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Municipal library

“Lessa Origins”

  • Address: Praça Comendador José Zillo, s/nº – Centro

  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8 am to 9 pm and Saturdays from 8 am to 5 pm

  • Phone: (14) 3263-6522

  • E-mail: bmol@lencoispaulista.sp.gov.br

How to get

The Municipal Library “Orígenes Lessa” (BMOL) was created by Zanderlite Duclerc Verçosa on December 21, 1961. It has a larger collection than the number of inhabitants, allowing visitors a profound literary journey. In its large collection there are books in Braille, audiobooks, rare autographed works, a literary museum, publications and original works by Orígenes Lessa, patron of the Library, writer from Lençóis and member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters. Due to its rich historical literary content, through a Municipal Decree, Lençóis was created City of the Book.


The Library offers a vast collection on diverse subjects, of interest to the population, releases and a wide collection of titles of Brazilian literature. It has special sections such as the “Sala de Obras Autografadas” where it brings together works with dedications and autographs made by iconic writers of national and regional literature. The “Literary Museum” located on the upper floor where works from the beginning of the 20th century are available for the full use of users. The “Reference Works Section” comprises reference works of various genres and for various purposes, dictionaries, maps, guides and thematic encyclopedias.

 

Offers exhibitions; electronic bulletin informing users and the community about new acquisitions, ranking the most downloaded books and maintaining an open channel for the publication of reading suggestions sent by readers; the “Feira do Troca-Troca”, is an action recognized by the National Book and Reading Program (PNLL) as one of the 50 national projects that best promote reading incentives and democratization of access to books.

 

BMOL also annually develops literary contests (adult or child class) and visits by writers. Its structure is suitable for people with special needs, such as wheelchair access, a room for people with low vision and a Braille collection.

Culture house

“Professor Maria Bove Coneglian”

How to get

The House of Culture “Prof. Maria Bove Coneglian” is headquartered in the building of the former Lençóis Hotel. It houses the Secretary of Culture and the Auditorium where theater, dance, music, video presentations take place, among others.

 

The rehearsal room of the Orquestra Municipal de Sopros “Maestro Agostinho Duarte Martins” was an expansion started in 2007 and completed in 2008 and is part of the complex, which also functions as an arts school. The permanent courses are: Ballet, Jazz, Ballroom Dancing, Guitar, Keyboard, Piano, Singing, Children's and Adult Theater, Music Theory, Painting on canvas and crafts.

 

Workshops with deadlines of approximately 2 months take place systematically in the various artistic modalities.

 

The lobby is used as an exhibition gallery, where painters, designers, sculptors and photographers have space to show their productions. The artisans have space in the craft store that receives samples of Lençóis products to be sold, thus promoting the manufacture and generating income for those who have their works displayed there.

 

Its opening hours are from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm to attend the secretariat and until 9:00 pm to visit exhibitions and with special hours for events.The Casa da Cultura “Profª. Maria Bove Coneglian” is located at Rua 7 de Setembro, 934Tel – 14 3263 6525

Engenho São Luiz

How to get

Traditional cachaça producer, the Zillo family started working in the field in 1906, when Mr. José Zillo and his brothers set up a still distillery in the Rocinha neighborhood, in Lençóis Paulista, where they lived.


After a brief period developing this activity, José Zillo directed his business towards the sugar and alcohol sector. However, the Zillo family's history of making cachaça continued with one of their nephews, Mr. Gino Zillo, who kept the production going until 1971. In 2007, Luiz Santana Zillo, José Zillo's grandson, and his children rescued the family's origins by creating Engenho São Luiz, with the proposal to offer lovers of good cachaça a special product.

Cultural space

“Book City”

  • Address: Rua Pedro Natálio Lorenzetti nº 286 – Centro

  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8 am to 12 pm and from 1 pm to 5 pm

  • Phone: (14) 3263-3123

  • E-mail:espacocultural@lencoispaulista.sp.gov.br

How to get

Municipal Museum

“Alexandre Chitto”

  • Address: Rua Coronel Joaquim Anselmo Martins, 575 – Centro

  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm

  • Phone: (14) 3264-1442

  • E-mail: museum@lencoispaulista.sp.gov.br

How to get

Building that housed the municipal government and, after being vacated, housed the Municipal Museum in 1988, founded by Alexandre Chitto, journalist, historian and great lover of Lençóis. In addition to his passion for the city and culture, he left the museum and several works from 1958, as well as the newspaper O Eco from 1938, still in circulation in the municipality.

