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This ambitious city is blessed with a multifaceted past, a dynamic cultural present and a number of lovely outdoor spaces.

A bustling metropolis of about 1 million inhabitants, Campinas has changed significantly since its 18th-century founding as a rural enclave. Visit this industry, technology and education hub with a vigorous cultural scene. After surviving a dreadful yellow fever outbreak in the 1800s, Campinas took as its icon the mythical phoenix, an appropriate emblem for a city on the rise.

Stroll around the Centro district to see monuments to the deeper heritage of Campinas. Admire the Gothic façade and intricate decorations of the Basilica of Our Lady of Carmel, the city’s oldest place of worship. A few blocks south is the 19th-century Metropolitan Cathedral of Campinas, one of the world’s largest structures built using the “taipa de pilão” clay-and-rock technique.

In the Culture Station see Campinas’ modern adaptation of its industrial history. This historic railway complex, once the city’s central station, now hosts major concerts on covered train platforms and many other cultural activities throughout its varied spaces. Check listings in advance to see what’s on.

For a panoramic view of Campinas and surroundings, visit the Castle Tower north of the city. This fetching art deco structure is a functioning water reservoir and offers the highest vantage point in town. Climb the stairs to its observation deck and look out across the sprawl of Campinas, identifying landmarks with the handy information plaques provided.

To escape urban bustle, retreat to one of the many fine natural spaces in Campinas. Stroll the shaded paths of the Jequitibás Forest, a wooded urban park with native trees, a zoo, an aquarium, playgrounds and a children’s theater. Visit the Parque Portugal to enjoy recreational activities and scenic views of the lagoon.

Campinas lies in the state of São Paulo, just 56 miles (90 kilometers) north of the city. Fly into Viracopos Airport in Campinas or take the 2-hour transfer bus from São Paulo Airport. Campinas is served by urban buses, connecting most major sights in the city. Regular safety precautions apply, especially at night.

Top Hotels in Campinas

Royal Palm Tower Indaiatuba
Royal Palm Tower Indaiatuba
4 out of 5
Rua Av. Francisco de Paula Leite, 3027, Jardim Tropical, Indaiatuba, Sao Paulo
The price is CA $76 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6

Situated in Indaiatuba, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Polo Shopping Indaiatuba and within 3 miles (5 km) of Casarao Pau Preto Museum and Rui Barbosa Square. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (126 reviews)

"Liked it but was woken up by housekeeping every morning moving furniture upstairs"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 11, 2019

Royal Palm Tower Indaiatuba
Tauá Resort Atibaia
Tauá Resort Atibaia
3.5 out of 5
Rodovia Dom Pedro I, Km 86, bairro Usina São Paulo, Atibaia, SP
The price is CA $439 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

Set in Atibaia, this family-friendly hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Zoopark Itatiba, Edmundo Zanoni Park and Victor Brecheret Auditorium. Presidente Juzcelino ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (189 reviews)
Excelente Resort para Família com Crianças!

"O Tauá possui muitas opções de diverção para as crianças e também para os adultos. O parque aquático é o ponto máximo do Resort, muita diversão, mesmo no inverno, pois a água é aquecida. O cardápio em todas as refeições é também um ponto forte, muito bem preparado, uma delícia melhor que a outra, ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 27, 2020

Tauá Resort Atibaia
OYO I-hotel
OYO I-hotel
3 out of 5
Rua Moraes Barros, 1140, Piracicaba, Sao Paulo
The price is CA $23 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 11

Situated in Piracicaba, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of XV of November Stadium and Dr. Losso Netto Municipal Theater. Piracicaba Theater and Agua Museum ...

4.1/5Very Good! (94 reviews)
Constant guest

"Happy to continue to support their efforts. Breakfast is great . Location, very central and close to businesses and transportation. Lots of shopping around."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 6, 2017

OYO I-hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Campinas

Occitano Apart Hotel
Occitano Apart Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Rua Marcelo Vacchi, 100, Morumbi, Piracicaba, SP
The price is CA $46 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9

Located in Morumbi, this aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of XV of November Stadium, Associação dos Fornecedores de Cana Piracicaba and Luiz de Queiroz Museum. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (111 reviews)
Good facilities and quiet location

"I stayed at this hotel for one night and had a pleasant experience. The only complaint would be the shower, which is rather noisy and annoying. The hotel staff are courteous and attentive and always willing to help. The food is good. The garage is underground and a bit tight to negotiate, but is ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 5, 2017

Occitano Apart Hotel
I Am Design Hotel + Residence
I Am Design Hotel + Residence
4 out of 5
Rua Alecrins, 745, Campinas
The price is CA $80 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

Located in Cambuí, this aparthotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Campinas Craft Fair and 2.6 mi (4.3 km) from Preparatory School of Army Cadets. Museum of Contemporary ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (177 reviews)

"I love the fact it’s pet friendly and that’s why I chose it. Also, it’s very well located!! The decoration is a plus and the staff friendly and kind."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 28, 2020

I Am Design Hotel + Residence
Linda Chácara / Sítio Rental
Linda Chácara / Sítio Rental
Shano Jorge Sprogis 693, Condominio Recanto Solar, Nova Odessa, Southeast Region

Situated in a rural location, this romantic holiday home is within 9 miles (15 km) of Americana Municipal Observatory, Americana Zoo and Americana Botanical ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (20 reviews)
Ótima experiencia

"Ótimo ambiente de descanso com a família e infra para trabalho remoto. Instalações limpas, arejadas e cozinha bem equipada. Proprietário super prestativo fez com que a nossa experiência de estadia ficasse ainda melhor."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 11, 2020

Linda Chácara / Sítio Rental
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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