Parque do Ibirapuera
Mon-Sun 9:00 - 18:00
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Recommended Reviews for Parque do Ibirapuera
3 reviews in English
Review from Tracy J.
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A definite must see for visitors in São Paulo. It is a vibrant park where city dwellers come to play, exercise and be seen. Almost all are wearing exercise apparel, head to toe. They have bikes, roller blades, skate boards, and lots of runners and gamers. There are play grounds, lots of grass and trees, it is very clean, and beautiful. It is like Central Park of NYC but 10xs the people. They're are people on tightropes, street performers (excellent) museums, ponds, a few vendors, restrooms, basketball courts, soccer, and many others. Great place to have a picnic or just to go play. I felt very safe there.
A few differences is that the park is fenced in and there are not many ways to get in (I saw only one). I believe that increases the safety. There are no horse drawn carriages and it looks like it closed at night but I don't read Portuguese.
No matter what I loved it. Gorgeous place to go for a few hours to walk and/or people watch.
Review from Mark K.
SP is a huge city and lacks green space. Parque Ibirapuera makes up for this by providing a sizable activity area for residents of the city. It is super crowded during Saturdays and Sundays and nearly impossible to run or bike on the paths, but if you go after 4pm you will be ok. There are museums throughout the park, which is a nice feature. Unfortunately the park is not metro accessible, so most tourists might not find it easy to get to.
Review from Qype User (Debe…)
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- Qype User Debe…
São Paulo, Brazil
This park is a great place for a stroll and for spending some time while you relax, lying down under the shadow of a tree. It has huge areas for the practice of many types of sports, lake with ducks and swans, big green area, spaces for expositions and events, space telescope, playground, among many other atractions.
However, there's always a catch, isn't there? The park is really big, so, because of it, it's impossible for it to be safe all the time. There are robbery reports from time to time. But, if you can keep yourself even a little alert, you'll be okay. I really advice that you try going there, it's very good.