Caçapava (SP)

Caçapava is a brazilian city in São Paulo state, located in a strategical region, between São José dos Campos and Taubaté.

Touristical spots:

São João Batista Mais Church

Political disputes resulted, in 1842, the removal of an opposition group to another site some kilometers away from Caçapava Velha, to lands that were donated by the colonel and farmer João Dias da Cruz Guimarães, where a chapel was built. The farmer donated the area to form São João Batista heritage area. A human conglomerate was formed around it.

Due to the camp devolopment its inhabitants requested, from the São Paulo bishop, the ownership of Nossa Senhora da Ajuda headquarters, which was located in the Caçapava Velha church. São João Batista chapel became the Main Church from the Nossa Senhora da Ajuda parish back in 1850. In 1855 the new camp was considered to be a Village, and, afterwards, to a city, in 1875.

In 1945 the São João Batista Main Church rebuilding work was concluded, which was located on the Doutor Pedro de Toledo square, Caçapava ground zero. São João Batista day (June 24), Caçapava patron, is a city holiday.

Caçapa cuisine has  delicacies that are enjoyed by the smoothest tastes. Among them you have taiada, quermesse fritter, farofa içá and other homemade sweets.
More information can be found on the website:

Source: http://www.cacapava.sp.gov.br

Credits for the picture: Lucas Vitor

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