Our most recommended things to do in Liberdade, Sao Paulo

São Paulo: Downtown Historical Bike Tour

1. São Paulo: Downtown Historical Bike Tour

Start your tour at Largo do Aroche, a bohemian neighborhood community in São Paulo. Through the bike paths, explore the region recognized for its classic restaurants, bars, and murals of urban art. Continue to Bom Retiro, a traditional immigrant neighborhood and a region with influence from the textile industry. You will visit the Luz station (train), the Pinacoteca (museum), and Parque da Luz, the first public park in São Paulo. Depending on the day and the movement of the region, you will pass through the Municipal Market, to taste some exotic Brazilian fruits. Next, you will pass the historical center, and the Vale do Anhangabaú. After visiting the squares, streets, and alleys of the historic center, you will head to Liberdade, a region known as the Japanese neighborhood with a lot of oriental influence and stories related to the Afro-Brazilian community. Finish your tour with a visit to Praça Roosevelt, another bohemian region with theaters, bars, and restaurants.

São Paulo City Tour: MASP, Paulista Avenue and More

2. São Paulo City Tour: MASP, Paulista Avenue and More

See the top landmarks and monuments of São Paulo accompanied by a local guide. Enjoy numerous stops along the route to visit sites of particular interest, including churches, neighborhoods, and street art. Begin the tour on Vila Madalena, one of the most traditional neighborhoods of the city. Head to Batman's Alley, a hub of urban art with graffiti murals and an explosion of colors. Then head to the Jardins Neighborhood and visit one of the most beautiful churches in São Paulo, Nossa Senhora do Brasil. Continue to Paulista Ave and take a panoramic tour with views of MASP, Trianon Park, and other essential buildings. Stop to visit the House of Roses, a historic mansion with a Cultural Center for Brazilian Poetry. Next, stop to take photos in front of Ibirapuera Park and the Bandeiras Monument. Visit the viewpoint on the rooftop of the MAC (Museum of Contemporary Art) with an incredible panoramic view of the city and Ibirapuera Park. Then head to the historical center and take a panoramic tour through the city center visiting the Liberdade neighborhood (Japan Town), Sé Square, and passing by the Cathedral. Also, see the Pátio do Colégio (place of São Paulo foundation), the Church and Monastery of São Bento, Tea Bridge, Municipal Theater, Anhangabaú Valey, República Square, Duque de Caxias Monument, the São Paulo Concert Hall, and other important historic buildings. Finish the tour with a visit to the Luz Railway Station, with free time to taste traditional Brazilian coffee in the coffee shop of the Portuguese Language Museum.

São Paulo: Private City Highlights Tour by Car

3. São Paulo: Private City Highlights Tour by Car

The most complete tour of the city with possibilities to personalize as you prefer. Duração total: De 5 a 7 horas ●Beco do Batman. ●Parque Ibirapuera. ●Monumento às Bandeiras (passa pelo local). ●Avenida Paulista (passa pelo local). ●Bairro da Liberdade. ●Mercado Municipal de São Paulo. ●Catedral da Sé de São Paulo. ●Jardim Oriental. ●Muro dos Arcos (passa pelo local). ●Jardins (Bairro) (passa pelo local). ●Paróquia Nossa Senhora do Brasil. ●Museu Catavento (passa pelo local). ●Tribunal de Justiça de São Paulo. ●Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Parque do Ibirapuera. ●Oca do Ibirapuera (passa pelo local). ●Museu Afro Brasil. ●Marco Zero, Praça da Sé.

São Paulo City: 5-Hour Private Tour

4. São Paulo City: 5-Hour Private Tour

Visit the main attractions of São Paulo for a great introduction to the city, and learn how a small village became one of the biggest and most diverse cities on the planet. With a population of over 11 million, São Paulo is the most cosmopolitan city in Brazil and attracts visitors from around the world. On this 5-hour tour priced for up to 2 persons you’ll see important landmarks, including the Neo-Gothic Catedral da Sé, completed in 1967 after more than 50 years of construction. Travel by air-conditioned vehicle, riding through the financial district, along Avenida Paulista. Visit the city’s most traditional food market and discover diverse neighborhoods, such as the Asian enclave of Liberdade, home to the largest Japanese population outside of Japan. You will also get to visit Vila Madalena, the artistic-bohemian neighbourhood of São Paulo. Get a better understanding of São Paulo’s cultural life, admiring Oscar Niemayer’s Edifício Copan and the concrete and glass São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP).

São Paulo: 2,5 Hours - Liberdade "Street Food" Tour

5. São Paulo: 2,5 Hours - Liberdade "Street Food" Tour

Did you know that São Paulo is home to the largest Japanese community outside of Japan? Liberdade, a place with a strong and very old history, once a military district, became 100 years ago the place of Japanese immigrants in the city of São Paulo. Today a place of migrants from many places, China, Korea, Congo, Haiti, this neighborhood is a blast of cultures and diversity with a strong Afro-Brazilian heritage! All of this diversity can be very well synthesized in its peculiar and differentiated cuisine. My experiences adhere to a zero waste of food policy. Come with an appetite and help me understand when is enough for you, so we don't throw anything away. ♥ I've been a gourmet guide since 2015 — Wine and beer lover — a Neapolitan passionate about foreign and local food — a point of view of a migrant, perfect for really entering and avoiding tourist traps;) Ready to taste Japanese pastel with tropical sugarcane juice, discover about Brazilian ‘Takoyaki’, and more? Whilst in Liberdade, your guide will explain to you the history of the very prevalent Japanese influence on the area. After your snacks, you'll partake on a walk to spot places of architectural beauty and discover just what kind of people live in this area. 

