If it were possible to describe São Paulo In one word, it would be eclectic. The capital of São Paulo offers options of itineraries for all kinds of tastes, pockets and personalities. And don’t think that those who like to go out alone can’t enjoy the city’s attractions! As a good metropolis, Sampa also has some amazing sights for those who like to pursue a solo career in sightseeing from time to time. In case you are one of these people and are wondering what to do alone in São PauloIf you want to do it alone in São Paulo, stick with Uma Boa Experiência and we’ll show you!
What to do alone in São Paulo: The 5 best things to do in the capital
Getting to know MASP
Our first indication is the most famous museum in the capital. MASP is one of the main museums in São Paulo and a work of art in itself, besides being considered today the most important art museum in the Southern Hemisphere, with about 10,000 pieces in its collection. If you have a little free time on Tuesday, take advantage of it! The museum is open with free admission.
Address: Avenida Paulista, 1578
Business Hours:Tuesday – 10am to 8pm; Wednesday to Sunday – 10am to 6pm.
Schedule: Click and check
Feirinha da Benedito Calixto
The fair at the Praça Benedito Calixto takes place on Saturdays, starting at 9am. There you will find decorative, fashion, and antique items, as well as items such as vinyl records, china, and rustic furniture. It’s worth the visit – but be prepared to want to do a lot of shopping!
Address:Praça Benedito Calixto, 240 – Jardim Paulista
Hours of operation: Saturdays, from 9am
The famous “Mercadão” is an amazing historical building in São Paulo. The place is a sensory mix of smells and tastes, with stalls selling rare fruits, vegetables, and dairy products of the most varied kinds, and a food court with several restaurants with different cuisines. Besides, of course, the traditional mortadella sandwich, typical of SP – if you have never eaten it, you cannot miss this experience.
Address: R. Cantareira, 306 – São Paulo Historical Center
Hours of operation: Monday to Saturday – 7am to 6pm; Sundays and holidays: 7am to 4pm.
Cultural Center Banco do Brasil (CCBB)
The CCBB is one of the most beautiful cultural centers in São Paulo. Besides the itinerant exhibitions of great names in art, CCBB also offers theater and music shows, always at popular prices. The historic building was the first headquarters of Banco do Brasil in the capital and, in 2001, it became home to the CCBB, which is currently the fifth most visited cultural space in Brazil.
Address: R. Álvares Penteado, 112 – São Paulo Historical Center
Business hours: Every day, from 9am to 7pm, except Tuesdays
Schedule: Click and check it out
To finish our list – and perhaps your day of sightseeing in the capital – our suggestion is to see São Paulo from above. Farol Santander is a 35-story building – former headquarters of the Bank of the State of São Paulo – inspired by the Empire State, which has become one of the city’s newest cultural centers, with permanent and temporary art exhibits, as well as a bar on the 28th floor. But the building’s greatest attraction is the belvedere that provides an enviable view of the São Paulo capital. Watching the sunset color the city from above is an event!
Address: R. João Brícola, 24 – Historical Center of São Paulo
Hours of operation: Tuesday through Sunday, from 9am to 8pm.
Schedule: Click and check it out
How about closing the tour with a golden key by eating at an unusual place? See also our indications of theme restaurants to get out of the routine!
If you also like to wander around the capital alone, why don’t you share your tips on what to do alone in São Paulo with us in the comments? We will love to get to know new places!