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Sao Paulo Port in Brazil is widely developed, being one of the busiest container terminals in South America. São Paulo, capital of the state of that name and the largest city in South America, is 72km/45mi from Santos, 408km/254mi from Curitiba, 429km/267mi from Rio de Janeiro and 586km/364mi from Belo Horizonte. Economically, politically and culturally it is the most important city in Brazil.
 
 It did not always hold this level of recognition though and in fact, there were hardly any ships that docked here before the nineteenth century. Today, the port also plays an important role in the region’s distinct coffee industry and serves as a gateway to the country’s richest city.
 
The capital of Sao Paulo is also named after the state and often creates confusion among travelers because of the location of the state port.Santos is the pathway to the Brazilian capital of Sao Paolo, and has long been awarded the referred to as the coffee port. There’s no coffee cultivation abundance here but the city is often associated with the bean for its rather close allegiance with the country’s illustrious coffee trade.
 
 Santos is the most bustling port in Latin America, transporting more than 25 percent of Brazil’s exports. The charming port town welcomes about four million visitors annually with 1.3 million making their way into the town by cruise ship. Plenty of beautiful tree lined boulevards and the lengthiest beach garden in the world. Santos is also known for soccer legend Pele, and holds a world record for the tallest cemetery.
 
The city enjoys a tropical rain forest climate with warm temperatures throughout the year, though the summer months (December to March) draw the most visitors.
 
Sao Paulo Cruise Terminal
The port of Santos sprawls across approximately 9 miles, though the primary cruise activities are centred on the Concais Terminal. In the high season, there can be a half-dozen or more ships in port. Normally, visitors are required to take a shuttle bus from the ship dock to the cruise terminal.
 
The cruise terminal offers wireless access for laptops and tablets. If you make a purchase at one of the cafes or restaurants, you can ask for a code to get online using their Wi-Fi. If you're not making a purchase, you can head upstairs to the Internet area to pay for wireless or rent time on a computer.
 
Getting Around
The best way to get around the centre of Santos is by the newly restored Victorian trams, which leave on guided tours from in front of the Prefeitura Municipal on Praça Visconde de Mauá. The tram passes most of the interesting sights, including the azulejo-covered houses on Rua do Comércio, the Bolsa do Café and some of the oldest churches. Local buses run from the colonial centre and rodoviária to the seafront - look for Gonzaga or Praia on their destination plaque.
 
By Shuttle: Many of the cruise lines offer shuttle buses into town, stopping at a central location like the Praiamar Shopping Center.
By Taxi: Taxis line up outside the cruise terminal. They are metered and can take you on the 10-minute drive into the center of town or further afield. If you're interested in taking a taxi to Sao Paolo, be sure to negotiate a price first; about $200 roundtrip is the going rate.
 
Getting from Sao Paulo Airport to Sao Paulo Cruise Terminal
There are multiple options to get from the Sao Paulo Airport to the Sao Paulo cruise ship terminal. They include cruise line bus transer, private shuttle bus, private town car, taxi and car rental. Below are the costs of the various modes of transportation between Sao Paulo cruise ship terminal and the Sao Paulo Guarulhos International Airport (GRU), and some helpful advice for your consideration about each option. Check out all the transportation options -- you might be surprised about which mode of transport between the Sao Paulo Cruise Ship Terminal and Sao Paulo Airport is the best value. Please note that, while it's possible to take an airport shuttle to the bus terminal, Terminal Tiete, we strongly suggest the options below instead to avoid language barrier confusion and stress. 
Taking a Taxi Cab between Sao Paulo Cruise Ship Terminal and Sao Paulo International Airport
 
Taking a taxi cab between the Sao Paulo Guarulhos International Airport and the cruise ship terminal in Santos should run approximately $100 for a 1-way trip. If you have 5 or 6 people in your group, ask the dispatcher for a larger vehicle such as a Suburban. For a larger group, you are better off taking a Super Shuttle to the port. Prepaid fare is the safest way to travel by taxi.
 
Taking the Cruise Line transfer between Sao Paulo Cruise Ship Terminal and Sao Paulo International Airport
On average, cruise line transfers between the Sao Paulo Airport and Sao Paulo cruise ship terminal are at least $90 per person, round-trip. A benefit of cruise line transfers is that they watch your flight for delays. Within reason, they may delay the departure of the ship if your flight is late.
 
