The Intricate History of Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo Locals’ Favorite

After a long time back and forth and a large number of unrealized projects, Ibirapuera Park was officially inaugurated on August 21st, 1954 and conceived as an art and culture, recreation and sports venue project.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Today, when we stroll through the famous and popular Ibirapuera Park, we do not know what a long history this masterwork had suffered in the big urban jungle that is São Paulo. We have reconstructed the history of its origin for you.

The region surrounding the beautiful Ibirapuera Park was once, in the distant past, a wetland part of a large indigenous village. Its very name reflects its origin: Ibirapuera means "rotten wood" or "rotten tree" in Tupi language.

The idea for the park arose in the late nineteenth century, more specifically in 1890, when . . .

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