Taubaté is in the North Coast region of São Paulo. The second largest city of the Paraíba Valley, Taubaté was the home of Amácio Mazaroppi and Monteiro Lobato, two renowned personalities of Brazilian culture, which museums dedicated to each of them. The city is also an excellent base to explore the North Coast region of the state, as its location gives easy access to major touristic attractions of the region.
The city has two bus terminals:
- New Terminal (Rodoviária Nova). State and interstate lines depart from here.
- Old Terminal (Rodoviária Velha). Urban and interurban lines depart from this terminal.
- Via Dutra, connects São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, passing through Taubaté and linking with nearby São José dos Campos, Aparecida and Guaratinguetá.
- Rodovia dos Trabalhadores
- Rodovia Floriano Rodrigues - Connects Taubaté to Campos do Jordão.
- Rodovia Oswaldo Cruz - Connect the city to São Luiz do Paraitinga and Ubatuba.
- Church of Santa Terezinha (Igreja de Santa Terezinha), ☏ .
- Nossa Senhora do Pilar Chapel (Capela Nossa Senhora do Pilar), ☏ .
- Santa Clara Convent (Convento Santa Clara), ☏ .
- São Francisco das Chagas Cathdral (Catedral de São Francisco das Chagas), ☏ .
- 1 Italian Immigration Museum (Museu da Imigração Italiana), ☏ .
- 2 Mazzaropi Museum (Museu do Mazzaropi), ☏ .
- Monteiro Lobato Museum (Museu Monteiro Lobato), ☏ . Tu-Su 9am-5pm. Free.
- 3 Museum of Sound (Museu do Som), ☏ . Tu-F, 8am-11:3oam and 2pm-5pm; Sa-Su 9am-12pm.
- 4 Natural History Museum of Taubaté (Museu de História Natural de Taubaté), ☏ . Tu-Su 10am-5pm. R$10, students R$5.
- Sacred Art Museum (Museu de Arte Sacra), ☏ . Tu-F 8am-12pm and 2pm-5pm. Free.