Open in 1954, during São Paulo’s 400 year celebration, Ibirapuera Park has 1.6 million m ² with sports courts, bike rack, restaurants and many other interesting spaces.
Led by Oscar Niemeyer, the project involved multiple professionals, such as architects Ulhôa Cavalcanti and Zenon Lotufo, and the landscapers Burle Marx and Augusto Teixeira Mendes.
Voted "one of the top ten urban parks in the world" by The Guardian, Ibirapuera attracts sport lovers, who take advantage of the jogging track, soccer lovers and gymnastics, and also enchants those who go in search of culture. Inside the Park you will find the Contemporary Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum, theAfro Brazilian Museum, theIbirapuera Auditorium, the Japanese Pavillion, theOca and many other structures.
The Park has nearly 500 different plant species, including jatobás, carvalhos brasileiros (Brazilian oak), pau-brasil and many other species including some threatened by extinction.
Av Pedro Álvares Cabral, s/n - Vila Mariana - São Paulo, SP
Several bicycle rental spots are available throughout the city and you can rent bikes through the Bike Sampa app, available in Portuguese, English and Spanish for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone. There is a bike check in/check spot at Avenida IV Centenário, next to Gate 06 (one of the Park’s entry gate).