Stay at one of our hotels in São Paulo to explore Brazil’s sophisticated cultural capital, from the venerable church spires of historic Centro Velho to the masterpieces of the São Paulo Art Museum.
Our hotels in São Paulo are close to the walkable Centro Velho, the old city center, where centuries-old churches share space with modern apartment buildings. The reconstructed Pátio do Colégio marks the spot of the city’s founding in 1554. A quick metro ride drops you at the São Paulo Art Museum among the modern skyscrapers of Avenida Paulista. After browsing bold and colorful paintings by Brazil’s masters, head across the street to the lush Siqueira Campos Park. Tropical trees shelter strolling paths and a children’s playground. Families staying at our São Paulo hotels bring a picnic lunch and a soccer ball to Ibirapuera Park to spend the day in the fields practicing Brazil’s national sport with the locals.
The high-end fashion boutiques of the Jardins neighborhood near our hotels in São Paulo make for indulgent window shopping. But bargain-hunters make a beeline for the outdoor markets squeezed into the old city center, especially along Rua 25 de Março. The center’s Municipal Market is bursting with all the ingredients for a typical Brazilian repast—from fiery malagueta peppers and dark purple açai berries to mild Minas cheese and cured chouriaço sausage. Grab a fresh-sliced mortadella sandwich, São Paulo’s signature quick lunch, from a market stall. At dinner, guests of our São Paulo hotels are never far from a typical churrascaria, the Brazilian-style all-you-can-eat steakhouse.
Book a room at our Holiday Inn® São Paulo hotels in March for the world-class Formula 1 Grand Prix, or in October for star-studded screenings at the São Paulo International Film Festival.