10 Things To Do in Sorocaba: Brazil

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Source: Frederico Cintra

Sorocaba is one of the largest cities in the São Paulo state located southeastern part of Brazil. This city has a fairly developed tourism infrastructure, so it is not unpleasant to visit Sorocaba. Although it is not a popular tourist hotspot, but you will find many interesting things to do and see in this city. Find the highlights of the things to do in Sorocaba in the following list.

1. See animals at the zoo “Quinzinho De Barros”

The name of this zoo is Parque Zoologico Municipal Quinzinho De Barros. It is located in the municipality of Sorocaba with an area of 15 hectares. This is the second largest zoo in Brazil in terms of the number of species. It’s a nice place to go with kids. Entry ticket for this zoo is cheap. Although not a big zoo but very welcoming, peaceful and entertaining.


  • Name: Parque Zoologico Municipal Quinzinho De Barros
  • Type of attraction: Zoo
  • Address: Rua Teodoro Kaisel 883, Vila Hortência, 18020-268 Sorocaba, Brazil
  • Opening hour: Tue – Sun: 09.00 am – 05.00 pm
  • Holiday: Monday
  • Website: http://zoo.sorocaba.sp.gov.br/

2. Visit Catedral Metropolitana de Sorocaba

This is one of the most traditional churches in the city and about 200 years old. It is located in the Plaza Coronel Fernando Prestes in the downtown area of the city and its square is the center of the city’s festivals. History and culture enthusiasts must visit this place.


  • Name: Catedral Metropolitana de Sorocaba
  • Type of attraction: Churches & Cathedrals
  • Address: Praça Coronel Fernando Prestes, s/n 18046 Sorocaba, Brazil
  • Opening hour: Daily 07.00 am – 07.00 pm
  • Website: http://www.catedraldesorocaba.org.br/

3. Explore Mercado Municipal

Mercado Municipal or the Municipal Market is a local market, which is over 77 years old. You will get a local flavor in this market. This is One of the oldest and most iconic buildings of Sorocaba. You will find a wide variety of products in this market, including some rare herbs and plants, fish, meats, fruits, vegetables, stationery, kitchen wares and many other things.


  • Name: Mercado Municipal De Sorocaba
  • Type of attraction: Flea & Street Markets
  • Address: pça. Nicolau Scarpa – Centro, Sorocaba, SP
  • Opening hour: Mon –  Fri: 07.00 am – 06.00 pm, Saturday: 07.00 am – 02.00 pm
  • Holiday: Sunday
  • Website: http://mercadodesorocaba.com.br/

4. Take a walk at Pista Caminhada Campolim

Pista De Caminhada Do Campolim is a wonderful park for walking, hiking, jogging, biking or just relaxing. You can bring your children here and they will find this place a big playground for them. This place has many trees, flowers, walking and biking paths, fountains and large green area to inspire and invigorate your health and spend a great time.


  • Name: Pista Caminhada Campolim
  • Type of attraction: Parks
  • Address: Avenida Domingos Júlio, 18047-645 Sorocaba, Brazil

5. Visit Museu De Artes Contemporanea

If you want to get an insight of Brazilian art, visit the contemporary art museum Museu De Artes Contemporanea De Sorocaba. Its collection focuses on contemporary Brazilian art and embraces the most varied artistic and contemporary trends. The museum is located in the central area of the city. Entry is free for this attraction.


  • Name: MACS – Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Sorocaba
  • Type of attraction: Art museums
  • Address: Avenida Doutor Afonso Vergueiro, 280 Sorocaba, SP
  • Opening hour: Mon-Tue: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Wed: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm, Thu-Fri: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Website: http://www.macs.org.br/

6. Wander at Palacio dos Tropeiros

Palacio dos Tropeiros is the headquarter building of Sorocaba Municipality. This is also known as the City Hall. The complex consists of a six-storied building with excellent architectural design, the national flag, several beautiful monuments, lake, garden, and fountain. The City Hall building has six floors. The first four floors are occupied by the municipal departments. The fifth floor houses a lookout, overlooking the city and open to visitors by appointment. On the 6th floor is the Office of the Mayor.


  • Name: Palácio dos Tropeiros
  • Type of attraction: Government Buildings
  • Address: Avenida Engenheiro Carlos Reinaldo Mendes, 18013-280 Sorocaba, Brazil
  • Website: http://www.sorocaba.sp.gov.br/

7. Spend some time in Parque Natural Municipal da Agua Vermelha

Parque Natural Municipal da Agua Vermelha is a forest with paths around lakes where tourists can get in touch with nice flora as well as birds. It also offers a mini botanical garden and children playground where children can have fun. It is a nice park to spend a good time with family, friends, and kids.


  • Name: Parque Natural Municipal da Agua Vermelha
  • Type of attraction: Nature & Wildlife park
  • Address: R. Romania, 150 – Jardim Europa, Sorocaba – SP, 18045-040, Brazil
  • Opening hour: Tue –  Sun: 09.00 am – 05.00 pm
  • Holiday: Monday

8. Buy souvenir from CEAGESP Sorocaba

CEAGESP is an area with shops and food stalls. This is a great place for buying flowers, plants, fruits, crafts, and souvenirs. In different times of the week, programs are arranged for the visitors. You can also find various local food stalls here, where you can explore the real taste of Brazilian foods.


  • Name: CEAGESP Sorocaba
  • Type of attraction: Flea & Street Markets
  • Address: Rua Terêncio Costa Dias nº 300 – Parque Santa Isabel, Sorocaba, SP
  • Opening hour:
    Friday 5AM–12PM
    Saturday 7AM–1PM
    Monday 5AM–12PM
    Wednesday 5AM–1PM, 4PM–10PM
  • Holiday: Sun, Tue, Thu

9. Enjoy cultural shows at Fundec

Fundec is a concert hall. It is established in the old building of Sorocaba City Hall, located in the city center. The building has been renovated and now it houses cultural events and performing arts. This is a good place to enjoy concerts and musical shows. The environment is very calm and cozy. The place is for the people who like good music.


  • Name: Fundec
  • Type of attraction: Theater & Performances
  • Address:Rua Brigadeiro Tobias, 18010-070 Sorocaba, Brazil
  • Opening hour: Mon –  Fri: 08.00 am – 06.00 pm, Saturday: 08.00 am – 12.00 pm
  • Holiday: Sunday
  • Website: http://www.fundec.edu.br/

10. Explore Museu da Estrada de Ferro

The Museu da Estrada de Ferro or the Museum of Railway is built in a large English style house, located in Maylasky garden. In the garden also has the Monument of engineer Luiz Matheus Maylasky, back facing the Railway Station, at Av. Afonso Vergueiro. This museum is an ideal place to understand the history of Sorocaba railways. In the museum, you can see many collections related to railways, such as pieces of railroads, important historical documents, old railroad and communication equipment and others.


  • Name: Museu da Estrada de Ferro Sorocabana
  • Type of attraction: Specialty Museums
  • Address: Rua Álvaro Soares, 553, Centro, Sorocabana, SP
  • Opening hour: Mon –  Fri: 08.00 am – 05.00 pm

Sorocaba is a wonderful city to visit and spend some memorable time. The above list will guide you and give you an idea of the attractions of Sorocaba.

Have a good trip and travel!