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The city of Sao Paulo, which generates half of Brazil’s economy, is the size of the entire United Kingdom and has a larger population than Portugal. The magnitude of São Paulo is based on its territorial dimension and therefore is the third largest metropolis in the world, the most important city in Latin America. However, its greatness is manifested in many ways: it can be modern, romantic, intellectual, rich, poor or sporty. Undoubtedly, a megacity with many faces, that makes it truly cosmopolitan.
In addition to having one of the most diversified industrial parks in Latin America, the financial market of São Paulo is one of the most important in the southern hemisphere. This city’s eclectic qualities are reflected in the architecture of buildings and structures, roads and monuments. The refined palate of São Paulo originates from many different parts of the world : Italy, Japan, China, Africa and many Arabic countries. The economic diversity of Sao Paulo and its wide ethnic variety generate a great cultural energy in music and the arts in general, as well as in the flavors of the many cuisines of Brazil and the world as it passes through this land of drizzle. The lifestyle of those who live in São Paulo combines business and leisure, one being the extension of the other. The best “Paulistana”attraction is food and it suits all sort of tastes and pockets. The city offers approximately 15,000 restaurants, 20,000 bars and more than 3,000 bakeries. Pizza is one of themostdemocraticgastronomicsymbolsof SaoPaulo and is served in more than 5,000 establishments.
The city of São Paulo offers an intense artistic and cultural life. Among the tourist attractions are museums, cultural centers, squares, parks and high quality gastronomy, making it one of the international capitals of good food for the most demanding palates. The city offers approximately 15,000 restaurants, 20,000 bars and more than 3,000 bakeries. Pizza is one of the most democratic gastronomic symbols of Sao Paulo and is served in more than 5,000 establishments.