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You've stayed in a hostel? Here are some reasons why you should consider this option

Você já se hospedou em um hostel? Aqui estão alguns motivos porque você deveria considerar essa opção

We list some trivia that will impress you!

 

What kind of stay you looking for a trip? 
You are in favor of more cost effective to invest more in other options such as tours? A luxurious stay? A cozy stay? 
Different people traveling and looking for different types of places to stay. Each type of guest has a profile and preferred by a hosting agreement with this profile. 
But there is a type of hosting is growing in guests' taste, combine comfort, money, opportunity to meet people and share experiences. 
If you're new to a hostel, and not know why choose to stay in one, we have selected a few reasons that will make the hostel his new point, whenever we travel. 
Want to know the hostel differential? Here are some of them. 

# 1. Meet people from around the world 
Being a hosting alternative cost-effective, the hostel attracts guests from all over the world. 
Many tourists prefer to stay in a hostel and enjoy to invest money on sightseeing and other details. 
Thus, staying in a hostel can be a great opportunity to meet people from different parts of Brazil and the world. 
And, as the hostel environment is open and focused on the exchange of experience, you can not only meet varied tastes and behaviors of various parts of Brazil and the world. 
When staying in a hostel, you not only have the opportunity to meet new people, but also have the opportunity to exchange experiences and meet people from different countries and different cultures. 

# 2. Best place to discover points 
Only in a hostel is possible to know the coolest points of the city as day that entry is free at MASP, or Football Museum, or what to do in the second. 
With the exchange of experiences between guests and staff of the hostel, you need to find out what the best programs, the best things to do and when. 
Likewise, as important as knowing what to do is to know what not to do. In the hostel, with the exchange of information, ideas and experiences, guests can tips not only what to do, but also what not to do. 
In addition to finding programs into account and cheaper, the hostel is a plate full of cult programs, exhibitions, concerts and alternative agendas. 
In a city like São Paulo, this means having program of all types and options to do with hundreds of options for all tastes, cultures and pockets. 

# 3. The location is usually unbeatable 
While staying at The Hostel Paulista you are less than 1 minute of one of the most famous avenues in São Paulo: Paulista Avenue. 
This way, a guest ensure the best possible locations in Sao Paulo, as well as being close to everything: restaurants, shopping malls, bookstores, theater, cinema, bars, nightclubs and subway. 
The The Hostel Paulista unites the comfort of being hosted in a central, easily accessible, with the convenience of being close to everything a guest needs without paying a fortune for it. 
Hardly a guest can find a low-cost option for staying in central regions such as Paulista Avenue. 

# 4. The best value 
We talk about money all the time here. But when we talk about cost benefit, we are talking about the best hosting option that a person could have, without having to pay too expensive just to sleep. 
In a hostel, the guest pays a lot cheaper than a hotel, interacts with other guests because of the relaxed and friendly atmosphere. 
The mission of The Hostel Paulista, for example, is to make each passing through the hostel feel that this is your home in Sao Paulo. 
This, coupled with the more relaxed atmosphere of São Paulo, with people from various states and regions, ready to interact and exchange experiences and life. When a guest leaves, it always takes more than brought. 

# 5. Common areas to increase interaction between people 
A hostel is usually several common areas so that people can meet, talk, interact and exchange experiences. 
With the common areas of The Hostel Paulista, for example, you will have an unforgettable experience of the trip, it will share their experiences and knowledge around people from all over the world, making friends with people from anywhere. 
In addition to common areas such as TV room, kitchen and pantry, living rooms, home and cinema, we have shared rooms. 
When people think in shared rooms, think of mess, but not quite work that way. In The Hostel Paulista respect comes first, and the exchange of experiences can be made at any time. 
Come live a unique experience 
Staying in a hostel offers benefits and a unique atmosphere. If the money, a good location, the opportunity to meet people and exchange experiences is what you seek in your travels, the hostel is the right place for you. 
Our family, relaxed and cozy atmosphere made to help you feel at home even if you are away from home. 
Make your reservation now and enjoy all the best of São Paulo at The Hostel Paulista.