Taking a Shared Private Shuttle between Sao Paulo Cruise Ship Terminal and Sao Paulo International Airport
Generally, shared private shuttles (i.e.: Super Shuttle) between between the Sao Paulo Airport and Sao Paulo cruise ship terminal are only economical (versus the cruise-line provided transportation) if you have a larger group. 
 
Taking a Rental Car between Sao Paulo Cruise Ship Terminal and Sao Paulo International Airport
There are many rental car companies with locations at the airport. Check for rental car shuttles to take you to and from the ship.
 
Taking a Town Car between Sao Paulo Cruise Ship Terminal and Sao Paulo International Airport
 
A chauffeur-driven town car between Sao Paulo Cruise Ship Terminal and Sao Paulo International Airport is the most stress-free option, though probably the most expensive. You do ride in a nicer vehicle and don't have to bother with waiting for other people to board. For 4 people going between the airport and cruise ship terminal, this can be as economical as the taxi option.
 
Things To See and Do
Santos is closely associated with the coffee trade history, and hence no trip here will not culminate without a visit to the coffee museum. The museum is nestled inside the striking Bolsa Official de Cafe, the erstwhile coffee exchange. Done up in elegant marble flooring and grand furniture, the place reveals the true character of the 1950’s when it was established. The museum contains art pieces and coffee trade related ancient paraphernalia depicting the process of farming coffee and the influence of the coffee trade on local culture. Do not forget to sample the fine brews at the museums café.
 
Football is as synonymous with Brazil as coffee is, all thanks to the world football legend- Pele.  At Vila Belmiro Stadium, created in 1916 with a capacity of about 20,000 spectators, visitors can witness the play field where Pele created history. There’s also a museum devoted exclusively to the football star and his team.
 
Get a vantage point view of Santos and the surrounding beach towns at the Monte Serrat monument. Climb to the top, and come across a beautiful erstwhile art deco-style casino. There is a also a rather charming chapel here that merits a visit.
 
Parque Trianon, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Find some respite at Parque Trianon
Gritty and bustling, Centro – the old downtown area – mixes 19th-century European architecture with Latin American hustle. Packed with peddlers of kitsch and tat, shopping street Rua 25 de Março remains a tackily entertaining place to experience the city’s street life, though the area can get sketchy at night.
 
Just south of Centro is Liberdade, São Paulo’s Japantown, rife with kanji and kana signage, Asian cuisine, sundry doodads for sale and a festive atmosphere at the main plaza’s weekly market.
For a splash of cool green in the midst of the urban canyon of Avenida Paulista, Parque Trianon offers precious respite as the last remnant of the original Mata Atlântica, the coastal rainforest that’s been decimated by development.
 
For the culturally inclined, São Paulo’s splendid Museu Afro Brasil, located in the expansive Parque do Ibirapuera, has on display more than 4,000 impressive paintings, photographs, costumes and exhibitions related to the African strands of history and culture in Brazil and the Americas. And for worshippers of the beautiful game, the Museu do Futebol in the city’s art deco Pacaembu Stadium is a treat.
 
Unlike in Rio, where the homes of the poorest are always in view, São Paulo’s favelas are less visible to the casual visitor. To get a glimpse, head out into the city’s vast perifería on a tour with São Paulo insider, Flavia Liz Di Paolo. The personal guide, who personalizes a variety of tours for her clientele, will take you to Paraisópolis and into the home of Estevão, whose oddly beautiful house is made of teacups and saucers, fragments of ceramic, old telephones and thousands of other bits and pieces, all embedded into the lattice-work walls.
 
Snake Farm at the Instituto Butantan
Deadly snakes, spiders, and scorpions from around the world can be seen at the world’s largest producer of snake anti-venom. The parkland setting is a rare oasis of calm while the pick of Butantan’s scientific attractions is the Biology Museum hosting the live collections. Other attractions include the Microbiology Museum, a History Museum that shows the role of the institute in public health over the years and a serpentarium, where venoms are extracted. Historical buildings date back to 1901.
Opening Times: Tues-Sun 0900-1630.Address: Avenida Vital Brasil 1500, Sao Paulo, Brazil Telephone: (11) 2627 9536. Website:http://www.butantan.gov.br
 
