São Paulo Travel Guide
Plan Your São Paulo Vacation
São Paulo is a megalopolis of nearly 20 million people, with endless stands of skyscrapers defining the horizon from every angle. The largest city in South America, São Paulo even makes New York City, with its population of about 8 million, seem small in comparison. And this nearly 500-year-old capital of São Paulo State gets bigger every year: it now sprawls across some 8,000 square km (3,089 square miles), of which 1,530 square km (591 square miles) make up the city proper.
São Paulo puts an emphasis on business, and for the most part so do its hotels. Most of them are near Avenida Paulista,... read more
São Paulo's dynamic social scene centers on dining out, and among the 12,500-plus restaurants, most of the world's cuisines... read more
Things To Do in São Paulo
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
The imposing and almost dead-straight Avenida Paulista is a great place to explore on foot. Running from Paraíso (paradise) to... Read more
Eating out in São Paulo can be an all-night affair, so most restaurants open late and close even later. The majority will officially... Read more
Shop Till You Drop: Shop along with Brazil's rich and famous in the Jardins or Itaim areas, or at one of the city's many fashion... Read more
São Paulo wasn't big and important right from the start. Jesuit priests founded it in 1554 and began converting native Indians to... Read more
São Paulo hosts one of the world's biggest and most famous gay parades each year on the Sunday of the Corpus Christi holiday, which... Read more
Brazilians are so passionate about futebol (soccer) that popular wisdom says there are three subjects—soccer, women, and... Read more
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