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Looking for the holiday of a lifetime? Sao Paulo fits the bill.
Sao Paulo, often known as the New York of Latin America, is now a giant southern hemisphere megalopolis which mushroomed with the arrival of millions of immigrants from Europe, the Middle East and Asia during the 20th century. Founded by Jesuit Father Anchieta in the 16th century, who built the historic, colonial Pátio do Colégio, Sao Paulo developed as an elegant town built by middle class coffee traders but is now one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world.
Go neighbourhood hopping to experience the city’s global roots. In Liberdade, home to the largest colony of Japanese descent in the world, you’ll find some excellent sushi, while Bexiga is the place to go for pizzas, and tasty Lebanese kibes can be found on Verqueiro Street. Three kilometer long Avenida Paulista, the city’s main street, brings it all together with hundreds of different restaurants and galleries, cinemas and banks. Be sure to call in at the Sao Paulo Art Museum which has a fabulous collection of national and international masterpieces.
Soak up the city’s award winning architecture by getting the big picture and jaw-dropping view from the Banespa building, the town’s Empire State. But by night, partying is the name of the game. From Samba to rap to sophisticated discos, there’s something to suit all tastes. And with a climate that ranges from around 23C in summer to 16C in winter, you’ll never be cold!
Check www.cheapflights.co.uk for cheap flights to Sao Paulo. Mark One Travel is offering return flights during September from just £479 return including taxes. It’s a phone only deal so call 0203 142 5163. At prices like these, your dream can become a reality!