Top 10 Things to do in Sorocaba, Brazil

December 10, 2017 Sheron Bogner

Sorocaba (Portuguese pronunciation: [so̞ɾo̞ˈkabɐ]) is a municipality in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Sorocaba is the eighth-largest city in the state of São Paulo. Outside the Greater São Paulo region, it ranks behind only Campinas, São José dos Campos and Ribeirão Preto. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of Sorocaba. The population is 644,919 (2015 est.) in an area of 450.38 km.
Restaurants in Sorocaba

1. Catedral Metropolitana de Sorocaba

Praca Coronel Fernando Prestes, Sorocaba, State of Sao Paulo 18010-060, Brazil +55 (15) 3233 3233
Excellent
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4.5 based on 329 reviews

Catedral Metropolitana de Sorocaba

Reviewed By Les W - Ramsbottom, United Kingdom

Beautiful architecture and some lovely sculptures, a much loved place of worship for the people of Sorocaba. Dating back years this symbolic building sounds it's bells every day @6am, midday & 6pm As a former industrial City, the bells were to signify the beginning and end to the working day, despite the Cities recent transformation this practice continues today and is now classed as part of it's heritage.

2. Iguatemi Esplanada

Av. Gisele Constantino, 1.850, Sorocaba, State of Sao Paulo 18047-900, Brazil +55 15 3219-9900
Excellent
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4.5 based on 435 reviews

Iguatemi Esplanada

Reviewed By MartinezPupoOliveira - Santos

Shopping Iguatemi Esplanada is the best one in Sorocaba, with the best brands and shops, with a big parking lot!

3. Parque Zoologico Municipal Quinzinho De Barros

Rua Teodoro Kaizel 883, Sorocaba, State of Sao Paulo 18020-268, Brazil 15-3227-5454
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Parque Zoologico Municipal Quinzinho De Barros

Principais atividades do ZooClique sobre o título desejado para visualizar seu respectivo conteúdo.Visitas orientadasA visita inclui um passeio pelo Zoo, dirigido por um monitor especializado e a opção de caminhar pela mata, visitar a cozinha ou o museu. As explicações incluem dados biológicos e curiosidades sobre os bichos, numa linguagem divertida e adaptada à faixa etária do grupo escolar.Zoo vai à escolaA equipe do Zoo visita a escola levando animais vivos, taxidermizados, jogos e pôsteres para uma animada exposição ecológica.TranzooDurante as férias ou finais de semana, desenvolvem-se atividades para grupos de crianças, adolescentes, famílias e melhor idade.As estratégias utilizadas são gincanas, exposições, excursões, madrugada ecológica, teatro, entre outras. Cada curso tem um tema diferente, destacando-se entre muitos: animais em extinção, os ecossistemas de Sorocaba, a história do meio ambiente de Sorocaba, o lixo, os ancestrais de nossos bichos domésticos, os índios brasileiros, o ambiente aquático, o homem rural, de onde vem nossos produtos, ecossistemas brasileiros, etc.Clube Conservadores da NaturezaAtualmente o Clube Ecológico é formado por crianças, adolescentes e a melhor idade. Todos vêm ao Zoológico uma vez por semana, para aprender sobre os temas ambientais, animais e sua importância no meio ambiente e desenvolver ações individuais e coletivas para a conservação do meio ambiente. Os integrantes participam de diversas maneiras realizando saídas a campo, pesquisas, brincadeiras, exposições e muitas outras atividades divertidas! Assim, por meio do que apredem durante as reuniões, os integrantes desenvolvem atividades para a comunidade de Sorocaba e região. Venha você também fazer parte dessa turma! Reuniões/Faixa etária:-CCN Infantil - para crianças de 7 a 12 anos Horário: 9h às 11h (manhã), 14h as 16h (tarde). Segunda-feira Data de ínicio das reuniões: 14 de março-CCN Adolescente - para crianças de 13 a 17 anos Horário: 14h às 16h. (Quinta-feira) Data de ínicio das reuniões: 17 de março-CCN Melhor idade Horário: 14h às 16h. (Sexta-Feira) Data de ínicio das reuniões: 18 de marçoInformações de como chegar ao ZooZooterapiaA equipe e voluntários do Zoo visitam o setor de internamento infantil de hospitais públicos, creches de crianças com necessidades especiais, orfanatos e asilos, levando momentos de entretenimento para pessoas em variados estados de saúde física e psicológica. Por meio de demonstrações sobre as belezas e curiosidades da natureza, busca-se que essas pessoas tenham momentos de arrebatamento do seu atual estado, trazendo distração e ânimo que podem resultar em melhoria da qualidade de vida.Participação em eventosO Zoo participa de vários eventos da cidade, tais como Semana do Meio Ambiente, Dia do Rio Sorocaba, Expo-Verde, entre outros.Clique aqui, para ver a agenda dos parques.Acervo didáticoO Zoo conta com um grande acervo de material à disposição dos professores:- Kits ecológicos: Crânios, patas, ovos, livros, acompanhados de um manual do professor, compõem kits didáticos sobre mais de 20 diferentes temas. (saiba mais) - Ecovideoteca: 200 temas sobre o meio ambiente, dirigidos para o público adulto e infantil. (saiba mais) -Jogos ecológicos: mais de 200 jogos para diferentes idades, voltados para a conservação do meio ambiente. Confeccionados por alunos de Biologia da PUC/SP. (saiba mais)- Pinacoteca: Quadros e pôsteres sobre animais e plantas do Brasil e exóticos.- : O Zoológico, por meio de seu Museu de Zoologia, oferece para empréstimo 180 espécies de animais taxidermizados, fixados em formol ou mesmo partes deles, como crânio, pata, bico, pele, entre outras peças biológicas. (saiba mais)

Reviewed By Rodrigo A - Sorocaba, SP

It is really a beautiful zoo, not so big then others but very welcoming, peaceful, affordable and cheap. It is a perfect place in Sorocaba to visit with the family.I have visited many times this zoo.

