Living in Campinas
What does Campinas, Brazil have to offer?
A municipality in São Paulo State, Campinas is home to the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), one of the most prestigious universities in Latin America. Campinas, which means grass fields in Portuguese, is characterized by wide expanses of grassy fields amid rolling hills. The city’s tropical climate produces mild winters and warm summers. An affluent city, Campinas is home to many industries, including agriculture, IT, automotive, and more. Known for its rich culture, Campinas has three theaters, an excellent symphony orchestra, and various music ensembles, choral groups, cinemas, libraries, art galleries, and museums. With approximately one million residents, Campinas has all of the amenities of a city, including a newly expanded, international airport – Viracopas (VCP). Campinas is located approximately 100 km northwest of São Paulo and 150 west of a beautiful coast lined with countless beaches and islands.
Tourists frequent several locations in Campinas, including the Bosque dos Jequitibas, a rainforest-like preserved wooded area; the 19th century Cathedral made entirely of jacaranda wood sculptures and works on the interior; the bustling Central Market and Central Railway Station; the Historical Railway Society of Campinas; and the Lagoa do Taquaral Park, featuring an urban lagoon, running trail, wooded park, planetarium, science museum, pedal boats, and more.
Residents cheer on two nationally-recognized football clubs: Associacao Atletica Ponte Preta and Guarani Futebol Clube. The city is home to several sporting events and has three major sporting venues.
With its beautiful setting, pleasant climate, and abundant cultural activities, Campinas is a wonderful place to visit and live.