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    Sao Paulo – a brief overview

    While entering Brazil’s biggest city from the outskirts takes you through a vast urban sprawl of ramshackle housing and ugly modern blocks, São Paulo has a decidedly stylish and sophisticated heart that pulsates with creativity. In the centre, superb museums and galleries are in generous supply, and nightlife is resoundingly cool, contemporary, and offers more

    than enough diversions for even the most relentless of party animals. São Paulo is also home to some of the finest dining in Latin America. But if its urban delights get too exhausting, a short hop to the coast takes you to tranquil tropical beaches fringed by Atlantic rainforest.

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    MASP (Museu de Arte de São Paulo)

    Avenida Paulista 1578
    SP 01310-200 São Paulo
    Brazil
    Tel: (11) 3251 5644
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    Opening times:
    Tue-Wed and Fri-Sun 1000-1800
    Thu 1000-2000

    The striking red and glass structure of the MASP is home to the finest art collection in Latin America. Some 8,000 artworks are on display, including great masters and major Brazilian artists.

    Museu de Arte Sacra

    Avenida Tiradentes 676
    SP 01102-000 São Paulo
    Brazil
    Tel: (11) 3326 3336
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    Opening times:
    Tue-Fri 0900-1700
    Sat-Sun 1000-1800

    This impressive collection of religious art within the 19th-century Mosteiro da Luz contains the works of renowned Brazilian artists including 18th-century sculptor Aleijadinho.

    Parque do Ibirapuera

    Avenida Pedro Álvares Cabral
    SP 04094-050 São Paulo
    Brazil
    Tel: (11) 5572 0985
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    Opening times:
    Various

    São Paulo’s largest park has a clutch of museums among its shady woodland and landscaped lawns, as well as a lake and a running track. It also hosts open-air concerts.

    Museu do Futebol

    Praça Charles Miller, Estádio Pacaembu
    SP 01234-010 São Paulo
    Brazil
    Tel: (11) 3664 3848
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    Opening times:
    Tue-Sun 0900-1700
    (variable earlier closing on match days)

    Discover why to Brazilians football is the “jogo bonito” – the beautiful game – in this fun and interactive museum. A holographic Pelé is your guide. Test out dribbling skills on a virtual pitch.

    Pinacoteca do Estado

    Praça da Luz 2
    SP 01120-010 São Paulo
    Brazil
    Tel: (11) 3324 1000
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    Opening times:
    Tue-Wed and Fri-Sun 1000-1730
    Thu 1000-2200

    Probably Brazil’s best collection of home-grown art features renowned names such as Portinari, plus a superb photography section. Nearby, the equally impressive Estação Pinacoteca features Brazilian modernist art.

    Instituto Butantan

    Avenida Vital Brazil 1500
    SP 05503-900 São Paulo
    Brazil
    Tel: (11) 2627 9300
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    Opening times:
    Tue-Sun 0900-1630

    This fascinating centre is home to some of Brazil’s most venomous snakes, which are milked for the country’s leading vaccine laboratory. Other creepy characters on show include poisonous spiders and scorpions.

    Edifício Itália

    Avenida Ipiranga 344
    SP 01046-010 São Paulo
    Brazil
    Tel: (11) 3256 5574
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    Opening times:
    Various

    The rooftop terrace on the 46th floor of this towering building offers simply breathtaking 360-degree views of the city; go at the end of the day for the best light.

    Catedral Metropolitana

    Praça da Sé
    SP 01001-000 São Paulo
    Brazil
    Tel: (11) 3107 6832
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    Opening times:
    Mon-Fri 0800-1900
    Sat 0800-1700
    Sun 0800-1800

    Presiding over the city’s historic centre, São Paulo’s neo-Gothic cathedral was rebuilt in 1912 on the site of the original 16th-century building. The organ is thought to be the largest in South America.

    Pátio do Colégio

    Praca Páteo do Collegio 2
    SP 01016-040 São Paulo
    Brazil
    Tel: (11) 3105 6899
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    Opening times:
    Tue-Fri 0840-1630

    This church and its peaceful square mark where the city was founded in 1554. Inside, find a collection of artefacts from the city’s early days.

    Mosteiro de São Bento

    Largo de São Bento
    SP 01029-010 São Paulo
    Brazil
    Tel: (11) 3328 8799
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    Opening times:
    Mon-Wed and Fri 0600-1800
    Sat-Sun 0600-1200 and 1600-1800
    Thu 0600-0800 and 1130-1800

    Cherished by Paulistanos as their most beautiful church, this Byzantine-style monastery dates from the early 1600s. One of its most popular features is its Gregorian Chant, with lessons on Wednesdays from 2000-2130.

