Uva e Vinho

Antônio Prado

Antônio Prado

NATIONAL HISTORICAL AND ARTISTIC PATRIMONY

Antônio Prado city has a Historical and Artistic Patrimony, composed by wood and brickwork houses, which were built by the Italian immigrants in the end of XIX century and in the beginning of XX century. These houses have been conserved by National Artistic and Historical Patrimony Institute (IPHAN) since 1989, with forty-eight buildings located on the main downtown streets, and they are very valuable to the city, region and Brazilian culture.

Antônio Prado is designated as the most Italian city of Brazil and it has 92 % of its population of Italian ancestry. Besides, Antônio Prado values the popular culture through immaterial patrimony.

Cultural demonstrations like Italian ancestry folk groups, the dialect spoken by the inhabitants, choirs, gastronomy, religious celebrations, faith and mainly handicraft, are what maintains many of the antique immigrants’ habits. Local handicraft is different by its originality, delicacy and quality.

The city is known for having CITTÁ SLOW international stamp. This award was acquired due to culture, environment, gastronomy, life quality and lifestyle preservation.

Antônio Prado was the last of the antique Italian immigration colonies. It was founded in 1886. Italian immigrants were sent by the government and they stayed in tents known as Immigrant House. Public money was spent on roads, ferries, tents construction, lands measurement, transportation and settlers welcome.

For more information: http://www.antonioprado.com.

*Texto traduzido por Marciele Borchet.

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