São Paulo International Half Marathon

The City of São Paulo has the largest GDP in Latin America and is the seventh most populous metropolitan area in the world. It is a cosmopolitan city with a mix of cultures, gastronomy and arts, a heritage from immigrants from all over the world and from all parts of Brazil.

Half Marathon Finish Line
The São Paulo International Half Marathon took place last Sunday (March 01st). The course started and finished at Charles Miller Square, where the Estádio Municipal Paulo Machado de Carvalho is located, known as Pacaembu Stadium a football stadium owned by the City of São Paulo. As I am used to running in Rio, where the course is along the coast, it was a different experience running through a concrete jungle.
São Paulo is the capital of the state of São Paulo, Brazil’s most populous and wealthiest state. The City of São Paulo has the largest GDP in Latin America. It is the seventh most populous metropolitan area in the world. Considered the most multicultural city in Brazil, it has the largest population of Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Lebanese and Arabic outside their respective countries. It is a cosmopolitan city with a mix of cultures, gastronomy and arts, a heritage from immigrants from all over the world and from all parts of Brazil.
For foodie travelers, you can find any cuisine in São Paulo. There are thousands of places to choose from to explore the nightlife. Furthermore, it offers options for all kinds of tastes, and its cultural scene is vibrant and diverse. The São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP) and Museum of the Portuguese Language are both absolute must-see. Other key landmarks are Paulista Avenue, Catedral da Sé (the metropolitan cathedral), Municipal Theatre of São Paulo, Pátio do Colégio (founding site of the city) among others.

Avenida Paulista
Paulista Avenue

Parque do Ibirapuera

“Ok, but where can I jog?” one is thinking. Ibirapuera Park is the place for it! It is for São Paulo as Central Park is for New York. Besides its large area for leisure, it has a vivid cultural scene.
In a matter of sports, football is the most popular sport in São Paulo like everywhere in Brazil. Corinthians, Palmeiras and São Paulo F.C. are the city’s major teams. The Brazilian Grand Prix of Formula 1 is held every year at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace known as Interlagos. Skateboarding is also very popular in São Paulo, with many skate parks and squares where you can skate. In addition, volleyball, basketball, and tennis are popular as well.
Most tourists go to São Paulo for business. Enjoy your stay and live all the experience São Paulo has to offer you.
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