Special Touristic Attractions

Batatais

Estudos e Intercâmbio Negócios e Eventos Religioso Cultural

Sacred art, culture and history

Located in the northeastern region of São Paulo state, Batatais is the right destination for Brazilian art lovers. 

The town is home to the Matriz do Bom Jesus da Cana Verde church, which shelters the world’s largest collection of Candido Portinari’s sacred paintings. Another landmark is the Cônego Joaquim Alves square, with dazzling green topiary. Travelers can also enjoy the José Olympio Cultural Station and the Washington Luís Museum, dedicated to the politician who once was Batatais’ mayor and eventually became President of Brazil.

The average temperature of 21ºC is an invitation to a walk about Engenheiro Carlos Zomboni Water Park and its natural waterfalls. 

Main attractions

Matriz do Bom Senhor Jesus da Cana Verde Church (inside of which visitors can see 28 paintings by painter Candido Portinari; Historic and Educational Museum “Dr. Washington Luís” and Culture Station; Cayapós Memorial, Cônego Joaquim Alves square, “Engenheiro Carlos Zamboni” water park and Cayapós Waterfall, “Dr. Alberto Gaspar Gomes” city grove; “Ophélia Borges Silva Alves” Lake. 

Main events

Santos Reis Festival (January), Carnival (February), Rodeo and Orchid Exhibition (March), Staging of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Christ (April), Milk Fair (July), Moto Fest (August), Di San Gennaro Gourmet and Culture Festival (September). 

Services

City Hall: www.batatais.sp.gov.br

Tourist Office: (55 + 16) 3661-0272

Bus Station: (55 + 16) 3761-5839

Getting there

Batatais is 353 km northwest of São Paulo city.

Car: Rodovia Anhanguera (SP-330) and then take Rodovia Candido Portinari (SP – 334).

Bus: Viação Cometa buses to Franca - (55 + 11) 4004-9600 - www.viacaocometa.com.br 

And then take a Viação São Bento bus - (55 + 16) 3671-5839 - www.viacaosaobento.com.br

Hotels and Restaurants - www.batatais.sp.gov.br/servicos.asp

Accommodation

Castelo Palace Hotel - Av. Nove de Julho, 600 - (55 + 16) 3761-1266 - www.castelopalace.com.br

Hotel Candeias - Av. Quatorze de Março, 1161 - (55 + 16) 3761-9525 - www.candeiashotel.com.br

Pousada 14 de Março - Avenida Quatorze de Março, 800 - (55 + 16) 3761-5800 - www.pousada14demarco.com.br

Hotel Ricci - Avenida Quatorze de Março, 1711 - (55 + 16) 3761-6767 - www.hotelricci.com.br/

Dining

Restaurante Dayton’s - Praça do Lago, 251 - (55 + 16) 3761-2982

Cascata Restaurante - Praça Côn. Joaquim Alves, 191 - (55 + 16) 3761-2266

Restaurante e Pizzaria Ana Luiza - Avenida Ana Luiza, 197 - (55 + 16) 3761-2881

Restaurante Ki-Delícia - Rua Marechal Deodoro, 112 - (55 + 16) 3761-5425

Terraço Restaurante e Choperia - Av. Cel. Joaquim Alves, 260 - (55 + 16) 3761-2324

Choperia e Pizzaria Oásis - Av. Prefeito Washington Luis, 1190 - (55 + 16) 3761-8911

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