First Time Tourists Guide in Piracicaba

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Piracicaba is a city located in the Brazilian state of São Paulo.

Centro Cultural Martha Watts is the right place to explore if you want to getting know about the culture and the history of the city.

Loja Rua do Porto offers you everything about Piracicaba that you can bring to your beloved such as Gifts, Fridge magnets, cachaça, local craft beer, wood crafts, and many more.

You have to mark your visit to Piracicaba by having a bite of Pamonha.

The collection of Museu da Água de Piracicaba will tell you about how the locals generate the electricity in the past.

Lastly, the antique building of Engenho Central Piracicaba should not be missed from your camera lens.

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SIGHTSEEING

You have to visit Municipal Aquarius to learn about the species of aquatic life that lived in the Piracicaba River and all around the world. This aquarium is relatively small but strongly recommended for you who bring your kids to learn while enjoying the exhibition.

Municipal Aquarius

Its an awesome place for the ones who like fishes.

And want to know the local species of Piracicaba river.

Quiet place, well-treated fish and great place to observe nature.

It sits on the edge of the Piracicaba River and the view is wonderful aquarium.

Address : Vila Rezende, Piracicaba - State of São Paulo, Brazil

DOWNTOWN

Centro Cultural Martha Watts is the right place to explore if you want to getting know about the culture and the history of the city. The name of the cultural center is taken from an American missionary and school teacher who established four educational facilities in Brazil, Martha Watts. The cultural center is a great legacy from her to lead the local to both intellectual and spiritual development.

Centro Cultural Martha Watts

Cultural space, very well maintained.

Very well preserved,it tells the story of the arrival and establishment of the Methodists in Brazil.

It also has a large collection on the XV of Piracicaba, folklore and national literature.

Well worth the visit and free entry.

Address : R. Boa Morte, 1257 - Centro, Piracicaba - SP, 13400-140, Brazil

SHOPPING

Loja Rua do Porto offers you everything about Piracicaba that you can bring to your beloved such as Gifts, Fridge magnets, cachaça, local craft beer, wood crafts, and many more. You can call in advance to the store to make sure that they are open or for asking certain things that available or not.

Loja Rua do Porto

Great place for shopping or just look around.

Despite having many restaurants and good to arrive early to get place.

There is also a handicraft shop and a boat trip.

Address : R. do Porto, 1879 - Centro, Piracicaba - SP, 13400-830, Brazil

FOOD & DRINK

You have to mark your visit to Piracicaba by having a bite of Pamonha. This dish is made from sweet corn, boiled wrapped in corn husks, locals usually add some coconut milk. The taste can be savory or sweet, which can be filled with cheese, sausage, minced meat, and many more.

CULTURE

The culture of the city is the result of the mixed-culture from a lot of cultures by its history. It makes the atmosphere of the city is very vibrant and have a rich cultural life.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Piracicaba is from June to July when the weather is relatively cool.

HOTEL

Royal Park Hotel will make you feel like home by its warm hospitality. This hotel is located nearby the Piracicaba river and offers you a modern stay experience in a room that has simple yet chic decor. But if you are traveling to Piracicaba with your pet, you may book a room at a pet-friendly hotel, Princeton Hotel. Brazillian breakfast will greet you warmly every morning and you can not bring any guests to your room, an extra charge may be applied.

Royal Park Hotel

Stunning hotel in th pleasant location.

The rooms are spacious and always clean.

The breakfasts are superb in a nice atmosphere.

The staff is very welcoming.

Address : R. Saldanha Marinho, 555 - Centro, Piracicaba - SP, 13400-210, Brazil

Princeton Hotel

It is a pleasant surprise to find this hotel right in the center of the city.

With a family management and with such quality.

Clean room and cozy facility,and the breakfast is outstanding.

Hotel staff is very attentive and quick.

Address : R. Prudente de Moraes, 543 - Centro, Piracicaba - SP, 13400-310, Brazil

RESTAURANT

North Harbor Restaurant is the right place to go if you are looking for a buffet restaurant when in Piracicaba. This restaurant has Latin vibes which created from the exotic Latin ornaments that hanging in the wall. The cocktails are such scene-stealer, so do not try to miss it. But if you want to have a bite of Brazillian pizza, you may head to Avenida Brasil Restaurante e Pizzaria. There will be 40 delightful pizza flavors welcoming you warmly once you push the restaurant's door.

Avenida Brasil Restaurante e Pizzaria

Cozy place for eating delicious pizza.

