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About Piracicaba

Piracicaba is a medium-size city located in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. The population in 2004 was 355,039 on an area of 1,371.8 km², at an elevation of 547 m above sea level. The city name comes from a word in the Tupi language that means "place where the fishes stop." The name is due to the beautiful waterfalls of the Piracicaba river that bisect the city, where the "piracema" (fish swimming upstream to reproduce) or larger fish species such as the dourados can still be observed. It is famous for its sugarcane plantations, its traditional sugarcane spirit production, its traditional music, and the oldest Agronomist engineering college in Brazil, the Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz of the University of São Paulo. The college is more than 100 years old and is located on a farm with a fantastic collection of trees and plants. Piracicaba is known by the nickname "Noiva da Colina" (the bride of the hills). Every year Piracicaba is host to the "Festa das Nações" (Fair of the Countries), where people eat foods from all over the world, and the "Salão Internacional do Humor" (International Humor Exposition), where many cartoonists from all over the world display their comic drawings. (text adapted from Wikipedia)

Porto Street
Today one of the main sights of the city of Piracicaba, where we join the story, with a delicious cuisine in an excellent hambiente the banks of the Piracicaba River. This cuisine has dozens of restaurants where you can taste great and new flavors, check out the restaurants and what each offers in Dining page of this site. Rua do Porto has great influence on the history and present of Piracicaba, where we have the opportunity to enjoy beautiful scenery and wonderful flavors. Come and enjoy what the Street has the best Porto.
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Piracicaba has downtown shopping areas and a shopping mall. Shopping mall hours are from 10:00am to 10:00pm Monday to Saturday, and from 12:00pm to 6:00pm on Sundays.

The city offers a good variety of restaurants and bars, located at walking distances from major hotels. Italian restaurants and “churrascarias rodízio” (all-you-can- eat steak houses) are among the most popular places.

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