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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.  ...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 away from Campinas. You can check for more information here: https://brazilbustravel.com/from-campinas-sp...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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  • A Guide to Finding Mosques in Brazil

    There are a growing number of Mosques in Brazil, especially in the cities like Rio de Janeiro and Sao Pualo, to cater to the growing interest from Muslim tourist to visit the country. Brzail offers so much to do and see, that an opportunity to visit the country cannot just be passed up. Home to picture-perfect white-sand beaches, epic jungles, an incredible variety of fascinating wildlife, renowned waterfalls, and so much more, we think Brazil deserves a spot on every individual’s travel bucket list! Islam in Brazil Although Brazil houses a small population of Muslims, Islam in Brazil has a long history. When Africans were brought to the country as slaves, they brought with them their religion – Islam. Muslims from Arab countries such as Lebanon and Syria followed, and today they, along with reverts, make up Brazil’s Muslim population. While Muslim communities can be found throughout the country, some areas have a larger Muslim population than others, such as the states of São Paulo and Paraná. This means that Muslims will be able to locate more Muslim-friendly facilities such as masjids, and Halal restaurants in these areas. Muslim visitors are also sure to find at least one Halal restaurant in close proximity to a mosque. Mosques in Brazil Today there about 151 mosques in Brazil, and the number is constantly growing. Muslim tourists will be able to find quite a number of mosques in São Paulo. The Islamic Center of Brazil, Masjid Abu Bakr Assiddik, Mesquita Salah Ad-Din Al Ayubi, Centro de Divulgacion do Islam da America Latina, Al Firdaus Masjid, Masjid Hanzala, Sociedade Beneficente Musulmana, and Masjid Hamza are just a few mosques in São Paulo frequented by the local Muslim community, and by tourists from around the world. The Islamic Center of Curitiba and the Mosque of Curitiba can both be found in Paraná’s capital, Curitiba. Muslim tourists will also be able to locate numerous other mosques across some of Brazil’s major cities. The large Omar Ibn Al-Khattab mosque has become a landmark in Foz do Iguaçu as it was inspired by the architecture of the Al Aqsa mosque. Muslims will also be able to offer their prayers at Brasilia’s Islamic Centre Mosque, the Mosques in Cuiabá, as well as the one in Belo Horizonte. Prayer facilities are also available at Centro Islamico de Campinas in Campinas, Cemitério Islâmico De Guarulhos in Guarulhos, Sociedade Beneficente Muçulmana in Rio de Janeiro, the Islamic Cultural Center of Bahia and Arab Islamic Cultural Beneficient Center in Salvador, Centero Islamico Do Amazonas in Manaus, Centro Islamico de Florianopolis in Florianopolis, Centro Islâmico de Porto Alegre in Porto Alegre, the Islamic Center of Ceará in Fortaleza, the Islamic Center of Recife in Recife, and at the Islamic Center of Natal in Natal. Listing of Mosques in Brazil Details of these mosques, including addresses, contact details, facilities offered and more, can be found here. Find out more about the cities in Brazil, in our city guides section here. ...



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