São Cristóvão Tourism

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São Cristóvão (Portuguese pronunciation: [sɐ̃w kɾisˈtɔvɐ̃w], Saint Christopher) is a Brazilian municipality in the Northeastern state of Sergipe. Founded at the mouth of the Vaza-Barris River on January 1, 1590, the municipality is the fourth oldest settlement in Brazil. São Cristóvão is noted for its historic city square, São Francisco Square, and numerous early colonial-period buildings. The 3 hectares (7.4 acres) site was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010. São Cristóvão covers 437 square kilometres (169 sq mi), making it the third largest settlement in the state of Sergipe behind Aracaju and Nossa Senhora do Socorro. Its population is 85,814 (est. 2014) and has a population density of 196.43 per km2 (508.8/sq mi). São Cristóvão is home to the Federal University of Sergipe, which was established in 1968.


Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in São Cristóvão, Brazil. Explore São Cristóvão travel guide before you plan your trip here. The nearest major city to São Cristóvão is Aracaju. Attractions in Aracaju include Orla De Atalaia And Praia Do Atalaia, Museu Da Gente Sergipana, Aracaju Aquarium. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Aracaju International Airport. A vacation to São Cristóvão can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for São Cristóvão*

  • São Cristóvão: Crime and Safety

    How safe is São Cristóvão for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in São Cristóvão.

    • Burglary and Theft 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 82.14 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 65.63 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 64.29 (High)
    • Attacks 71.88 (High)
    • Drug offense 81.25 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 28.13 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during night 3.13 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 71.88 (High)
  • Living in São Cristóvão - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 29.91 (Low)
    • Climate Index 82.57 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 75 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 14.49 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in São Cristóvão

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in São Cristóvão

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.22 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40.23 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.21 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45.76 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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