July 29, 2018 | Susan Napier-Sewell

How Do You Get to Brazil?

Come to Brazil and learn TapRooT® through one of these courses in the fascinating city of Sao Paulo:

Did you know Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro is one of the 7 Wonders of the World?

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Brazil is known for spectacular beaches, the flamboyantly colorful Carnival, and its symbolic statue of Christ the Redeemer at the peak of Corcovado Mountain.

    • Brazil is also home to Sao Paulo, the financial hub of Brazil and where world-renowned Pele played at the legendary stadium Pacaembu.

    • Did you know each Brazilian city has at least one soccer stadium?
  • It’s been called “one of the most beautiful bridges in the world” and “the bridge with the complicated name”—Octavio Frias de Oliveira bridge, or Ponte Estaida, over the Pinheiros River in Sao Paulo is known for its unique architecture. This national landmark is the only bridge in the world with an X-shaped supporting structure, with the cruciform prop supporting two crossing roads of different heights. The bridge’s nighttime lights are spectacular.


    Fun fact: Brazil has more species of monkeys than anywhere else on earth.

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    Sao Paulo See Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral da Se): Statuesque palms line the square, framing this neo-Gothic Roman Catholic Archdiocese. The structure and its Renaissance-styled dome are inspired by the Cathedral of Florence, and more than 800 tons of unique marble were used to construct the building. All the furniture, mosaics, and sculpture were transported by ship from Italy.

    Patio do Colegio, or “Courtyard of the College,” is Sao Paulo’s oldest building and a historical Jesuit church and school. The Pátio do Colégio is home to the Museu Anchieta, which features a fascinating collection of artifacts and records from the 16th century.

    The Julio Prestes Cultural Center: The Julio Prestes Cultural Center, or the Sala Sao Paulo, was once a train station. With its terrific acoustics and a cool, adjustable ceiling, the hall is a copy of Vienna’s Great Musikverein Hall. The Symphony Orchestra of São Paulo (OSESP) performances are some of the most-attended events in the city. A visit here pairs well with some of the other area attractions: Pinacoteca, Museu da Arte Sacra (Sacred Art Museum), and the Parque da Luz

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Pedra Grande: Take a hike on the trail; paraglide the skies over Sao Paulo; take in panoramic views—all from this gem in the middle of the city.

Botanical Garden Of Sao Paulo: With exotic flora, the garden is conservatory of luxuriant landscapes and impressive collections of ornamentals, trees, and groves, as well as many lakes. See the orchid collection; visit the bamboo groves; dine at the great restaurant.

Get a Taste of Brazil

Try what the locals love: Bacalhau is a Brazilian-adopted Portuguese dish containing onions, olives, tomatoes, potatoes, and herbs. Fried fish cakes (bolinho de bacalhau) are consumed with gusto (and often with beer). Tiny tasty rolls (pão de queijo) eaten typically for breakfast—you would call them “cheese bread”—with a cup of coffee with milk (pingado), found in Brazilian bakeries.

Experience the falafels, crispy on the outside and filled with goodness, at Tent of the Nile (Tenda do Nilo).

Taste an African-influenced fritter (acarajé) at Star City

Indulge your sweet tooth at Casa Mathilde.

Have an afternoon or evening drink at Frank Bar.

Dive into a coxinha at Bar do Luiz Fernandes.

Savor feijoada, Brazil’s beans-and-pork stew.

Swing into Caso do Sabor for a tropical chocolate experience, from those who best know cocoa beans and cacao.

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As you can see, there’s adventure awaiting you in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Discover even more to explore in our Brazil Pinterest board and our Sao Paulo Pinterest board.

Take a life-changing trip to Sao Paulo, Brazil. Become accomplished in TapRooT®, learning to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quality problems, near misses, operational errors, hospital sentinel events and other types of problems.

Register now for an experience in Sao Paulo that will both broaden you and further your career and professional development:

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