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SP Free Walking Tour

Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01039-000, Brazil
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The best tour in São Paulo

We loved meeting a little São Paulo for the free walking tour, met new people, made new friends and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pedrinho03
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Brasilia, DF
Great

You need the local insight so what else is there to think about...it’s free...Keep up the good work... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Quentin S
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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The official free walking tour in Sao Paulo, Brazil! There are two different tours to explore the city: - OLD DOWNTOWN tour (historic center): on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, at 11h30am. Meeting Point: República Square, next to the Tourist Information Center (subway station: República). - PAULISTA AVE tour (cultural area): on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, at 3h30pm. Meeting Point: on the crossing of Paulista Ave with Augusta St. (Jardins side), in front of Banco do Brasil (subway station: Consolação). - VILA MADALENA tour (local side): on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, at 11h30am. Meeting Point: in front of Fradique Coutinho subway station (Yellow line). Tours in English! Only on foot. They're free (tips-based onyl)! No booking! Just show up at the Meeting Point 15 minutes before!
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 14:00, 15:30 - 18:45
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01039-000, Brazil
República
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"paulista avenue"
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"energy and enthusiasm"
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"interesting information"
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"security reasons"
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"tip based"
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"three hours"
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"vila madalena"
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"downtown city"
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"fantastic guide"
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"leisurely pace"
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"graffiti and street art"
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"historical sites"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved meeting a little São Paulo for the free walking tour, met new people, made new friends and now we have a group of travelers for whatsapp, when I come back I want to return to participate in the project to visit vila madalena...More

Thank pedrinho03
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You need the local insight so what else is there to think about...it’s free...Keep up the good work guys, specially thanking Denise for 2 great tours and tips 😁

Thank Quentin S
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

My husband and I took the Downtown Tour and really liked it. Nalalie, our guide, was both knowlegeable and fun - she managed to keep us interested all through the walk and gave us really nice tips. She was also very energetic and seemed to...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Beautiful experience in sunny SP, tour is about 3 hours with a break and there is a lot of useful and interesting information as well as beautiful sceneries and awesome little stories. Did the downtown tour. They have a paulista tour on Sunday. They close...More

Thank cedricancion
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Excellent tour! Natalí was just amazing, always smiling and explaining the historical sites, architecture, what/where to eat/do. They are always paying atention to the safety/security concerns and make a stop for a quick bite (which is great to taste local food and recharge batteries). Paula...More

Thank Marjorieta
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We went on the Old town walking tour and we liked it so much that we went on the Vila Madalena one too. Denise, our guide for both, was very enthusiastic and gave good summaries of the historical and socio-economic factprs shaping both areas. She...More

Thank Sharmini J
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

The average score is not a reflection on the guides, who were really friendly, spoke clearly, knew their stuff and couldn't be more helpful. Five stars for them. The problem is that the tour is so broad in scope that it don't really feel like...More

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spfreewalkingtour, Owner at SP Free Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Hello krys_k, how are you?! First of all, thank you very much for your feedback! It's through it that we can improve our work! We also sent you an anonymous Satisfaction Survey to your email, in case you would like to tell us your opinion...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Sao Paulo old downtown is a dangerous place to walk alone. But this amazing walking tour in a big group make this experience very special. Natali, very good guide, explained everything in details and always with a nice smile. I just want to say: 1)...More

Thank AnaCrisOhira
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

I did the Old Town and Sao Paulista Av. Tours. I think that these tours are the beta ways to get to know a City you haven’t been that speaks in a language you don’t talk. Guides are friendly and take care of you. They...More

Thank bik0zita
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Our very first day in Brazil was a free walking tour in Vila Madalena, well known for its bars, restaurants... and graffitis! This was a very good way to get introduced to such colorful and vibrant city and country, as well as the bright and...More

Thank CodaQ
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Nearby
Republica
Part of the historical centre of São Paulo, República
was once a fancy residential area. República Square
holds a craft and food fair every weekend, right by
the subway entrance. Nearby, one of the
neighbourhood’s main attractions is the Italian
Building, where you can see the city from the 42nd
floor. The Copan Building also deserves a close look,
with 1,160 apartments and a huge floor area that
...More
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Kingkat491
22 April 2016|
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Response from Ian W | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know they take place everyday but best to check on the internet - Google... Free walking tour Sao Paulo....and you should get the link for the answer.
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keepmovin63
21 November 2015|
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Response from SSJ97 | Reviewed this property |
The tour gets over at around 3:30pm. Traffic in SP is unpredictable. So you would probably need to miss a part of the tour if you need to get back on time. Having said that, the local taxis would be the fastest mode of... More
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