Samba Saturday
This is a must! Live Samba music is played in many of the city’s bars on Saturdays. Eating lunch, having drinks, and dancing to live Samba is a way for Paulistanos to relax after a busy workweek. The best place to experience live Samba and traditional Saturday food (feijoada) is Bar Samba in Vila Madalena. It opens around 1:00-1:30 p.m. and stays open until late at night, but get there early to get a table and eat their excellent feijoada (the traditional Brazilian feast of beans, rice, dried meat, kale, farofa, and oranges). The interior is an old house that was converted and decorated with colorful painting on the walls. The crowd is fun, but remember–don’t bring your inhibitions. Instead, talk to people, try the various

Shake one’s derriere like a Brazilian? Well, it’s possible to visit the samba schools at anytime of year in the lead-up to carnival to watch rehearsals and join in. There’s a host of samba schools, particularly around Zona Norte, such as the famed Rosas de Ouro (rehearsals on Wednesdays and Fridays). Expect powerful drumming, electrifying beats and ever-flowing caipirinhas. Things are liveliest from December to carnival (February or March).
Opening Times: Wed and Fri 21.00-0400. There is some admission fees Address: Rua Coronel Euclides Marchado 1066, Jardim das Graças, São Paulo, 02213-000, Brazil -- Telephone: (11) 3931 4555. Website: http://www.sociedaderosasdeouro.com.br
 
Serra da Cantareira
Located about thirty minutes from the city-center, Serra Cantareira is a historical region for fresh water which is stored in the natural caverns or cantaros. This fresh water used to refresh the earlier visitors to this place thus the main reason why it gained its protection in 1993, as the patrimony-of-humanity. This place is a home for some of the rain-forest in Atlantic with trails to the Pedra Grande where you can enjoy a breath-taking view of São Paulo.
 
Ibirapuera Park
This is one of the most beautiful parks in Brazil which is equipped with fountains, planetarium, beautiful lakes and bicycle paths. This park has the Museu-de-Arte-Moderne site-of-the-Bienal and the Pavilhao-da-Oca, which hosted various shows that came to this city. This park was built in 1954 to celebrate the city’s four hundredth anniversary. It was designed by Roberto Marx, a renowned land scape architect and some of the landmark buildings on the park were designed by Oscar Niemeyer, a modernist master, who linked these buildings using a serpentine covered walk-way.
 
Parquet zoologico
Located on 82 hectares of the States reserves of the coastal rainforest, this zoo was founded in 1957. This zoo is a home to over 366 species and if you love birds and reptiles, then is zoo is a place worth visiting.
 
Museums and attractions details
Parque Trianon (officially Parque Tenente Siqueira Campos) Rua Peixoto Gomide 949. +55 11 3289 2160.
Museu Afro Brasil Parque do Ibirapuera Portão 10. +55 11 3320 8900.
Museum of football (soccer) Museu do Futebol Praça Charles Miller 1. +55 11 3663 3848.Located on the grounds of Pacaembu stadium, this museum has various thrilling interactive football (soccer) exhibitions. This museum showcases the history of this beautiful game which is loved by many people on the globe. This museum’s beautiful displays and photographs are quite enlightening and engrossing for both the young and the old.
Flavia Liz Di Paolo. +55 11 3032 2692.
 
Art fairs and galleries in São Paulo
Installation at Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, Brazil
On the strength of its two mammoth art fairs – the annual SP Arte, held in April, and the bi-annual São Paulo Bienal, which takes place in Brazil’s spring – São Paulo’s burgeoning art scene continues to add to its already expansive options on tap.
 
Appreciators of painting and sculpture can get their fill at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP) (no website), a modern glass edifice suspended beneath two giant red upturned U’s. Temporary exhibitions of Brazilian artists share floor space with biggies like Picasso and Gainsborough.
 
The Pinacoteca do Estado is another striking building and the home to work by Brazil’s most important modernists. Transforming three houses into a gallery, the cutting-edge Galeria Vermelho also has a garden and an impressive facade used for large installations and projections. At the opposite end of the size spectrum, intimate but impressive Choque Cultural dedicates itself to Brazilian urban artists, from graffiti merchants ?to skateboard designers and printmakers, earnestly and stylishly fostering an appreciation for street-level art.
 
