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Caminhada Noturna ("Night Walk") is a weekly walking tour of the centre of São Paulo. It takes place every Thursday between 8 and 10 pm, starting and ending at the Municipal Theatre. It has taken place over 300 times[1] since September 2005.[3] It is attended by 50–100 people each week,[1] a mix of locals and tourists,[4] peaking at 300 attendees in 2012.[5] The walk is free to attend, and is supported by the local tourism organisation.[6]

Caminhada Noturna
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Participants in June 2016
StatusActive[1]
GenreHistory and architecture[2]
FrequencyEvery Thursday, 8-10pm[1]
Years active13[3]
InauguratedSeptember 2005[3]
FounderCarlos Beutel[3]
Websitewww.caminhadanoturna.com.br

It was founded by Carlos Beutel, who owns a vegetarian restaurant in the area. It was originally going to be a day walk, but it changed to a night walk following a suggestion by Carmen Gimenez and Nadir Khouri based on an existing night walk in Barcelona. It was associated with efforts to restore the centre of São Paulo, and a weekly community meeting to discuss problems in the local area of Rua Barão de Itapetininga.[3] The first tours started from Mário de Andrade Library, changing to the Theatre in 2006.[2]

Tour guides were arranged in 2006.[3] Each tour has a guest speaker (often an architect, artist or a local), who talks about the theme of the walk.[6] The walks cover the historical buildings and architecture in the centre of the city.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Caminhada Noturna no Centro de São Paulo" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Sampaio, Leandro. "Caminhada Noturna permite que turistas e paulistanos conheçam o centro da cidade sob novo olhar". www.cidadedesaopaulo.com (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 12 July 2017. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Histórico – Caminhada Noturna no Centro de São Paulo" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Caminhada na Midia – Caminhada Noturna no Centro de São Paulo" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Caminhada noturna reúne 300 pessoas no centro de São Paulo – 25/01/2012 – Cotidiano – Folha de S.Paulo". www1.folha.uol.com.br. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  6. ^ a b "O andarilho do centro – Brasil – Estadão". Estadão (in Portuguese). 25 July 2009.