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SÃO PAULO TRAVEL GUIDE
What to eatCoxinha (deep-fried balls of shredded chicken), virado a paulista (a mixed platter of meats, eggs, kale, rice, beans and more), pastéis (thin-crusted stuffed pastries), and the city’s surprisingly can’t-miss mortadella sandwiches, pizzas and Japanese dishes.
What to bring backA Brazil football jersey, a bottle of the sugar-cane spirit called cachaça, Japanese arts and crafts from the Liberdade neighbourhood (See our fun fact below!), mementos of Afro-Brazilian culture picked up at the Museu Afro Brasil or artistic souvenirs from the Museu de Arte de São Paulo.
Fun FactAs you may have guessed from above, São Paulo is home to the most Japanese people outside of Japan. They started immigrating to Brazil in 1908—find out all about their history at the fascinating Museum of Japanese Immigration in Brazil! The city also highlights Japanese culture at the Japan House, a museum showcasing Japanese artists, at the Japanese Pavilion in Ibirapuera Park, a replica of a palace in Kyoto, and at the Mie Nishi complex, the only traditional sumo gymnasium outside of Japan.
Important InfoFor more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
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