Though often overshadowed by the flashier city of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo is the largest city in Brazil. It is so sprawling that the city is famous for the size of its helicopter fleet, and it is currently the fourth largest city in the world by population. Sao Paulo is also one of the richest cities in South America and, as such, is packed with attractive dining and nightlife options. Sao Paolo is home to an excellent opera company, a lively theater scene, as well as a number of composers who are living legends in the world of classical music. Diverse, cosmopolitan and blossoming with culture, travelers overlook this unprepossessing city at their own peril.
For gay travelers, Sao Paulo, puts on one of the world’s largest pride parades every year in May.