15/ 07/ 2022

Have you already got your Santista Passport?

Now you have one more reason to show that you are #OBomdeSantos. The Santista Passport, launched by the Secretariat of Entrepreneurship, Creative Economy and Tourism (Seectur) takes you to 12 places that represent a little bit of everything the city has to offer: history, gastronomy, religion, sport, art, style, nature, architecture and much more.


Have you ever been to one of them? Excellent! Use your passport, visit the place again and make new discoveries. Have you been to several? No problem! Santos is a city that has been reinventing itself for 476 years. For sure you will have new experiences and sensations in each one.


Getting your passport is simple, free and there's no bureaucracy, just go to a Tourist Information Office or one of the units included in the material. So, check the battery and storage space of your camera or mobile device, put on comfortable clothes and you're all set! There is no order to start, make your preferences, we separate here by region to facilitate your locomotion.

On the waterfront there is the Aquarium, our biggest attraction, which enchants everyone with its marine diversity and respect for nature.


Very close by, the Fish Market has a new Building for a service that has been a success since 1982, and if you feel hungry, the tip is to visit Paru, a restaurant with dishes created by the winner of Mestre do Sabor, from Rede Globo, Darius Costa.


In the region there is also the Fishing Museum, which is even more curious for its construction: an old fort from the 18th century. Inside you can check out in detail the 23m skeleton of a whale that catches the attention of even those who are walking along the shore.


Nearby, on weekends there is the FeiraArte (Artcraft Fair). You will certainly want to guarantee gifts for yourself or a loved one, but check your Passport for the location of the Fair on the day you choose to visit.


Following the walk along the beach avenue you can see a big white house unlike anything you've seen so far. It is the Pinacoteca Benedicto Calixto (Art Gallery), with 70 works of Art by one of the most important painters in our country.


At the end of the waterfront, we are close to the Orquid Garden, what a delight! A large park in the middle of the city, with thousands of plants and dozens of species of animals. The place is perfect to rest a little and observe nature.


Now, you can get stamps in two different regions of the city. In between channels 1 and 2, is the Memorial of Achievements of Santos Futebol Clube. Discover what made them a team that has already stopped a war, that has scored the most goals and is recognized as a factory of stars.


We continue to the Chico Mendes Botanical Garden, which awaits you in the Northwest Zone with a place for sports and contemplation, three lakes and hundreds of plant species.

It is in the Historic City Center, the oldest part of the city, that you can successfully complete your itinerary. At Monte Serrat, via the funicular cable car or the 402-step staircase, with 14 niches with scenes of the Via Crusis, the result is the same: at the top, a viewpoint with a breathtaking 360º view, an old casino and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Monte Serrat, over 400 years old.


How about a coffee break? At the Coffee Museum, this invitation has great expectations. In the place where the Official Coffee Exchange used to be, you have an experience from cultivation to the cup, and you can taste the best and rarest beans.


Now the tram ride is going very well. It is a journey through our history, from Santos, Brazil and even the world, since trams from different countries also have their own characteristics.


We left the Pelé Museum for the end because it is at this moment, the home of the King of the Football, with all the pomp and circumstance, that you receive the last stamp on your Passport and enter history when you receive stamp 013, #OBomdeSantos and you can take your gift, which will certainly accompany you in your new discoveries.

Did you miss a place in the Santista Passport? Don't worry, we will have new editions with other places covered. You can leave your suggestions on the Turismo Santos page, on Facebook and Instagram.


Oh, and don't forget to proudly use #ObomdeSantos and also #TurismoSantos when you post your images. We want to follow your experiences around!