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CNNGo TV in São Paulo: Cultural capital of Brazil
Is São Paulo the most vibrant city in Brazil? A singer, director and other local characters convince us with tours of their top spots
Sure Rio may have the 2016 Olympics, but Brazil’s boomtown is São Paulo. The country’s largest city is South America’s undisputed economic powerhouse.
And while the work brought people to São Paulo, its place as a cultural capital makes it a city nearly 20 million residents don’t want to leave.
This month's episode of CNNGo TV gives us a sample of the city’s delicious street food with chef Henrique Fogaca. We tour the city with director Fabio Mendonca on bicycles and visit the watering hole that's turned into an antique store by day.
Beco Do Batman (Batman Alley)
First stop is Beco de Batman in the hippie neighborhood of Vila Madalena.
This place has been a creative hub for artists since the 1980s. It's covered in graffiti which continues to change and transform every time you visit.
Rua Goncalo Afonso, Vila Madalena
Elevado Presidente Costa E Silva
Every Sunday from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. the City of Sao Paulo closes many of its streets to cars and leaves 22 kilometers exclusively to cyclists.
One of the places is Elevado Presidente Costa E Silva, known as Minhocao or the Big Worm, an elevated roadway that leads straight into the city center.
The first Sunday of every month dancers come to show off and learn some new moves.
This place has a very urban feel with a lot of funk and break dancers.
Galeria Olido, Av. São João, 473
Designed by Oscar Niemeyer with acoustics in mind, this distinctive auditorium plays host to Brazil’s biggest musical acts.
Av. Pedro Álvares Cabral (Portão10), VIla Mariana
Caos Bar & Antiques
Antique store by day, Caos comes alive at night thanks to a packed bar and dance floor.
Its walls and ceilings are lined with antiques ready for purchase during sunligt hours, but come dusk it plays music ranging from punk to soul -- there’s sure to be an eclectic crowd every night of the week.
Rua Augusta 584, Consolação
Artist/Track Title --
Racionais MC - Homem na Estrada
Racionais MC - Panico na zona sul
Visitantes - O Homem
Laura Wrona – Sofrendo
Paula Lima - Ela E? A Tal
Paula Lima - Pisou Na Bola
Thiago Pethit – Moon
Bicicletas de Atalaia - O Menino e o Anzol
Anacronica - Eles Me Querem Assim
Rock Rocket - Shark Attack