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The Ibirapuera Park is the most important urban park in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.
It has 1,584,000m2, being surpassed in size only by the Carmo Park and the Anhanguera Park.
It was inaugurated on August 21, 1954 to commemorate the fourth centenary of the city.
The architectural design was done by Oscar Niemeyer and the landscape design was done by Roberto Burle Marx, both internationally known.
The name Ibirapuera comes from the indigenous word “Ybirapuera” meaning “rotten tree”, because the area remained flooded and with a high humidity level.
The Ibirapuera Park is one of the most visited ones and provides numerous attractions like concerts, shows, exhibitions, a museum, an auditorium, Japanese Pavilion, arboretum, as well as space for working out, bike path, sports courts, playground and a lake.
In 2015 the park was chosen / voted by the British newspaper The Guardian as one of the best parks in the world.