Qual é o tipo de estada que você procura durante uma viagem?
Você é partidário do melhor custo benefício para que investir mais em outras opções, como passeios? Uma estadia luxuosa? Uma estadia aconchegante?
Pessoas diferentes viajam e procuram por estilos diferente de lugares para se hospedar. Cada tipo de hóspede tem um perfil e prefere por uma hospedagem de acordo com esse perfil.
Mas, existe um tipo de hospedagem que vem crescendo no gosto dos hóspedes, por aliar conforto, custo benefício, oportunidade de conhecer pessoas e compartilhar experiências.
Se você ainda não conhece um hostel, e não sabe porque optar por se hospedar em um, nós selecionamos alguns motivos que vão fazer do hostel seu novo point, sempre que viajar.
Quer saber o diferencial do hostel? Aqui estão alguns deles.
 

# 1 . Meet people from all over the world
As a cost-effective alternative to lodging, the hostel attracts guests from all over the world.
Many tourists prefer to stay in a hostel and enjoy to invest money in sightseeing and other details.
With this, staying in a hostel can be a great opportunity to meet people from different parts of Brazil and the world.
And since the hostel's environment is open and focused on exchanging experiences, it is possible not only to know different tastes and behaviors from various parts of Brazil and the world.
When you stay in a hostel, you not only have the opportunity to meet new people, but also have the opportunity to exchange experiences and meet people from different countries and different cultures.

# 2 . Best place to discover points
Only inside a hostel is it possible to know the coolest points in the city, such as a day when admission is free at MASP, or at the football museum, or what to do on Monday.
With the exchange of experience between guests and hostel staff, you need to find out the best programs, the best things to do and when to do it.
In the same way, as important as knowing what to do is knowing what not to do. At the hostel, with the exchange of information, ideas and experiences, guests get tips not only what to do, but also what not to do.
In addition to discovering programs on account and cheaper, the hostel is a plate full of cult shows, exhibitions, shows and alternative calendars.
In a city like São Paulo, this means having a program of all kinds and options to do, with hundreds of options, for all tastes, cultures and pockets.


#3. A localização geralmente é imbatível
Ao se hospedar no The Hostel Paulista você está a menos de 1 minuto de uma das avenidas mais famosas de São Paulo: a Avenida Paulista.
Dessa maneira, um hóspede garante uma das melhores localizações possíveis dentro de São Paulo, além de estar perto de tudo: restaurantes, shoppings, livrarias, teatro, cinema, bares, casas noturnas e metrô.
O The Hostel Paulista une o conforto de estar hospedado em uma região central, de fácil acesso, com a comodidade de estar perto de tudo que um hóspede precisa, sem precisar pagar uma fortuna por isso.
Dificilmente um hóspede consegue encontrar uma opção de baixo custo para se hospedar em regiões centrais como a Avenida Paulista.

# 4 . The best cost benefit
We talk about cost benefit all the way up here. But when we talk about cost-benefit, we're talking about the best lodging option a guest can have, without having to pay too much for just sleeping.
In a hostel, the guest pays much cheaper than a hotel, interacts with other guests because of the relaxed and familiar atmosphere.
The mission of The Hostel Paulista, for example, is to make everyone who passes by the hostel feel like this is their home in São Paulo.
This, together with the more relaxed atmosphere of São Paulo, with people from various states and regions, ready to interact and exchange experiences and life. When a guest leaves, it always takes more than it brings.

# 5 . Common environments to increase interaction between people
A hostel usually has several common areas so that people can meet, talk, interact and exchange experiences.
With the common areas of The Hostel Paulista, for example, you will have an unforgettable trip experience, as you will share your experiences and knowledge around people from all over the world, making friends with people from anywhere.
In addition to common areas such as TV room, kitchen and living room, lounges, rest and cinema, we have shared rooms.
When people think of shared rooms, they think of a mess, but that's not how it works. At The Hostel Paulista respect comes first and the exchange of experiences can be done at any time.
Come live a unique experience
Staying in a hostel offers benefits and a unique atmosphere. If, the cost benefit, a good location, the opportunity to meet people and exchange experiences is what you are looking for in your travels, the hostel is the right place for you.
Our family atmosphere, relaxed and cozy was made to help you feel at home even if you are away from home.
Make your reservation now and come and enjoy the best of São Paulo at The Hostel Paulista.