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    Country overview

    From the jungle calls of the Amazon to the curves of Copacabana’s thong-clad crowds, Brazil is a heady celebration of the big, the bold and the beautiful. Brazil’s vast coastline is fringed with sandy beaches and island getaways, while buzzing Rio de Janeiro and stylish Sao Paulo offer nightlife and culture galore – as well as an annual dose of Carnival fever. Whether it’s the big surf of Santa Catarina in the far south, or the sand

    dunes of northern Natal, you could spend months hopping from one sun-baked beach to the next.

    Hard as it may be to drag yourself away from the coast, this enormous country also offers many inland attractions. Not least the Amazon Basin, the lungs and freshwater supply for much of the subcontinent.

    Geography

    Brazil covers almost half of the South American continent and it is bordered to the north, west and south by all South American countries except Chile and Ecuador; to the east is the Atlantic ocean. The country is topographically relatively flat; at no point do the highlands exceed 3,000m (10,000ft). Over 60% of the country is a plateau; the remainder consists of plains. The River Plate Basin (the confluence of the Paraná and Uruguay rivers, both of which have their sources in Brazil) in the far south is more varied, higher and less heavily forested.

    North of the Amazon are the Guiana Highlands, partly forested, partly stony desert.

    The Brazilian Highlands of the interior, between the Amazon and the rivers of the south, form a vast tableland, the Mato Grosso, from which rise mountains in the southwest that form a steep protective barrier from the coast called the Great Escarpment, breached by deeply cut river beds. The population is concentrated in the southeastern states of Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. The city of São Paulo has a population of over 12 million, while over 7 million people live in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

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    Key facts

    Population: 201009622

    Population Density (per sq km): 24

    Capital: Brasília.

    Language

    The official language is Portuguese, with different regional accents characterising each state. Spanish, English, Italian, French and German are also spoken, particularly in tourist areas. Four linguistic roots survive in the indigenous areas: Gê, Tupi-guarani, Aruak and Karib.

    Currency

    Real/Reais (BRL; symbol R$) = 100 centavos. Notes are in denominations of R$100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1. Coins are in denominations of R$1, and 50, 25, 10, 5, and 1 centavos.

    Electricity

    Brasília and Recife, 220 volts AC; Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, 127V AC or 220V in larger hotels. Plugs are of the two-pin type. Most hotels provide 110V- and 220V-outlets, transformers and adaptors.

    General business opening hours

    Mon-Fri 0900-1800.

    Country information

    Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.
    Note: Regional observation only.

    2014

    New Year’s Day: 01. January 2014
    Founding of Rio de Janeiro: 20. January 2014
    Founding of São Paulo: 25. January 2014
    Carnival: 03. March 2014
    Good Friday: 18. April 2014
    Tiradentes: 21. April 2014
    Labour Day: 01. May 2014
    Corpus Christi: 19. June 2014
    Independence Day: 07. September 2014
    Our Lady of Aparecida: 12. October 2014
    All Souls’ Day: 02. November 2014
    Republic Day: 15. November 2014
    Christmas Eve: 24. December 2014
    Christmas Day: 25. December 2014
    New Year’s Eve: 31. December 2015

    2015

    New Year’s Day: 01. January 2015
    Founding of Rio de Janeiro: 20. January 2015
    Founding of São Paulo: 25. January 2015
    Carnival: 16. February 2015
    Good Friday: 03. April 2015
    Tiradentes: 21. April 2015
    Labour Day: 01. May 2015
    Corpus Christi: 04. June 2015
    Independence Day: 07. September 2015
    Our Lady of Aparecida: 12. October 2015
    All Souls’ Day: 02. November 2015
    Republic Day: 15. November 2015
    Christmas Eve: 24. December 2015
    Christmas Day: 25. December 2015
    New Year’s Eve: 31. December 2015

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    Nightlife in Sao Paulo
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    São Paulo’s nightlife rivals that of New York or London. Find world-class orchestral concerts, dazzling samba shows, glamorous bars and edgy nightclubs.

    Jardins and Avenida Paulista are popular hotspots, and try Vila Madalena and Itaim for smaller venues.

    Magnolia Villa Bar

    R. Marco Aurélio, 884
    05048-000 São Paulo
    Brazil
    Tel: +55 11 3463-4994 ‎
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    An atmospheric local bar offering a great mix of live samba, forró and rock.

    The Week

    R. Guaicurus 324
    05033-000 Sao Paulo
    Brazil
    Tel: +55 11 3868-9944
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    Dance till dawn at one of the city’s largest and trendiest nightclubs.

