Brazil's largest city, São Paulo, is located in the southeastern part of the country about 400 km south of Rio de Janeiro. The city is one of the largest in the world with about 21 million inhabitants.
The city has a warm climate all year round. However, the warmest months also have the most rain. In December, for example, the average temperature is about 30 degrees while it rains about 23 days. According to us, the best months to travel here are August and September when the temperature is around 26-27 degrees celsius and the risk of rain is low.
There is a lot to see and experience in São Paulo. One of the biggest tourist attractions is the São Paulo Cathedral in Praça da Sé. This huge church, which was completed in 1954, took a full 400 years to build and is one of the 4 largest cathedrals in the world.
For the football fan, we recommend a visit to the football museum, Museu do Futebol. Here you can take part in the history of the Brazilian national sport. There are lots of facts, pictures and videos to take part in. There is a lot of interactive attractions here so even those who are not interested in football can appreciate the visit.
Pinacoteca do Estado, is an art museum located in the Jardim da Luz´ park. There are over 6,000 works by Brazilian (and some foreign) artists and sculptors active during the 19th and 20th centuries. Here you can see paintings, sculptures, drawings and ceramics etc.
Brazilian food is tasty and exotic with influences from African, European and American cuisine. Rice, beans and fruit are common elements in the food. Brazilians love to grill, everything from beef and chicken to seafood, often on skewers.
A dish that is usually described as Brazil's national dish is Feijoada. It is a kind of meat and bean stew that fits best to slow cook in a clay pot. There are a many varieties on the stew, but the most common is that it contains, among other things, beef, black beans, chorizo sausage, orange and bay leaves. The dish is usually served with rice. A tip is to end the meal by buying a Brigadeiros. A Brazilian variant of chocolate ball made from condensed milk, butter and cocoa rolled in sprinkles.
The Brazilian Grand Prix is a part of the Formula 1 World Championship run at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace in Interlagos in São Paulo. Contact us at GO Sport Travel and we will help you tailor your trip.
Football is extremely big in Brazil and São Paulo is no exception. At the Estadio Cicero Pompeu de Toledo, the home team São Paulo FC plays in Brazil's highest league Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.
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