What happens on a day-to-day Sao Paulo

São Paulo is the busiest city in Brazil, and it is certainly among the busiest in the world.
This fact, by itself, already makes São Paulo a city worthy of visitation, whether to admire its large and busy buildings, or to be enchanted by the richness and cultural diversity.
São Paulo is located in the Rio-São Paulo megalopolis. The megalopolis, as a whole, has approximately 48 million inhabitants. Of these 48 million inhabitants, more than 12 million are in the city of São Paulo alone.
To get a rough idea of ​​the volume of people and things going on in São Paulo, let's take a curious statistic: More than 70 thousand people pass through the Tietê Bus Station every day (2008 statistics).
If we join the Tietê to the other road terminals (Barra Funda and Jabaquara), we have more than 150 thousand people circulating daily circulating in the terminals of São Paulo.
This is one of the reasons why the city is known as 24 hour city, and practically does not sleep.
Depending on where you are, you will see night and day drive, shops, restaurants, and malls in full operation.
With these proportions you can see why the daily life of St. Paul is agitated, tiring, charming and beautiful at the same time.
Only those who witness the routine of the capital of São Paulo know the energy and dynamism that the city inspires, which make the city worth a visit. That said, here are some curiosities that will draw your attention to the routine of the city.
Everything is open, from Monday to Monday
Traditional hours do not apply to São Paulo. It is possible to find a newsstand open until 11 pm on Avenida Paulista, or even a 24-hour bank, on Charles Miller Square, in front of Pacaembú.
For these and others the city has a 24 hour guide online, showing everything that works 24 hours a day in the city.
And do not be surprised, you will not find just restaurants, bars and eateries. There are also rubber shops, auto parts, key rings, dentists, motoboy services, flower shops, bookstores, supermarkets and even glazing.
Actually, the city of São Paulo does not stop. And in some cases, if your car stops, for example, at least you can find help 24 hours a day.
But, everything is not open 24 hours. On the other hand, business hours (8am to 6pm) do not apply much to the city.
A walk along Avenida Paulista, for example, at 7:00 pm shows that many shops are still running at full steam. Some of them remain open even after 10 pm.

This is independent of the day of the week

Even on Monday we can find bars, restaurants, snack bars, hair salons and many services that traditionally do not work on Mondays, in the heat of the heat.
And as the week begins to pass, the options increase.
So much so that Wednesday is happy hour day in São Paulo. When passing in the bars, snack bars and other points of the city, it is possible to confuse and believe that we are at the end of the week.
Happy hour on weekends has already become a habit in São Paulo. If you come to São Paulo, but do not spend the weekend, do not worry.
Stroll through the bars of Vila Madalena, Berini, Pinheiros and Vila Olímpia on Wednesday or Thursday. It will feel the same on a Saturday night.


The most complex transit in the country

What for many may be considered a chaos, the traffic of Sao Paulo, can be both charming. So much is that the city has some curiosities and peculiarities in traffic:
? São Paulo is the only Brazilian city with car parking.
? São Paulo is the sixth city with the highest traffic in the world.
? 800 cars are shipped daily in São Paulo.
Incredible, is not it?
The São Paulo traffic is unique and, during the rush hour, the average speed of some points in the city (such as Avenida Cardeal Arcoverde, Radial Leste, Elevado Costa e Silva, Provisional Junction Street, State Avenue, etc.) be less than 10km / h.
But traffic is not something inherent in rush hour alone.
Some streets and regions (Avenida Paulista, Faria Lima, United Nations, Avenida Brasil, among others) are always full, regardless of the time of day - and until Saturdays and Sundays.
On the other hand, some alternatives for means of transport have been emerging. Bus corridors, cycle routes, an increase in the subway network and some initiatives have given another tone to the image of São Paulo traffic.
Thus, it is now possible to walk through the main postcards of the city avoiding traffic and bottling, so that traffic does not interfere with your visit to São Paulo.


