Although Campinas has always been a place to get immersed in various cultural activities, the presence of several universities enhances the cultural life in Campinas further. With 3 theater halls, symphony orchestra, classical music bands, 43 cinemas, libraries, art galleries, cinema halls, museums, there are lots of options for the visitor seeking to immerse himself or herself in cultural activities.
If sightseeing is more your thing, then you’re in luck too. Campinas has several tourist attractions that will ensure you won’t fall short of nice places to see. Chief among these are:
Catedral Metropolitana de Campinas
– This cathedral with its Baroque style interior has been in existence since the 19th Century. It is entirely sculpted and carved in dark jacaranda wood and is one of the unique churches to be found in Brazil.
Centro de Convivência
– a beautiful theatre where Campinas Symphony Orchestra plays
The Central Market
– Known for its beauty and fresh products
The Bosque dos Jequitibás
– this is an urban conserved wooded place that is a symbol of the ancient rain forest in the past.
The old railway station
– now a cultural Centre
The Castelo Water Tower
– provides a magnificent view over downtown;
Railway Society of Campinas
– Is a historical site in Campinas. It maintains the Anhumas station, steam locomotives plus full carriages;
The Lagoa do Taquaral Park
– The Park has an adorable urban lagoon. Also adjacent to it you will find a planetarium, an indoor stadium with swimming pool, science museum, swimming pool, kart racing, streetcar line, pedalos, model airplane areas, an open auditorium for concerts, a floating replica of caravel and many facilities for numerous kinds of sports. There is also a long track where you can run and walk.
You should also visit the mountain region near Campinas city. The region has cool travel and accommodation facilities. You will find beautiful opportunities in places like Serra Negra and Águas de Lindóia and Serra Negra spa cities. Similarly, Holambra is also found near the mountain regions. It is a rural locality that has traditional structures and restaurants and also an annual flower festival. The place is mostly populated by people from who migrated from Netherlands.
For the sports lover, Campinas will definitely be memorable. The city is home to 2 national football clubs called Guarani Futebol Clube and Associação Atlética Ponte Preta, the two teams involved in the boisterous “Campineiro derby” which has been a celebrated tradition since 1912.
With its warm tropical climate, Campinas is a place to visit all year round. Even in winter, you can expect beautiful weather as winters in Campinas are mostly mild and dry and hardly go below 11°C. If you are looking for really warm weather, February is your month. Remember to pack your suntan lotion though.