Sao Paulo, Brazil Travel Guide - What To See & Do by Patricia Holmes
Our illustrated travel guide will take you to Sao Paulo, Brazil.
São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil, with a city population of about 11 million and almost 20 million in its metropolitan region. It is the capital of the Southeastern state of São Paulo, and also a beehive of activity that offers a great nightlife activities and an intense cultural experience.
São Paulo is one of the richest cities in the southern hemisphere, although the inequality of the classes that is often observed in Brazil is blatant. Historically attractive to immigrants as well as Brazilians from other states, it's one of the most diverse cities in the world.
São Paulo, or Sampa as it is also often called, is one of the most underrated cities tourism-wise, often eclipsed by other places in the Brazilian sun & beach circuit such as Rio de Janeiro and Salvador.
It is in fact a great city to explore, with its own idiosyncrasies and an intense way of life. São Paulo features many world-class restaurants and a diverse regional and international cuisine. If there is a major attraction to São Paulo it is the excellent quality of its restaurants and its variety of cultural activities.
Finding Internet access when out and about can be problematic so carry your mobile guidebook in the palm of your hand. We include a fully linked Table of Contents and internally to access context-specific information quickly and easily when offline. Many web links are included as well for additional information.
Welcome To Sao Paulo Subdivisions Municipality Metropolitan area Overview History People Orientation Language Electricity Arrivals By plane Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) Congonhas Airport (CGH) Viracopos International (CPQ or VCP) By bus Local Transportation Bilhete √önico By metro and train Fares and hours of operation Peak hours By bus By taxi By car By bicycle On foot Sightseeing Highlights Avenida Paulista Historic center Pinheiros river area Parks Museums and cultural centers Panoramic views Fun Activities Theaters and concert halls Ciclofaixa de Lazer Fun for the family Watch football/soccer City tours Events Studying Information for students Institutions Learn Portuguese Shopping Highlights Central shopping areas Shopping malls Local shopping Costs Dining Guide Bars, Clubs & Drinking Clubs Communications Internet Cafes Cultural Issues Business etiquette Gay and lesbian travelers Safety & Security Tourist police stations Healthy Living Local Help Consulates Local & Day Trips Coast Countryside Theme parks