Frei Caneca Street

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Frei Caneca Street
Rua Frei Caneca
Rua Frei Caneca SP.JPG
Length 1,500 m (4,900 ft)
Location São Paulo, Brazil
East end Rua Caio Prado, 363
South end Avenida Paulista, 1962

Frei Caneca Street (Portuguese: Rua Frei Caneca, local Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation: [ˌʁu.ɐ ˈfɾeɪ kɐˈnɛkɐ][1]) is an important LGBT Street in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, that starts at the Paulista Avenue and ends at Augusta Street.[2] In the street is located the famous gay nightclub A Loca, and the gay friendly Shopping Frei Caneca.

In the Street of Frei Caneca is located the Gay Tourist Information Centre of the city of São Paulo. The São Paulo Turismo (SPTuris) listed 91 gay friendly places, not to mention the indications of parks and museums. Including 8 shopping centers, 25 cafes and bars, 23 nightclubs, 20 restaurants and 8 saunas.[3]

The idea, according to the SPTuris, is to publicize the city's options for the gay community, coming to São Paulo with more intensity in the São Paulo Gay Pride Parade, but that come back on other occasions.

With trained staff the Gay CIT will work in Casarão Brasil, GLS association, and will be administered by the Associação Brasileira de Turismo para Gays, Lésbicas e Simpatizantes (Abrat-GLS). The staff is bilingual, Portuguese and English.[4]

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