Brazil Travel

Sao Paulo Shopping

Sao Paulo is the biggest city in Brazil. There are thousands upon thousands of stores and you can find everything and anything in its many shopping districts.

Rua Agusta, Rua Haddock Lobo, Rua Oscar Freire and Alameda Lorena are all top shopping streets and close to one another. The malls, just like Sao Paulo's restaurants, are elegant and high class. The Jardins neighborhood is the top shopping area, which features top designers and extremely stylish boutiques.

Shopping Patio Higienopolis
A classy boutique filled shopping mall built in 1999.
Av. Higienopolis, 615

Shopping Iguatemi
One of the oldest shopping malls in Sao Paulo, has a large theater, great restaurants and namebrand stores.

Morumbi Shopping, Paulista, and Butanta
Three shopping malls that offer great stores and restaurants.

The malls are great for shopping, but for an entertaining activity go to the weekend fairs. There is a fair on Praca da Repulblica that runs on Sundays from 8 am to 2 pm and offers a wide assortment of goods: leather, wood carving, precious stones, paintings and more.

The Embu Fair
Located 12 miles from the city, this is an artist's fair where they set up their stands and show off their wares and crafts, including fine furniture.

The Oriental Fair
Located on Praca de Liberdade, this fair is open Sunday from 10 am until 7 pm. It is really a beautiful sight and offers Japanese snacks, crafts and plants. Gypsy fortune-tellers and tight ropewalkers catch the eyes of all!

Another Arts and handicrafts fair is held in Parque Tenente Siqueira Campos on Sundays from 9 am to 5 pm.

Ceasa flower market
Located on Av Doutor Gastao Vidigal 1946, is held every Tuesday and Friday from 7 am to 12 pm, and is really an extraordinary sight that is definitely worth making time to see.

The Mercado das Pulgas flea market
Held on Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm and offers a huge range of quality and selection of all kinds of goods.
Praca Benedito Calixto, Pinheiros

The Mercado Central
Built in the 1930's, it has stained glass windows and skylights that form a very open air ambience for one of Sao Paulo's largest food markets.
Open Monday to Saturday, 5 am to 4 pm. Rua da Cantareira 306, Centro.

The Centro Cultural FNAC bookstore has many floors filled with books, a large foreign books section (English, Spanish, French and German) and a good travel guidebook section. There are also several cafes and a music and video department.

Galeria Arte Brasileira specializes in Brazilian Arts and Crafts, and is a great place for souvenirs.

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