 

Point of cultural and tourist interest, the museum represents the roots of the city and region portraying the birth of Lençóis Paulista, by exhibiting and preserving pieces related to the history of the community, presenting a true living lesson in a history of passion, tradition, culture and expression. . The Museum is registered with IBRAM – Instituto Brasileiro de Museus and SISEM – Sistema Estadual de Museus and participates in all events programmed by these two bodies, such as the "National Museum Week" and the "Museum Spring" in September.

 

On display, we highlight an Igabaça (indigenous funerary urn) dating from 1680 and the bed used by Dom Pedro II when he stayed in the region in 1873. Altogether there are more than 4 thousand pieces cataloged and it offers its visitors a variety of permanent and temporary exhibitions.

VISITATION PLACES

Biblioteca

Created with the purpose of housing old and fragile works that were poorly stored on the upper floor of the Municipal Library “Orígenes Lessa”, the Cidade do Livro Cultural Space began its activities on September 23, 2006 from the location of the building that, in 2007, it was definitively acquired by the City Hall. The collection of the Cidade do Livro Cultural Space is composed of the Rare and Special Works Sector of the Municipal Library “Orígenes Lessa” with works from the 16th century, personal archives (among books, manuscripts and objects) of renowned national and local writers, among them that of Orígenes Lessa, Cora Coralina, Antonio Houaiss, Olavo Bilac and Guimarães Rosa, for example; the Municipal Historical Archive with a collection of city newspapers, photos, magazines, vinyl records, architectural plans and other documents related to the city of Lençóis Paulista and region.

 

It is an advisory body of the Administrative Secretariat and a research center; Its purpose is to collect, preserve and guarantee access to archival and literary documents of permanent value, as well as to historical cultural assets, the described sector being directly subordinated to the Secretary of Culture. To achieve its goals of safeguarding and maximizing the physical integrity of documents and books (research sources) for the next generations, the site has a Conservation and Repair Laboratory where paper documents are treated with special materials, their physical integrity, or made special packaging for its safekeeping when necessary.

 

The Cidade do Livro Cultural Space also has a Digital Preservation and Digitization Laboratory, which in addition to safeguarding the collection through digitization, manages the Orígenes Lessa Digital Library, providing access to the rarest books, periodicals and documents (site: http://www .lencoispaulista.sp.gov.br) for online research by the community and national and international research institutions; in their own environments; uninterrupted access to the collections and 24-hour library; a free library accessible to the various classes of Internet users.

 

The place is a reference documentation center in the region, as it is the only public body in the interior to provide this type of service and because it has in its custody a wide and priceless historical collection. The Cultural Space serves researchers with free, scheduled and monitored visits; receives and holds exhibitions, promotion of events, workshops, courses with an area for lectures and holding of events. On the ground floor is the “Monteiro Lobato” Children's Library, which originated in one of the rooms at BMOL, and gained its own space. There are also sessions of “Story Time”, a program in which an actress tells children's stories for school groups.

Municipal Memorial

“Alfredo Guedes”

  • Address: Rua João Gasparini nº 48, Alfredo Guedes District. 

  • Hours of Operation:  Wednesday, from 11:15 am to 5:15 pm (visits are also carried out by appointment 

  • Phone: (14) 3263-6525 

  • E-mail: cultura@lencoispaulista.sp.gov.br

How to get

Preserving the culture of a people, a society, preserving its history and way of life, are fundamental actions to build a future with prosperity and quality. With this in mind, the Secretary of Culture of Lençóis Paulista, inaugurated in August 2014 the Alfredo Guedes Memorial.


