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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 +55 11 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 +55 11 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),  +55 11 3699-5618. Rua Demetri Sansoud de Lavoud, 100 - Vila Campesina (atrás da prefeitura).
  • Nelson Vilha Dias Ecological Park (Parque Ecológico Nelson Vilha Dias),  +55 11 3599-5956. Av. Esmeralda - Rochdale. Daily from 8AM to 8PM.
  • Osasco Municipal Theater (Teatro Municipal de Osasco),  +55 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 +55 11 3765-3677. Av. Leão Machado 100 - Parque Continental, .
  • Empresarial Shopping PrimitivaRua Dona Primitiva Vianco, 224 +55 11 3681-7109.
  • Fantasy Shopping, Av dos Autonomistas.
  • Galeria ShoppingRua Dona Primitiva Vianco, 100 +55 11 3682-1634. E Calçadão Antônio Agú, 121 - Centro.
  • Mercado Municipal de Osasco
  • Osasco Plazar Shopping +55 11 2117-2777. Rua Tenente Avelar Pires de Azevedo, 81.
  • Shopping Center Americanas Osasco +55 11 3685-1660fax: +55 11 3685-1660. Rua Avelar Pires de Azevedo,Tte, 140 - Centro.
  • Shopping Top Shop CentroAvenida dos Autonomistas, 500 +55 11 3685-1888fax: +55 11 3685-1888. Vila São José.
  • Super Shopping OsascoAv. dos Autonomistas, 1 +55 11 3699-9400. 828.
  • Shopping União de OsascoAv. dos Autonomistas, 1 +55 11 3371-6555. 400; Av. Hilário Pereira de Souza, 700; Av. Franz Voegeli, 707.
Shopping União de Osasco

Eat[edit]

Budget[edit]

Mid-range[edit]

Splurge[edit]

Drink[edit]

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

Sleep[edit]

Budget[edit]

Mid-range[edit]

  • Hotel Casa Blanca +55 11 3681-1887. Rua Felipe Antônio Nader 48.
  • San José Palace Hotel +55 11 3681-8433. Rua Dr. Marinho Jothay M. Ferraz, 215 - Centro.
  • VollareAv. Santo Antônio, 57 +55 11 3683-4348fax: +55 11 3683-4348. Vila Osasco.

Splurge[edit]

  • Best Western Osasco +55 11 2109-4000fax: +55 11 2109-4007. Rua Dionysia Alves Barreto - 500,

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Hotel Solarium

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Go next[edit]

Panorama of Osasco.
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