History of São Roque
The history of São
Roque comes of middle of 1657, more necessarily of its foundation in
August, 16 of 1657 for noble São Paulo captain Pedro Vaz de Barros,
also known as " Vaz Guaçu - the Great one ". The name São Roque
originates from the devotion of its founder for this saint. Pedro
Vaz established itself with its family and about 1200 aboriginals
around the brooks Carambeí and Acaí. He thus started to cultivate
the wheat and the grape. Later, Italian and Portuguese immigrants
had transformed the city into the Land of the wine.
Mount of the Cruise
Rocky rise next to
the center of the city. Visited for pilgrims and tourist. In the
peak of the mount there is a cross and the picture of São Roque,
Saint of the city. R. João Theodoro, next the Railroad station.
Mount of Saboó
the most known geographic accident of the region. To reach the top
of its 1.000 m of height is a challenge for climbing and a conquest
for the echoturists.
Road of the Saboó, km 10.
Santo Antônio Farm
for Great House and the Chapel. the joint architectural of the Santo
Antônio Farm, is a historical patrimony - the most important of São
Roque. Constructed in 1681 by Fernão Paes de Barros, they are
constructions that retrace the oldest last colonial of the south of
the country. They already belonged to the writer Mário de Andrade.
Road of Santo Antonio, about 8 km from the center.
Plaza of the Mendes
Place of Leisure,
with skate slot and play-ground. In the week ends it happens
cultural and esportivos events, for all ages.
It revels modern
architectural, being distinguished paintings in the ceiling and the
walls (Gentilli brothers), considered true workmanships of art, as
well as its vitrais in mosaic style. Square of Matriz - Tel.:
São Benedito Church
Constructed by slaves
in 1855, it presents a typical coarse style of the time to the base
of taipa of pylon.
R. XV de Novembro, 136 - Tel.: 4712 - 2438.
1890 by the comendador Enrico Dell'Acqua, it was one of the first
textile industries of São Paulo State. It's 10.000 m2 of constructed
area, encircled for 10 alqueires of green where you can take a walk
for an ecological track of 1,100 m, cut for the Aracaí brook, with
waterfall. Av. Aracaí, 250-Tel.: 4712-2500 r. 2136.
Ski Mountain Park
At 1.000 m of
altitude you can find the biggest center of mountain leisure of
Brazil. It's about 320.000 M2 of nature and pure air for all the
family. The park counts on Ski Track, Ferry cable, Tobogã,
Playground, Mountain Bike, Meat Place, House of Tea, Tavern, Cellars,
Snack bar among others attractions.
Road of Serrinha. Tel.: 4712-3299.
Script of The Cellars
São Roque keeps
the tradition of " The Land of Wine " since the coming of Italian
and Portuguese immigrants in the end of the last century. It
Possesss many cellars next to the urban zone, where you can taste
and bought the most varied types of wines and liquors.
Hidding Place of The
It contains a
pretty natural garden of flowers, beyond beautiful cascade formed
for waters of the brook Carambeí. Propitious place for strolls,
walked and accomplishment of events, amongst which, most important
that it is the Expofloral. Raposo Tavares highway, km 60,5.
The Parties of August had its origins
tied with the foundation of the city. Its founder Pedro Vaz,
worshipper of São Roque, homaged the saint in its August, 16. Since
then, they had been gaining importance inside of the community. From
the end of the passed century, with the beginning of the " Parade of
the Carriages of Firewood " (where local producers had offered great
amount of firewood to gotten enough money for the acquisition of a
new picture of the saint) it is that they had taken its current form,
or either, all the community involved in the acquisition of money
that come to benefit its more devoid population, and to conserve the
church and the picture of the saint.
First Sunday of August
- Official aperture with the traditional entered of the Carriages of
Firewood. Beginning of the Quaresma and the Shows that occur until
day 16, in the central region of the city;
Second Sunday of August
- Auction in the square of the
- Dawn, Procession of Nossa Senhora, Traditional Anniversary Dance;
- Anniversary of the City
- Dawn, Street Carpets Confection(for stretches where it will pass
the procession), Closing with the São Roque Procession and Fireworks.
Annual display of Flowers, Artichokes
and Wines, during October month in the Hidding place of the Cascade,
place of privileged natural beauty. Typical Musical Shows, Dances
and Tipical Foods complement the attractions of that who, each year,
becomes the moust important tourist event of the region.