Ready Bags: Ibirapuera Park

In the section Malas Prontas, of the blog  Peramblogando , tips of tours by the city of São Paulo.

The park is a polygon formed by the avenues Vinte Tres de Maio, Quarto Centenário, Republic of Lebanon and Pedro Álvares Cabral-Moema-São Paulo-SP.

The Ibirapuera Park in São Paulo brings together a number of attractions for visitors. First of all the wide green area of ​​the park. Lush lawns invite picnics, book reading or a simple nap.

To walk the entire length of the Park(1,584 km ²) the best option is to rent a bicycle in the premises of the Park itself. Important detail: on holidays and very sunny weekends the bicycles disappear quickly and the wait for one can take hours according to

In addition to the natural attractions, Ibirapuera brings together a number of interesting cultural facilities. The first of these is the Palace of Industries, today Pavilion Cicillo Matarazzo, current headquarters of the São Paulo Biennial where exhibitions of the most different types take place.

Another attraction is the Japanese Pavilion, a replica of Tokyo’s Katura Palace. Japanese architecture for Freedom.

Going to the museum circuit we have the Museum of Contemporary Art(MAC), which has the most important collection in Latin America specialized in Western production of the 20th century. It has around 8 thousand works-among oils, drawings, engravings, sculptures, objects and conceptual works-consisting of a great cultural heritage with national and international consequences.

The Afro Brasil Museum is a historical, artistic and ethnological museum dedicated to the research, conservation and exhibition of objects related to the black cultural universe in Brazil. It preserves a collection of approximately 4,000 works, including paintings, sculptures, engravings, photographs, documents and ethnological pieces by Brazilian and foreign authors, produced between the fifteenth century and today. The collection encompasses several facets of African and Afro-Brazilian cultural universes, addressing themes such as religion, work, art, the African diaspora and slavery, and recording the historical trajectory and African influences in the construction of Brazilian society. The museum also offers various cultural and didactic activities, temporary exhibitions, a theater and a specialized library.

To close the museum circuit we have the Museum of Modern Art(MAM). In his collection, there are screens of Anita Malfatti, Aldo Bonadei, Alfredo Volpi, Emiliano Di Cavalcanti, José António da Silva, Joan Miró, Marc Chagall, Mario Zanini, Pablo Picasso and Raoul Dufy, among others. Most belonged to the private collection of Matarazzo and his wife, the famous Yolanda Penteado.

The Park also has the Lucas Nogueira Garcez Pavilion, popularly called Oca, is usually used to house large exhibitions; The Mausoleum Obelisk to the Heroes of 32, which houses the bodies of students Martins, Miragaia, Dráusio and Camargo(the MMDC) killed during the Revolution of 1932, and 713 ex-combatants; The Monument to the Flags is a work of art executed by the sculptor Victor Brecheret; The Planetarium Professor Aristotle Orsini and, finally, the Ibirapuera Auditorium, a building designed for the performance of musical spectacles.

A visit to all the attractions of the Park in a single day is practically impossible. It is recommended that the visitor choose a”focus” for their tour to be useful.

For more information on attractions prices and opening hours, visit Ibirapuera Park.