São Paulo is Brazil's most important industrial and business center and with nine million residents, it is the largest city in the southern hemisphere. Furthermore, the city of São Paulo offers international flair. Immigrants from all over the world have influenced this city in southeast Brazil, lending a unique atmosphere to individual parts of the city. For this reason, many people compare this multicultural metropolis with New York. Itâ€™s no wonder, because the best shops in the country can be found in São Paulo along with top quality, international restaurants. In addition, numerous bars and clubs energize the nightlife. Sao Paulo also scores points on the art scene: The Museo de Arte de São Paulo is home to the most significant art collection in South America. Here you can admire works by van Gogh and Degas.