    Theatro Municipal de São Paulo

    Praça Ramos de Azevedo
    SP 01037-010 São Paulo
    Brazil
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    The city’s historic municipal theatre is the major venue for orchestral concerts and opera.

    Auditório de Ibirapuera

    Avenida Pedro Alvares Cabral, Parque de Ibirapuera
    SP 04094-050 São Paulo
    Brazil
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    Hear live jazz and classical music in this superb auditorium.

    Centro Cultural SESC Pompeia

    R. Clélia, 93 - Vila Pompéia
    05042-000 Sao Paulo
    Brazil
    Tel: +55 11 3871 7700
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    This vibrant cultural centre hosts excellent upcoming bands.

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    Restaurants in Sao Paulo
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    For global cuisine and culinary choice, São Paulo is quite simply Brazil’s number one city.

    From street-corner snack bars, to all-you-can-eat churrascaria steakhouses, to award-winning gastronomy, your only limit will be your wallet.

    Carlota

    Rua Sergipe 753
    SP 01243-001 São Paulo
    Brazil
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    Price: Expensive

    Award-winning chef Carlota Pernambuco produces out-of-this-world fusion cuisine in a casual modern setting.

    Fasano

    Rua Vittorio Fasano 88
    SP 01414-020 São Paulo
    Brazil
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    Price: Expensive

    Indulge in São Paulo’s finest Italian gastronomy, at the flagship restaurant of restaurateur-hotelier Rogerio Fasano.

    A Mineira

    Alameda Joaquim Eugenio de Lima 697
    SP 01403-003 São Paulo
    Brazil
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    Price: Moderate

    This por kilo – pay by the weight – buffet restaurant specialises in the hearty cuisine of Minas Gerais.

    Uo Katsu Sushi

    Rua Manoel da Nóbrega 1180
    SP 04001-902 São Paulo
    Brazil
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    Price: Moderate

    São Paulo is famous for its Japanese immigrant community, and this former fishmonger is today one of its best sushi restaurants.

    Bar Genial

    Rua Girassol 374
    05433-000 Sao Paulo
    Brazil
    Tel: +55 11 3812-7442
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    Price: Cheap

    This simple restaurant in the historic centre serves excellent Asian-style vegetarian cuisine.

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    São Paulo Art Biennial

    6 September – 7 December 2014
    Website

    Venue: Oscar Niemeyer building.

    Inspired by the Venice Biennale art festival, the São Paulo Art Biennial takes place every two years between September and December. Running since the early 1950s, the event allows Brazilian and international artists to display their works in the Oscar Niemeyer building in the Parque Ibirapuera.

    Spirit of London

    4 October 2014
    Website

    Venue: Transamerica Expo Center

    Brazilian and international DJs collaborate to host the hugely popular Spirit of London electronica club night at São Paulo’s Transamerica Expo Center. It’s the biggest electronic music event in the country and as such will run until the very early hours. Over 18s only.

    Mostra Internacional de Cinema

    18 – 31 October 2014
    Website

    Venue: Throughout the city.

    Stock up on popcorn because silver screen fever grips during this two-week celluloid fest. Premieres, retrospectives, foreign-language films, blockbusters and outdoors screenings, complete a dazzling cast at the annual Mostra Internacional de Cinema, which will show around 350 titles in 20 different venues.

    Brazilian F1 Grand Prix

    7 – 9 November 2014
    Website

    Venue: Interlagos

    Prepare for high octane thrills and spills as the Formula 1 circus wends its way to São Paulo for the annual grand prix. Two days of qualifying kicks off the weekend before the main event at the famed Interlagos racetrack, a course renowned for being one of the most difficult to master on the F1 circuit.

    Carnaval

    13 February 2015
    Website

    Venue: Sambódromo.

    Okay, while it’s not exactly Rio, São Paulo’s celebrations beginning on the Friday before Ash Wednesday are a riot of samba school rehearsals, street parades and blocos (individually planned street parties). The Sambódromo, however, is the crème de la crème as it comes to life with samba schools battling for supremacy.

    São Paulo Fashion Week

    1 – 31 March 2015
    Website

    With street credit from the stellar success of supermodels like Giselle Bündchen, São Paulo Fashion Week is now regarded as the fifth fashion week after New York, Paris, Milan and London. Lashings of haute couture and exotic models tread catwalks during this biannual jolly. Exciting new Brazilian designers air their frocks twice yearly with separate fashion weeks in January (fall and winter styles) and June (spring and summer styles).

