Clarion Hotel Faria Lima
Rua Jeronimo da Veiga 248
Sao Paulo, 04536-001
Phone: (55) 11 2197-7550
Fax: (55) 11 2197-7551
Mozarteum Brasileiro is a premier concert hall in Sao Paulo. It plays host to an array of cultural events including classical music as well as contemporary concerts and educational activities. Host to established artists as well as upcoming local acts, the venue offers a good mix of events throughout the year. An excellent place to check out the local music scene.
This gem of a theater with its own garden, is owned by the city and is a musical spot with regular jazz and blues performances. Despite its quaint look and good programs, Teatro Décio de Almeida Prado is not widely known as it is not publicized well. Visit this theater when in town and check out the schedules for anything that interests you.
Kinoplex is part of a chain of multiplex cinema halls in Brazil. It is located in the plush neighborhood Itiam Bibi and showcases the latest movies. This venue is a popular entertainment destination for local movie buffs and tourists alike. For the movie schedule and ticket booking, do have a look at their website.
Tucked away in between IT businesses and other firms, this theater is known to those who are in the know. Cultura Artística Itaim is an intimate performance venue and is equipped with modern acoustics. Used for concerts, musicals and plays, the theater features comfy seating and great facilities for an enjoyable experience. With a packed schedule of events throughout the year, Cultura Artística Itaim is an important house of culture in the region.
Another post-modern piece of architecture, the Via Funchal is a monstrous space, taking its cue from some of the large arenas in the U.S. and Europe. The arena contains state-of-the-art technology and illumination complete with a seating capacity of more than 6000 people. Anyone who is anyone in the music biz has set foot in the Via Funchal, famous artists such as, R.E.M, Charles Aznavour and Bob Dylan are just a few. And with such modernity and versatility, the place also holds events and other functions both public and private, a definite place to go and see a show.
With an intention of preserving the Jewish identity in São Paulo, the Hebraica São Paulo is used as a meeting space for the community. Hebraica also hosts several cultural and educational events apart from the sporting events to promote cultural unity and bonding among its members. The grounds of Hebraica house two beautiful theaters which stage plays by amateur and well known play writes. Besides, it also has eight gymnasiums, several tennis courts, fitness centers, race tracks, a spa, several restaurants and spas as also a synagogue within it. With such state-of-the-art facilities and a noble mission ahead, visiting these grounds on your tour to the city might simply bring more meaning to your life.
If you are a fan of Brazilian country music then Wood's will only delight you, if not just visit the nightclub and experience the euphoria created by local bands and grove to their tunes as part of a cultural experience. The ambiance at Wood's is always great, the place is flooded with interesting people and you can always bond with each over the love for music or drinks. You are advised to arrive here well before time as the club is very popular in the local circuit and tends to draw large numbers of crowd.
The Hipódromo de Cidade Jardim is located in the neighborhood of the same name. This racing hippodrome was established in 1941 and features four lanes in a closed loop. Two lanes are used for races, with a few training lanes as well as grass areas. It hosts equestrian events of the Jockey Club of São Paulo that are scheduled on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. With free admission, ample parking, and a bar and restaurant on site, it attracts a large number of visitors. Children can use the playground as well as enjoy a pony ride.
Established in 1948, Teatro Procópio Ferreira is one of the cultural spots that the locals love going. Offering a range of shows that appeal to all ages, the theater has undergone many changes, not only in terms of structure but in its programs as well. Revamped with modern technology, it is home to musicals, dramas and children's theater.
SESC Pinheiros is a huge sport and cultural center that is the perfect venue for a wide variety of events.It comprises a theater, auditorium, exhibition space and several other smaller halls for workshops and other events. Besides this, SESC Pinheiros also has a recreational facilities for one and all. Check website for further details.
Also known as the Geraldo José de Almeida, the Ginásio do Ibirapuera is a modern state facilty in the heart of Sao Paulo. Home to some of the biggest sporting meets in the city, this venue is often considered as one of the most sophisticated facilities around. A large arena doubles up as a tennis court, a basketball court as well as an ice-hockey rink. Over the years, this stadium has played host to international events like the Gymnastics World Cup, the World Skateboarding Championships, the Brazilian Para Olympic Games and the International Tennis Championships. It also hosts concerts and had Cyndi Lauper and Metallica perform here in the past.
Located in Ibirapuera Park, this futuristic edifice created by famed Brazilian architect Oscar Niemayer hosts all types of musical shows and concerts. The building is typical Niemayer, wide and exposed with idiosyncratic lines throughout; the entrance is marked with a large, red metal structure that exits violently through the slanted roof. Here in São Paulo it is called the Labareda, which means "flame" or "flare," and like many other works by Niemayer, they are usually either received fervently or detested. Inside the auditorium, the wide space for the stage on the first floor provides amazing acoustics and it has a capacity of about 800. In addition to the glorious stage, the auditorium provides a platform for the next best musicians between the ages nine and 18.