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The World’s Largest Pride Parade – and its hottest!
The Sao Paulo Gay Pride is considered the biggest and best gay pride parade in the world. In fact it holds the title “largest pride” in the Guinness Book of World Records. The event is the second largest of the city, after the Grand Prix Formula One Brazil.
Although officially this is a 5 day event with the parade being the highlight, the party starts 3 weeks before with everything from debates, plays, music concerts, dance performances, cultural fairs, street markets and much more.
The meeting point for the parade is in front of the Museum of Art of Sao Paulo (MASP – Museu de Arte de São Paulo), right in the middle of Sao Paulo’s main drag Avenida Paulista. The official meeting time is at 12 noon but the area will be packed by participants and bystanders from early morning. Furthermore, the march itself does not start to move before 2 or 3 pm. The focal points of the parade are the 25 or so themed floats, called Trio elétricos.The Week, Sao Paulo’s foremost gay club, will be rolling out its annual hymn to hedonism with the Eterna Festival.
To get to the parade take the metrô to Trianon-Masp or Consolação stations along Linha 2 – Verde, which runs the length of Avenida Paulista
Leave jewellery, passports, credit cards, expensive cell phones, cameras and other unnecessary valuables at home or in your hotel’s safe. Only carry essential amounts of cash and one photo ID. Front pockets are marginally safer than back pockets, and keeping your cash in your underwear is an even better idea.
The best part of town to stay in is Jardin, with all the shops on your doorstep and the gay bars and clubs nearby.
Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action
Video Of Sao Paulo’s Gay Pride
ITV coverage of the gay pride parade during Sao Paulo Pride.
Recommended Hotels in Sao Paulo
With 11 million inhabitants, its no surprise that Sao Paulo has several gay districts dotted across the city. We have chosen the best hotels in the Centre, close to Largo do Arouche / Centro.Most of the gay life here is concentrated on Avenida de Carvalho in front of popular bars like Soda Pop and Caneca de Prata.
4 Star Readers Choice
Located in the heart of Sao Paulo, one block away from Anhangabau or Republica Metro Station.