1. Connect with nature at Parque do Sabiá
Within 85 acres (34.4 hectares) of space lies Parque do Sabiá, a nature lover’s dream location. The park combines forests, lakes, reservoirs with lush vegetation and is ideal for relaxation. Here you can enjoy refreshing sunshine along the artificial beaches. Besides, the spot has a fish farm and a zoo. Children can enjoy riding in small trains or pedal boats, depending on what they like. You can have them do both, which is very exciting. Besides, if your visit comes on a weekend, your children will enjoy playing at the Children’s World. Here they will indulge in attractions such as swings, seesaws, and slides. At the same time, a cyclist’s section featuring a wide lane provides you space to ride as you witness the variety of vegetation in the area. As for the zoo, over 250 animals await you, while 30 fish species reside in the aquarium for your pleasure.
Complexo Parque do Sabiá
Address: R. Haia, s/n - Tibery, Uberlândia - MG, 38405-112, Brazil
Website: Complexo Parque do Sabiá
Opening hours: 5am - 10pm (daily)
2. Feel the football spirit at Estadio Municipal Parque do Sabia
Whether you love soccer or not, a visit to Estadio Municipal Parque do Sabia is a must. This 53,350-seater facility is named after the late Joao Havelange, a Brazilian and former president of FIFA. Havelange also served as a distinguished IOC (International Olympic Committee) member. The stadium hosts soccer events, even though it has the capacity for athletic activities. Local football fans did not like the new name and opted to stick with Parque do Sabia. The pitch measures 130m by 90m (427ft by 295ft) with the playing surface covered by grass. At present, only a few football matches are played here. However, the design and size of the facility make it an iconic structure worthy of touring.
Estádio Parque do Sabiá
Address: Av. José Roberto Migliorini, s/n - Santa Mônica, Uberlândia - MG, 38408-251, Brazil
Website: Estádio Parque do Sabiá
3. Stand in awe at Waterfall Sucupira
While in Uberlândia, a visit to Sucupira Waterfall, 17 km (10.6 mi) away from the city center, is worth your time. Water in this natural feature drops from a height of 15 meters (49.2 feet) while the wall itself has a width of 25 - 30 meters (82 - 98 feet). Clear, and unpolluted water goes down this magnificent waterfall with its banks dotted with different flora and fauna species. While at it, you can indulge your love for nature by walking along its nature trails. You will also find a natural forest and a rocky beach from which you access the waterfall. About 300 meters (984.3 feet) downstream is the Sucupira Water Treatment plant that serves the town. Construction workers left behind a kiosk that was later converted into a bar. There is a picnic site on the waterfall’s banks where you can mingle with both the locals and other tourists.
Address: Uberlândia - State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
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4. Check out Igreja do Rosário
Igreja do Rosário is a well-preserved old church located on Praca Rui Barbosa, Uberlandia. Locals refer to the location as Praca do Rosario. The original building, constructed in 1883, featured a wooden and brick structure. Demolition paved the way for the construction of the current building completed in 1931. Afro slaves sought refuge in the church leading to the christening as a place of black colored skin people. Inside, the design is simple but with a cozy feel. Resident and visiting Catholics do attend mass here, on Sunday, and typically a mass lasts seven hours.
Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario
Address: Praca Rui Barbosa, Uberlandia
5. Drop by Uberlandia Municipal Museum
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Uberlandia Municipal Museum is a majestic building on Clarimundo Carneiro Square. Before its conversion to museum status, the building served as the City Hall. The single-story structure is a custodian of numerous exhibits that describe the city’s history. Its architectural style conforms to the native Portuguese culture. Sadly, despite its beauty, it lacks the quality of displays found in similar sites across Brazil. Other areas of interest in the vicinity make up for the lost glory. For instance, you can visit the nearby Rondon Pochacheo Theater during a performance or sample the variety of fresh produce on sale at the nearby Municipal Market of Uberlandia.
