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Itinerary in the Center of São Paulo – Sé Metro Station

The best way to get to know a city is to walk through it.How about doing a tour in downtown São Pauloand visiting the main tourist attractions in the region?

The route starts at the Sé Cathedral, which is located opposite the Sé Metro Station.You will pass through Marco Zero in São Paulo, visit several places including two viewpoints, from where you can see Sampa from above.

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On the map below we put the points where you will pass on this route that has 1.9 km , but you won’t walk all at once.You will stop to know the places mentioned, so you won’t even feel like you’ve walked through it all.

Roteiro no Centro de São Paulo 
Itinerary in downtown São Paulo

Well, now let’s get to know the main sights of downtown São Paulo.But we still need to give you another tip: be careful with your belongings.We took our camera on this tour, but we kept it in a backpack and didn’t flag it down.Being careful never hurts.

If you don’t like exploring the city on your own, you can also hire a guided tour of São Paulo.

Cathedral da Sé

The best way to start this itinerary is to take the subway and get off at Sé Station, which is very close to the Cathedral.

The first version of the Cathedral was inaugurated in 1951.The Cathedral is imposing and deserves to be on your itinerary.

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São Paulo Cathedral

If you have time, take a guided tour of the crypt.The visit costs R$ 7.00 per person and lasts 30 minutes.It takes place from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 11:30 am and from 1 pm to 5:30 pm.On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 9 am to 11:30 am and from 1 pm to 3 pm.


Address:Praça da Sé, s/n – Centro

Operating hours: from Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm;Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.

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Marco Zero de São Paulo

Right in front of the Cathedral is the Marco Zero da Cidade de São Paulo, which was built in 1934.

Look at the photo below and observe the pink building, it it’s Ed.Martinelli.This is the view I fear of him from Farol Santander.

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Ed.Also, the place is small.In the Martinelli Building, we don’t have any glass blocking the view and the viewpoint is much bigger.

Address:Rua João Brícola, 24 – Centro

Visitation:fromand Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 20:00, however you can only enter the Lighthouse until 18:00.

Amount:BRL 25.00 (amount in February/2021).

Site: Farol Santander

Casa Mathilde

For for those who like sweets, Casa Mathilde is a must.It is a Portuguese sweets shop that opened in the city in 2013. Its tradition comes from the city of Sintra, in Portugal, where it was founded in 1850 and operated until 1974.

The entrepreneurs brought to the center of São Paulo the original recipes for WONDERFUL sweets!Be sure to try the traditional pastel de natas, which is all good!There you will also find pillows, São Bento pastel, Cascais sands, butter cookies and much more!

The place is beautiful and super cozy.If you want a tip, go upstairs and sit on the first floor.From there you can enjoy the view of downtown São Paulo.

Well, I wasn’t hungry, but I couldn’t resist.Of course I chose the pastel de Belém and it was delicious!

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Pastel de Belém at Casa Mathilde in São Paulo

Address:Praça Antônio Prado n.Sunday does not open.

Municipal Market of São Paulo

The market was opened in 1933.

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