Our next destination is the Mercado Municipal de Sao Paulo (municipal market) and it is a good thing we arrive around lunch as there is plenty of famous things to eat here. The market's building opened in 1933 and since then it has served the city well providing fresh fruits, spices, meats, and other products to the cities residence. It is a huge building with arched window and two domes welcoming visitor to its interiors. It looks to consume a whole block of the
By the time we are finished with lunch and our fresh fruit tasting it is time to head back to the Italia terrace and check out the views. Up... up... up... to the
slide show with great photos.
We end up spending a little time here and it is mid
After about an hour and a half of looking around we leave the museum and head toward the dancing waters we visited the other day. We walk past the Obelisk of Sao Paulo, built from 1947 to 1970 to commemorate the Constitutional Revolution of 1932. Today it stands boldly in the park as the tallest
("monument to the flags") has stood at its entrance ever since. The massive granite statue pays tribute to the bandeirantes and their influence on Sao Paulo's culture. It reflects the diversity of the region, depicting Portuguese settlers alongside indigenous men and women all pulling a canoe. When we drove by the statue on Sunday, there were people crawling all over it and today there is no one around. It is great to have the opportunity to take pictures of this great landmark without anyone else posing for their own memories. As the day ends and we grab a cab I look back at the wonderful details of this city on steroids. Filled with people making history one day at a time and I am sure there is more to do and see, so another visit will have to occur at some point.
|Inside the museum of Aftrbrasil|
|cow hoof for sale at market|
|Cod Pastel - Yum|
|Municipal Market Sao Paulo|
|Oscar Neihmeyer designed residential tower.|