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Sao Paulo Events

Carnival of São Paulo

The carnival in São Paulo is made for samba enthusiasts as various groups come to compete for supremacy.

Date: 26 February 2022 - 01 March 2022
Venue: Sambódromo.
Cost:

Free.


São Vito Festival

Running from mid May to July each year, the São Vito Festival is a dedicated Italian community celebration based around St Vito, the patron saint of Polignano a Mare who hails from Puglia, Italy. Street parties, feasts of traditional food and lively processions make up this very Italian occasion.

Date: 10 May 2022 - 31 July 2022
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Rua Fernades Silva, Brás

Parada do Orgulho LGBT

São Paulo is an LGBT-friendly city and it also hosts a mega Pride parade every June. Expect riotously colourful processions of floats and street dancing right through Avenida Paulista.

Date: 17 June 2022 - 20 June 2022
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Avenida Paulista.
Website: http://paradasp.org.br/

Mostra Internacional de Cinema

Known as São Paulo International Film Festival in English, this event features around 300 titles at various cinemas, cultural centres and outdoor venues.

Date: 22 October 2022 - 03 November 2022
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Throughout the city.
Website: http://40.mostra.org/en/home/
Cost:

Free.


São Paulo Grand Prix

Prepare for high octane thrills and spills as the Formula 1 circus wends its way to São Paulo for the annual grand prix.

Date: 11 November 2022 - 13 November 2022
Venue: Autódromo José Carlos Pace
Website: http://www.formula1.com
Cost:

Various.


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Hotel Unique

Like a stranded copper-green Noah's ark, renowned architect Ruy Ohtake's fantasy creation is the pinnacle of imaginative design. Every inch of this boutique São Paulo hotel near Ibarepuera Park is surreal. Rooms with arched wooden floors reflect the hotel's curvature, and furnishings are sci-fi chic. A blood-red swimming pool on the rooftop tops off this extraordinary architectural adventure.

Fasano

This hotel's ethos is opulent familiarity, hence why new arrivals are greeted by an inviting sunken lounge bar of plump leather sofas, with reception concealed within a Babylonian brickwork interior. The theme of easy decadence flows into the rooms with lots of wood and timeless leather furnishing. The Italian cuisine within the sparklingly lit Fasano Restaurant, under chef Salvatore Loi's direction, is one of São Paulo's finest. Naomi Campbell and Yoko Ono are among illustrious past clients.

L'Hotel Porto Bay São Paulo

Popular with business clientele yet conveniently enough located off Avenida Paulista to crack the leisure market. The 76 rooms of this Portuguese chain offer ample comfort for those on the move with iPod docking stations and Wi-Fi. With a beautiful falling staircase and striking artworks on the wall, this hotel oozes grandeur, yet comes at a reasonable price.

Grand Hyatt

Only in the moderately priced bracket if booked in advance because this is a luxurious residence bearing the hallmarks of quality expected from a Grand Hyatt. Located in the Pinheiros financial district it has all the amenities you could wish for including high speed internet a choice of bars and restaurants 466 rooms and suites and an exemplary spa. The Wine Library bar offers guests a giddying choice of 2 500 bottles. Breakfast included.

Hotel Excelsior

This 198-room hotel in São Paulo with its mammoth convention centre flatters beyond its 4-star billing. The rooms behind Excelsior's art-deco frontage are plain and businesslike yet excellent value. Wi-Fi is free rooms come with LCD TVs and there is a bar and fitness centre onsite. The location is also close by downtown Praça da República with nearby cultural icons such as Teatro Municipal and Edificio Copan. Staff speak English and can help book tickets and tours. Breakfast included.

Staybridge Suites

This modern skyscraper offers good rates for travellers in the thriving commercial district of Itaim Bibi with fabulous vistas towards Moema district from the corporate top floor rooms. The Staybridge is also conveniently incorporated into an open mall with a cinema gym and restaurants so there's no need to risk life and limb crossing busy surrounding roads to go out.