What to do and see in Campinas, Brazil: The Best Places and Tips

July 17, 2017 Marlin Saiz

Campinas (Portuguese pronunciation: [kɐ̃ˈpinɐs], Plains or Meadows) is a Brazilian municipality in São Paulo State, part of the country's Southeast Region. According to the 2010 Census, the city's population is 1,080,999, making it the fourteenth most populous Brazilian city and the third most populous municipality in São Paulo state. The city's metropolitan area, Metropolitan Region of Campinas, contains twenty municipalities with a total population of 3,656,363 people.
Restaurants in Campinas

1. Santuario Nossa Senhora Desatadora Dos Nos

Rua Estacio de Sa 466 | Jardim Santa Genebra, Campinas, State of Sao Paulo 13080-010, Brazil + 55 (19) 3242.3211
Excellent
76%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Santuario Nossa Senhora Desatadora Dos Nos

Reviewed By Debora F - Campinas, SP

Incredible place. By entering the garden one can feel the healing atmosphere. There is a small shop where you can buy souvenirs to take home to friends and family in spiritual need.

2. Igreja Santa Rita de Cassia

Avenida Doutor Jesuino Marcondes Machado 670, Campinas, State of Sao Paulo 13092-108, Brazil +55 (19) 3252-2261
Excellent
63%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 147 reviews

Igreja Santa Rita de Cassia

Reviewed By Pedro2023 - Campinas, SP

É uma bela igreja católica, mais moderna, com belos vitrais. Especula-se que, exceto a figura central do vitral - Nossa Senhora, todas as outras estariam retratadas mulheres da sociedade campineira, que doaram dinheiro para a construção.

3. Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Metropolitan Cathedral

Praca Jose Bonifacio, Campinas, State of Sao Paulo 13010-190, Brazil +55 19 3231 2085
Excellent
55%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 576 reviews

Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Metropolitan Cathedral

Daily 7am-7pm

Reviewed By funpower - Montreal, Canada

This Cathedral is a thing of beauty inside. You find the most wonderful wood carvings and sculptures made of "Jacaranda Wood". This is the tree or bush that you see with those beautiful blue (purple) flowers everywhere in South America. We were unlucky there was a mass in progress so we could not admire as we would have liked to. They say it was built in the 19th century in a technique called "taipa de pilas" meaning using clay and rocks. The outside was in restoration therefore covered up so we could not admire it. Go visit when in Campinas it is definitely worth it!

4. Basilica Nossa Senhora do Carmo

Rua Dr. Quirino, Centro, Campinas, State of Sao Paulo 13013-250, Brazil (19) 3231-2327
Excellent
59%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 402 reviews

Basilica Nossa Senhora do Carmo

Reviewed By dldiego - Montevideo, Uruguay

This church is in the center of the city. Inside the church is very nice. But outside there are a lots of homeless. I recomend to visit it in the day or evening but not in the late night

5. Escola de Cadetes

Avenida Papa Pio XII 350 | Jd Chapadao, Campinas, State of Sao Paulo 13070-903, Brazil (19) 3744-2042
Excellent
60%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 230 reviews

Escola de Cadetes

Reviewed By Hdf001 - Campinas, SP

This place is a military school with internal rides done by the young students. Try to find the schedule hours before

6. Parque Portugal

Avenida Machado de Assis, Campinas, State of Sao Paulo 13075-480, Brazil 19-3256-9959
Excellent
42%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Parque Portugal

Reviewed By Danriel J - Santos, SP

There was a lot of space to jogging and sightseeing.You can see a lot of birds in the trees.There is also a lake with a caravel.Near one of the entries, there is also a Planetarium.

7. Parque D. Pedro Shopping

Avenida Guilherme Campos 500 | Jardim Santa Genebra, Campinas, State of Sao Paulo 13087-901, Brazil +55 19 4003-7740
Excellent
48%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Parque D. Pedro Shopping

O Parque D. Pedro Shopping é o maior e mais completo centro de compras, lazer e entretenimento de Campinas e região!

Reviewed By JuniorMazzagardi - Vinhedo, São Paulo, Brazil

The D.Pedro Shopping is one of the largest in Brazil with a huge food court, many movie Theater Screens, all kind of stores and many slow food restaurants.
Great to shop. Even though they dont say anything, the right side you have more expensive stores aimed at the A class and the left side is more aimed at the B class with more accesible stores in general. There is a walmart at the end of the left side

8. Igreja Nossa Senhora das Dores

Rua Maria Monteiro 1212, Campinas, State of Sao Paulo 13025-152, Brazil +55(19)37052070
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 113 reviews

Igreja Nossa Senhora das Dores

Reviewed By mobianchi - Campinas, SP

Bela igreja no coraçao do Cambui, mantem uma grande frequencia de atividades religiosas como casamentos e missas. Fica mais bonita composta do enfeite natural do ipe rosa florido.

9. Pedreira do Chapadao

Avenida Marechal Rondon, s/n | Praça Ulysses Guimarães, Campinas, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil 19-3735-0881
Excellent
47%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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Terrible
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4.5 based on 243 reviews

Pedreira do Chapadao

Reviewed By mauronr - Sao Paulo, Brazil

It's an old and deactivated quarry that was transformed in a park and a venue for open air events. They have some Concerts there once in a while.
Its official name is "Praça Ulisses Guimarães", but everybody calls is "Pedreira do Chapadão" (Chapadão's quarry, "Chapadão" being the name of the neighborhood.)
There's not much to do besides walking. It's a pleasant walk, though. Good to bring kids of any age. There is some playground equipment like swings, slides and seesaws.
There's an ice cream shop in the park and a couple of other places to eat and drink across the street.

10. Observatorio de Capricornio (Municipal)

Estr. Serra das Cabras s/n | Joaquim Egídio, Campinas, State of Sao Paulo 83649-850, Brazil (19) 3298-6566
Excellent
49%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 189 reviews

Observatorio de Capricornio (Municipal)

Sun 5pm-9pm

Reviewed By Hdf001 - Campinas, SP

Try to be there when they have some special events, like Jupiter, mars observation. It is cold, take some closes with you, also nice place for bike ride

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