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Located in southeast region of Brazil in the state of São Paulo, is the city of Campinas. It is one of the biggest cities in the state and is known for the many popular tourist attractions it houses. These numerous attractions are not just popular am...more

Campinas, Brazil

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Campinas is really a beatiful city, with many historical and natural attractions. It is also a great place to go with kids, with great parks and amusement. For muslims, the mosque is a place to pray and be closer to the culture in the city. Bus as suggested in the post, if you want to have more facilities, such as specialized muslim restaurants, you can can go to São Paulo by bus, that is just 1h30...Read More

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Located in southeast region of Brazil in the state of São Paulo, is the city of Campinas. It is one of the biggest cities in the state and is known for the many popular tourist attractions it houses. These numerous attractions are not just popular amongst those visiting from foreign countries, but also among Brazilians. There are numerous beautiful forests, parks and other green areas within Campinas which contribute to the quality of life of the locals. Apart from natural attractions, the city also has several cultural ones as well as areas for sports and more. Campinas has a very small Muslim community and therefore, those traveling to the city will not find it easy to locate Halal food and prayer facilities. However, Muslim visitors can also travel to São Paulo city; which has more Muslim-friendly facilities, since it is not too far away from Campinas.

Campinas has a lot to offer tourists, in terms of entertainment and attractions. One extremely popular site in the city among tourists is Estacion Cultura or the Culture Station. This is a museum that was formerly a train station which is now transformed and restored. This old Central Railway Station is an iconic symbol of Campinas. It is a great way to learn more about the city and its past, and should be on every tourist’s itinerary.

Apart from visiting the many parks, which will prove to be an enjoyable day out for the entire family, those with kids also have quite a number of attractions that can be visited. The Campinas Planetarium is a great place to take kids to learn more about space and other fascinating tops. This one of a kind facility in Brazil offers visitors a glimpse of the latest instruments used in the field and so much more.

Another great place that will keep kids occupied is the Campinas Municipal Aquarium. This aquarium is said to be home to 49 tanks that hold a wide array of sea life, including; seahorses, turtles, lion fish, coral, starfish, sea snakes and scorpion fish.

The Hopi Hari is said to be one of Brazil’s biggest theme parks and is located a mere half hour from the center of Campinas. This famous amusement park is home to several themed areas that consist of numerous attractions. Kids and adults can not only enjoy the rides that the park has to offer, but they can also occupy themselves with the numerous video games available. There is also a theater and a 3D cinema on the park’s premises.

For those looking to get some water action, a visit to Wet’n Wild is a must. This popular water park is located only 20 minutes from Campinas and is one of the biggest in Brazil. Wet’n Wild occupies 40 acres and is home to attractions that can be enjoyed by the entire family. Waterslides, a natural lake, and a wave pool are just a few of the numerous attractions that can be enjoyed.

A great way to see the whole city from up above would be to pay a visit to Torre do Castelo. This tower is said to be one of Campinas’s tallest buildings’ coming in at almost 2,500 feet tall. Visitors here will be treated to incredible panoramic views of Campinas and its surroundings.

Those looking to get in a bit of shopping will not be disappointed. Campinas has several shopping malls, markets, areas and fairs that will keep everyone happy.

 

Nearby Airports

The airport that serves Campinas is Viracopos–Campinas International Airport, which is located in the city of São Paulo; approximately 24 kilometres from the center of Campinas. It is one of the busiest airports in Brazil and is the largest cargo airport in the metropolitan area.

Halal Restaurants

There are no known Halal restaurants in Campinas. Muslim visitors will have to dine on vegetarian or seafood dishes from local non-Halal restaurants after ensuring that the dishes do not consist of any non-Halal items. Because Campinas has a small Muslim population, Muslim tourists may be able to obtain more information on the availability of Halal food in the area, at the local mosque. Muslim visitors must also be aware that most restaurants in Campinas do serve alcohol. They also have the option of traveling to São Paulo city which has a couple of Halal restaurants.

Mosques

There is one known mosque in Campinas, namely the Islamic Centre of Campinas/ Centro Islamico de Campinas. This mosque serves the small Muslim community of Campinas and is frequented by Muslim tourists. The Islamic Centre of Campinas also conducts Jumu’ah prayers on Fridays apart from the five daily prayers. Muslim visitors looking for other mosques can also travel to São Paulo city, which has a bigger Muslim community and therefore more prayer facilities. 

Things to Do and See in Campinas

  • Lagoa do Taquaral  
  • City Museum  
  • Bosque dos Jequitibás  
  • Campinas Central Market  
  • Torre do Castelo  
  • Wet’n Wild  
  • Emilio San Jose Selim Nature Park  
  • Estacion Cultura  
  • Hopi Hari  
  • Palacio dos Azulejos  
  • Campinas Planetarium
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