São Paulo has the best park according to The Guardian

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    The 10 best parks

    From steamy Sao Paolo to breezy Buffalo – via Birkenhead on Merseyside – here are some of the world’s very best urban green spaces

    Ibirapuera
    Sao Paulo, 1954

    Sao Paulo is a harsh city, brooding and landlocked, which makes the 221 hectares of Ibirapuera Park all the more essential. It is the work of Roberto Burle Marx, the great landscape architect who combined cubist and surrealist inspiration with a deep knowledge of Brazilian botany. The park is lush, curvilinear in every direction, sometimes mysterious, sometimes breaking out into powerful colour. Burle Marx often played second fiddle to the architect Oscar Niemeyer, with whom he frequently collaborated. Here, the park is the star, even though it contains the huge and dazzling pavilion that Niemeyer designed for the city’s art biennial.

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    Oasis: the lake in Ibirapuera Oark, Sao Paolo. Photograph: Alamy

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    Ibirapuera is the main park of São Paulo City. Its name means in Tupi language like 'dead tree'. It was opened in 1954 as a gift for the 400th birthday of the city.

    In the pic is possible to see the obelisk (top-left), the Auditorium (with a pyramidal shape), the 'Oca' (at back of auditorium), and the Biennal Pavillon (at top-right). At the center is the cover way connecting the several places of park.

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