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The cultural frenzy of the most cosmopolitan city in South America is all around. In fashion, the financial district, in the pulse of this impressive city, in the cuisine, culture, glamour, the classic and modern, the architecture, in the elegance and the style . ..
In addition to being the largest financial centre in Latin America, São Paulo has a real artistic and creative spirit as witnessed by its huge range of cultural events and variety of leisure a
We have everything lined up to show you the best that São Paulo has to offer! On our blog www.inportobay.com you will find culinary tips and suggestions for visiting unforgettable places, along with other places off the beaten track, but no less interesting. .. We have been given the precious help of local bloggers who share their perspective of the city.
How to get there
São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport (Cumbica) is the busiest in South America and is 25 km from the centre of the city. Congonhas International Airport, just 8km from the centre of São Paulo is served by the city's shuttle bus system.
The climate is high-altitude tropical, with summer rains and average annual temperatures between 19°C and 27°C. But you may experience all four seasons in one day in São Paulo.
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES (°C)
In the summer (Dec-Mar) the rain falls in the afternoon, providing relief from the heat. Mild temperatures in autumn (Apr-June) at around 23°C. Winter (June-Sept) has sunny dry days between 10°C and 12°C. In the spring (Sept-Dec) the days are hot and dry.
Days often start sunny and cloudless and end with a thunderstorm. It is therefore common to see people with coats and umbrellas on hot days.
The official language is Portuguese, although with its own particular accent. It is not difficult to find someone who speaks and understands English. At PortoBay São Paulo, we offer customer service in Portuguese, English, French, German and Spanish.
São Paulo is enormous: 12 million people live here, the largest city in the southern hemisphere. The population descends from Italian, Portuguese, Amerindians and African immigrants, as well as other large waves of migration from Germany, Spain and Japan.
Brasília, the capital, is three hours behind London and Lisbon. Every summer, however, the clocks go forward one hour for a period decided annually by the federal government.
The currency in Brazil is the Real. There are currency exchange bureaux, but it is easier to withdraw money directly from any ATM that accepts Visa Electron. Most shops and restaurants accept international credit cards.
In São Paulo, you will find the best restaurants, bars, museums, stores and shopping centres open from 10am to 10pm Monday to Saturday. Sunday opening hours are limited, although many stores are open in the afternoon.
In Brazil, there are two currents: 220 and 110 volts. In some cases, it is necessary to take an adaptor plug.
We recommend drinking bottled mineral water.
In Brazil, vehicles drive on the right. The use of seat belts is compulsory. Traffic signs follow international conventions. The legally permissible level of alcohol is 0.0 g/litre.
São Paulo hosts numerous music, dance and theatre shows, and every year some of the most important sporting events.
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