Saturday, 4 May 2013

521 – Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo, Brazil

Card no 521 - Amanda 
Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo, Brazil 
Country Card Sent From: Brazil
Place that Card Sender Lives: São Paulo
Date Received: 27th April 2013 
Distance Travelled: 1,176 miles 
Time Taken: 10 days 
 Postcrossing i/d - BR-255254

Ibirapuera Park is a major urban park in São Paulo, Brazil. It has a large area for leisure, jogging and walking, as well as a convention center. Its importance to São Paulo is comparable to that of the Central Park to New York City. The Ibirapuera is one of Latin America largest city parks, together with Chapultepec Park, in Mexico City and Simón Bolívar Park in Bogota.

The Obelisk of São Paulo, in the centre of the park is a symbol of the Constitutionalist Revolution of 1932.

Ibirapuera Park was inaugurated in 1954 for the 400th anniversary of the city, with buildings de-signed by famous architect Oscar Niemeyer and landscape by designer Roberto Burle Marx.

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