The majority of immigrants in Brazil live in the capital city, having grown deep roots in its history and culture
Museu do Futebol: Praça Charles Miller, s/n
Museu do Futebol
People say this sport can explain the world, but to better understand it, one needs to drop by this museum. With a substantial interactive archive, it shows the evolution of soccer in Brazil until the country became the greatest champion of all time. You can also visit the bleachers section of Estádio do Pacaembu.
Going to Rua Javari, in the neighborhood of Mooca, is an encounter with old-time soccer. For nostalgic types, fun revolves around eating cannoli at Estádio Conde Rodolfo Crespi while watching a second-league match for the State Championship.
Memorial da América Latina: Avenida Auro Soares de Moura Andrade, 664
Memorial da América Latina
Designed by Oscar Niemeyer, it’s where Latin American peoples meet. Besides the permanent archive, it hosts exhibitions – also about soccer –, film festivals, parties, and food markets.
Arquibancada Botões Clássicos
Many bars in São Paulo are dedicated to soccer, showing pictures and flags. This one is a little different: it has button soccer tables (a tabletop simulating a soccer field, used in a game played with buttons representing the players) where customers can play while having a cold beer and watching an important match on TV.