Forget the hustle and bustle of the world and disconnect amongst skaters, bikes, local flora, yoga, tai chi, gardening courses, music and monuments.
A thousand opportunities in green.
Rent a bike, roller blade, enjoy a picnic in the sun whilst lying on the grass...anything is possible in the 'lung' of São Paulo, Ibirapuera Park - the large green area where you can disconnect from the bustle of the city. In this park you will find, as well as three man-made lakes, a municipal herbarium with more than 6,000 examples of indigenous flora, and various monuments such as the Obelisk of São Paulo, the architecture of Ibirapuera Auditorium designed by Oscar Niemeyer (and also the artistic epicentre of the city where São Paulo's Biennial is celebrated). The park has its own museum schedule and activities such as Garden School and Astrophysics School. You can also enjoy yoga or tai chi classes in the open air of Antiga Serraria Space, dedicated to wellbeing activities. One of the oriental influences of the park is the Japanese Pavilion, a replica of Katsura de Kioto Palace, built in 1954 for the city's IV Centenary.