Even through jaded adult eyes, the first glimpse of São Paulo from the air is both exciting and intimidating. For a child, the responses are amplified. Young eyes have never seen so many skyscrapers, a bristling carpet of concrete and glass that stretches to the smoggy horizon.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
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