Parque Jardim da Luz (EN)

The oldest green area of the city and originally designed as a Botanical Garden, the Jardim da Luz was created by the Portuguese Crown in 1798. Opened to the public in 1825, its 113.400 m.² (28 acres) offers many attractions, including the grotto with a waterfall and the underground aquarium, besides exhibiting nearly 50 sculptures by artists such as Lasar Segal, Victor Brecheret, Leon Ferrari and Amílcar de Castro.

Curiosities:

– A total of 73 animal species have been identified in the park (the sloth is one of them), 67 of which are birds.

– In the area of 113,400 m2, there is a place for presentations, bandstand, troughs for birds, ponds with fishes like tilapias, carps and acará fish, cave with waterfall and water fountain, among other attractions.

– The Bosque da Leitura [Reading Woods], service by the Municipal Secretary of Culture, provides the newspapers of the day and weekly magazines for adults and children.

– Parque Jardim da Luz is [Luz Garden Park] part of the “Coffee and the History of the City” thematic itinerary. For further information, access www.cidadedesaopaulo.com or seek the nearest Tourist Information Center.

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Location: Luz metro and CPTM train station.

Opening hours: daily, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Free admission.

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