Sao Paulo, Brazil
Leticia, 38
Tourist Guide
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What are the Sao Paulo spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Paulista Avenue and Batman Alley

What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm a Tourist Guide, it was working in a hostel in San Diego / California that I discovered the pleasure and the know-how in guiding experiences. Soooo I thought: Why not bring to São Paulo this experience of being a "local friend" who guides tours? I love meeting new people, other cultures, having deep conversations and hang out with friends, I really like shows, bars, museums ...

How much do you spend on an average night out on the town?

Between R$100 and R$150.

Your all-time favorite musicians:

Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, 2 Pac, Notorious B.I.G, Snoop Doggy, Racionais, Criolo, Baiana System

Which neighborhood is it best to experience during the day / night?

Vila Madalena

What’s the one place in Sao Paulo you think is underrated?

Terraço Italia

Where would you take a date for a romantic night out?

Galeria 540 and Bar do Beco are good places to date.

Drunk and hungry - where do you go in Sao Paulo?

After drunk nights I usually go Lanchonete do Estadão or Lanchonete Hamburguinho

Where do you take your guest when you want to impress?

I use to take them to Beco do Batman, an amazing alley with street art, bars, concerts and beautiful people and a lot of tourists.

Your go-to brunch spots:

My favorite one is Doce e Cia, which is opened at 07am til 10pm and serves really good food.

Your perfect night out in Sao Paulo includes:

Good drinks, music and nice people.

Special views that mainstream tourists don't know about:

Praça do Por do Sol is a amazing place to see the sunset and a view of São Paulo. Other amazing spot is Sesc Paulista, there is a building with 17 floors and a panoramic viewpoint on the last floor.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Sao Paulo. How do you spend it?

Walk around Paulista Avenue to visit the MASP museum, Trianon Park, Casa das Rosas, Japan House, the view of Sesc Paulista and have a coffee in one of the many cafés on the avenue.

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