center of the country, São Paulo offers the widest range of consumption
options. Here are some suggestions of shopping malls (in Brazil, they
are called "Shopping Centers"), antiquity fairs,
gastronomic fairs and thematic streets in the city.
Be sure to read the safety hints at the
end of this page.
those born in Rio de Janeiro city say, São Paulo citizens' beach is the
shopping mall! And São Paulo has more than 50 malls with different
sizes and styles. Usually, they present different item shopping
establishments, represented specifically by national and international
clothing and footwear brands.There are also establishments to provide
services and leisure, with restaurants, cinema, theater and playground.
Working hours: All
malls in São Paulo work following this timetable:
Mondays to Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00
Sundays and Holidays: 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
some suggestions of mall close to the university of São Paulo.
3970 Rebouças Avenue.
Avenue is a venue of intense bus traffic and several bus lines pass by
Eusébio Matoso Avenue, at the side of the mall, where there is a bus
stop with a walkway specially built to make access to the mall easier.
It is also possible to arrive by the Line 9-Emerald of the train
service (CPTM). In this case, it is necessary to get off at
Hebraica-Rebouças Station and the mall will be at a short walking
Nações Unidas Avenue.
This mall is exactly in front of the University of São Pualo, at the
other side of Pinheiros River, between Villa Lobos-Jaguaré and Cidade
Universitária stations of the Line 9-Emerald of the train service
(CPTM). The access however, is only easy by car, what makes it
necessary for you to take a taxi.
2232 Brigaderio Faria Lima avenue.
Faria Lima Avenue is another avenue that counts with an intense bus
traffic and is served by several bus lines that pass by the mall. Those
who are going by subway can get off at Faria Lima station, at the Line
4-Yellow, where it is possible to take a bus or take a 15-minutes walk
to the mall.
take care not to confuse thi mall with the JK Iguatemi Mall (more far
away from the University)
MASP ANTIQUITY FAIR
the free gap at the São Paulo Arts Museum (MASP), there is a
traditional antiquities fair where silverware, dishware, books, coins,
jewery, and arts, overall, are commercialized. The fair takes place on
Suandays, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
1578 Paulista Avenue.
Using the green line of the subway, get off at Trianon-Masp station.
BENEDITO CALIXTO'S ANTIQUITY
Benedito Calixt Square, in Pinheiros, there is an antiquity fair where
lots of different products are sold, from works of art to semi-new
vinil discs, dishware, and even forniture and decorative objcts. Around
the fair there are several options of restaurants and street food,
besides general and speciallized commerce, as the commeerce of musical
instruments on Teodoro Sampaio Street. This fair takes place on
Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
(no number) Benedito Calixto Square, Pinheiros.
Use the green line of the subway, get off at the Clínicas station and
walk down the Teodoro Sampaio Street until you arrive at the Benedito
Calixto Square (1.2 km).
bookstores can be found in any mall, but, if your intention is to take
advantage of the São Paulo's integrated subway, train and bus lines to
explore the city, it is worthy for you to take a chance and visit
"Livraria Cultura" (Culture Bookstore), located at 2073 Paulista Avenue.
Boostore is the biggest in town and, possibly, the one with more
variety of books in English to offer. Located inside the commercial
business center called "Conjunto Nacional" (National Group), the
bookstore spreads in three separated stores: one with the "arts"
thematics, another with the "geek" thematics (withcomic books and games
besides books), and the general bookstore with three floors, several
departments, and a café.
"Conjunto Nacional" building also has restaurants, other stores, and a
theater besides the bookstore, beeing enough for you to program a whole
tour. However, those who still want to make some more shopping may take
a walk at the "Center 3" mall, at the other side of the stree, or still
walk by the galleries on Paulista Avenue.
getting enough with the amount of shopping malls, São Paulo has
speciallized commercial streets, where it is possible to comprar prices
and same-type product brands. Here are some of these addresses,
according to the type of produt:
- Cardeal Arcoverde Street, in Pinheiros, and Praça Dom
Orione, in Bela Vista.
artigues - Arouche Street, República
Caps and alike - Quintino Bocaiúva Street, in Sé, and
Seminário Street, in República
Discs - Vinte e Quatro de Maio Street and Sete de Maio
Street, both in República
clothing - Oscar Freire Street, Jardim Paulista
- José Paulino Street, Luz
commercial center - Vinte e Cinco de Março Street, Center
Instruments - General Osório Street and Seminário Street,
in República; and Teodoro Sampaio Street, in Pinheiros
and North-East Brazilia typical products - Paulo Afonso
Products Orientais and Liberdade's Fair - Galvão
Bueno Street and Cidade de Osaka Street, in Liberdade. On Saturdays and
Sundays, at Liberdade Square, there is tje Liberdade's fair,
with Western products and typical Western cuisine.
The shopping malls are quite safe, having
their own security services.
At the fairs and themed
streets of the city, however, as they are characterized by the intense
flux of people, it is necessary to redouble attention. Remenber the safety hints
tha must be followed in any big city.
If you are transporting
photographic equipment or computers, keep it inside discreet bags or
backpacks. At the times when transportation is fuller of people, bags
and bacpacks should be kept in fronto of the body. At all the time,
stay alert to your belongings, specially wallets, purses and
cellphones, that must never be kept in a trousers' behind pocket.
HINTS of military police
for dealing with robbers:
In case of robbery, do not react. Always believe that the robber's gun
is real and is loaded. Avoid making sudden gestures that may be
confused with a reaction on your part.
Try to dialogue as cordially as possible with the robber, in order to
calm the situation. Generally, robbers are more nervous than the
3. If there is no reaction,
the chances of violence against the victim are small. Thus, do not
4. As soon as the robber
leave the place, warn the Military Police, dial 190 as soon as you
can, reporting the occurred and the robber's features.