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Urban Geotourism and the Old Centre of São Paulo City, Brazil

Urban Geotourism and the Old Centre of São Paulo City, Brazil The use of geotouristic trails will be an efficient means of publicising geosciences. The proposal here is a trail in the old centre of São Paulo City, Brazil, describing the main types of stones that have ornamented buildings since the nineteenth century when São Paulo ceased to be a city of taipa (rammed earth) buildings and became the masonry city of the republic. Itaquera Granite is one of the most important stones in the ornamentation of the floors and facades in this new phase of construction in the city of São Paulo. Later, other types of stones were used, such as the Mauá, Ubatuba, Itupeva and Piracaia granites, as well as imported stones, such as travertine and lioz limestone. There is also a discussion of the influence of geomorphology in the establishment of the former urban core, with the location of the so-called Historic Triangle at higher topographic levels. This paper discusses the history and evolution of São Paulo City and its relation to the local geology. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Geoheritage Springer Journals

Urban Geotourism and the Old Centre of São Paulo City, Brazil

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 by The European Association for Conservation of the Geological Heritage
Subject
Earth Sciences; Historical Geology; Physical Geography; Biogeosciences; Paleontology; Landscape/Regional and Urban Planning; Mineralogy
ISSN
1867-2477
eISSN
1867-2485
DOI
10.1007/s12371-014-0119-7
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Abstract

The use of geotouristic trails will be an efficient means of publicising geosciences. The proposal here is a trail in the old centre of São Paulo City, Brazil, describing the main types of stones that have ornamented buildings since the nineteenth century when São Paulo ceased to be a city of taipa (rammed earth) buildings and became the masonry city of the republic. Itaquera Granite is one of the most important stones in the ornamentation of the floors and facades in this new phase of construction in the city of São Paulo. Later, other types of stones were used, such as the Mauá, Ubatuba, Itupeva and Piracaia granites, as well as imported stones, such as travertine and lioz limestone. There is also a discussion of the influence of geomorphology in the establishment of the former urban core, with the location of the so-called Historic Triangle at higher topographic levels. This paper discusses the history and evolution of São Paulo City and its relation to the local geology.

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Published: Jun 1, 2014

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