From the top, left to right: São Paulo Cathedral, United Nations Business Center, São Paulo Museum of Art on Paulista Avenue, Paulista Museum, Bandeiras Monument, Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge, and overview of the historic downtown from Altino Arantes Building) is a municipality in the southeast region of Brazil.The metropolis is an alpha global city (as listed by the Ga WC) and the most populous city in Brazil, the Western Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere.They built a mission on top of a steep hill between the Anhangabaú and Tamanduateí rivers.They first had a small structure built of rammed earth, made by American Indian workers in their traditional style.It is home to monuments, parks and museums such as the Latin American Memorial, the Ibirapuera Park, Museum of Ipiranga, São Paulo Museum of Art, and the Museum of the Portuguese Language.The city holds events like the São Paulo Jazz Festival, São Paulo Art Biennial, the Brazilian Grand Prix, São Paulo Fashion Week and the ATP Brasil Open.It is the most populous and wealthiest city in Brazil.It exerts strong international influences in commerce, finance, arts and entertainment.
Additionally, the city hosted the IV Pan American Games and the São Paulo Indy 300.
São Paulo is the second best city in Brazil to invest in, after the city of Curitiba.
The city attracts numerous immigrants from all over Brazil and even from foreign countries, due to the vibrant economy and for being the hub of most Brazilian companies.
For the next two centuries, São Paulo developed as a poor and isolated village that survived largely through the cultivation of subsistence crops by the labor of natives.
For a long time, São Paulo was the only village in Brazil's interior, as travel was too difficult for many to reach the area.
The São Paulo Gay Pride Parade rivals the New York City Pride March as the largest gay pride parade in the world.