Few cities of its size are as underrated as São Paulo. Many visitors to
Brazil know it as the primary international gateway and connection point
for more famous beach destinations, but those same visitors are missing
out on an exhilarating, culture-rich metropolis that offers a diverse
and award-winning gastronomic scene and stellar 24-hour nightlife. Home
to over ten million Brazilians of various ethnic backgrounds—Portuguese,
African, Japanese, Italian, German, Syrian—this financial powerhouse is
ripe for exploration by only the most adventurous.
downtown São Paulo is at turns gritty and pleasantly surprising, while
AvenidaPaulista retains its status as the essence of urban modernity.
Rua Augusta pulses as the epicenter of underground nightlife and Vila
Madalena offers classic Brazilian samba and socializing. Don’t be afraid
to dive in.