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Sao Paulo, often called Sampa is the largest city in Brazil and is considered to be home to one of the largest metropolitan areas in South America. It is the sixth largest city in the world and is the main financial center of Brazil. Tourism has become a major industry especially since Brazil is the host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are the most visited destinations in the country offering tourists many cultural attractions as well as beautiful natural spectacles. Sao Paulo is known for its eco tourism and it is also an important business, cultural and fashion center in Latin America. Brazil is home to a sizeable Muslim population, consisting mainly of Lebanese and Syrian immigrants as well as Africans and Egyptians. The largest concentration of Muslims in Brazil can be found in the greater Sao Paulo region. Muslim travelers will therefore be able to find Muslim friendly facilities in Sao Paulo without much difficulty. The city of Sao Paulo has much to offer its many visitors; an array of beautiful natural sights, amazing manmade structures as well as some of the best museums in the country. Sao Paulo has many museums to choose from, Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo locally known as MASP is one of the must visit museums in the city, it is home to one of Latin Americas important collection of impressionist paintings of European art. Tourists visiting the museum on Sunday will be able to enjoy an open fair of antiquities and gadgets and more. Museu de Arte Moderna is another interesting museum; located in Ibirapuera Park and designed by renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer.  This is the location of one of the most important art and cultural exhibitions held in the country. After visiting the museum tourists could enjoy a stroll in Ibirapuera Park; which is a popular park in the city. The park is home to three important museums and a Japanese garden which is definitely worth a visit. Another popular area to visit would be Avenida  Paulista, this is the commercial center of the city and is well known for its skyscrapers, restaurants, shops and major banks. The Sao Paulo Museum of Art and Casa das Rosas are situated here. Edificio banco de Sao Paulo is located in this area as well, and is one of the most beautiful art deco buildings in the city. Another famous art deco building is the famous Banespa. Other popular thing to do in the city include, a visit to one of Sao Paulo’s popular beaches, a tour of the city’s graffiti art and also a visit to a coffee plantation; as Brazil is one of the largest coffee exporters in the world. The city of Sao Paulo has some of the best shopping in the country, with most of the high end brands all having stores in the city. Tourists could also visit the many markets and shopping centers in the city. Sao Paulo truly has something for everyone....more

Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Sao Paulo, often called Sampa is the largest city in Brazil and is considered to be home to one of the largest metropolitan areas in South America. It is the sixth largest city in the world and is the main financial center of Brazil. Tourism has become a major industry especially since Brazil is the host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are the most visited destinations in the country offering tourists many cultural attractions as well as beautiful natural spectacles. Sao Paulo is known for its eco tourism and it is also an important business, cultural and fashion center in Latin America. Brazil is home to a sizeable Muslim population, consisting mainly of Lebanese and Syrian immigrants as well as Africans and Egyptians. The largest concentration of Muslims in Brazil can be found in the greater Sao Paulo region. Muslim travelers will therefore be able to find Muslim friendly facilities in Sao Paulo without much difficulty.

The city of Sao Paulo has much to offer its many visitors; an array of beautiful natural sights, amazing manmade structures as well as some of the best museums in the country. Sao Paulo has many museums to choose from, Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo locally known as MASP is one of the must visit museums in the city, it is home to one of Latin Americas important collection of impressionist paintings of European art. Tourists visiting the museum on Sunday will be able to enjoy an open fair of antiquities and gadgets and more. Museu de Arte Moderna is another interesting museum; located in Ibirapuera Park and designed by renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer.  This is the location of one of the most important art and cultural exhibitions held in the country. After visiting the museum tourists could enjoy a stroll in Ibirapuera Park; which is a popular park in the city. The park is home to three important museums and a Japanese garden which is definitely worth a visit.

Another popular area to visit would be Avenida  Paulista, this is the commercial center of the city and is well known for its skyscrapers, restaurants, shops and major banks. The Sao Paulo Museum of Art and Casa das Rosas are situated here. Edificio banco de Sao Paulo is located in this area as well, and is one of the most beautiful art deco buildings in the city. Another famous art deco building is the famous Banespa. Other popular thing to do in the city include, a visit to one of Sao Paulo’s popular beaches, a tour of the city’s graffiti art and also a visit to a coffee plantation; as Brazil is one of the largest coffee exporters in the world.

The city of Sao Paulo has some of the best shopping in the country, with most of the high end brands all having stores in the city. Tourists could also visit the many markets and shopping centers in the city. Sao Paulo truly has something for everyone.

Nearby Airports

The Congonhas-São Paulo Airport is the closest airport, and even though it is only a domestic airport, it is the third busiest airport in Brazil. It is located 11 kilometres away from Sao Paulo’s city center. Sao Paulo Guarulhos International Airport is the closest major international airport to Sao Paulo; situated 24 kilometres from the city. The airport has domestic and international terminals. Viracopos –Campinas International Airport is another major airport serving the city and is located 92 kilometres from the city center. The best way to get to the airport is by metro where travelers could avoid getting stuck in traffic. Other available options include, bus, rental car, taxi or the train.

