The stadium of Santos Futebol Club, The Urbano Caldeira, is located in Rua Princesa Isabel. Althought the football team is not as good as it was many years ago, it's still famous in Brazil. Pele played in Santos most of his career.
The four-lane avenue along the beach of Santos is one of the main roads in Santos. It starts from Ponta da Praia as Avenida Bartolmeu de Gusmao, to the centre of the beach it change name to Avenida Vicente de Carvalho, before it change name to Avenida President Wilson. There are many cafes along this avenue.
Praia de Santos, the beach of Santos, is the common name of José Menino Beach, Gonzaga Beach, Boqueirão Beach and Embaré Beach. It looks very attractive when you see it on distance with the C-shaped form and the four-lane avenue with high residencial buildings behind. The beach stretches from Ponta da Praia ferry port to Sao Vicente. The beach garden is 5335 m long, and is told to be the longest in the world. However, the water is not clean and the sand is not soft.
The carnival in Santos is smaller and more laid back than the carneval in Rio. But don't be upset if you are in Santos during these days. There are a lot of party in the city anyway. The main beach avenue has the traditional parades with carnaval processions and colourful costumes. Followed by drunk people and girls in tiny bikinis.
The Museum of Brazilian Coffees is here and its Auction Room has the same hardwood benches that used to accommodate the old brokers. The domelike pink and white ceiling has a skylight in the center with stained glass by Benedicto Calixto, the artist who is also responsible for the frescoes that portray the different phases of Santos history. The building also has the Coffee Preparation Center (CPC) that gives courses on the subject, the Museum’s Coffee Shop where you can enjoy export quality Brazilian coffee, a library and a restaurant. A collection of objects connected to the product completes the four floor exhibit.
Although the city has 19 canals that are from 50 (164 ft) to 3450 meters (11,319 ft) long, those that empty on the beach are more popularly known as numbers 1 thru 7 and the serve as a reference for any place you want to go.
It contains the mortal remains of José Bonifácio de Andrada e Silva, the Patriarch of Independence, and his brothers, Antônio Carlos, Martim Francisco and Father Patrício Manuel. It was inaugurated September 7, 1923. The building’s architecture was inspired on the Masonic temples, because Bonifácio was the first Grand Master Mason in Brazil.
This landmark is in the heart of the city, and at the top it has the Our Lady of Mount Serrat Sanctuary, the patron saint of Saints and celebrated on September 8. It is accessed by trolley, which operates on funicular system rails; or a stairway with 415 steps, with 14 niches containing Via Sacra representations. Located 157 meters above sea level, it permits a 360 degree view of the city and partial views of the cities of São Vicente, Cubatão, Guarujá and Praia Grande.
The city’s mother church is in neo-Gothic style resembling the European temples. The layout was designed by the Prussian engineer Maximilian Hell, who was also responsible for the Sé Cathedral architecture in São Paulo.
It covers the streets and squares in the Historical Center for 10 minutes and includes guides and members of the "Grandma Knows All" program - elderly who tell curious tales of the local past. The open vehicle is from the 1920s and it began to run again in September 2000 after being restored.
These air-conditioned microbuses have capacity for 25 passengers. They operate on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, departing at 9Am, 11AM, 2PM, and 4PM. The starting point is the Bandeiras Square in the Gonzaga District.
The ships can be admired from this site as they enter and leave the Port of Santos. On weekends, the Garden of Arts is held here with painting exhibits by local artists. Channel 6 and Channel 7 are also on the Tip of the Beach, a district that also includes regatta clubs, the ferryboat – exit for ferryboats to Guarujá – and the Edgard Perdigão Bridge. It is also known as the Practical Bridge, and the embarkations to the Laje de Santos ecological reserve and the small boats to the Barra Fortress depart from here.
This is located in the liveliest part of Santos, very sought after by tourists staying in the district’s hotels. The Bandeiras Square has a Tourist Information Post and it is the final stop for the Know Santos bus line.
It´s not the best beach in Brazil, but it´s not so bad anyway. ;-P
You´ll find many 'barracas' (stalls) sellinf corn, cheese or any other kind of snacks.
The are hundreds of beach football maches at the same time. Nobody is watching the matches because everybody is playing, plople from all ages, from childs to old people, all together. Those cray Brazilians and 'futebol'!! ;-P
José Menino Beach is located between Santos and São Vicente. The beach has large waves which attracts many surfers.