The largest city in the country and the seat of opportunity

Every day, São Paulo receives thousands of new inhabitants, coming from all over the country, seeking opportunities to change and build a life.
Just take a quick tour of the hotels, republics and thousands of buildings and kitchenettes in Sao Paulo that we see that they are not long empty. In fact, some never get empty, since they have waiting lists.
And, as if that were not enough, the people who arrive do not want to leave. Whether it's to study or work, after new residents arrive in São Paulo they fall in love.
The same goes for tourists. After a weekend trip, it is impossible not to be charmed by the excitement and pace of São Paulo. It is remarkable, contagious and magnetic.
In the background, people love São Paulo. They love to come to the biggest Brazilian city and make their rhythm contagious their behavior.
São Paulo is not just a destination for college students and job seekers. It is the destination of tens of thousands of professionals who daily seek institutions, courses and events to recycle their knowledge.
The attractiveness of the city is due to its historical pioneering. São Paulo hosted the largest industries, the largest offices, the largest retailers for a long time. And so she was the first to experience progress.
Even today, many of these large corporations are in the vicinity of the city. And so the opportunities here may be more attractive than all the others.
Also for this reason, São Paulo is the pioneer in adopting new methodologies, new management models and receiving subsidiaries of international companies.
These factors further contribute to the richness of content and knowledge generation. São Paulo produces more courses, events and trainings than all other Brazilian cities combined.
It is impossible to be indifferent to the grandeur of St. Paul.


São Paulo's day-to-day life is contagious

The routine of São Paulo is unparalleled.
It is flooded with an energy of people who have things to do, decisions being made, places, ideas and companies being built at all times.
It is the well-known city of opportunities, the city that does not stop, does not sleep and does not rest.
Although for many it is known as the samba cemetery, it is here that the dance of life, fun, culture and the will to grow are born.
The rhythm of São Paulo is different, attractive, mesmerizing.
It attracts the curiosity of many people who want to get infected with this crazy rhythm of thousands of things happening at the same time.
If you are one of those people, and are curious to be inspired by the daily life of São Paulo, make your reservation at The Hostel Paulista and come and enjoy the electrifying routine of the largest city in the country.

Avenida Paulista: cartão postal de São Paulo

Avenida Paulista is perhaps the most well-known and sought after place of São Paulo, and symbol of the São Paulo spirit.
It is not only a large shopping center, but also a tourist spot, with theaters, colleges, cafeterias, restaurants, hotels, hostels and many other places that are worth knowing.
It is precisely because of this that thousands of tourists want to know Avenida Paulista.
Inaugurated on December 8, 1891, Paulista Avenue surpassed 120 years, being an important geographic, financial tourism landmark of São Paulo.
In the beginning, Avenida Paulista was exclusively the address of the coffee barons. Today, besides remaining only 5 mansions of that time, Avenida Paulista represents the diversity of São Paulo in its exact 2.7 kilometers of extension.
We selected some curiosities and information about the avenue for you that wants to know a little more of the most famous avenue of São Paulo.

Curiosity about the Avenida Paulista

The Paulista Avenue does not only carry the postcard title of São Paulo. It is home to major banks, restaurants, other sights and an exceptional shopping center.
As a result, more than 1.5 million people and more than 90,000 cars pass through Avenida Paulista every day. Just stop for 1 second on the avenue at peak times and watch the crowd rush past you.
In the midst of this movement, Paulista Avenue is home to 17 radio stations, and represents 25% of the entire FM channel in São Paulo, and runs 21 consulates, including South Korea, Spain, France, Mexico, Japan, Chile, Belgium , Greece and Argentina.
All this in the highest point of the city of São Paulo, and in the first paved avenue of latin america.
Actually, Avenida Paulista has a lot of history and many curiosities. But not only that.

The Museum of Art of São Paulo

The São Paulo Art Museum Assis Chateubriand, better known as MASP, is in the heart of Paulista Avenue and is, along with Paulista, a well known postcard of the city of São Paulo.
In the museum, it is possible to visit a permanent collection of 8,000 pieces listed by the National Historical Patrimony, one of the most important in the southern hemisphere, with works by the most renowned national and international artists.
If you are visiting São Paulo, you can not miss the inside of the postcard, and visit the famous works of the museum.
Certainly the museum is as enthralling as the Paulista Avenue itself, and you will want to repeat the visit many other times.

