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 jovial nightlife and an intense cultural experience.
Downtown São Paulo
São Paulo's city downtown area is where the city was founded, in 1554. It contains many historical buildings and areas which are protected by the municipality.
West is a region in São Paulo. If the Downtown represents the São Paulo of the past, probably no other region represents the São Paulo of present day as well as the West.
Far East is a region of São Paulo. With about 2.7 million people, it is the most populous region and the main reduct of São Paulo's working classes, a true "City of Workers".
South Central is a region of São Paulo. It is the wealthiest region of the city in terms of average income per capita, although poorer areas also exist, especially in the extreme south of the region.
Northeast São Paulo
Northeast is a region of São Paulo. A rural area turned residential, it is now known for its large exposition and event centers, and many of the city's largest events, including the São Paulo Carnaval Parade, happen here.
Paulista region is commonly used by people of São Paulo to refer to the area around Avenida Paulista.
Southeast São Paulo
Southeast is a region of São Paulo. It can be described as a "transition zone" between its three surrounding regions: the Historic Center, the "City of New Rich" and the "City of Workers", mixing characteristics of these three regions.
Far South is a region of São Paulo. It is the largest region of the municipality of São Paulo, and although the second most populous, it is by far the least densely populated.
Northwest São Paulo
Northwest is a region of São Paulo. It is mostly suburban and residencial similar to the Far East, with the difference that considerable portions of the region remain rural or unoccupied.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust