At Global Alliance, we take the “Worldwide” in our company name very seriously. We pride ourselves in offering premium limousine services to our clientele not only in our home base of Toronto but around the globe. Through our sophisticated network of trusted worldwide affiliates, Global Alliance can provide professional chauffeured services in hundreds of international cities. We will discuss many of the major worldwide destinations served via our affiliate network on this blog. Today, we visit South America’s largest metropolis: São Paulo, Brazil.
In addition to being the largest city proper in Brazil and the Americas at nearly 12 million inhabitants, São Paulo is the second largest metropolitan area by population in the Western Hemisphere and the ninth largest in the world with nearly 21 million inhabitants. Brazil’s economic, corporate, and manufacturing centre, São Paulo currently has one of the highest economic growth rates of any urban area in the world.
Founded by the Portuguese in 1554, São Paulo was originally the site of a Jesuit college on a plateau 70 km inland from the Atlantic coast of what is now the southern reaches of Brazil. An isolated village for many decades, São Paulo grew into an important staging point for expeditions of exploration and trade into Brazil’s vast interior. Declared an Imperial City upon Brazil’s independence in 1823, São Paulo’s growth into one of the country’s largest and most prosperous cities was precipitated by the expansion of coffee plantations in the region and shipping through the nearby port city of Santos.
Now an alpha world city and cosmopolitan centre, São Paulo boasts many of Brazil’s tallest buildings, especially on and around Paulista Avenue, the Wall Street of Latin America (the city’s Stock Exchange is the largest in Latin America). São Paulo features many grand theaters, music halls, and performing arts centres, as well as a plethora of major museums of art, culture, history, and natural history. As is the case across Brazil, the sport of football is enormously popular in São Paulo, with three of the nation’s most popular and successful football clubs – São Paulo, Corinthians, and Palmeiras – based in the metropolis. São Paulo hosted games in both of the World Cups held in Brazil, in 1950 and 2014.
São Paulo’s main international airport is Guarulhos, with respective regional and light aircraft airports Congonhas and Campo de Marte combining with the larger air travel hub to move over 40 million passengers annually.
Please feel free to contact Global Alliance Worldwide Chauffeured Services for all of your transportation needs in São Paulo, Brazil.