    Parada do Orgulho GLBT

    3 May 2015
    Website

    Venue: Avenida Paulista.

    The annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) parade is the world’s largest, attracting around four million people. Expect riotously colourful processions of floats and street dancing in a parade that stretches for 4.2km (2.6 miles), right through Avenida Paulista.

    Virada Cultural

    16 – 17 May 2015
    Website

    Venue: Various venues.

    A 24-hour, non-stop celebration of city culture that showcases everything from dance and film to art and theatre. Organisers lean heavily on the musical side of things as well with over 2,000 artists performing across the whole day and night. Taking its cue from the inversion of expectations, the event will have museums opening from dawn and plenty of the unexpected in the downtown area of São Paulo.

    São Vito Festival

    30 May – 5 July 2015
    Website

    Venue: Rua Fernades Silva, Brás

    Running for nearly two months each year, the São Vito Festival is a dedicated Italian community celebration based around St Vito, the patron saint of Polignano a Mare who hails from Puglia, Italy. Street parties, feasts of traditional food and lively processions make up this very Italian occasion, which is celebrated by São Paulo’s emphatic wave of Italian immigrants.

    Restaurant Week

    28 July – 10 August 2015
    Website

    Venue: Various locations.

    This biannual deference to the city’s culinary diversity sees around 150 restaurants participate each year. Lucky diners pay a citywide fixed price menu for three-courses at all participating restaurants, which mean a great value slap-up meal if you can bag a really top restaurant.

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    São Paulo’s accommodation runs the full gamut, from fine hotels and architectural wonders, to functional business hotels and backpacker hostels.

    Jardins is a popular upscale district in which to lay your head, while the city centre, particularly around the Luz train station, has cheaper options.

    Unique

    Avenida Brigadeiro Luís Antônio 4700
    01402-002 Sao Paulo
    Brazil
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    Category: Expensive

    Sheer designer luxury draws São Paulo’s jet set to this impressive modern building.

    Hilton Sao Paulo Morumbi

    Rua Manoel da Nóbrega 1180
    SP 04001-902 São Paulo
    Brazil
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    Av. das Nações Unidas 12901
    04578-000 Sao Paulo
    Brazil
    Tel: +55 11 2845-0000
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    Category: Expensive

    This luxurious contemporary hotel towers over the city’s new business district.

    Quality Suites Bela Cintra

    Rua Bela Cintra 521
    01415-000 Sao Paulo
    Brazil
    Tel: +55 11 3728-0800
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    Category: Moderate

    Spacious suites and high-rise views make this business-oriented hotel value for money.

    Estanplaza Hotel Nacoes Unidas

    Rua Guararapes 1889
    SP 04561-004 São Paulo
    Brazil
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    Category: Moderate

    Good business amenities, a gym, pool and sauna are this hotel’s standout features.

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    Climate & best time to visit Brazil

    Brazil is something of an all-year round destination, as the country sits within the tropics, meaning temperatures rarely dip below 20°C (68°F), apart from in the southern regions. The climate varies from hot and dry in the arid interior to humid and sticky in the tropical rainforests of the Amazon jungle. The Pantanal and Amazon areas in the north of the country tend to get very hot during the summer, reaching highs of around 40°C (104°F).

    Coastal Brazil tends to be hot and sticky for most of the year; the best time to visit is generally from March to November during the dry season. It can get cold in the south and in the mountains during the winter months, with temperatures sometimes hitting 0°C (32°F) during winter. Rainy seasons occur from January to April in the north, April to July in the northeast and November to March in the Rio/São Paulo area.

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    Jan34 °C11 °C27 °C18 °C80 %239 mm164.8 h
    Feb35 °C12 °C28 °C18 °C79 %217 mm145.1 h
    Mar33 °C12 °C27 °C18 °C80 %160 mm114.7 h
    Apr31 °C6 °C25 °C16 °C80 %76 mm84.7 h
    May31 °C2 °C23 °C13 °C79 %74 mm64.9 h
    Jun28 °C1 °C21 °C12 °C78 %56 mm54.8 h
    Jul29 °C0 °C21 °C11 °C77 %44 mm55.3 h
    Aug33 °C-2 °C23 °C12 °C74 %39 mm55.0 h
    Sep35 °C2 °C23 °C13 °C77 %81 mm84.2 h
    Oct35 °C4 °C24 °C15 °C79 %124 mm104.4 h
    Nov35 °C7 °C25 °C16 °C78 %146 mm114.8 h
    Dec34 °C9 °C26 °C17 °C80 %201 mm144.2 h
    year35 °C-2 °C24 °C15 °C78 %1455 mm1134.7 h

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    Phone calls & Internet

    Telephone/Mobile Telephone

    Dialing Code: +55

    Telephone

    Public telephones accept cartões telefônicos (telephone cards), which can be obtained from newspaper kiosks. International calls from Brazil are expensive and in most cases it will be cheaper to use VoIP services such as Skype for outbound international calls.

