N -22º 53' 49.92" / W -47º 3' 15.84"
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Campinas, one of the largest cities in the state of São Paulo, has a population on par with most Brazilian state capitals. Measuring nearly 800 km², there is a lot to do and see in the city, especially culturally, as there are several museums, theatres and open-air parks.
The Meliá Campinas is located in the district of Cambuí, one of the most distinguished parts of the city. The centre of Campinas is full of different shops, bars and restaurants, making your trip comfortable and enjoyable.
Tower of Castelo: the starting point
The most famous tourist attraction in Campinas is the Tower of Castelo and also the starting point for getting to know the city because a visit of the tower offers a panoramic view of the surrounding city: to the north, south, east and west. From here you can see all the different districts of the city and trace your route.
The Tower of Castelo is less than 10 minutes from the hotel.
The cultural options of Campinas deserve a separate section. The city has three municipal theatres: the Centro de Convivência, which as well as shows, holds exhibitions, congresses, talks and conferences; the José de Castro Mendes Theatre and the Carlos Maia Children’s Theatre which is in Jequitibás Forest.
The concerts by the Campinas Symphonic Orchestra attracts thousands of people from all over the city and surrounding areas. It is considered one of Brazil’s most important orchestras.
The city’s main museums include the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Natural History Museum, the Museum of Image and Sound, the Campos Sales Museum, the Pinacoteca do Centro de Ciências, Letras e Artes, and the Carlos Gomes Museum, a 12 minute walk from the Meliá Campinas.
Sport and leisure
For guests who prefer a “greener” type of tourism, Campinas offers excellent options. Portugal Park or Taquaral Park, as it is also known, is the largest in the city, and ideal for walks or open-air activities.
The park doesn’t just offer gardens and open spaces, however. There is also a sports hall, a planetarium and a train that circles the lake. Taquaral Park is a 10 minute drive from the hotel.
On the weekends, football is the guaranteed entertainment. Campinas has two football stadiums: the Brinco de Ouro da Princesa, home to Guarani, and the Moisés Lucarelli, home to Ponte Preta.
Campinas has many different restaurants. Of outstanding quality is the city’s Italian cuisine and the bars offering happy hour. An excellent choice is Boulangerie Maria Antonieta, a mere 300 metres from the Meliá Campinas.
If you prefer something more comfortable, use a take away service or dine at the hotel’s Del Jardín Restaurant, with its excellent contemporary cuisine.
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