Paulinia in the State of Sao Paulo!!

To my surprise I have not told you much about Paulinia one of the off the beaten path towns of the State of Sao Paulo I have stayed several times, This cannot be so therefore, it needs to be in my blog for the memories of always ; here is my take on country town Paulinia ; hope you enjoy it as I.

Paulínia is as said in the State of Sao Paulo, the better known capital city of the same name,only about 119 km away. The town was emancipated on February 28, 1964, but its foundation dates back to the beginning of the 20C. The name is a tribute to José Paulino Nogueira, a well-known farmer in the Campinas (see post) region, a town from which Paulínia emancipated himself and who lent his name to the railway station around which the town developed.

I always came by car here, the best way! The Anhanguera, Bandeirantes and Dom Pedro I highways do not pass through the area of ​​the town of Paulínia, but are easily accessible through neighboring highways, in addition to the SP-332 (Sao Paulo State hwy 332) highway, which is statewide. I have taken the first three and especially the first two.  The Viracopos Airport is located in the town of Campinas, 31 km from the center of Paulinia.

The Ibis hotel in Paulinia was the first hotel I stayed here way back in 2012 and then some,,,, Nice French chain Accor hotel and very much in town, memories forever. webpage: https://all.accor.com/hotel/3054/index.en.shtml

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I went again several times to Paulinia and took another hotel, which was better.  There is big nature trails here and an ecological park. As doing trips back and forth ,on the way back late at night stay on the rodovia 332 in the Hotel Victoria Convention. This is a very nice spacious hotel and rooms with a very good restaurant where I ate dinner of meats cuts and beers with coffee rather nice. Vitoria hotels webpage:https://www.vitoriahoteis.com.br/hotel-convention-paulinia/

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A bit of history I like

During the 18C, the Campinas region began to be occupied due to the passage of the Banderaintes (explorers private individuals) routes that headed to the gold mines in the interior of Brazil. The city is currently located,around these gold mines, one in 1796 and the other, called sesmaria Morro Azul, in 1807.

The inauguration of the carriage section of the Funilense Railroad, on September 18, 1899, changed the economic order of the São Bento district. The José Paulino train station attracted several merchants to the neighborhood and gave rise to Vila José Paulino, in 1906 as a result of the development of the São Bento neighborhood. Around the station came the Rua do Comércio, later renamed as avenida José Paulino, and a replica of the chapel of the São Bento farm, the São Bento Church, which still exists today. On November 30, 1944, José Paulino was elevated to a district with the name of Paulínia

In the mid-1950s, a retired employee of the Legislative Assembly of São Paulo, José Lozano Araújo, founded the association Amigos de Paulínia (friends of ) and started a movement for the emancipation of Paulínia. The movement culminated in the holding of a plebiscite on November 6, 1963, which determined emancipation. On February 28, 1964, the Law creating the town of Paulínia was officially published.

The city of Paulinia is not gear to tourism per se, even if there are some things to see in town. The Municipal Theater, part of the Paulínia cinematographic pole, are important tourist attractions. The Praça Paul Percy Harris square is known for having the greatest Rotarian symbol in the world. The Historical museum, the São Bento Church and the Praça Sagrado Coração de Jesus (Sacred Heart of Jesus square). 

The city of Paulinia on its history in Portuguese : http://www.paulinia.sp.gov.br/cidade

The Brazil tourist guide on Paulinia in Portuguese : https://www.guiadoturismobrasil.com/gastronomia/3/SP/paulinia/140

There you go folks, another dandy memory lane post from yours truly! This is great, one major reason I started my blog back in November 2010 (which I thank you for reading me since); this blog is my life story hopefully to stay here for my sons to cherish with all for many years to come. Hope you enjoy this latest found spot in the world for me; Paulinia in the inland State of Sao Paulo will now be better remembered.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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