Pan-Américas de Áfricas utópicas, túmulo do samba
Mais possível novo quilombo de Zumbi
E os Novos Baianos passeiam na tua garoa
E novos baianos te podem curtir numa boa
With the genuine sensitivity of a migrant, Caetano Veloso eternalized São Paulo in "Sampa". In a way that can only be done when, for the first time, there is an encounter with city. And then, shock.
Caetano has eternalized that knowing São Paulo is to face what you, from outside, definitely are not. Since there is nothing like this city. One cannot see his own face reflected on the concrete poetry of São Paulo corners. For this reason, São Paulo is one of the most fascinating tourist destinations in Brazil, due to the challenging, modernist and urban roots of the largest city in Brazil.
Beginning with culture, São Paulo is possibly the best destination in the country for art lovers. There are countless galleries, institutes and museums with artistic content of great quality – a quality that is difficult to find in other Brazilian capitals. A great example is the São Paulo Museum of Art, MASP, which has the largest and most important collection of Western art in the Southern Hemisphere - a mandatory stop for any tourist.
The cultural life of the city remains agitated for being, next to Rio de Janeiro, the main destination of concerts, plays and other international artistic genres within Brazil. When scheduling a visit to the capital of São Paulo, check the schedule with the main shows in the city.
For lovers of soccer, there is the Football Museum in the Pacaembu Stadium, featuring a complete collection on the history of the sport that is a national passion. In addition, several related cultural events such as launching documentaries, debates and lectures occur in that space.
It would be possible to spend hours and hours detailing what is interesting in the city of São Paulo. However, there would be no better hint to be given than to live intensely the urban and cosmopolitan experience that the largest city in the country can offer.