São Paulo City Information

São Paulo City

São Paulo is the capital city for the state of São Paulo and is an absolutely enormous city, with nearly 20 million people living in the metropolitan area! It the largest city in South America, and the 7th largest city in the world.  Many international flights use Sao Paulo as their hub.   Sao Paulo is also the richest city in Brazil and known for its land marks, museums and parks, including such attractions as the Museu Paulista do Ipiranga, the gothic Metropolitan Sé Cathedral, the São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP).   The city boasts the largest shopping center in Latin America, the Centro Comercial Leste Aricanduva.  The city itself has no beaches, making it a business destination more than a tourist destination.   The Mayor made billboards illegal and limited store signage, making the city oddly void of major advertising.  A somewhat welcome relief compared with other cities.    The major airport is São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU).

 

 

General Information:

  • Area Code: (11)
  • Airport Service - EMTU Bus service to GRU International Airport Phone: +55 (11) 6445 2505 or 0800 190 088
  • São Paulo/Guarulhos International Airport Phone: +55 (11) 6445-2945
  • Congonhas Airport Phone: +55 (11) 5090-9000
  • Bus Station - Tietê Terminal Phone: +55 (11) 3235 0322
  • Bus Station - Jabaquara Terminal Phone: +55 (11) 5012 2256
  • Bus Station - Barra Funda Terminal Phone: +55 (11) 3666 4682
  • Bank Agencies: The city has countless domestic and international bank agencies. Most commercial establishments accept credit cards.
Juréia Itatins Ecological Station in São Paulo
Juréia Itatins Ecological Station in São Paulo
Ibirapuera Auditorium in São Paulo
Ibirapuera Auditorium in São Paulo
Procopio Ferreira Theater
Procopio Ferreira Theater
Centro Cultural Sao Paulo
Centro Cultural Sao Paulo
Ibipirapuera Park in São Paulo
Ibipirapuera Park in São Paulo
Tribunal de Justica do Estado de Sao Paulo Museum
Tribunal de Justica do Estado de Sao Paulo Museum
Trianon Park
Trianon Park
Botanical Garden of São Paulo
Botanical Garden of São Paulo
Caixa Economica Federal Museum
Caixa Economica Federal Museum
Credicard Hall
Credicard Hall
MASP - Arte Moderna Museum in São Paulo
MASP - Arte Moderna Museum in São Paulo
Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paulo
Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paulo
Palacio dos Bandeirantes
Palacio dos Bandeirantes
Serra da Cantareira State Park - São Paulo
Serra da Cantareira State Park - São Paulo
Interlagos Circuit in São Paulo
Interlagos Circuit in São Paulo
Parque Chico Mendes in São Paulo
Parque Chico Mendes in São Paulo