Coffee route – the green gold of Santos

Coffee generated wealth and progress for Santos, changed customs, improved the quality of life and was responsible for the construction of the 1st railroad that changed architecture and offered new historical directions. Even today, a large part of Brazilian coffee exports passes through our Port. That's why the city created a great relationship with coffee and this can be seen through history, architecture, material and immaterial landmarks and also savored here in Santos lands.

 

     

    Historical Cycles
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    1534–Construction of the Erasmos Sugar Mill

    1791–Construction of Lorena’s Sidewalk

    1867–Inauguration of Valongo Station and Santos-Jundiaí Railway

    1892–Opening of the organized port

    1926–Cycle of Bulk loading

    1947– Inauguration of the 1st lane of the Anchieta highway

    1953 –Inauguration of the 2nd lane of the Anchieta highway

    1970 – Cycle of containers

    Since the 19th century, Santos has been the largest coffee exporter in the world.

     

    Mauá Square
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    Points of interest:

    Bust of Irineu Evangelista de Souza (responsible for the introduction of the railroad in the state of São Paulo);

    José Bonifácio Palace (1939);

    Post Office Building (1924).

    Old Official Coffee Exchange
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    Points of interest:

    Coffee Museum - 1998;

    Museum Cafeteria - 2000.

    XV de Novembro Street
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    Points of interest:

    Vases with coffee Trees;

    Coffee Broker Statue;

    Buildings of coffee exporting companies;

    Santos Commercial Association;

    Historical Building.

    Comercial Street (Trade Street)
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    Points of interest:

    Painting of the Santos Coffee Festival;

    Coffee plant;

    Old mansions that belonged to rich coffee merchants;

    Casa da Frontaria Azulejada (1865) – (House with Tiled Façade)

    Belonged to a rich coffee merchant, this building - with stones, whale oil, gravel, wooden floors and ceilings, has a facade with tiles of Portuguese origin.

    Old Valongo Station (1867)
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    1st train station in the state of São Paulo, starting point of the Santos-Jundiaí railroad, was important in the transportion of passengers and grain from the interior for export through the port, in addition to the passage of immigrants to the coffee plantations in the interior.

    King of Coffee
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    The oldest in operation and the most traditional coffee house in Santos, where simple processes of roasting traditional and special grains in eucalyptus firewood are carried out daily, air cooled, ground and packaged. It occupies the same address since its foundation in 1912.

    Tram Café - Tram Tourist Line
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    Tour made since 2015 in an Italian tram from 1958, restored in Santos and which is the first themed tram in Latin America, where up to 24 passengers enjoy a coffee from the Café Museum and learn about coffee details and curiosities on the way.

    Pinacoteca Benedito Calixto (Art Gallery)
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    The last remaining Old Mansion on the edge of Santos, built in the early 19th century, was the residence of a wealthy coffee exporter. After a turbulent period in its history, the mansion was restored to operate the Fundação Pinacoteca Benedito Calixto (Pinacoteca Benedito Calixto Foundation) and later listed by Condepasa.

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