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Ride the elevator up to the public park at the very top of the building. The views make New York look small, as apartment towers and office buildings create a spiderweb of skylines blanketing the city.
Slide into the plush leather chairs of this hotel and bar that looks like a movie set from a 1930s gangster film. Isay Weinfeld helped design the place, and the bar occa-sionally hosts big-name Brazilian musicians in a space that only holds about 50 people.
Often billed as the largest apartment block in Latin America, the structure, finished in 1966 by Oscar Niemeyer, contains undulating, sweeping lines that belie its heavy concrete construction. More than 5,000 people live in the building, which has its own zip code.
Are stuffed animals shaped like alligators what you fancy? Look no further. Everything from cameras to linens can be found, tax-free, in this Persian bazaar. Great contraband from Paraguay, Taiwan, and Korea.
A classic Brazilian boteco (or bar with pub food). Get there early to sample the feijoada, the traditional stew eaten nationwide. The walls, plastered floor to ceiling with framed photos and mementos of Brazil’s glorious soccer scene, provide biographies of the country’s greatest athletes.
Constructed in 1968 by architect Lina Bo Bardi, the concrete-and-glass building is considered a major example of Brazilian modern architecture. The 10,000-square-foot structure is defined by the support system provided by four massive bright-red columns.
This 400-acre refuge from the hustle and the bustle is the brainchild of Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Mark. Among the many museums, sculptures and bike trails, there are fields and playgrounds aplenty.
Completed in 1968 by architect Joao Batista Vilanova Artigas, the School of Architecture and Planning building at the University is a massive reinforced concrete structure that holds a plethora of design studios, labs, workshops, and classrooms.
At this weekly flea market, located in the neighborhood of Pinheiros every Saturday, you'll find antiques, clothing, live music, food, and great people watching. —submitted by Dwell.com reader Michelle
Created in 1962 by architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, this 13-story residential structure is only 23 feet wide. The facade is shaded by brise-soleils and is characterized by reinforced concrete. —submitted by Dwell.com reader Michelle.