Gallery details
MASP (Museu de Arte de São Paulo) - MASP Avenida Paulista 1578. +55 11 3251 5644.
São Paulo has many great museums, but MASP is the city’s best art museum. It holds the finest collection of Western art in Latin America and hosts fantastic temporary exhibitions.  Tuesdays are free to the public, but coming here on a Saturday is fun, as you can see in #3 below:
Pinacoteca do Estado Praça da Luz. +55 11 3324 1000.
Galeria Vermelha Rua Minas Gerais 350. +55 11 3138 1520.
Choque Cultural Rua Medeiros de Albuquerque 250, Vila Madalena. +55 11 3061 2365.
 
The São Paulo Carnival.
São Paulo Carnival, Avenida Olavo Fontoura, 1209, Santana (at the Sambódromo from Parque Anhembi, near Armenia and Tiete stations), 11 6226-0510. If you're in São Paulo during the annual Carnival, a national bank holiday between the end of February and March. This is where the typical Carnival parade takes place, with dancers dressed up in costumes and musicians play samba songs on the top of fancy cars. If you can afford it, get tickets closest to the "pista" (standing area, close to the parade itself). This will give you a premium view of the parade, and the possibility of comfortably sitting down on benches. Waiters pass to and fro selling chocolate, chips, beer, soft drinks and booze. Another option is to visit one of the various samba school in town, where you can see the rehearsal concerts of musicians and dancers. You can even have the opportunity to join the parade at the time of Carnival holidays by acquiring the costume from a samba school and getting in touch with the people organising the event in one of the schools. However, São Paulo is not a traditional Carnaval destination for Brazillians, like Rio. The city will usually be less crowded on Carnaval then usual, as Paulistanos leave for the Paulista Coast or other states. 
 
Avenida Paulista
Gay Pride Parade, Avenida Paulista. Every year, during Corpus Christi holidays (usually between May and June), around 3 million people take part in the largest Gay Pride parade in the world. It takes place on a Sunday, and Avenida Paulista is the spot to head to. Floats bustling with eletronic music parade from MASP to República, while every type imaginable marches along. The drinks are plenty and the rave party feel keeps the paraders dancing way pass sunset. 

Virada Cultural, (Downtown),  Virada Cultural is a round-the-clock cultural marathon that takes place in various parts of the Historic Center (Downtown), happening yearly around April-May. It is a free event that gathers an audience of several million of people circulating during a 24-hour, non-stop cultural party. Exceptionally, the metro and train work uninterruptedly during the event. During the 2012 edition, there were about 1,300 shows and 15 km of streets were occupied.
 
Avenida Paulista is the city’s grandest boulevard, filled with a fun mix of historic and modern buildings and plenty of shopping, nightlife, museums, and a native forest in Parque Trianon (across from MASP, #2 above). The world’s largest gay pride parade takes place here in May/June. It’s also supposedly the most expensive real estate in Latin America. The whole avenue runs along a subway line and is therefore easily reached by public transport.
 
São Paulo Indy 300, (Northwest),. is an event in the IRL IndyCar Series, which opened the 2010 IndyCar Series season. The circuit is located in the Santana district, birthplace of legendary Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna and Brazilian auto racing pioneer Chico Landi. The main straightaway of the track is along the Sambadrome of Anhembi and utilizes portions of the Marginal Tietê service drive. The Anhembi Convention Center will be used for support facilities and spectator attractions. Unlike many other circuits, the pit lane is not located around the start-finish line; it is instead positioned after turn four.
 
Brazilian Grand Prix, Autódromo José Carlos Pace (Far South), . s a Formula One championship race which occurs at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace in Interlagos. The Interlagos circuit has created some of the most exciting and memorable races in recent Formula One history, and is regarded as one of the most challenging and exciting circuits on the F1 calendar. Along with Spa-Francorchamps, it is rare in that the circuit in its modern form is one of the few with a lengthy history in the sport not considered to have lost much of its mystique or challenge in its adaptation for the modern, much more safety-conscious era of 21st century Formula One. 
 
Liberdade
Brazil has the largest number of Japanese living outside Japan of any country in the world, and many of these Japanese Brazilians live in São Paulo. The Japanese neighborhood, called Liberdade, is a fun place to explore and see how the influence of Japan has influenced Brazilian life here and, of course, try some great food. On Sundays, an enormous market takes place in the public square of Liberdade, and thousands of people from around the city attend.
 
