Parque do Ibirapuera (Ibirapuera park) is a beautiful park in the centre of the mega city that is Sao Paulo. It is a well needed oasis in a sea of concrete and chaos. Ibirapuera park is around 2 square kilometres and contains around 120 bird species, from black swans to the great Kiskadees to the Carcara.
It is also a park with lots of trees both exotic plants, as with native vegetation, lawns, lakes and gardens. There is so much on offer within the many areas of the park. You can run along one of the two running trails with make their way through the trees, hire a bicycle and ride along the cycle path. There area free yoga or capoeira sessions too. The park is full of many people even at 6am in the morning, from cyclists to runners to basketball players.
Ibirapuera park officially opened in Sao Paulo in 1951. Ibirapuera parque was originally a swamp area and a region known as Ibirapuera, ancient Indian village. It has been transformed into wonderful park by a joint effort of landscaper Roberto Burle Marx and architect Oscar Niemeyer. Ibirapueara park has 6 museums within it, including the glass-walled Museu de Arte Moderna, the wonderful Museu Afro Brasil, and the domed Oca exhibition hall. A park full of culture and learning as well and sport and recreation.
Ibirapuera park is a great park for photography, and I have put together a photo gallery of some of the photo I have taken there in the past month or so. Here is the link below to the photo gallery of the park.