4. Pista Caminhada Campolim

Avenida Antonio Carlos Comitre 650, Sorocaba, State of Sao Paulo 18047-970, Brazil
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4.5 based on 386 reviews

Pista Caminhada Campolim

Reviewed By Reinaldo N

A nice park in the best area of Sorocaba. A 2km trek around the green park with an internal ring amongst trees and external ring on sidewalk. Drinking water Fountain available. Clean and well taken care of. People go there for jogging night and day. There are lakes, gym equipment and benches to sit and gaze.Parents take their children and pets too. Can't miss it if you're in the city.

5. Palacio dos Tropeiros

Avenida Engenheiro Carlos Reinaldo Mendes 3041 No Bairro Alto da Boa Vista, Sorocaba, State of Sao Paulo 18013-900, Brazil
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4 based on 184 reviews

Palacio dos Tropeiros

Reviewed By AFSer6566 - Brazil

Palacio dos Tropeiros is the name of the City Hall of Sorocaba. It houses the Mayor office and other city administration offices. It has a somewhat interesting modern style architecture, surrounded by an artificial lake and the nearby Theater Teotonio Vilela, place of many cultural activities in town. If offers a lovely sunset if you happen to be there late in the afternoon.

6. Parque Natural Municipal da Agua Vermelha Joao Cancio Pereira

Rua Romania 150, Sorocaba, State of Sao Paulo 18045-040, Brazil +55 15 3221-6643
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4 based on 108 reviews

Parque Natural Municipal da Agua Vermelha Joao Cancio Pereira

Reviewed By PauliluDE - Sao Paulo, SP

It has one of the best landscapes of the public Gardens in Sorocaba. It's quite small, but great for a walk with dogs, a pic nic or an afternoon with kids. It's quite well conserved, compared to other parks, and has a good amout of trees, that make the sun of Sorocaba bearable. A good option for a lazy weekend.

7. CEAGESP Sorocaba

Rua Terencio Costa Dias 300, Sorocaba, State of Sao Paulo 18052-200, Brazil (15) 3221-2255
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4 based on 74 reviews

CEAGESP Sorocaba

Reviewed By Lynn-MI - Charlotte, North Carolina

If you are looking for a very local experience in Sorocaba, don't miss visiting CEAGESP. It is a combination farmer's market, food stalls and local shopping (handicrafts, flowers, plants, art, and a whole lot more).
The setting is outdoor, with covered shopping stalls.
During my visit, there was a traditional Northern Brazilian band playing drums and dancing. It was incredible.
The local delicacy is Pastels. A fried treat stuff with chicken and cheese. It's delicious, but be prepared to wait in line. I also tried sugar cane juice....it's great, fresh and sweet.
The market is open late on Wednesdays and on Saturday mornings. Monday / Tuesday / Thursday / Friday are traditional hours. I do not know if they are open on Sundays, but I think not.

8. Jardim botanico Irmaos Vilas Boas

Rua Miguel Montoro Lozano 340, Sorocaba, State of Sao Paulo 18085-761, Brazil 32279996
Excellent
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3.5 based on 289 reviews

Jardim botanico Irmaos Vilas Boas

Reviewed By Infernanda - Katoomba, Australia

It looks quite new and yet already beaten-up showing cracks and chips... You can tell that the conceptual idea is good but not so well executed as there are too little signage and the map provided is confusing. The sculptures featured there are fabulous but again no sign or information about who made, when, where, of what, anything... pitty! The Gardens are still very young and I would like to make another visit in 5-7 years time.

9. Ceu Sagrado

Rua Paulo Varchavtchik 1805 | Alto da Boa Vista, Sorocaba, State of Sao Paulo 18087-190, Brazil 15997714969
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4.5 based on 36 reviews

Ceu Sagrado

Reviewed By Eric F - Sorocaba, Brazil

What was that!?!?! This was the 6th year of this "event" in Sorocaba City - SP at Céu Sagrado. Each year they increase the number of lights decorating the trees, paths, houses and Gardens all over the place. Entrance is free and they only ask for food donations (milk, rice, beans, soy, etc) but only if you want to contribute. It is just superb! My son loved it! I recommend that if you have the chance, come to visit Céu Sagrado! You will not regret...

10. Sorocaba Contemporary Art Museum

Avenida Doutor Afonso Vergueiro 280, Sorocaba, State of Sao Paulo 18035-370, Brazil +55 15 3233-1692
Excellent
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4 based on 72 reviews

Sorocaba Contemporary Art Museum

The Sorocaba Museum of Contemporary Art is a private institution founded in 2004 and is supported by the Sorocaba City Hall and State Secretariat of Culture. It is being installed in the annex building to the Railway Station. The institution is already recognized by IBRAM - Brazilian Institute of Museums, as museological and is inscribed in the Brazilian System of Museums. The MACS is a cultural institution and its activities are eminently cultural and educational, focused primarily on the diffusion of the visual arts. It is an open institution, accessible to all sections of the population. His programming has a strong educational concern and covers the most varied artistic and contemporary tendencies. Its collection in formation counts on approximately 500 works between Brazilian and foreign artists.

Reviewed By arianyteodoro - Sorocaba, SP

When they have expositions it's a nice and cozy place to check cultural activities. Sometimes it's closed, so better check in internet opening hours.

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