Ibirapuera Park (Portuguese: Parque Ibirapuera) is an urban park in São Paulo. It comprises 158 hectares between Av. República do Líbano, Av. Pedro Alvares Cabral, and Av. IV Centenário, and is the most visited park in South America, with 14.4 million visits in 2017.
Ibirapuera Park was the first metropolitan park in São Paulo, designed along the lines of other great English landscape gardens built in the 20th century in major cities around the globe, but inspired on modern drafts from the landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx. It was inaugurated on 21 August 1954 for the 400th anniversary of the city of São Paulo with buildings designed by architect João Felipe Pereira and landscape by agronomist Otávio Augusto Teixeira Mendes. The construction of several pavilions in the park was controversial when the park was designed, and group of people advocated for an exclusively green park rather than one that included buildings. In the 90s, its green areas were graded heritage-listed status by the city and the state of São Paulo to avoid further construction and keep its historical gardens and green open spaces preserved. In 2016, the complex of buildings designed by Niemeyer in the park were also registered as national landmark by the National Historic and Artistic Heritage Institute.
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Siriesha Patnaik | Mar 6, 2018
One of my favorite points in Brazil, you can rent a bike for about 10R$ an hour and then roam around this huge park full of people and life. You can stop for an ice cream or buy coconut water. You can stop by buskers performing beautiful songs or sit by the lake. It's all so crowded yet so beautifully liberating. There's a museum and a skating ring and so much that I can't put in a review box. 😻
J. Michael Seyfert | Apr 2, 2018
With 390 acres Ibirapuera is Latin America's largest urban park and its iconic importance is comparable to that of Central Park in New York City. A great place to enjoy nature in this mega city and easy to get to by public transport. Scan the Ibirapuera events calendar for its vivid cultural scene.
Carl Sinclair | Jan 15, 2018
Beautiful place. Lots of nature and decorations and museums inside the park. The Christmas tree and new years lights were marvelous. This place has everything- whatever sport you're interested in, you'll find people playing it here. Walking, jogging, running, cycling, roller skating, skate boarding, basketball, football, you might even see an American football flying around. There are bikes for rent inside the park.
Paulo Henrique Marinho | Jan 11, 2018
It's a great place for expanding time with friends and family with amazing natural environment. Lot's of beautiful people around here, bring your music, your drinks and foods and enjoy an awesome picnic with a great view. You can also practice sports here and rent bicycles as well. The experience couldn't be more enjoyable than exploring with a bike!
Eli Santos | Jan 30, 2018
I love this park. When I was living in Brazil I loved to go there with my bike or even just to walk my dogs. This park is complete. There are museums, food cars, many trails, etc. I highly recommend you to go there. In the Christmas time you have huge Christmas tree and a water show at the lake - kindda cool
Eme Jota | Apr 7, 2018
A good place for a family picnic. I recommend going near the lake. You could watch the swans and other birds catching fishes. Bring your own food and water in case you get hungry or thirsty. Be mindful of the cyclists. They sometimes don't cycle on the bicycle lane.
Alexandre Magnago | Apr 19, 2018
Very good place to hangout or to take the kids. I would avoid the busy days (weekends and holidays) but that's because I don't like very crowded places and when it is quiet you can hear the nature there. You can sometimes forget you are in a big City. Going at night is great to, for runs or walks.
Marcius Wada | May 14, 2018
One of best places of the city! To exercise to play, to few the green to enjoy a music show... Everything good happens in this wonderful Park. If you visit São Paulo, you must go there....
lionel crasta | Apr 9, 2018
This is probably one of the best parks I have been too, and I have been to vondel park in Amsterdam. I have not seen Central Park, also I m only talking about the famous city parks here. Nice chill place to relax have a quick exercise in the outdoor gym.. Everyone is so happy and relaxed even you feel the same.
Eric Steadman | Jul 11, 2018
A beautiful park in the center of São Paulo. The bike rental is very affordable and you don't have to pre-pay. It's a big park with lots of space for walking, running, or biking. Didn't try the museums, but there are a few interesting ones you can visit, but there is an entrance fee.
Moana Waikato | Jul 5, 2018
It's a beautiful place but very massive!!! You could get lost in the place haha but you can always find a way out. A nice place to ride bikes, scooters, rollerskates and walk around. Also a nice place for families and picnics in the park and much more.
Flavia Tolusso | Jun 20, 2018
Wonderful park! Lots of activities going on there. Basketball, rollerskating, dog area, bicycles for rent, exercise equipment, running track, quiet spots good for everyone. Very busy on Sundays.
David M | Jun 23, 2018
Do yourself a favour and enjoy the park in the early morning when it is dead quiet and the morning clouds hover above and then come back in the mid afternoon when it is absolutely teaming with life! It’s so much fun with plenty of great places to enjoy the views or watch the countless skateboarders and cyclists whirl by.
Charlie Shread | Aug 16, 2018
Ibirapuera Park is a big and busy park. There's a lot of space to move around and a lot of people to see and meet. It is a bustling spot, where you will see people working out in the outdoor exercise frames, skateboarders whizzing past and hundreds of families having a good time. There are times when it is less busy and the park feels much more spacious. It is an ideal place to hang out and have a good time
Renato Kovarish | Jul 31, 2018
A nice place to practice a great variety of sports, but also walk calmly. It is also a great place to take your dog for a walk. Your pet will be able to run free, exercise, and socialize with other dogs. You will also find a planetarium there, with presentations for all ages. The only problem I see is that the park is very crowded during weekends, and it makes it difficult to park on the premises. I recommend you to go by Cabify or public transportation.
Raphael Botelho | Aug 3, 2018
It's a beautiful park, but it's not receiving the necessary attention. There are dried fountains, thrash in the grass, dog poop everywhere and, in the weekends the park gets so full that you need to watch your step not to be ran over.
alberto s. | Aug 18, 2018
One of the most famous parks in the city. There are some nice views of Sao Paulo in there. Hoever be mindful of who is aroind you as this plave is not really safe for your cell phones or professional cameras and lenses. Which is a shame, as the trees and views are amazing. Management has to improve the signaling, it may be difficult to find your way and using you phone's GPS may be difficult. Can be a whole day activity or half a day, depending on what you want to see and do. Bring your own water and snacks, as the free water was tasting funny when I visited.
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