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Review of Ibirapuera Park

Ibirapuera Park
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The emerald heart of an oftentimes gray city, São Paulo's Parque do Ibirapuera offers respite from the urban madness among cool, shady trees and mentally-stimulating structures. Running trails, bike paths, and yoga and capoeira sessions let locals and visitors alike keep fit, while a clutch of museums and galleries — such as the museums of Modern and Contemporary Art, all designed by master Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer — gives the brain a good workout. The impressive Museu Afro Brasil and fiery Auditório Ibirapuera are two of the park's treasures.
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

If you are a person who likes to run, skate, bike, or walk--and the traffic and noise of São Paulo has you feeling beat up, take a break in Ibirapuera Park. The park is a lovely escape in the mega city of 40 million people. It covers approximately 554 acres.

I went there for a morning run, mid-week in July. The temperature was perfect (54F). The park visitors ranged from serious runners (with their running clubs proving a tented area with liquids and stretching mats), to recreational runners, joggers, skaters, bikers, yoga session attendees, Thai Chi groups, and plenty of walkers with and without dogs. Also present, park police. One time around the large loop is about 1.25 miles. You can easily run 3 miles without backtracking---I stayed on the main loop to avoid getting lost.

The park is huge and because of the number of other exercisers, feels very safe. I was there alone (a female) at 8 am and did not have any safety concerns. That being said, I personally would not go there alone, at dusk or at night.

Other relaxing aspects of the park include a lake, walking trails, and museums nearby (did not visit). The scenery is pretty. Admission is free.

I hear that the park is packed on the weekends as a portion of the of the 40 million city inhabitants seek a break from each other--only to bump into each other at the park.

Based on my one time visit: Week days are nice. It feels safe (at least in the day time). There are NO cars inside. The only "noise" that you will hear is the singing of birds, the pounding of running feet, and the soft conversations of the Paulistas exercisers.

Beat the concrete blues---go to the park: Avenue Pedro Alvares Cabral

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

If you are in São Paulo in weekend, is a must visit to Ibirapuera Park to feel as local one.
Full of people practicing sports and enjoying their weekend.

Thank Cristiano P
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

The best thing in Sampa :D
Really nice for walks, on Sundays it´s really busy but still good!
I been there 2 times now and I really enjoy!

Thank Merian R
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

What a great place to see!!! This park is enormous, couple museums inside to see . the fountains, the people.People from every place and class is there to enjoy the sun and ride a bike.

Thank Rafael L
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

Its an excellent park to visit when you are in Sao Paulo and the crossing from my apartment in Vila Mariana ( a very middle class neighborhood) to the park was amazing. There is this amazing flyover crossing of a 16 lane motorway from Vila Mariana to Ibirapuera Park which is itself was awesome. There was heavy traffic at the time of my crossing at around 5:15pm and the traffic was just as heavy when I departed at around 8:30pm. My advice is to go by Metro to avoid the heavy traffic of São Paulo

The park is even more livelier in the night and I have never seen a busier park in the night in my life. People were jogging, strolling and they had this bike rentals which was very easy to rent for 1 hour at a cost of R$5 which is a bargain. I rented a bike for 1 hour and it was the most amazing bike ride in years. The weather was so cool and the breeze whilst reading was a bliss in the park.
I recommend this park highly and the amazing sixteen lanes was out of this world.

Thank DupsyLondonUK
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