Santos was founded in 1546 by the Portuguese. It is is about 79 km from the metropolis São Paulo. Santos has the biggest seaport in Latin America,  has large industrial complexes and shipping centers, which handle a large portion of the world’s coffee exports, as well as a number of other Brazilian exports including steel, oil, cars, oranges, bananas and cotton. The city is also home to the Coffee Museum, where, once, coffee prices were negotiated. The exportation of coffee from the Port of Santos gave rise to the city and mostly accounted for the wealth of the city at the turn of the 19th to the 20th century.