São Paulo city – The active metropolis: Religious built a school on a small hill next to Tamanduateí Anhangabaú and rivers, where they celebrated a mass. That was on January 25, 1554, which marks the anniversary of São Paulo. Nearly five centuries later, the village of Piratininga became a city of 18 million inhabitants. Those times, there remain only the foundations of the building made by priests and Indians in Pateo do Collegio.

In the 1970s, the service sector has gained greater prominence in São Paulo’s economy. The industries have migrated to cities of São Paulo, as the so-called ABCD (Santo André, São Bernardo do Campo, São Caetano do Sul and Diadema). Today, São Paulo is the financial center of Latin America and it still gets Brazilian expatriates working and open arms and live in São Paulo, in an environment of tolerance and respect for diversity of faiths, ethnicity, sexual orientations and tribes.

Fascinating, São Paulo is a superlative metropolis at all, even in diversity. Seething cauldron of styles and cultures where 70 nationalities live together, is also a great entertainment center: more than 280 cinemas, 180 theaters, more than 90 110 museums and cultural centers, and numerous nightclubs of the most many styles for one of the busiest nights of the planet. Not to mention the shopping – with 79 malls and dozens of specialized shopping streets. And the food – more than 12 500 restaurants, with 52 types of cuisine from all over the world. For reasons like this, well worth discovering this global city, full of knowledge, trends, smells and colors.

What to expect of the region?

Brazil Trip Specialist

Brazil Trip Specialist