São Paulo is a city full of museums, restaurants, movie theaters and much more. Tickets to the cinema, museums and opera are relatively cheap so when in São Paulo, enjoy!

Time Out
Time out is a site in English about what is going on in São Paulo at the moment! You can also access information about what is going on in Rio de Janeiro.


Cidade de São Paulo
The official site of the city of São Paulo. Information not only about cultural events but also safety, post offices and hospitals. Available in English.


Guia da Semana
Weekly guide about São Paulo. The site is available for many other cities in Brazil. In Portuguese.


Both cultural and essential information in English.

Restaurants, bars, cinema and nightlife. Only in Portuguese:




Annual Events in São Paulo:


The Carnival in São Paulo is less famous than the one in Rio, but much cheaper and less crowded. The Carnival period in Brazil takes place between the Friday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. In 2014 the Carnival is between the 1-5 of March.

Virada Cultural

Virada Cultural is a weekend when all the museums are open 24/7 and a lot of concerts are held on the streets of São Paulo. However, it is recommended to go during the day and early evening.

Gay Pride

São Paulo has the biggest Gay Parade in the world. More information about it can be found here: http://www.gaypridebrazil.org/sao-paulo/

Formula 1 Race: São Paulos Formula 1 Race is also one of the biggest in the world. Takes place in November.


Binal do Livro:

A book fair that takes place every other year. Next time will be in August 2014.


São Paulo Movie Festival:


Music festivals:

Apart from annual music festivals like BMW Jazz and Planeta Terra (indie) São Paulo receives festivals from all over the world. Some of them are; Lollpalooza (from Chicago), Ultra Music Festival (from Miami) and Sónar (from Barcelona).