Consolacao is a district in the central part of the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. It belongs to the subprefecture of Se. The district is largely residential, and contains many large apartment buildings and condominiums. It is also known for its prominent cultural institutions. Originally, the region of the city which comprises today's Consolacao was inhabited by the Jesuits, being called "Sesmaria of Pacaembu." It remained thus until the beginning of the 20th century when it was converted into a neighborhood for the highest class of paulistanos. It was attractive due to its high elevation, wide open streets and an array of woody plants. Also, being far from the Luz train station, and out of the old city center, it was much quieter and cleaner, giving it the name of Higienopolis, "City of Hygiene", which is also the name of the main avenue of the district. This name is also currently as an alternative name for the district of Consolacao itself.