Augusta Street

You must have heard a little about Augusta's fame, have not you?
In terms of traffic it is an important road in the traffic of São Paulo, connecting the gardens to the city center.
But it is at night that things begin to happen in Augusta. The street is a great stage for nightclubs, nightclubs, saunas and concert halls, being a great cultural spot in the city of São Paulo.
As a meeting point for modern people, Augusta Street is especially interesting in the downtown direction, between Avenida Paulista and Roosevelt Square, when it receives the nickname of Low Augusta.
It is in this stretch that the restaurants, cinemas, bars, ballads and even "hells" are concentrated. The adjacent streets, such as Luiz Coelho, Antonio Carlos, Fernando de Albuquerque and Bela Cintra also have good options.
The stage of major events
The Avenida Paulista was in 2013 stage of several demonstrations that stopped the country and were featured in the newspapers and in the media.
But the protests on Paulista Avenue are already part of daily life. Politicians, cyclists, doctors, students, teachers, all remember Avenida Paulista when it comes to claiming.
And this is not only part of the recent history of Avenida Paulista no. In the Diretas Já movement, it was a milestone in Brazilian political history, and they took Paulista demanding direct elections for president of the republic, which came to fruition with the Constitutional Amendment Dante de Oliveira.
After that, Avenida Paulista became a natural stage for demonstrations, such as the disabled (in 1985), the LGBT pride parade (which began in 1997), marijuana marching (in 2010), pedaling naked (in 2011 ) and etc.
But Avenida Paulista is not the stage for protests alone. In fact, one of the big events of the city happens because of a demonstration, but it has already become an event, the Gay Parade.
Here are some of the events that Avenida Paulista hosts annually and that are part of the calendar of São Paulo:

? São Paulo's New Year's Eve: the event takes place since 1996, better known as the turn show and marks the beginning of the year in the largest Brazilian city. The event also has shows and many attractions and has infrastructure to receive thousands of people.

? Gay Parade: what began in 1997 as a manifestation of the rights of homosexuals and people of the genre, today is one of the main commercial dates of São Paulo, being the biggest march of the genre worldwide. Thousands of people come from other cities and states to participate in the Gay Parade, which in addition to being a gay homosexual march is already part of the cultural calendar of the city of São Paulo.
? Natal da Paulista: the most anticipated date of the year could not be outside Avenida Paulista. Every year Avenida Paulista prepares to receive the Illuminated Christmas, which decorates Paulista Avenue and its surroundings to receive Christmas. Aside from being a beautiful promenade, the attractions go on until Christmas night. The Avenue receives thousands of people who annually visit the decoration of the avenue.

? São Silvestre Race: The current course of the São Silvestre race starts and finishes at Avenida Paulista. With 15km of extension, the exit of Paulista Avenue and ends in front of the building of Gazeta Esportiva. The event takes place since 1925 and was conceived by Cásper Líbero, who was inspired by a French street race that happened at night. In its early years, only for Brazilians, São Silvestre occurred at night, and inherited the name of the saint of the day, São Silvestre, on the last day of the year 1925.
The commercial heart of São Paulo
The Paulista Avenue is the great commercial center of São Paulo. With a few hundred commercial buildings, and a few thousand companies based in Avenida Paulista and its surroundings, the avenue represents the greatness of São Paulo in the Brazilian economy.
If at its inauguration it was conceived as a place that

10 Places to meet in São Paulo

Although many people find that São Paulo is a stressful city and there is no time for leisure and fun, there is a lot of cool things to enjoy.

If you are thinking of getting to know the biggest Brazilian capital, and do not know what's good around here, we've made a short list to help.
So, regardless of coming to work, business or studies, here are 10 places that you should know in São Paulo.