City tours
São Paulo Historical City Tour is a panoramic tour for those keen to have an introduction to the history, culture, and the lifestyle of the biggest city in the Southern Hemisphere. The city tour takes about 3 hours, during which the visitor will pass by places in São Paulo Old Centre and get familiar with highlights such as the Cathedral of Sé, Pátio do Colégio (short stop at the square, the site where the city was founded), Monastery of São Bento, the Banespa Building (São Paulo’s “Empire State Building”), Martinelli Building (the first skyscraper in South America), Viaduto do Chá (Tea Viaduct), the Municipal Theater, Sala São Paulo concert hall, Estaçao da Luz train station and the Municipal Market.

SP Up Close is run by Americans who love São Paulo and have experienced the ins and outs of the city and are able to showcase the best of the local flavors. SP Up Close operates Culture, Architecture, Shopping, Food & Custom Tours to meet any visitor's needs. The price of their Tours includes transportation, snacks & drinks.

TurisMetrô offer a variety of city tours every weekend. The tours are mostly walking but with some use of the metro. There is no charge but you will need to take some money with you to buy metro tickets during the tour as necessary. Tours start at the TurisMetrô desk in Sé metro station at 9am and 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays; you need to arrive half an hour earlier to sign up. The desk is inside the ticket barriers, so if you arrive by metro don't leave the station while looking for the desk or you'll have to pay for an extra ticket to get back in, and if you're already in the area you will have to pay for a ticket to gain access to the desk, although you will use it to make the first journey of the tour so it's not wasted. The guides speak English.

According to the São Paulo Convention & Visitors Bureau, São Paulo hosts 90,000 events a year, from meetings and conferences to sports and cultural events. Information in English and Spanish about the events happening in the city can be found on. Events tied to a particular region are listed in the individual district sections. The following events are considered important to the city as a whole:
 
Beaches
Santos houses the biggest beachfront garden on the planet, sprawling across 5,335 meters. Enjoy the sand, flowers and garden. Visitors can hire bicycles and go cycling on the tracks all over the garden.
Guaraja, a small town located in the vicinity, houses about 11 miles of pristine beaches that are very popular with tourists. Tambo beach is highly preferred for its pristine beauty and environmental friendliness. The place can be accessed by a taxi or a boat from the nearby ferry terminal.
 
Eating Out
Tasca do Porto in located in the Old Town region, and is within easy walking distance from the Coffee Museum. It whips up delectable Portuguese-Brazilian specialties in an earthy yet lively ambiance. Try the arroz de mariscos and amazing range of sea-food. Waiters in traditional attire complete the Brazilian experience. 
 
Drink coffee
Though Starbucks has become trendy among the rich in São Paulo, Brazilian coffee is the real deal here. In fact, Brazil is the world’s largest producer of coffee, and if you watch the locals, you will see that they drink plenty of it, too. Stop at a café or padaria and order a cafezinho (espresso), cafe com leite, or cafe pingado (hot milk with a shot of espresso added to it, slightly stronger than cafe com leite). I don’t recommend ordering cappuccino because chocolate is added, unless you like coffee that tastes like chocolate.
 
Drinking coconut water is a normal part of most Brazilians’ routine, and it’s available all over the streets of São Paulo. Look for guys selling it on street corners, from vans like the one below, or at outdoor markets. It’s a great way to hydrate on a hot day. Also worth trying (a few times) are the enormous variety of juices available at juice bars. Don’t be surprised if they ask you if you want sugar in your juice; many juices are made from frozen pulp of fruits from the Amazon, and they are sour without the addition of sugar.
 
For authentic Brazilian barbecue, look no further than Churrascaria Tertulia, a high-end eatery with top notch. It’s a sin to leave the country without digging into their unbelievably succulent grilled meats.
The area between Avenida Ipiranga and Parque Dom Pedro II (Downtown) is the closest to what São Paulo has from a "central shopping area", with various pedestrianized and non-pedestrianized shopping streets. The exceptionally crowded Rua 25 de Março, with its diverse range of bargains, is perhaps the most famous commercial street of the area.

Avenida Paulista and Rua Augusta (Paulista) form a smooth transition between the popular commerce of Downtown and the affluent commerce of Rua Oscar Freire (West).

