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São Paulo is the largest city in Latin America and has many different options for visitors who are travelling for pleasure or for business. The tourist will discover an authentic cosmopolitan atmosphere in the state capital with numerous shopping malls, museums and clubs, amongst other cultural and leisure attractions that appeal to all tastes and styles.
The cuisine is diverse, with Brazilian and international menu options. In São Paulo you can find anything you want: restaurants, cafeterias, traditional cuisine from the country’s different regions as well as fast food.
The Meliá Jardim Europa is located in the western district of Itaim Bibi, one of the most prestigious areas of the city. In Itaim there are multinational technological companies, such as Google, Samsung, Yahoo! and Microsoft which located in São Paulo as it is the commercial capital of Brazil.
The city of São Paulo is known as the city that never sleeps. You can find shops and establishments open at any time of the day offering you anything you may need. The leisure options are also endless. During the day, take advantage by enjoying a stroll through the city’s parks and squares, such as Parque do Povo (only a 6 minute drive from the Meliá Jardim Europa or a 20 minute walk). The park offers extensive gardens and pathways. The Jardim Sensitivo is another of the park’s attraction.
The Parque Ibirapuera is another great place for a walk, as well for your fitness routine or for simply relaxing. Visit the attractions such as the Museum of Modern Art (MAM), the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC), the Jardim das Esculturas and the Auditório Ibirapuera. The park is a 10 minute drive from the Meliá Jardim Europa. If you are visiting the city during the Bienal de São Paulo, it is here where the exhibitions are held.
During weekends the traffic is lighter, which is ideal for visiting other places of interest such as the São Paulo hockey club and the Morumbi and Pacaembu stadiums. The latter is a 15 minute drive from the Meliá Jardim Europa. The shopping malls are another interesting option for people who like to go to the cinema or go shopping. The nightlife in São Paulo is also varied, from bars to clubs for those who like going out in the evening. You will find something for all tastes and styles in the small hours of the morning in São Paulo.
The city of São Paulo is known for its being dynamic and modern, the cultural life forms part of this dynamism. Here the options are virtually endless. Below we suggest some of the best cultural options the city has to offer:
The Museum of Modern Art (MAM) is located in the Ibirapuera Park and is less than 4km from the Meliá Jardim Europa.
The famous Museum of Art of São Paulo, MASP, is located in Avenida Paulista. It is relatively close to the hotel (a 10 minute drive or a 50 minute walk) and the visit is indispensable. Furthermore, the MASP building is an architectural work of art.
Other interesting places related to the art world in São Paulo are the Pinacoteca do Estado and the Galeria Triângulo, only a five minute walk from the Meliá Jardim Europa. The Football Museum, in the Estádio do Pacaembu, is another option for people looking for something a bit different. Take the opportunity to discover the beautiful stadium, only a 15 minute drive from the Meliá Jardim Europa.
Main tourist attractions:
The district of Itaim Bibi, where the Meliá Jardim Europa is located, is one of the most prestigious and distinguished parts of the state capital. It is also a complete neighbourhood with a residential and commercial air.
Guests can walk from the hotel to nearby shops, as well as pharmacies, cafeterias, bookshops, bars, restaurants, banks, supermarkets and bus stops.
Shopping malls and cinemas are also another excellent option. Near the hotel there are different options, such as the Iguatemi, the JK, the Cidade Jardim and the Vila Olímpia shopping malls.
With this mixture of cultures and people, not surprisingly, São Paulo has a varied cuisine. For this reason, it is difficult to design traditional “paulista” cuisine. Some dishes, such as "Virado à Paulista" or "sanduíche de mortadela" are considered part of the city’s heritage.
However, the city is also known for having the most delicious pizzas in Brazil, as well as its aperitifs and tapas in the bars and markets, different rolls and other traditional Brazilian dishes. Undoubtedly, São Paulo is a metropolis with the most diverse world cuisine. Try some of these typical dishes: