Osasco

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Viaduto Reinaldo de Oliveira, popularly known as "Ponte Metálica".

Osasco is a city in the São Paulo state, located in the metropolitan area of the city of São Paulo. Fully conurbated with São Paulo and other cities, the dense Osasco is an important industrial district and an emerging business destination, although it has not much to offer to the casual tourist.

Understand[edit]

For a city with more than 650,000 inhabitants, the history of Osasco is quite recent. It emerged around the train station with same name, constructed in 1895 and until nowadays the main train station of the city. Osasco was officially founded in 1962, when it was emancipated from São Paulo. In the second half of the XX century, Osasco grew enormously with industrialization and the expansion of the urban area of São Paulo beyond the municipality limits.

Despite its size, Osasco is not particularly interesting for non-business oriented visitors, although this may change in the future, with the recent and impressive economical growth of the city. Osasco is also carrying an ambitious, long-term re-urbanization plan, which consists of remodelling its city center along the shores of the Tietê river.

Osasco is also well-known for its premier female volleyball team, the Sollys, being possibly the only Brazilian city where volleyball rivals football in the hearts of the local people. Note that volleyball is the second most practiced sport in Brazil, and the most practiced among women.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

  • Castelo Branco Highway (SP-280)
  • Anhanguera Highway (SP-330)
  • Rodoanel Mário Covas Highway (SP-21)
  • From the city of São Paulo, it is possible to reach Osasco by taking Av. Corifeu de Azevedo Marques, which becomes Av. dos Autonomistas when it reaches Osasco.

By train[edit]

By bus[edit]

Osasco Bus Station

Osasco is served by five bus companies: Rápido Ribeirão Preto, Rápido Macaense, Viação Cometa, Expresso Itamarati, and Auto Viação 1001.

  • Osasco Bus Station, Rua Erasmo Braga 1500 - Presidente Altino, tel. 11 3698-5387.

Get around[edit]

By bus[edit]

  • Amador Aguiar Terminal (Vila Yara), Avenida dos Autonomistas .
  • Largo de Osasco Terminal, Rua da Estação.

See[edit]

Osasco Municipal Theater
  • Antôno Temporim Park (Parque de Lazer Antôno Temporim), Av. Capistrano, 202 +1 3692-0621.
  • Casa de Angola, Av. Visconde de Nova Granada, 513 – Jd. Alvorada.
  • Casa do Violeiro do BrasilRua Líbero Carnicelli, 459. Jd Ipê.
  • Chico Mendes Municipal Park (Parque Municipal Chico Mendes), Rua Lázaro Suave, 15. City Bussocaba.
  • Clóvis Assaf Park (Parque Clóvis Assaf), Av. Bussocaba, 300 +1 3652-9512. Centro.
  • Dimitri Sensaud de Lavaud Museum (Museu Dimitri Sensaud de Lavaud), Av. dos Autonomistas, 4001.
  • Dionísio Alvares Mateos Municipal ParkRua Georgina, 64. Jardim das Flores.
  • Grande Otelo Cultural Space (Espaço Cultural Grande Otelo),  +1 3699-5618. Rua Demetri Sansoud de Lavoud, 100 - Vila Campesina (atrás da prefeitura).
  • Nelson Vilha Dias Ecological Park (Parque Ecológico Nelson Vilha Dias),  +1 3599 5956. Av. Esmeralda - Rochdale. Daily from 8AM to 8PM.
  • Osasco Municipal Theater (Teatro Municipal de Osasco),  11 3652 9456. Avenida dos Autonomistas 1533, Industrial Autonomistas, .

Do[edit]

  • Corrida de Santo Antônio - Held annually on June 13, the city's anniversary festival brings various events to the Bortolosso Events Center, Av. Visconde De Nova Granada, 11.