São Paulo has also many specialized shopping areas, such as Rua Teodoro Sampaio (West) for furniture and musical instruments, Rua José Paulino (Downtown) and Brás neighborhood (Southeast) for bargain and wholesale clothing, Liberdade neigborhood (Downtown) for cosmetics and Asian products, and Rua Santa Ifigênia (Downtown) for electronic equipment.
 
Copan
Another of Niemeyer’s famous designs, Copan is a well-known image of São Paulo because of the tall building’s characteristic curve. It is actually an apartment building that has been home to many wealthy and artsy Paulistanos but has become more run-down over the last couple of decades. It’s worth a look, but an even better option is to visit the nearby Italy Building (Edifício Itália) and go to the top floor Terraço Itália restaurant for a panoramic view of the city, including Copan, especially at sunset. Access is free Monday-Friday 3:00-4:00, but you may have to pay a cover charge and buy a drink if you go at other times. http://www.terracoitalia.com.br/ing/index.html
 
Churrascaria
No visit to Brazil would be complete without eating at a good churrascaria. Expect lots and lots of food! The price of the meal includes all the food you can eat but not the drinks or desserts. The meal usually begins with various appetizers arriving at the table and continues with the salad/sushi/hot dish bar; soon after, Gaucho-dressed waiters, known as passadores, visit the table with various cuts of beef on huge skewers. You can point to the place where you want them to cut the meat or let them know that you do not want any. Chicken hearts, sausages, grilled pineapple, and grilled fish are usually served as well
 
Shopping
Shopping Cidade Jardim, the most upscale shopping mall in the city.Paulistanos, especially those with higher income, have an indoor shopping culture. The fear of criminality, traffic and São Paulo's unpredictable weather are strong factors to this. Shopping malls in São Paulo are not only centers of "shopping" but also leisure areas, typically offering spaces for kids, cinemas, food courts, and sometimes even theatres, expositions, and sport areas. Many shopping malls in São Paulo also offer miscellaneous services such as banks, laundry, repairs, and sometimes even police stations and doctors.

The selection of shops of a mall depends on the type of public predominant in the surroundings: at shopping malls located at working class neighborhoods, it is easier to find bargain department stores, while shopping malls in wealthy areas may be the only way to have access to exclusive designer stores. Check the individual district listings for a comprehensive list of shopping malls in the city.

Some shopping malls that deserve special mention are Morumbi/Market Place (South Central - with more than 600 shops and dozens of restaurants), Eldorado (West - with an immense food court), Iguatemi (West - the oldest shopping mall of São Paulo, with very upscale profile), Cidade Jardim (West - the "rich-only" shopping mall), Aricanduva (Far East - the city's largest and most famous working class shopping mall), and Frei Caneca (Downtown - the favorite of the LGBT.

Benedito Calixto all-day market on Saturdays it is art market sao paulo Besides Samba Saturday this is  one favorite thing to do on Saturdays in São Paulo. The Calixto outdoor market goes all day on Saturdays, with antiques and handicrafts vendors starting in the morning and live music and dancing starting around noon in the market’s central food court. The live music is chorinho, a very Brazilian style of music that is samba-influenced, and many people go to the market just for this. The food court sells dried fruits, nuts, coconut water, acarajé and other traditional food from Northeastern Brazil, traditional Brazilian sweets, and healthier versions of esfihas and other traditional Brazilian snacks, including a whole-wheat esfiha stuffed with escarole and tofu.
 
The area around the Calixto market is fun to explore. The streets that immediately surround the market have quirky shops and small restaurants, and the nearby street Teodoro Sampaio is full of shops selling traditional Brazilian instruments (fantastic!).
Praça da Republica Market on Sundays -- One of the largest outdoor markets in São Paulo, this one is full of artisans and a nice selection of food vendors selling freshly made treats from Northeastern Brazil. There are small tables where you can sit with your snack and drink and enjoy live music. The market takes place in the square surrounding one of the city’s beautiful old buildings. If you come by subway, get off at the Republica station.
Vila Madalena is an artsy neighborhood with nice art galleries, arts & crafts shops, and bookstores and with great nightlife in its restaurants, corner bars, and botecos (small bar/restaurants). Come here for samba, as mentioned in #1 above, or just mingle with locals enjoying live music and petiscos (tapas) at the botecos.


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