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The campus is located in the Vila Olímpia district close to Ibirapuera Park and the new business center of São Paulo, which is South America’s most populous city, with GDP of R$450 billion, which accounts for 12% of national GDP.

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São Paulo in numbers:

  • Population 10.8 million, or 19 million if the entire metropolitan area is considered
  • 38% of the 100 largest privately-owned companies with Brazilian capital
  • 63% of the international groups installed in Brazil
  • 17 of the 20 largest banks
  • 8 of the top 10 brokerage firms
  • 31 of the 50 largest insurers
  • Approximately 100 of the 200 technology companies
  • Bovespa Stock Exchange, South America’s largest
  • BM&F Commodities and Futures Exchange, the world’s sixth largest in terms of turnover
  • 24,000 stores and 77 shopping malls
  • 152 theaters, 7 concert halls and 55 cinemas
  • 90 museums and 39 cultural centers
  • 54 parks and green areas
  • 1 race track, which hosts Brazil’s Formula 1 Grand Prix
  • 12,500 restaurants with 52 different cuisines

TOP 12 things you MUST DO in São Paulo:

  1. Eat a bologna sandwich (sanduiche de mortadela) and deep fried cod fish pastry (pastel de bacalhau) at the Municipal Market
  2. Attend a concert at Sala São Paulo or the Municipal Theater
  3. Take in great views of the city from Banespa Tower
  4. Enjoy a shopping tour of downtown São Paulo in the 25 de Março, Brás and Bom Retiro districts
  5. Visit the city’s historical center and see the Pateo do Colegio, Largo São Francisco, and Sé Cathedral
  6. Visit one of the city’s excellent museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art (MASP), Pinacoteca Museum or the Portuguese Language Museum
  7. Visit Ibirapuera Park and its many attractions
  8. Enjoy dinner or a drink and enjoy amazing city views at Terraço Italia restaurant or Skye restaurant (located atop Hotel Unique)
  9. Shop for major international designer labels on Oscar Freire Street or in the malls Iguatemi, Cidade Jardim or Vila Olimpia
  10. Check out the city’s Japanese community in the Liberdade district
  11. Eat at one of the city’s 6,000 pizzerias
  12. Watch a race at Interlagos Racetrack or a soccer game at Pacaembu Stadium

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