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São Paulo

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São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil and one of the largest in the world with a population of about 17 million. It is a beehive of activity and offers a jovial nightlife.

Understand

A large sprawling city can present numerous challenges to sensibilities. The population and environment of São Paulo is diverse, and districts within it range from luxurious shopping areas to hovels housing the poor and destitute. Traffic is quite congested and with minimal pollution control regulations for buses and cars, smog can get pretty thick. Don't be surprised at the diversity of paulistanos and paulistas. For example, São Paulo is home to the largest Japanese population outside of Japan.

Get in

By plane

Two airports: Guarulhos International (GRU) Congonhas (CGH), served by Varig, TAM, United, Delta, American, Northwest, and many other international airlines.

By train

By car

Get around

See

Do

Learn

Buy

The main shopping area is on Avenida Paulista

Eat

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

Drink

Sleep

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

Maksoud Plaza Alameda Campinas 150, SP. +55 (11) 3145 8000. Five star hotel conveniently located in the heart of the business and commercial sector.

Contact

The daily newspaper is O Estado De São Paulo

Stay safe

Visitors need to apply caution when wandering about areas outside of the main shopping and hotel districts. Leave your jewelry and excess cash in the hotel's safe, for example.

Cope

Get out

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