What to do in the West Zone of São Paulo

The West Zone of São Paulo is an administrative region that encompasses the following subprefectures: Lapa, Butantã and Pinheiros.

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It has about 128 km² and approximately 880 thousand inhabitants.

A shocking curiosity: according to G1, residents of the West Zone of São Paulo, as claimed by the inequality map, live approximately 20 years longer than residents of the extreme East Zone.

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Places to visit in the West Zone of São Paulo


As much as it is considered a neighborhood in the South Zone, the Morumbi district is actually located in the West Zone of São Paulo.

You can have brunch at the Maria Luiza and Oscar Americano Foundation, tickets cost 20 reais (less than 44 dollars).  During the brunch, you can have as many desserts as you want, and it costs around 85 reais per person ($17 dollars), you can have more information by clicking here.

If you are a football fan and still support São Paulo FC, today is your lucky day. At Morumbi, you can visit the São Paulo club stadium . It is possible to take a tour of the stadium.

Morumbi stadium

The price of the tour is 50 reais (around $10 dollars) and it is necessary to schedule the visit. The stadium also cannot have visitors on game days. There’s also a really nice restaurant inside, where you can watch the game, it’s named Raça Steakhouse.

Football Museum and Pacaembu Stadium

Taking advantage of the football hook, the Football Museum and the Pacaembu Stadium are great places for the true fan of this sport.

Both located in the same place, the Football Museum tells the story of this highly acclaimed sport.

They are open from 9 am to 7 pm, from Tuesday to Sunday. Its entry costs 20 reais (around $4 dollars) – the half fare ticket is 10 reais (less than $2 dollars)

They are located in the Pacaembu district and you can get more information on this website.

Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel Gallery – West Zone of São Paulo

The gallery was founded in 2001 and has a dynamic program, in which different artists, from new artists to established ones, promote their arts in ambitious exhibitions.

It’s open from Tuesday to Friday, from 10 am to 7 pm, and on Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm.

It also has a unit in Rio de Janeiro. You can get more information on this website.

It is located in Barra Funda, at R. James Holland, 71

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Cultural Shock Gallery

Being one of the main references in urban art and new contemporary languages, the gallery was founded recently, in 2004.

It is located at Rua Alameda Sarutaiá, 206 – Jardim Paulista.

Its opening hours are from Tuesday to Saturday, from 12 pm to 7 pm. For more information visit this link.

Batman’s Alley – Beco do Batman

Certainly one of the best-known tourist attractions in the West Zone, and one of the main ones in São Paulo, Batman’s Alley is full of graffiti and very popular for photo shoots.

It is a free and open-air attraction, so when you go visit it, check the weather, cause the rain can end up disrupting your tour.

It is located at R. Medeiros de Albuquerque, 82-154 – Jardim das Bandeiras, and is open 24 hours a day.

>> Read Tours to do in the South Zone of São Paulo

Latin America Memorial  – West Zone of São Paulo

The Memorial da América Latina (Latin America Memorial) is a political, cultural and leisure complex, it aims to strengthen cultural, political, economic and social relations between Brazil and other Latin American countries.

It was founded in 1989. Its opening hours are from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm and on Mondays from 9 am to 8 pm.

latin america memorial 

It is located in the Barra Funda neighborhood, at Av. Mario de Andrade, number 664.

Entry is free, click here for more information.

These are just some of the places you get to visit in the West Zone.

What’s up? Do you know any of these places? Have you ever been to São Paulo? Tell us in the comments!

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