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Ten Things to Do: São Paulo

Travelers to Brazil’s financial center may want to think again before heading to the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. The largest city in South America offers some of the hottest nightlife along with first-class restaurants and museums. One piece of advice: traffic can be unpredictable at any time.

1. Futebol Home to São Paulo Futebol Clube—the only team to win the national title five times—Estádio do Morumbi packs in up to 80,000 spectators. For a more intimate setting, check out the art-deco Estádio do Pacaembu.
2 Explore the Feijoada Tradition Brazil’s signature bean, beef and pork stew has been a tradition at Feijoada do Bolinha since opening in 1952. Both traditional and light, as well as kosher, are offered; women eat for free at dinnertime.
3.  Rev Up Your Engines Formula 1 racing comes to town for the World Championship on November 2 for a 71-lap thriller. The lap record, set in 2004, is just 1 minute, 11 seconds for the 4.3 kilometers. Tickets and information are available at: www.formula1.com.


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