Book a window seat on your flight to Sao Paulo and take in the awe-inspiring view of high rises as you approach the Sao Paulo airport. Originally a mission station set up in 1554 by Jesuit priests on the banks of the Rio Tiete, the city of Sao Paulo today is an awesome megalopolis, and the industrial and commercial powerhouse of Brazil. The city grew wealthy on coffee cultivation in the mid-19th century, thanks to the rich soil of the region, and the plantation owners took up residence in the bustling regional center. Today 17-million proud Paulistanosca call Sao Paublo home.
Visitors taking flights to Sao Paulo will vacation in the financial center of Brazil and home to Latin America’s largest stock exchange.