Buy[edit]

  • Calçadão, Rua Antonio Agú, Centro.
  • Continental Shopping 11 3765 3677. Av. Leão Machado 100 - Parque Continental, .
  • Empresarial Shopping PrimitivaRua Dona Primitiva Vianco, 224 11 3681 7109.
  • Fantasy Shopping, Av dos Autonomistas.
  • Galeria ShoppingRua Dona Primitiva Vianco, 100 11 3682 1634. E Calçadão Antônio Agú, 121 - Centro.
  • Mercado Municipal de Osasco
  • Osasco Plazar Shopping 11 2117 2777. Rua Tenente Avelar Pires de Azevedo, 81.
  • Shopping Center Americanas Osasco 11 3685 1660fax: 11 3685 1660. Rua Avelar Pires de Azevedo,Tte, 140 - Centro.
  • Shopping Top Shop CentroAvenida dos Autonomistas, 500 11 3685 1888fax: 11 3685 1888. Vila São José.
  • Super Shopping OsascoAv. dos Autonomistas, 1 11 3699 9400. 828.
  • Shopping União de OsascoAv. dos Autonomistas, 1 11 3371-6555. 400; Av. Hilário Pereira de Souza, 700; Av. Franz Voegeli, 707.
Shopping União de Osasco

Eat[edit]

Budget[edit]

  • JJ de Osasco Lanchonete 11 3698 6695. Rua D Battiston 205.
  • Marri Marmitex 113591 0644. Avenida Padre Vicente Melillo 1319.
  • Raibow Lanchonete 11 3699 27450. Rua B Azevedo 19.
  • Via Vitória Restaurante +1 3654 3702. 11 Rua Antônio Agú 1113.

Mid-range[edit]

  • Experimenta Restaurante 11 3682 8270. Rua Ten A P Azevedo 405.
  • Lougliari Restaurante 11 3682 9934. Rua Ten A P Azevedo 81.
  • Mariano's Restaurante 11 3682 0962. Rua J Crudo 165.
  • Restaurante Cescom 11 3681 4064. Av. Santo Antônio 1232.

Splurge[edit]

  • Aldeia da Villa Bar e Restaurante 11 2283 5355. Rua A Farabulini 14 (em frente ao Shopping Continetal), Site do Aldeia da Villa.
  • GD Restaurante Rancho dos Amigos Valin 11 3607 2710. Rua A Baptistone 169.

Drink[edit]

  • DNA Lounge BarRua Deputado Emílio Carlos, 624. Vila Campesina.

Sleep[edit]

Budget[edit]

  • David Plaza Hotel 11 3682 6893. Rua Pedro Viel 67.
  • Hotel Cardeal Arco Verde 11 3681 1512. Rua Antônio Agu 785 - Centro.
  • Hotel Charlly 11 3682 6796. Rua Estação 171 - Centro.
  • Hotel Charmy 11 3681 1311. Rua Artur Vasconcelos 20 - Centro.
  • Hotel NM 11 3681 9791. Rua Artur Vasconcelos 8 - Centro.
  • Hotel OsascoRua Arthur Vasconcelos, 8 11 3681 9791. Centro.
  • Hotel Village 11 3683 3635. Rua Primitiva Vianco 180.
  • Nuvens Hotel 11 3654 1875. Rua Artur Vasconcelos 127.

Mid-range[edit]

  • Hotel Casa Blanca 11 3681 1887. Rua Felipe Antônio Nader 48.
  • San José Palace Hotel 11 3681 8433. Rua Dr. Marinho Jothay M. Ferraz, 215 - Centro.
  • VollareAv. Santo Antônio, 57 11 3683 4348fax: 11 3683 4348. Vila Osasco.

Splurge[edit]

  • Best Western Osasco 11 2109 4000fax: 11 2109 4007. Rua Dionysia Alves Barreto - 500,

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  • Hotel Matiz The PremiumRua Alice Manholer Piteri, 131 11 3651 9533fax: 11 3651-9534.
  • Hotel Solarium 11 3684-0120. Rua Manuel Antônio Portella 100.
Hotel Solarium

Stay safe[edit]

Connect[edit]

Cope[edit]

Go next[edit]

Panorama of Osasco.
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