The platform of Vila Matilde tube station was our starting point for the journey today. As kids are on holidays now, it was my turn to enjoy the day with Saleem, our guest from Lebanon.We soon arrived at our destination Luz Park. You can get to know it on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jardim_da_Luz
Luz Park is not big but it is very beautiful, full of charming spots.
We can see the tower of Luz Station at the background which is just opposite the park.
The Park is full of sculpture work. The ones bellow were donated by the Lebanese artist Odette Eid.
One of the reasons for many beautiful art work in the park is Pinacoteca Museum, where we can visit and enjoy really good exhibitions. You can visit the online collection on http://www.pinacoteca.org.br/pinacoteca-en/
Luz train station.
Another place to visit in the neighbourhood is Museu da Língua Portuguesa. It is a museum that tells the story of Portuguese Language. http://www.museudalinguaportuguesa.org.br/info_ingles.php
Then we turned the second block on the left side of the Monastery and got to Ladeira Porto Geral, close to 25 de Março street, very crowded, a popular commercial spot of the city that attracts people from everywhere.
Santa Claus is greeting indifferent people who are more concerned on their own xmas shopping. People are always in a hurry here.
Back to São Bento Monastery before we move on. We joined a group of tourists who were gathered together for a Free Walking Tour through the city. We learned that they have a site and the tours are free of charge, visit their site: http://www.saopaulofreewalkingtour.com/
Viaduto Santa Efigênia http://internet.comunicacao.sp.gov.br/en/conhecasp/turismo_pontos-turisticos_viaduto-santa-ifigenia.php
Street food for all tastes.
Then we visited the Santa Cyclist at Prefeitura building where the mayor fo the city, Mr. Haddad works.
We finished our city tour here at Conjunto Nacional building in the company of the holy family. It is a very nice place for its bookshops, cafes, restaurants and cinemas.