#1. Ibirapuera's Park
The Ibirapuera Park is a metropolitan park and icon of the city of São Paulo, the most important of the city, besides being a famous postcard of São Paulo.
It was inaugurated in 1954, was elected the best park in Brazil and occupies the eighth place in the world ranking, with 1,584 thousand square meters.
Ibirapuera is located in the south zone of São Paulo and is administered by the Municipality's Green and Environment Secretariat, and hosts numerous museums, auditoriums, biennials and other spaces.
To visit São Paulo and not to know the Ibirapuera is to leave to know one of the main attractions of the city.

#2. Municipal market
The Municipal Market of São Paulo is an important public market, inaugurated on January 25, 1933 - anniversary of the city.
The first objective of the market was to be a wholesale and retail warehouse in the city of São Paulo, specialized in the commercialization of fruits, vegetables, cereals, meats, spices and other spices.
The Mercado Municipal is located in the old center of São Paulo, and today it is a must for tourists in São Paulo, as it has become one of the most traditional gourmet spots in the city.
We do not even have to say that it is an indispensable destination for anyone who wants to try the famous cod cake, the mortadella sandwich and the wide variety of different, unknown and tasty fruits.

# 3. MASP
Located in the heart of Paulista Avenue, the São Paulo Art Museum Assis Chateubriand (MASP) stands out on Avenida Paulista. Its construction can be seen from afar and is a masterpiece of architecture.
The building that houses the museum is one of the cards of the city of São Paulo, and has a restaurant, a coffee shop, and a space for children.
The MASP is open for visitors from Tuesday to Sunday with free admission on Tuesdays and 15 reais on other days.
With a permanent collection of 8,000 pieces listed by the National Historical Heritage, it is one of the most important museums in the Southern Hemisphere, with works by the most renowned national and international artists.

# 4. Theatro Municipal
The Municipal Theater of São Paulo is one of the most important theaters in the country, and one of the postcards of the city of São Paulo.
On the one hand, the theater has the architectural style similar to the most important and famous theaters in the world, in addition to being clearly inspired by the Paris Opera.
On the other hand, it is of historical importance for the country, because it was the stage of the Modern Art Week of 1922, which was the initial mark of modernism in Brazil.
Currently, more than 100 years old, the Municipal Theater is considered one of the most respected venues in the country, and certainly worth the visit, even on days when there is no show.

# 5. Football Museum
The Football Museum is located in an area of ​​6,900 meters, located underneath the bleachers of the Paulo Machado de Carvalho Municipal Stadium, the Pacaembú, located in the Charles Muller Square.
The visits to the Football Museum take place from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9am to 5pm. The museum has no connection with any specific team and football fans will love to learn more about the history of football.
In the various rooms of the museum we can visit countless tribute to the great names of football, besides being able to listen to some narrations of glorious moments of national football, to know the origin and other curiosities of the sport most beloved by the Brazilian.

# 6. Building Copan
The Copan is one of the most important buildings in São Paulo, with sinuous and elegant lines, signed by Oscar Niemeyer, located in one of the busiest points of the city.
It is a tourist spot not only for its beauty and art, but for the grandeur that amazes the most unsuspecting tourists.
Among the many curiosities of Copan are: the 115 meters high, the 35 floors, including 3 commercial floors, 2 basements, and approximately 2 thousand residents. In addition, it has 1,160 apartments in 6 blocks, being considered the largest reinforced concrete structure in Brazil.
To conclude, the commercial area of ​​the building, on the ground floor, has 72 stores and 1 old cinema, Cine Copan, which worked until 1986. It is so much history that certainly worth a visit.

# 7. Benedito Calixto Square
Benedito Calixto Square is located in the region of Pinheiros, and hosts a famous weekly fair that takes place on Saturdays from 9am to 7pm since 1987 with 320 exhibitors.
The "Square Fair", as it is known, houses varied crafts, works of art and antiques, as well as a beautiful and renowned food court.
The square is named after Benedito Calixto, one of the greatest representatives of Brazilian painting in the early twentieth century, and is a tourist, cultural and gastronomic spot in the city.

