Itabatatinga Plantation

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In an area of 22 hectares, Itabatatinga is made up of native forest, with special mention for the palm trees and banana plantations, as well as the natural elevations partially covered by vegetation. Between 1900 and 1935, this spot – 48 hectares at the time – belonged to Spanish builder João Esteves Martins, who was responsible for several plantations.


At the end of a trail, an old reservoir of invites visitors to swim in its refreshing, crystal-clear waters and to enjoy the biome. To complete the scene, there is also Esteves Cave, discovered in 1915, 5 meters high and formed by eroded rocks, and Fonte dos Amores (Fountain of Love), built in 1900, spouting fresh drinking water.


Photo: Rogério Bomfim


The 400 m² farmhouse had slave quarters on the underground floor, where the iron hoops that held slaves captive can still be seen. On the walls you can see such building materials as ground shell plaster, stones and pieces of brick, as well as wooden partitions. There are also ruins of a 19th-century sugar-cane still.


Photo: Rogério Bomfim