    Mobile Telephone

    Mobile coverage is generally very good. Coveragge is provided with a number of mobile phone carriers including Oi, Vivo, Claro, Tim, CTBC, Sercomtel and Nextel. Roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone companies, but travellers should check with their service providers. An unlocked GSM tri- or quad-band cell phone works in Brazil, with SIM cards widely available. Sim cards can be bought at newsstands, shopping malls and a variety of other outlets. Minutes can be added via cartões pre-pago (prepaid cards), available at newspaper kiosks.

    Internet

    Many hotels provide guests with internet access using Wi-Fi, although this may be added to the bill at the end of your stay. Internet cafés can be found in main towns and cities, and there are often internet booths at airports. In smaller towns, public access is sometimes available at post offices.

    During the World Cup free Wi-Fi will be available in airports related to the event. 4G should be available in the host cities.

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    Shopping in Sao Paulo
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    Key Areas

    Paulistanos are a well-dressed breed, and the city has many upscale fashion boutiques to cater for their needs. Between Luz and São Bento is the biggest concentration of shops; for trendier designer stores, try leafier residential neighbourhoods such as Jardins, Vila Madalena and Pinheiros.

    Markets

    Art deco Mercado Municipal is a heaving retail hub, with everything imaginable on sale. Japanese district Liberdade has a wonderful Sunday market specialising in food and produce from all over Asia. On Saturday, head to the flea market on Praça Benedito Calixto, in arty Vila Madalena.

    Shopping Centres

    Rua 25 de Março is a sprawling city-centre complex, selling mass-produced bric-a-brac. For shopping malls, JK Iguatemi, on Avenida Magalhaes de Castro is one of the smartest, while on Avenida Dr. Chucri Zaidan, Morumbi Market Place has a good range of amenities, including a food hall and a gym.

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    Traveller etiquette

    Social Conventions

    In informal situations, it is common to kiss women on both cheeks when meeting and taking one’s leave, whilst handshaking is customary between men. Frequent offers of coffee and tea are customary when visiting a host; if invited to someone’s home bring a gift. Flowers either before or after your visit will be appreciated, as will small gifts from your country or origin, but avoid the colour purple or black, which are associated with mourning.

    Time-keeping is loose and fast in Brazil, so whilst punctuality may be expected from visitors, don’t expect it in return – arriving 30 minutes later than scheduled is quite normal and acceptable.

    In terms of what to wear, casual wear is normal, particularly during hot weather. Brazilians are known for their love of skimpy beachwear (thong bikinis for women and Speedos for men are the norm) but going shirtless anywhere besides the beach is generally frowned upon.

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    Health

    Main emergency number: 192

    Food & Drink

    Water should not be drunk unless boiled or sterilised first. Even filtered water in more remote areas should be avoided and bottled water should be drunk instead. Pasteurised milk and cheese is available in towns and is generally considered safe to consume. Milk outside of urban areas is unpasteurised and should be boiled; travellers should also be wary of products that could have been made with unpasteurised milk, such as ice cream. Only eat well-cooked meat and fish and avoid ice cubes in cold drinks. Vegetables should be cooked and fruit peeled.

    Other Risks

    A polio vaccination certificate is required for children aged between three months and seven years old. Bilharzia (schistosomiasis) is present within Brazil, as are several other infectious diseases such as dengue fever (which is more prevalent after rain in densely populated areas). There have also been cases of meningococcal meningitis in and around the Bahia area. Rabies is present; if you are bitten, seek medical advice without delay. If visiting remote parts of the Amazon or more rural villages, be sure to take the usual precautions, stocking up on mosquito repellent, sunscreen lotion and wearing suitable clothing.

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    Experience Brazil with (almost) all your senses!

    Wild jungles, endless beaches, dazzling exuberance: discover the magic of Brazil on this website: “Beat of Brazil” – Lufthansa’s new multimedia travel companion for Brazil.

    Videos, articles, breathtaking views, interactive maps – the new Lufthansa website tells multimedia stories about destinations around the world. Each one includes practical information and insider tips – on your PC at home and on your tablet or smartphone everywhere else.

    More to read, see and hear about Brazil here: LH.com/beatofbrazil.

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