#8. Beco do Batman
Entre as vielas da Vila Madalena, no cruzamento entre as ruas Gonçalo Afonso e Medeiros de Albuquerque, fica localizada uma bela galeria de grafite a céu aberto, conhecida como Beco do Batman.
O beco fica próximo à estação Clínicas da linha 2, verde, do metrô, e a melhor maneira de visitar as obras de arte a céu aberto é optar por um passeio a pé, ou de bicicleta.
O nome do beco – do Batman – se deve ao desenho do homem-morcego que foi encontrado nas paredes do beco na década de 80.
Rapidamente o local ficou conhecido como Beco (onde tinha o desenho) do Batman, e desde então esse é seu nome oficial. Se você é um admirador de grafites, não pode deixar de visitar as obras localizadas no Beco do Batman.

#9. Praça do pôr-do-sol
Ainda em Pinheiros, a praça Coronel Custódio Fernandes Pinheiro, mais conhecida como praça do pôr-do-sol é uma parada obrigatória para admirar São Paulo.
Além de ter uma bela vista da cidade, podendo enxergar muitos bairros e construções paulistanas, a praça é famosa pela vista do pôr-do-sol, que brinda os seus expectadores com o mais bonito anoitecer da capital paulistana.
Pela sua fama, a praça vive lotada e abriga muitos artistas, músicos e famílias fazendo piquenique, o que torna ainda melhor a despedida – muitas vezes musical – do sol.

#10. Estação da Luz
A Estação da Luz é uma estação ferroviária localizada no bairro da Luz. Ela integra a rede de transportes metropolitanos de São Paulo, mas é um cartão postal por outro motivo.
A estação reflete o momento histórico em que foi construída, deixando claro o poder do café na trajetória da expansão da cidade e economia. Até hoje, sua torre característica domina parte da paisagem central.
Até 1946, quando foi destruído por um incêndio, o relógio da torre era o principal referencial para o acerto dos ponteiros na cidade. Depois do incêndio, foi substituído por um relógio Michelini.
Além de uma bela arquitetura, e muita história, a Estação da Luz não é palco apenas para a integração entre trens e metrôs da capital paulista.
Ela é um destino cultural. Da Estação da Luz saem os expressos turísticos de São Paulo, uma linha turística que faz viagens ligando a estação a Paranapiacaba, Jundiaí e Mogi das Cruzes.
O expresso forma uma grande malha turística, fazendo a ligação do circuito das frutas às grandes cidades da Grande São Paulo. O passeio, feito com locomotivas a vapor, é um ótimo referencial histórico e cultural.
Para finalizar, fica também na Estação da Luz o Museu da Língua Portugesa, um museu interativo sobre a língua portuguesa, que criou um espaço vivo sobre a a língua portuguesa.
Ah! Só não se esqueça de evitar a Estação da Luz em horários de pico. Além de um ponto turístico é uma das estações mais cheias de São Paulo.
Qual o seu programa predileto?
Agora que você já sabe que São Paulo é uma cidade rica em lazer, diversão e programas culturais, tem muito para aproveitar na cidade.
Use nossas dicas de lazer para tornar a sua estadia mais confortável e divertida. Certamente você vai conhecer mais um pouco da história da cidade e se divertir com programas para todos os gostos.
E o mais legal disso tudo é que todas as nossas dicas estão na Avenida Paulista, ou bem perto dela, igual ao The Hostel Paulista.
Para aproveitar todas as oportunidades, reserve já a sua data no The Hostel Paulista e fique do lado da Avenida Paulista, para curtir todas as nossas dicas de lazer em São Paulo.
Depois, volte aqui e contribua com o seu comentário, nos dizendo qual foi o programa que você mais curtiu.

