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Breakfast + Morning Ride: Praça da República

Do you still have energy left after an agitated Saturdays? If you still have it, go to Praça da República. Previously known as Largo dos Curros, it was a place for paulistanos of the 19th century to have fun in bullfights and rodeos. The square, which is a nice link between old and new downtown, also has a nice building planned by Ramos de Azevedo, which is the current Secretaria Estadual da Educação.

In the foreground, small lake with greenish water. On the side banks, lawned gardens with shrubs and some medium-sized trees. In the center, small concrete bridge with gray iron railings, where some people pass. In the background, garden with many large trees.

Praça da República. Photo: José Cordeiro/ SPTuris.

On Sundays, there is the Artesanato da República Arts and Handcraft fair. It has over 600 stands that sell everything, from the most diverse kinds of handcraft, to paintings and other art objects from all over Brazil, and neighbor countries, like Peru. There are also several food stands where you can have a great breakfast or lunch.

Lunch: Bar Brahma

Nearby, on the famous corner of Avenida Ipiranga with Avenida São João, as sang by Caetano Veloso, is, since 1948, Bar Brahma. The tap beer is of fine quality and the snacks are delicious. On Sundays, there is a buffet from noon 5pm. There is also great musical performances with popular names of Brazilian music.

Afternoon Ride: Museu do Futebol or a game at Pacaembu Stadium

Internal photo, very dark environment. Four transparent screens, stuck to the ceiling, each one projecting the photo of a football player in action. On the left is the main screen, where is projected the classic photo of the player Pelé performing a play called "Bicycle", where the athlete is in the air, with the whole body horizontal, the right arm slightly pointed down. The right leg is stretched up, after hitting the ball in full.

Museu do Futebol. Photo: Caio Pimenta/ SPTuris.

On Estádio do Pacaembu there is Museu do Futebol, one of the most visited of the city. All interactive and technological, it has holograms, audio commentary of classic goals, and videos of remarkable moments, electronic games, curiosities and more. However, in game days, the museum is closed. If on Sunday there is a big game, the tip is to stay and enjoy the game, it’s always exciting.

Dinner: Mestiço

Restaurant facade with large windows on the side and a door in the center, all with light wood structure and glass. Between them, on both sides and in the center, narrow walls covered by square blue and green pebbles. Above, covering the whole facade, a white awning, where the word "Mestiço" is written in black letters. In front, on the right, a very wide bench made of wooden slats and iron frame (garden bench). The sidewalk in front is decorated by several stylized drawings of a small map of the State of São Paulo, formed by hydraulic tiles, black and white, interspersed, as if it were a great mosaic.

Restaurant Mestiço. Photo: Divulgação.

At Rua Fernando de Albuquerque, almost on the corner of Rua da Consolação, there is restaurante Mestiço. From a contemporary diversified kitchen, with Tai specialties and Bahia food, there is a wide and friendly public in its environment.


Feira da República
Address: Praça da República, s/nº – República
Working Hours: Sundays, from 8am to 5pm.

Bar Brahma
Address: Av. São João, 677 – São Bento.
Working Hours: Mondays to Fridays, from 9am to 9pm. Saturdays, from 9am to 8pm.
Tel.: (+55 11) 3367 3600.

Museu do Futebol
Address: Praça Charles Miller, s/nº – Pacaembu.
Working Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, except on Pacaembu Stadium game days, from 9am to 5pm.
Tel.: (+55 11) 3664 3848.

Estádio do Pacaembu
Praça Charles Miller, s/nº – Pacaembu.
Tel.: (+55 11) 3664 4650.

Address: Rua Fernando de Albuquerque, 277 – Consolação.
Working Hours: Sundays and Mondays, from 11:45 am to 12am. Tuesdays to Thursdays from 11:45am to 1am. Fridays and Saturdays, from 11:45 am to 2am.
Tel.: (11) 3256-3165

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