Parks

Horto Florestal
R. do Horto, 931

The Tropic of Capricorn passes through this lush forest park in the northern outskirts of the city.
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Galeria Leme
Av. Valdemar Ferreira, 130

Housed in an airy, bare-concrete structure designed by architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, this gallery trades the benefits of space for location.
Parks

Jardim Botanico (Botanical Gardens)
Av. Miguel Estefano, 3031

Sao Paulo's lungs breathe life into the city and those who visit.
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Mocoto
Av. Nossa Senhora do Loreto, 1100

Opening-hour flash mob at outer-city restaurant are testament to the cooking.
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Museums

Ipiranga Museum
Parque da Independência

Grandiose museum set in grounds reminiscent of European country estate and next to historic park is well worth the effort to visit despite being off the beaten track.
Markets

CEASA
Av. Dr. Gastao Vidigal, 1946

Brazil's largest wholesale produce and plants market is a wonderfully cheap thrill.
Parks

Parque da Juventude
Av. Cruzeiro do Sul, 2500

A park with an arresting history as the grounds of a notorious prison, with leftover structures still standing.
Nearby towns

Embu das Artes
Off Rodovia Regis Bittencourt (BR 116)

Colorful colonial houses turned ateliers and shops in hippie town.
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