Main cities: São Paulo (São Paulo), Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro), Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais), Vitoria (Espirito Santo)
States: Espírito Santo (ES), Minas Gerais (MG), Rio de Janeiro (RJ) and São Paulo (SP)
Brazilian southeast is the most economically well-developed region of the country. Rich and cosmopolitan, it is responsible for 50% of all the country’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product). São Paulo is a city that never sleeps, with concerts, dance shows, nightclubs, restaurants and bars. Rio de Janeiro – considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world – was, for years, the administrative and political capital of Brazil. The region breathes history, with vintage buildings and centenary tradings. Other highlights of the State of Rio de Janeiro are the cities Petrópolis and Ouro Preto (considered to be a World Heritage Site by UNESCO). Southeast also has beaches and gorgeous landscapes.