Altinópolis

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Altinópolis
Municipality
Altinópolis - panoramio (1).jpg
Flag of Altinópolis
Flag
Coat of arms of Altinópolis
Coat of arms
Location in São Paulo  state
Location in São Paulo state
Altinópolis is located in Brazil
Altinópolis
Altinópolis
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 21°1′23″S 47°22′22″W / 21.02306°S 47.37278°W / -21.02306; -47.37278Coordinates: 21°1′23″S 47°22′22″W / 21.02306°S 47.37278°W / -21.02306; -47.37278
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast Region
State São Paulo
Government
 • Mayor José Roberto Ferracin Marques (2017-2020) (PSD)
Area
 • Total 929 km2 (359 sq mi)
Elevation 1,200 m (3,900 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 16,179
 • Density 17/km2 (45/sq mi)
Time zone BRT/BRST (UTC-3/-2)
Postal code 14350-000
Area code +55 16
Website www.altinopolis.sp.gov.br

Altinópolis is a Brazilian municipality in the state of São Paulo. The population is 16,179 (2015 est.) in an area of 929 km².[1] The city is known for its sights, like the Praça das Esculturas, and its wide variety of caves and waterfalls.

Tourism

Altinópolis has five rivers and 35 waterfalls. One of them is 72 meters high.

There are eight caves regularly visited by tourist, highlighted by the Itambé Cave with a façade of 28 meters and some 350 meters of galleries. The Department of Tourism gives visitors the necessary information and support. The ranking of the city was high in the last Hall of São Paulo Tourism.

For those interested in art, there are the works of Vaccarini Bassano (1914 - 2002).

Itambé's Waterfall in Altinópolis
Itambé Cave

Vaccarini Bassano sculpture park

Sculpures of Vaccarini Bassano

Altinópolis is home to a large group of sculptures of Vaccarini Bassano (1914-2002). He was born in Milan, Italy and arrived in Brazil after World War II and chose Altinópolis for his workshop in 1980. Praça das Esculturas (Sculpture Square), which covers 7,000 square metres (75,000 sq ft) at the highest point of the city, houses 42 of Vaccarini's works. The sculpture park opened in 1992.[2][3]

Besides being a professor of Visual Arts at FAU-USP (São Paulo) and Unaerp (in Ribeirao Preto, where he lived), it was a costume designer, set designer, director of the Brazilian Comedy Theater.

References

  1. ^ Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
  2. ^ Tiengo, Rodolfo (2014-09-08). "Com arte, Vaccarini queria transformar Altinópolis em 'pequena Florença'". G1 (in Portuguese). Globo Comunicação e Participações S.A. Retrieved 2015-09-20. 
  3. ^ "Jardim das Esculturas de Bassano Vaccarini - Altinópolis/SP" (in Portuguese). PontosBR. 2009. Retrieved 2015-09-20. 


External links

  • (in Portuguese) Official City Website
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