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São Paulo Travel Guide

São Paulo Sports & Activities

Maybe it's the environment or maybe the culture, but participating in organized sports isn't usually a huge part of a paulistano's regime. An exception is soccer, or futebol, which you will see being played in most parks, either on full fields, half-size arenas, or even sandy courts, every weekend and on weeknights. Basketball and volleyball also have loyal, if smaller, followings at parks and SESC centers around the city.

Cycling and Jogging

Parque Ibirapuera. Going for a ride or a run in one of São Paulo's parks is a good choice if you want a little exercise. For cyclists there...


São Paulo State has several well-funded teams with some of the country's best players. The four main teams—Corinthians, São Paulo, Palmeiras...


Brazilians love volleyball, both the traditional kind and the beach version. The country has a top-class national competition and hosts regular...

Auto Racing

Brazilian Grand Prix. Racing fans from all over the world come to São Paulo in November for the Brazilian Grand Prix, a Formula 1 race that...



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