE WEEK

The most famous night club destined to the GLS public of the city is also one of the well known clubs of the country. The Week or simple TW, is in the district of Lapa, Western zone of the city. The mega space of six thousand square meters has several distinct atmospheres, which has two dance floors, lounges, deck with swimming pool, garden, VIP cabin, coffee shop and some bars. With sophisticated decoration, the sound is predominantly electronic and the most known party is Babylon, on Saturdays, which usually receives international DJs as well. In the upper VIP area there are five independent cabins.

Tip: At the end of this party, the so-called after parties usually take place, which are roving and can happen in various different places. If you are still pepped up,  inquire from the people at the party to know what will be the after of the day. And, on some Sundays, there are the so-called pool parties – parties around the swimming pool – at The Week.

Sunday – República & Arouche District

Foto: Jefferson Pancieri

Foto: Jefferson Pancieri

BREAKFAST +  MORNING TOUR

PRAÇA DA REPÚBLICA

Was there energy left after an agitated Saturday night? If there is still leftover strength, run to Praça da República. Formerly known as Largo dos Curros, it was a place for 19th century people of São Paulo to have fun in rodeos
and bullfights. The Square, which makes a link between the Old Downtown and the New Downtown, also has a beautiful building planned by Ramos de Azevedo which today is the headquarters of the State Secretary of Education. On Sundays, the Art and Craft Fair of República takes place. It holds over 600 stalls that sell everything, from the most varied types of craft to paintings and other objects of art coming from all over Brazil, aside from neighboring countries, like Peru. There are also diverse stalls of varied food where it is possible to have a hearty breakfast or lunch.

 

LUNCH

BAR BRAHMA

Close from there, at the famous corner of Avenida Ipiranga and Avenida São João, sung by Caetano Veloso, is, since 1948, Bar Brahma. It is not a place so visited by gay public as others, but it is so traditional that it deserves
the stop. The draft beer is of excellent quality and the tidbits  are mouth watering. On Sundays, it has buffet from noon until 5 PM. It also has a strong musical vocation, with presentations of great names from the Brazilian music industry.

 

AFTERNOON TOUR + DINNER

LARGO DO AROUCHE

Largo do Arouche, which lies very close to Praça da República, is characterized for its floricultures, buildings with balcony and balcony doors and traditional restaurants, aside from counting on famous bronze sculptures, like Victor Brecheret’s “After the Bath”. Over there, there are many places that are quite visited by gay public.

 

EVENING

BLUE SPACE

The club at Rua Brigadeiro Galvão, in Barra Funda, is one of the most traditional clubs for the gay public of São Paulo. On Sundays, it has exuberantly lively shows of drag queens and go-go boys.

 

NIGHT

GAMBIARRA – THE PARTY

If you still up to to extend the night to another part of the town, Gambiarra, located at Pinheiros district, houses one of the most famous parties of the country.

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