São Paulo: Classic Half-Day Private Sightseeing Guided Tour

6. São Paulo: Classic Half-Day Private Sightseeing Guided Tour

Following pick-up at your place, come aboard your comfortable vehicle. Make a stop at the popular Ibirapuera Park, admire the huge green space and take that famous photo at the iconic monument symbol of São Paulo. Climb up to the terrace of the MAC Museum and enjoy a unique panoramic view of the city. Then we drive along the iconic May 23 ave. towards the Japanese neighborhood. Afterward, stop at the Sé Cathedral and continue on getting across the downtown passing by several historical buildings with a break at the Municipal Market. We then pass by the multicultural Paulista Ave, the Jardins neighborhood, Oscar Freire St with a stop at the Batman’s alley full of colorful graffitis. Enjoy time for shopping, photos, and eating as you explore the city. Learn how São Paulo started as a small village and became the largest city in the Southern hemisphere, and one of the largest cities in the world

São Paulo: City Highlights Private Tour with Pickup Airport

7. São Paulo: City Highlights Private Tour with Pickup Airport

Get acquainted with the metropolitan grandeur of São Paulo on a private guided tour with hotel transfers. Travel around in a comfortable vehicle, visiting prominent landmarks like Ibirapuera Park, Paulista Avenue, Jardins, and Sé Cathedral. Discover the intriguing history and heritage of the city. Following pickup, climb aboard your vehicle. Make a stop at Ibirapuera Park, admire the huge green space, and take a photo at the iconic monument symbol of São Paulo. Then, climb up to the terrace of the MAC Museum and enjoy a unique panoramic view of the city. Next, be driven along the iconic May 23 Avenue towards the Japanese neighborhood of Liberdade. Afterward, stop at the Sé Cathedral and continue on getting across the downtown passing by several historical buildings with a break at the Municipal Market. Continue to Paulista Avenue, the cultural heart of the city. Walk down the road to see movie theaters, cultural centers, shopping malls, parks, and remains of late 19th-century architecture. Then, visit the Jardins neighborhood with its upscale global eateries, chic sushi bars, and French bistros on and around the Rua Oscar Freire. Stop at Batman’s Alley lined with colorful graffiti. Learn about the local art scene and the cultural impact it has on the city through your guide's commentary.

São Paulo: Paulista Avenue Walking Tour

8. São Paulo: Paulista Avenue Walking Tour

Begin your tour at Japan House on the remarkable Paulista Avenue, where your guide will provide you with some historical background on the area. Continue on a walking tour that is sure to impress you not only with its appearance, but also with its rich history. First up see the Santa Catarina Hospital, Casa das Rosas, Sesc Avenida Paulista, street artist Eduardo Kobra's murals, Itau Cultural Institute, State School Rodrigues Alves, and the Pasteur Institute.   This tour offers stops en route for pictures, contemplation, exploration, snacks, and a little souvenir shopping. Paulista Avenue is home to outstanding happenings that draw millions of people throughout the entire year.   Continue to see the FIESP Building, the São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP), Trianon Park, July 9 belvedere viewpoint, Gazeta Building, Alameda Ministro Rocha Azevedo, Residência Joaquim Franco de Melo, Augusta Street, Conjunto Nacional and Livraria Cultura book store, and the Instituto Moreira Salles. Get to know all about the history of this area while walking at a smooth pace with several stops.

Sao Paulo: Liberdade Asian District Walking Tour

9. Sao Paulo: Liberdade Asian District Walking Tour

Discover the largest Japanese community in the world outside Japan and rescue the memory of the black people in the region who played a key role in the formation of the area. Learn how Liberdade became the bustling commercial center, filled with exotic shops, restaurants, cafes, typically oriental decorations and markets with unique products not found elsewhere. Liberdade is even more vibrant with its Arts and Crafts Fair that creates a real hub of activity every weekend. The neighborhood is also a reference for buying Japanese pop culture products, aimed at anime, k-pop and geek fans. After the overview tour is over, armed with recommendations, you'll be free to have lunch on your own and explore at your own pace the radiant streets with many cozy cafes and a myriad of cool places.

São Paulo (Paulista Avenue) City Sights Self-Guided Tour

10. São Paulo (Paulista Avenue) City Sights Self-Guided Tour

Get to know São Paulo (Paulista Avenue) at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure, you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the "MASP”, “Japan House”, “Edifício Gazeta " and many more exciting sights in the neighbourhood. After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the “Japan House” and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at "IMS Paulista". The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

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based on 133 reviews

Booked the city hi lights tour, tour guide, roberto,v pleasant an knowledgeable,batman ali, church, paulista avenue,cathedral,park,giant sculpture,drive thru Japan town,municipal theater,an jus as it rained, the indoor market for lunch,v gd timing, roberto waited patiently while i took more time over lunch, an fruits an cheeses an dropped me off at the mall on way back at my request, very good tour, trustworthy , felt very safe thankyou⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Very comprehensive, interesting und impressive tour around São Paulo. Gil is an excellent guide, we can only highly recommend this tour with him! Enjoyed very much graffitis and Art spaces, and driving around the different areas of the city.

Excellent tour and guide. We got to see a lot of the city, learnt about how it became as it is now and had fun. Thank you.

This was an excelent tour! On time, well told and a super guide!!! This tour is 1000% recommended!!!

Our guide Mauricio was wonderful. Great overview of the city. Loved it all especially Batman Alley.