People say that Paulista Avenue is the Paulistanos’ beach, but the truth is that there are incredible parks in São Paulo to enjoy the sunny days in the capital. Besides being excellent options for free tours in SP, parks are democratic environments full of natural beauty in the middle of the famous stone jungle.
For those who want to relax, connect with nature, and recharge their batteries, the green areas also offer various possibilities for activities for the more energetic ones. Whether in the parks farther away from the city, or those closer to the hustle and bustle of the city, you are sure to find a totally different environment from the chaos of the capital.
Want to know where to go on the next sunny weekend in São Paulo? See the 3 best parks in São Paulo according to the selection of A Good Experience.
Best parks in SP
The most famous park in São Paulo could not be left off our list. That’s because fame lives up to reality! Ibirapuera Park is a green area of an incredible 1.6 km², right in the middle of São Paulo. A true oasis for those who want to enjoy nature, do physical activities, or even a picnic on the weekend.
Besides all this, Ibirapuera Park is also a must for art lovers. O Ibira is home to major museums such as the MAM (Modern Art Museum) and the Afro-Brazil Museum, in addition to the Biennial Pavilion, home of the São Paulo International Art Biennial, held every two years.
And we can’t fail to mention, of course, the famous Ibirapuera Planetarium and the Oca Ibirapuera, a beautiful work of architecture designed by the illustrious Oscar Niemeyer. As you can see, there are plenty of options to enjoy an entire day at Ibirapuera!
Location: Av. Pedro Álvares Cabral – Vila Mariana, São Paulo – SP, 04094-050
Open: Daily, 5am to midnight
Phone: +55 (11) 5574-5045
Price: Free admission
São Paulo Botanical Garden
Interestingly, Jardim Botânico is a less explored park in the list of parks in São Paulo – which is a positive point for those seeking more calm and quiet. The densely forested park in the middle of the capital city is an invitation to relax and get in touch with nature.
Filled with beauties such as nurseries with several species of plants and flowered gazebos, the park in São Paulo also has attractions such as the Bosque das Imbuias, the Jardim dos Sentidos, the Lago dos Bugios, the Orquidário and the Bromeliário, and other tours. Neighboring the Zoo and the Safari Zoo, the Botanical Garden is also a great option for families who want to take a different day trip.
This is the only paid park on the list, but it is worth the visit!
Location: Av. Miguel Estéfno, 3031 – Vila Água Funda, São Paulo – SP, 04301-902
Opens: Tuesday through Sunday and holidays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: +55 (11) 5073-6300
Price: General public – R$10,00. Students – R$5,00. Click and buy here.
Unlike the previous indications, Burle Marx Park offers a very unusual attraction. If you like adventure, this is the ideal park in São Paulo for you! Besides the beautiful scenery and exuberant nature, Burle Marx also has separate attractions: trails for those who want an out of the ordinary walk. In other words, it is the best of both worlds! Perfect for relaxing and also for the more adventurous.
The space was designed by landscape architect Burle Marx and has water mirrors and a garden of approximately 4 thousand m². In addition, the space is also home to historically important buildings, such as the 19th century “Casa de Taipa e Pilão”.
Location: Av. Dona Helena Pereira de Moraes, 200 – Vila Andrade, São Paulo – SP, 05707-400
Opens: Monday to Friday from 08h to 16h
Phone: +55 (11) 3746-7631
Price: Free admission