3 Green Spaces for Nature Lovers Visiting São Paulo

Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo, Brazil.
Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo, Brazil. Photo by Aurelio Scetta on Unsplash

São Paulo is one of those cities that have something for everyone—including passionate nature lovers. This Brazilian metropolis is home to many beautiful green spaces that give it a special charm, and here are three where you can sit back and relax after a long day of sightseeing.

Ibirapuera Park

Ibirapuera is one of the largest and most impressive parks in all of South America and it covers a total of 158 hectares in the heart of São Paulo. It’s the city’s green oasis and it offers a wide range of recreational and cultural activities, in addition to hosting events and trade shows.

Botanical Garden of São Paulo

If your idea of fun happens to be a visit to a botanical garden, you’ll be happy to hear that São Paulo has its own. Located in the Fontes do Ipiranga State Park, this botanical garden covers 164.45 hectares, offering everything from walking trails and greenhouses to a botanical museum exploring its many endangered species.

Villa-Lobos Park

The grounds of Villa-Lobos Park once served as a large landfill, but this space was transformed into a natural oasis after 37,000 trees were planted on its grounds. Villa-Lobos also offers playgrounds, bike paths, and soccer fields, in addition to being home to an amphitheater and numerous modern buildings.