Halal Restaurants

As the city of Sao Paulo is home to quite a number of Muslims, mainly of Syrian, Lebanese and Palestinian descent and most of the community live close to the downtown area, most of the halal restaurants can be found in the area of Pari Bairro. These restaurants serve an array of cuisine such as Middle Eastern, Indian, Chinese and even fast food. The following are just a few of the Halal restaurants in Sao Paulo that Muslim travelers could dine at; Casa Libano serves Arabian cuisine, Nandemoya serves Chinese cuisine and Nur Restaurant also serves halal food. Tourists who are unable to find halal restaurants could make some inquiries at nearby masjids.  

Mosques

Sao Paulo has many mosques spread across the city; the main mosque is the Islamic center of Brazil. Other mosques and prayer facilities in Sao Paulo include; Masjid Abu Bakr Assiddik, Centro de Divulgacion do Islam da America Latina, Sociedade Beneficente Musulmana, Al Firdaus Masjid, Masjid Hanzala, Liga da Juventude Islamica Beneficiente do Brasil, Masjid Hamza - Associacao Islamica de Sao Paulo, Masjid Salah ed-Din al-Ayubi, and Sociedade Islamica Brasileira. 

Things to Do and See in Sao Paulo

  • Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo
  • Paulista Avenue
  • Obelisk of São Paulo
  • Hopi Hari
  • Museum of Portuguese Language
  • Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo
  • Sau Paulo Zoo
  • Pico do Jaraguá
  • Edifico Copan
  • Museu Paulista
  • Casa Libano

    Rua Barao de Ladario, 831 | Pari, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 03010-000, Brazil (Mooca)

    2.31KM Get Direction
  • Abu Ali

    Abu Ali Pari, São Paulo, Brasil address Rua Barão de Ladário, 922, Pari, São Paulo

    2.41KM Get Direction
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  • Visiting Brazil for the FIFA World Cup

    Brazil; officially known as federative republic of Brazil is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. It is one of the most beautiful and vibrant countries in the world, and has become one of the most visited in South America. Visitors to the country have much to do and see; from the mysterious wilderness of the Amazon to a rugged coastline, Brazil is such a diverse and unique country. The country is famous for its football tradition and its annual carnival. Football is the most popular sport in Brazil and the national team is ranked among the best in the world in the FIFA world rankings, since they have won the World Cup a record five times. Brazil is the host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup to be held between 12th of June and 13th of July, and this is the country’s second time hosting this event. 32 countries will be participating, playing a total of 64 matches in 12 cities across Brazil. An estimated 500,000 football fans are said to attend the World Cup from around the world. The government of Brazil will issue a special visa for spectators and participants free of charge. This is a temporary visa lasting only for the duration of the game. Muslims planning on attending the FIFA World Cup need not worry about finding adequate Muslim-friendly facilities as there are numerous mosques spread across the country for Muslim fans to offer their prayers in, and halal restaurants may not be hard to find as the country is home to a sizeable Muslim population consisting mainly of Middle Eastern immigrants. Muslim football fans can also download an app which has been created by the Federation of Muslim Association in Brazil (FAMBRAS), especially to help visitors during the World Cup to find the nearest mosque and for prayer times, and it also includes a compass to show the qibla direction. FIFA has chosen 12 cities to host the World Cup, these cities are scattered around various regions of the country and is home to a diverse array of attractions and activities. Most of these cities have built new arenas and stadiums, while other existing stadiums have been remodeled. The chosen cities are Belo Horizonte, Cuiaba, Brasilia, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Natal, Porto Alegre, Sao Paulo, Salvador, Recife and Rio de Janeiro. Each of these cities will host four to five matches each in the qualifying rounds while a few others will host six to seven matches including the quarter finals, semi finals and the final. The final will be played in Rio de Janeiro, in the Maracana Stadium. This stadium is considered to be the temple of football in Brazil as it was built for the 1950 World Cup when Brazil hosted the event for the first time. This stadium has been recently modernized and will host the final again. Rio de Janiero known famously as Rio is the most popular tourist destination in the country; with its beautiful sandy beaches and many famous monuments. The city has a lot to offer its many visitors who will be traveling to the city for the upcoming World Cup. When it comes to transport within Brazil, the country is connected by good air service with many domestic airports. This would be convenient for those traveling from city to city during FIFA. The metro is also a good option for visitors to get about within the city and it is the fastest way to get to where you need to be. Muslim travelers looking to find mosques to offer their prayer need not worry as each of the 12 host cities do have mosques. However finding halal food may not be as easy. Brazil has only a few restaurants which have been certified halal. Muslims could make inquiries in mosques or even use the special app to find halal food. The app provides users a phone number which could be called for inquiries. The FIFA World Cup in Brazil will be an amazing experience that most fans would love to be a part of, so if you have the chance to travel to Brazil for this much awaited event then do so and enjoy the game, the atmosphere and the fascinating country of Brazil!...



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