São Paulo often gets dubbed ‘the financial capital of Brazil’, yet this neglects to mention its rich and varied cultural scene – arguably the best in the country. From art galleries on a par with London and Paris, to eye-opening museums and breathtaking theater performances, here’s why São Paulo is a must for culture lovers.
Located in Vila Madalena, one of São Paulo’s most lively neighborhoods for gastronomy and nightlife, Beco do Batman is a cobbled alleyway that has been transformed by some of the city’s most well-known street artists as well as international contributions. The once grey walls are now covered with brightly colored graffiti works that are constantly in a state of flux, as new artists add their own designs on top of older images. Beco do Batman is the nickname for two streets that make up this alternative outdoor art gallery – Rua Goncalo Afonso street and Rua Medeiros de Albuquerque.