Uberlandia Municipal Museum
Address: Praça Clarimundo Carneiro, 67 - Centro, Uberlândia - MG, 38400-154, Brazil
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 8am - 5:30pm (closed on Sun & Sat)
6. Book a table at Tropeiro Churrascaria
Tropeiro Churrascaria is a popular steakhouse in Uberlandia. The restaurant specializes in Brazilian and South American cuisine. It also has a barbecue menu, a favorite among the locals. Tropeiro Churrascaria is open for lunch and dinner. You can either make a reservation or opt for table service. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi all the time they are at the steakhouse. The facility serves alcohol from the full bar under a welcoming atmosphere. The seating arrangement follows a restaurant setting with an option of highchairs at the bar. Guests in a wheelchair are most welcome, thanks to ramps at the restaurant’s entrance. Other than cash, Tropeiro Churrascaria also accepts payment via credit card.
Address: Av. João Naves de Ávila, 1374 - Santa Maria, Uberlândia - MG, 38408-100, Brazil
Website: Churrascaria Tropeiro
Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 11:30am - 2:30pm; 7pm - 11pm: Tue: 11:30am - 2:30pm; 7pm - 11pm (closed on Mon)
7. Plan a day out at Parque Municipal Santa Luzia (Entrada)
Parque Municipal Santa Luzia translates to “Santa Luzia Municipal Park” in English. It occupies 26 hectares (64 acres) of land. The park features a walkway within a forest setup. Hundreds of bird species live in this park. Seats adorn the massive footpath making Parque Municipal Santa Luzia a perfect nature trail within a city. You can sit under the shade on one of the benches and watch the birds in their natural habitat. The best part is to walk along the footpath and take in the fresh air. You could also read a book while you watch other visitors wander past, or children playing. A nearby bus line transports visitors to and from the park.
Parque Municipal Santa Luzia (Entrada)
Address: 650, Av. Alípio Abraão, 602 - Santa Luzia, Uberlândia - MG, 38408-758, Brazil
Opening hours: Wed - Fri: 9am - 5pm; Mon - Tue: 9am - 5pm (closed on Sat & Sun)(Video) My life in Uberlândia, Brazil (Portuguese vid, English subs)
8. Step inside Center Convention Uberlandia
Center Convention Uberlandia is a 26,000 square meters (279,861 square feet) conferencing and events facility located in Uberlandia. The complex, which is among the largest in Brazil, is part of a business complex that also houses a shopping mall. In the course of your visit, you can take a detour to the mall and shop as per your desire. A highly organized environment ensures the convenience and safety of visitors, shoppers, and event attendees. A hotel within the facility provides a much-needed break with ready meals and accommodation.
Convention Center Uberlândia
Address: Center Shopping - Av. João Naves de Ávila, 1331 - piso c - Tibery, Uberlândia - MG, 38408-902, Brazil
Website: Convention Center Uberlândia
Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)
9. Pay a visit to Casa da Cultura
Casa da Cultura or Culture House Center sits at the heart of Uberlandia. The building once served as the city hall. Today, musical events, as well as art exhibitions, take place here. As an art enthusiast, you can learn much about Brazilian art. Moreover, other pieces of art act as an eye-opener on other attractions in Uberlandia. Also, on display is the history of Uberlandia, which is vital information for any tourist as well as the locals.
Casa da Cultura
Address: Praça Cel. Carneiro, 89 - Fundinho, Uberlândia - MG, 38400-218, Brazil
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 5pm (closed on Sat & Sun)
10. Take a walk by the Uberabinha River
Uberabinha River flows through Uberlandia and is a tributary of the Paranaiba River. There is not much activity around the river save for the scenic views. Sounds made by the water as it flows downstream is a relief away from the noisy city. Spend some time here to disconnect from regular city life.
Address: Uberlandia - State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Uberlandia awaits you
Uberlandia may not be as large as other cities in Brazil. However, there are plenty of things to do as well as exciting places to visit. Brazil has many waterfalls, but Waterfall Sucupira is a sight to behold. You can sample local cuisine at Tropeiro Churrascaria or simply step into the Center Convention, Santa Luzia Park as well the Casa da Cultura.
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