Sao Paulo is known throughout the world as being an excellent place for cultural vacations. The city is full of museums, theater groups, concerts and other cultural experiences, which means it's an excellent spot to vacation if you're looking to immerse yourself in culture. Before you go on vacations, it's always a good idea to plan on the different things you want to see. Here's an excellent start on the many different museums, historic sites and theaters that you do not want to miss during your trip.
Pinacoteca Do Estado
If you're looking for a wide range of artwork, from traditional to contemporary, plan a visit to Pinacoteca do Estado. The museum has a static exhibit and a rotating exhibit that features different aspects of Brazilian art and history, including exhibits about contemporary travelers, Brazilian engraving and a look at the immigrants who came to Brazil. There is a sculpture garden on the museum's grounds, as well as a small cafe within the museum itself. If you plan a visit on a Saturday, make sure to get there early because entry to the museum is free and it does get quite crowded.
If you're looking to spend some time in a theater, take a visit to Teatro Municipal. The outside architecture is gorgeous and the inside recently went through a renovation, which means it's just as beautiful on the inside. Upcoming performances include Experimental Repertory Orchestra and Choir Paulistano, Gotterdammerung, Balleras et Mellsande and Violanta. Tickets are priced depending on the performance and can be purchased by calling the Box Office.
Museu da Lingua Portuguesa
As one of the world's only museums that's dedicated to language, the Museu da Lingua Portuguesa celebrates the Portuguese language. The museum's exhibits are all in Portuguese, however even non-speakers can appreciate the sounds and tone of the language. Admission costs just $ 6, but teachers, children under 10 and seniors can get in free. There is no admission charge on Saturdays.
If you're traveling with children, consider a visit to Catavento Cultural. Kids can have fun creating life size bubbles, climbing the rock wall, learn about the planets and even take a flying 3D tour of Rio. Tickets are $ 6, but young children, students, seniors and people with special needs are all half price. It's said that the neighborhood can be a little rough, so many visitors recommend taking a taxi or parking in the guarded parking lot.
Other Cultural Places To Visit On Vacations
Other cultural places in Sao Paulo include the Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, the Museu do Futebol, the Museu Afro Brasil and the Museu Paulista. Each one offers a different experience that vacationers can enjoy.
Sao Paulo is well-known for its cultural experiences and these are just a few that visitors can enjoy while on vacations. Whether you're traveling in a small group or with children, make sure to visit these sites to get the full knowledge of the city.
Source by Heidi T Creighton