Campinas is the home of a preserved railway line. The line operates between Campinas (near the Carrefour shipping center) and Jaguariúna, a city about 10 km north of Campinas.
I have divided my photos here into the 2001 visit and the 2003 visit.
The official web site of this operation used to be at http://www.eina.com.br/mariafumaca/
but today it is located at the web site below.
As it has been quite a long time since I visited this wonderful little railroad, and even in 2003 things had changed quite a bit since my visit in 2001. Therefore, I am not going to trust that any information I have is still valid.
One can take the train to a number of different stations along the line, so that the ticket price covers a fairly broad range.
There is not much to do in Campinas, but maybe one of the best places to stay a Sunday afternon could be Taquaral lake. It's a quite little lake rounded of a green area
It's nice to have a place to breethe pure are in a city where one million and a half people lifes.
Here you could also have the oportunity to see the capibaras, they are some rare and funny animals.
Taquaral's Park is a beautiful place to get around. On weekends people go there to walk and enjoy the day. If you have 2-3 hours and like nature, you must go there.
You will find a little lake where you can take good pictures. If you like to walk, you can walk around the little lake (circuit of 4 km).