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Não morra sem: entender São Paulo

Publicado em 20 de janeiro de 2014 por Eduardo Benesi
Era uma vez o motorista que odiava o motoqueiro que odiava o ônibus que odiava o ciclista que odiava o pedestre que odiava condutores de guarda-chuvas. O núcleo das irritações paulistanas se concentram num cenário caótico chamado trânsito. Mas não da pra generalizar.
São Paulo tem a Avenida Paulista, uma moça com óculos de grau, que adora arte e barulho, que nos espia por prédios hiperativos, que carrega o fardo da anfitriã.
O paulistano possui uma velocidade própria e ansiosa, temos crises de irritação com quem não se adapta ao nosso trote. Andar devagar é quase um atestado de “não sou daqui”. Mas não da pra generalizar.
Tem aquela bairro-senhora, a Vila Mariana, da nostalgia idosa, dos pés de romã e casinhas com cores descascando: um abraço de vó.
Em São Paulo a concorrência acontece inclusive no trânsito: quando você para o carro no farol e o automóvel da faixa vizinha também vai brecar, repare que ele sempre vai dar um jeito de frear um pouco a sua frente. Mas não da pra generalizar.
São Paulo tem a Pompeia, aquele bairro que corre em 60 graus, que tem gente falando alto, tem blues e copaíbas, tem palmeirenses mil.
Se você vem de fora se prepare: vão imitar seu sotaque. Corrigir português aqui é uma constante, tem muito daquele egocentrismo de quem acha que a linguagem correta é somente a local. Mas não da pra generalizar.
São Paulo tem Pinheiros: bairro de fim de tarde, das varandas apertadas, da boemia benedita, da cerveja abaixo de 0, de arquitetos e sofás, de instrumentos teodoros e lojas musicais.
Paulistano é especialista em perder o trailer do filme, de te conhecer a fundo em um dia e no seguinte fingir que não te conhece. Mas não da pra generalizar.
São paulo tem o Bixiga: bairro do calor afetivo, do gosto de manjericão, das mamas braçudas, da vibração confortável, do amor pomodoro.
Aqui, vão te perguntar indiretamente qual é o seu cargo: “O que você ta fazendo da vida?”, e você precisa estar fazendo algo, invente qualquer coisa, do contrário você é um poeta vagabundo. Mas não da pra generalizar.
São Paulo tem a Frei Caneca, rua cor de rosa, do rebolado protesto, do beijasso inesquecível, de gente festeira, das figuras que “ahazam”.
Em São Paulo só é atraso 10 minutos depois do próprio atraso. O metrô é uma central de gente rolando suas timelines pelo Smartphone. Uma multidão sorrindo pra pequenas telas. Mas não da pra generalizar.
Paulistano sofre da ressaca da euforia: tem preguiça de ligar no dia seguinte, e aos domingos, só existe depois das 3 da tarde. Mas não da pra generalizar.

Events in the City

VIRADA CULTURAL

"The Virada Cultural is an annual event, which was created in 2005 by the city of São Paulo in order to promote the city's cultural aspects. It features 24 hours of uninterrupted cultural events such as musicals, plays and history and art exhibitions among many other things. "

LOLLAPALOOZA

"Lollapalooza" is an annual music festival comprised of: alternative rock, heavy metal and punk rock music, comedy and dance performances and artesanal stalls. It also provides a platform for political groups. Lollapalooza has been host to a big variety of groups and helped to popularise artists like Metallica, Alice in Chains, Tool and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. 

São Silvestre Race

"The São Silvestre International Race is a street race held annually in São Paulo, Brazil, on St. Sylvester day (31st December)  - the date of the death of a 4th Century Pope who died, and then was canonized four days later on this day." 

ENTREPRENEURIAL UPSET

 "The Fourth Turning is held by Enterprising Women Entrepreneurial Network, a portal to support women in business, and the NATHEIA, a network of entrepreneurs The event has the support of FGV, Brazil Angels, Endeavor, CJE FIESP, among others; and sponsored by Itaú and SEBRAE Flock. "

LGBT PARADE

The "Gay Pride Parade" refers to a series of events, promoting the acceptance of LGBTs around the world, combatting the sense of shame felt by many homosexuals and fighting against groups who claim that such sexual behaviour is shameful. The 2013 slogan was: "Back to the closet, never again! Union and awareness in the fight against homophobia."

FÓRMULA 1

"Formula 1 is the most popular form of motorsport in the world. It is the most advanced category of motorsport and is regulated by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), headquartered in Paris."

"The Brazil Grand Prix Formula 1 has taken place since 1972 and has been part of the Formula 1 championship since 1973. It happens annually at Interlagos Race Track."