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Walking Tour

Pinheiros and Vila Madalena

Start your script at the subway Clinicas, visiting the Cemetery of Araçá , created in 1887 , which houses the mausoleums of traditional families Sao Paulo and beautiful sculptures and tombs of personalities like Assis Chateaubriand and Cacilda Becker . On the sidewalk of the cemetery, there is the traditional Flower Market , which features large quantity and variety ; including offering flowers and plants of exotic kinds.

Opposite to it walk down Rua Teodoro Sampaio , known for several musical instruments stores and at its end by a diversified market . Turn right onto John Street Moura to go through AmoaKonoya gallery ( n ° 1002 ) specialized in Native American art . Just ahead turn left on Cardinal Arcoverde Street and visit the Calvary Church , dated 1930, it has the main altar in baroque Roman style designed by Benedito Calixto

Several tents with tubular metallic structure and white canvas cover side by side, for sale of goods and antiques such as telephones, paintings, objects of decoration, etc. In front of the tents, several people watching and shopping.

Praça Benedito Calixto. Foto: Caio Pimenta / SPTuris.

In front of the church there is the Praça Benedito Calixto , which offers several dining options , cultural and trade; on Saturdays it has one of the most traditional city art fairs with 300 exhibitors, musical performances and food space; further down the street there is the cemetery São Paulo , also known by the funerary art of famous artists such as Victor Brecheret , sculptor buried on site.

Images of an alley with the walls of the houses all covered by multicolored graffiti, under a very blue sky without clouds.

Beco do Batman. Foto: Jose Cordeiro/SPTuris.

Turn right at Rua Belmiro Braga and visit the Beco do Aprendiz, open-air art gallery that concentrates works of various graffiti; turn right at Inácio Pereira da Rocha Street and continue on Luis Murat to achieve Harmony Street to the left and reach the Beco do Batman in Gonçalo Afonso Street, another excellent urban art exhibition in the city; left on Rua Medeiros de Albuquerque comes to the gallery Choque Cultural (No. 250), which focuses on contemporary art combining new artists to the already established.

Facade of a building with 2 floors, all graffiti by geometric forms in dark blue and white. On the lower floor, 2 identical and multicolored posters stuck to the wall, with the words "MORE LOVE, PLEASE". On the sidewalk in front, a large number 9 painted in dark pink.

Galeria Choque Cultural. Foto: Divulgação.

Turn left at Aspicuelta Street, five blocks away, right on Fradique Coutinho Street; this concentrates several galleries such as Photo Magnet (No. 1,239) with great Photográfico acquis, Millan (No. 1360) and Fortes Vilaca (No. 1500), which feature interesting works by established contemporary artists and young artists on the rise.

Go down Rua Purpurina, turn left on Mourato Coelho, right on Wisard, continue along Rua dos Miranhas to Av. Pedroso de Morais and turn right at the Coropés Street, reaching the mirrored building in pink and blue Instituto Tomie Ohtake (paragraph 88), a cultural space of 7,500 m² opened in 2001 that seeks to present new trends of national and international art; it has an educational sector, workshops, space for seminars, restaurant, bookstore and shop.

Leaving the Institute, go back to Pedroso de Morais Avenue and go one more block to the Plaza of Omaguas where there are other good dining options, shops and a famous megastore bookstore; on Sundays, there is an arts fair of varied products.

The region of Vila Madalena and Pinheiros is famous for its bohemian life, so if you want to drop by there, the Aspicuelta streets, Fidalga, Fradique Coutinho, Inácio Pereira da Rocha, Mourato Coelho and Wisard are the busiest. The public that frequents the neighborhood is eclectic, as well as its business premises; There is a bit of everything, places to eat, drink, dance, meet people with varied tastes and styles. Definitely, Vila Madalena is the face of São Paulo.

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