About Sao Paulo
Vibrant São Paulo is among the world's most populous cities. Brazil's financial center, it has abundant cultural institutions and a rich architectural tradition. Its iconic buildings range from the 1919 Edifício Martinelli skyscraper and the neo-Gothic Metropolitan Cathedral to modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer’s curvy Edifício Copan. The colonial-style Pátio do Colégio church marks where Jesuit priests founded the city in 1554. In 2013, São Paulo was the most populous city in Brazil and in South America. According to the 2010 IBGE Census, there were 11,144,369 people residing in the city of São Paulo. The city has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate, rainfall is high. Due to the altitude of the city, there are few hot nights in São Paulo even in the summer months. São Paulo is practically a museum in the open air, with neighborhoods and buildings of historical value. The city has museums and art galleries. Among the museums in the city are São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP), the Ipiranga Museum, and the Museum of Sacred Art. It is also home to 3 major soccer teams Corinthians, Palmeiras and São Paulo FC.