Visiting Campinas

Campinas

To see Visiting Campinas

It was not planned a visit Campinas, but, coinciding with lunchtime (and a tremendous traffic jam on the highway), a small detour was justified.

We saw the beautiful cathedral and ate a nice lunch. Not much, but quite positive.

Cathedral

Visiting Campinas
Visiting Campinas
Campinas
Visiting Campinas

Built at the end of the 19th century, this elegant cathedral has as its main reason (which we did not naturally perceive during the visit) the materials with which it was built.

It is described as the largest building made with pylon taipa, a rudimentary system in which the earth is compressed into wooden shapes, called taipals

Jacarandá

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Visiting Campinas

The clay is compacted horizontally and laid in layers of 15 cm, creating a sturdy and durable structure. However, to a unprepared look, the great evidence is the large and rich works in a dark wood, mainly the artistic embossed images of “Via Sacra”. Later on, in Salvador, the guide explained that the dark wood in S. Francisco church (very similar) was jacarandá.