Detail for the refurbishment that now offers pizza in the wood-fired oven and is also Steak House.

Another nice detail is the decoration.

You can also make social gatherings

Address : Av. Brasil, 1277 - Cidade Jardim, Piracicaba - SP, 13416-530, Brazil

North Harbor Restaurant

This restaurant has Latin vibes which created from the exotic Latin ornaments that hanging in the wall.

Address : R. do Rosário, 350 - Centro, Piracicaba - SP, 13400-180, Brazil

CAFE

The building of Metrópolis Café is stand out among the other building because it has exposed red brick and has classic vibes. There are a lot of sweet drinks that sweet tooth like you can order, but if you prefer caffeine to bright up your day you may take a sip of Irish coffee from this cafe. On the other, The Coffee Dealer is the right cafe to go if you love caffeine that much. The coffee which served to you is prepared with detail and care from the only selected coffee beans, so you will not disappoint by its taste.

Metrópolis Café

Awesome place for really good coffee and a light meal.

There are great coffees and different brewing methods.

The empanadas and sandwiches are great.

They also host a burger night once a month - don't miss it.

Address : R. Alferes José Caetano, 1048 - Centro, Piracicaba - SP, 13400-120, Brazil

The Coffee Dealer

An extremely pleasant place for an unpretentious coffee or a meeting of a few friends.

They have options of sweets to accompany coffee or other drinks with coffee served at the house.

The cold brew is also very smooth and refreshing.

The service is excellent, and the prices are very good.

Address : R. Ipiranga, 692 - Centro, Piracicaba - SP, 13400-480, Brazil

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Bar Galpão da Regente is the coolest bar to go in Piracicaba, cold cocktails, and live Latin music will surely make your day up. Located in the middle of downtown, this bar is strongly recommended if you are traveling in a group. But if you want to relieve your fatigue with karaoke, you may head to Spazio Music Bar. You can spend your nightlife in this karaoke bar with a glass of cold cocktails while singing along with the others.

Spazio Music Bar

Best Karaoke Bar in the Area.

Excellent service, helpful staff, diverse drinks and good quality sound.

It also offer delicious barbecue and quality meat.

The bartender and waiter are great.

Address : R. Saldanha Marinho, 1410 - Alemães, Piracicaba - SP, 13416-257, Brazil

Bar Galpão da Regente

Excellent bar to have too much fun.

Delicious portions and ice crunching beer.

It also offers delicious pizza.

The waiters are friendly.

Address : R. Reg. Feijó, 1580 - Alto, Piracicaba - SP, 13419-285, Brazil

INTERESTING PLACE

The collection of Museu da Água de Piracicaba will tell you about how the locals generate the electricity in the past. The view of the river from this museum is such scene-stealer, its amazing and worth to take some snaps. Belvedere Park is such a great place to escape from the hustle-bustle city. Fresh air and the sound of the water flow from the river alongside the park is the main attraction of this park.

Museu da Água de Piracicaba

One of the best and most beautiful tourist spots in Piracicaba.

Tranquil beautiful fresh cultural and historical.

Nice to see the artificial falls of the river diverted for treatment both outside and inside through a window.

Great for spending a weekend with your friends and family.

Address : Av. Beira Rio, 448 - Centro, Piracicaba - SP, 13400-820, Brazil

Belvedere Park

Excellent place to walk with the family.

Good structure, great service and great information material for tourists with free distribution.

Peace, tranquility and clean air.

Address : Av. Dr. Maurice Allain, s/n - Vila Rezende, Piracicaba - SP, 13405-123, Brazil

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Elevator Turistico is the most iconic elevator in Piracicaba which located in the middle of the bridge that crossing Piracicaba River. From this elevator, you can enjoy the city view and the river from 24 meters above the land. Lastly, the antique building of Engenho Central Piracicaba should not be missed from your camera lens. This former sugar mill which builds in the 1800s is located in the bank of the Piracicaba river and become a theatre for concerts and cultural events.

Elevator Turistico

Beautiful view over the Piracicaba River, from the height of the 5th floor.

There is stairs or elevator to achieve the top.

Ideal for the whole family.

Address : Av. Armando de Salles Oliveira - Centro, Piracicaba - SP, Brazil

Engenho Central Piracicaba

Historic, policed ​​and super cool place for family outings.

Pleasant environment and very well maintained.

The theater is very nice, very comfortable and organized.

Address : Av. Dr. Maurice Allain, 454 - Vila Rezende, Piracicaba - SP, 13405-123, Brazil