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Pinheiros and Vila Madalena

Breakfast: Villa Grano

Start the day having breakfast at padaria Villa Grano, on Rua Wisard, at the heart of Vila Madalena. The bakery is bery big and it’s open 24 hours. It has got it all, but one of the highlights are the sandwiches with the most diverse fillings and breads.

Morning Ride: Vila Madalena

Winding cobbled stone street. On both sides, the walls of several houses are covered with multicolored graffiti. All under a very blue and cloudless sky.

Beco do Batman is an outdoors graffiti gallery. Photo: Caio Pimenta/ SPTuris.

Go to one of the city’s urban art landmarks, Beco do Batman. The old alley has gotten this name after a graffiti drawing of the character was painted. Nowadays, the area is very disputed; several artists create their works on the places’ walls, which is visited by hundreds of people. Later, walk around the neighborhood, which has several interesting stores, art ateliers, handcraft and even clothing, besides the charming Livraria da Vila.

Lunch: Consulado Mineiro

The hard fought restaurant is on Praça Benedito Calixto. With spices from the state of Minas Gerais and its delicacies present in all menu, it has home cooked style of food, served in an atmosphere that reproduce simplicity and coziness of a farm. It is known for its juicy and well-served dishes of Minas Gerais’ gastronomy and for its extense chacaça menu.

Afternoon Ride: Benedito Calixto’s Fair

Woman walks among several stalls with a metallic structure and white canvas ceiling, where they sell various objects of art and antiquity such as silverware, vases, statuettes, watches, among others.

On Saturdays, there is Praça Benedito Calixto’s fair, with antiques, toys, books and gastronomy. Photo: Caio Pimenta/ SPTuris.

Praça Benedito Calixto hosts, on Saturdays, one of the city’s most famous fairs. There are hundreds of stands that have antiquarian objects, like design pieces, vintage old and restored furniture and rare discs. Decorators, movie producers, artists and fun people go around there lookin for vintage articles. On the afternoon, there are music shows, like the chorinho groups, a quite Brazilian Rhythm. If you want to extend the ride, on Pinheiros there are other quite interesting attractions, among them Galeria Choque Cultural, with a young and pop art idea to it, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, modern São Paulo architectural icon which always has great expositions. To close the afternoon, visit also Praça do Pôr do Sol, known for its beautiful panoramic view at sundown.

Inside photo of a large hall with 2 floors on the right side, where some people circulate. The central part has a single floor with a very high roof, formed by several white tubular structures side by side and semi transparent white cover through which the daylight passes. Gray concrete floor where several people circulate, with a staircase of 3 tosses of stylized shape in the background. To the right, on the ground level, black wall with 3 large pass doors. Above, on the level of the 2nd floor, large wall and quite fulfilled wine color.

Inside Instituto Tomie Ohtake. Photo: divulgação.

Dinner: Chácara Santa Cecília

At Pinheiros there is this hyped place, a mix of restaurant and bar. It has an extense menu, which includes meals, pizzas, pastas and snacks, all with bits of sophistication.

Night: Pub Crawl São Paulo

Pub Crawl is a bars tour, ideal for those who wish to meet several places in one night and make lots of friends. The group gathers for a “warm up” with free tap beer for an hour at the starting point and then walks around for 2 or 3 other bars, where they get welcoming drinks in each of them. By the end, they go to a balada. On Saturdays, Pub Crawl runs through bars of the famous Vila Madalena, the most bohemian bar of the city of São Paulo.

Addresses and telephones:

Villa Grano

Address: Rua Wisard, 500 – Vila Madalena – São Paulo.
Working Hours: 24h.
Tel.: (+55 11) 3817 4695 or (+55 11) 3031 6636.

Beco do Batman

Address: Rua Gonçalo Afonso and Rua Medeiros de Albuquerque – Vila Madalena – São Paulo.

Consulado Mineiro

Address: Praça Benedito Calixto, 74 – Pinheiros – São Paulo.
Working Hours: Tuesdays to Fridays, from 12pm à 12am. Saturdays, from 12pm to 8pm and Sundays, from 12pm to 11pm.
Tel.: (+55 11) 3088 6055.

Galeria Choque Cultural

Address: Rua Medeiros de Albuquerque, 250 – Vila Madalena – São Paulo.
Working Hours: Mondays to Saturdays, from 11am to 6pm.
Tel.: (+55 11) 2678 6600 or (+55 11) 3061 4051.

Instituto Tomie Ohtake

Address: Rua dos Coropés, 88 – Pinheiros – São Paulo.
Working Hours: from Tuesdays to Sundays, from 11am to 8pm.
Tel.: (+55 11) 2245 1900.

Praça do Pôr do Sol (Praça Coronel Custódio Fernandes Pinheiros)

Address: Rua Desembargador Ferreira França, s/nº – Alto de Pinheiros – São Paulo.

Chácara Santa Cecília

Address: Rua Ferreira de Araujo, 601 – Pinheiros – São Paulo.
Working Hours: Lunch: Mondays to Fridays, from 12pm to 3pm30. Saturdays and holidays, from 12pm to 4pm. Sundays, from 12pm to 5pm. Dinner: Thursdays to Saturdays, from 6pm to 2am.
Tel.: (+55 11) 3034 3910.

Pub Crawl SP

Tel.: (+55 11) 94151-0321 or [email protected]

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