The Memorial is an extension of the Alexandre Chitto Museum. A space destined to rescue the history, culture and way of life of Alfredo Guedes: an important district of Lençóis that emerged around 1850 due to the coffee plantation, an activity that prospered for decades due to the purple of the region, and that contributed to the progress of the County. In this space, various elements of the district's culture are organized, the pieces were donated by the families of the neighborhood and Lençóis Paulista and include maps, photos, personal objects, real estate, agricultural implements and period newspapers.

Sanctuary

Our Lady of Mercy

How to get

The Nossa Senhora da Piedade Sanctuary, built in the 50s, was the first church in the city. The Parish was mentioned in the document of land donations to Nossa Senhora da Piedade on 07/22/1858, when Lençóis was elevated to the category of Parish, which gives us the certainty that it was created before this date, so everything indicates, on the 15th of April 1858.


In 2008, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the City and Parish, the Praça do Santuário was completely remodeled and on May 31, 2009 it received eight life-size monuments, representing the Seven Sorrows of Nossa Senhora da Piedade.


The Sanctuary houses the image of the Pietá carved in wood by an Italian artist, works in paintings by the plastic artist from Lençóis, Ivone Paccola, in which she portrays the pain of Mary and the replica of the “Cathedra” used by Pope Benedict XVI, when he came to Brazil to canonization of Frei Galvão and which was built by the students of the SENAI Unit in Lençóis Paulista.


Recently the Sanctuary underwent an internal and external renovation, with all its structure and architectural beauty prevailing.

Santuário
Museu Alexandre
Meorial Alfredo
Cidade do Livro
Engenho São Luiz
Casa da Cultura

Municipal Theater

“Adelia Lorenzetti”

How to get

The Municipal Theater "Adélia Lorenzetti" was inaugurated in 2016. The project was designed by the architect Jurandyr Bueno and the construction was carried out in the area of the former SIDELPA, a steel mill from Lençóis deactivated in the 70s.


It was built in partnership between the Municipality of Lençóis Paulista and ALIC - Associação Lençoense de Incentivo à Cultura, which through a project made possible most of the resources through the Rouanet Law. The largest donor companies were Grupo Lwart, Zilor – Energia e Alimentos and Duratex. However, many other donors participated, companies and individuals, with donations to the Project or with donations for the purchase of armchairs, decoration of specific environments and landscaping project.


The partnership between City Hall and ALIC made the dream of the people of Lençóis a reality of having a place where intense cultural activity is developed, with programming for the entire community, contributing to the democratization of access to culture for the local and regional public.

 

In terms of structure, the Adélia Lorenzetti Municipal Theater has 2,000 meters of built area, 609 seats, with preferential seats and accessibility for all spaces, an air-conditioned room, pit for orchestra presentation, sound, video and state-of-the-art lighting equipment. , including a retractable screen for projections, removable barracks (floor that can be removed to receive magic shows), dressing rooms, complete scenotechnic project and a large lobby, designed to receive exhibitions. In addition, it has parking with capacity for more than 200 vehicles.


  To receive programming by cell phone, just send "EU 🧡 THEATER" to (14) 99796-4056

Teatro Adélia

Casagrande Winery

  • Address: Bairro Rural Rocinha, access by Rodovia Osny Mateus – SP 261 – km 111.8

  • Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 9 am to 6 pm

  • Phone: (14) 99661-4658

  • Email: vinicolacasagrande@hotmail.com

How to get

Vinícola Casagrande is a rural tourism property in the traditional neighborhood of “Rocinha” and which dates back to the origins of the village of Lençóis Paulista. The history of Sítio Rocinha begins in 1889 when the first Italian immigrants started on the banks of the Lençóis River, small plantations or swiddens for the subsistence of families, these small swiddens gave rise to the name Rocinha.

On the site, there is still a house dating from 1889, in which the journalist and historian Alexandre Chitto was born on February 7, 1901. Since the place is owned by the Casagrande family, the tradition of planting has been kept for five generations. of grapes and the production of wines in an artisanal way.

 

At harvest time it is possible to carry out the “Colhe e Pague” and visit the cellar where the wine barrels are and feel part of the production process. The Winery has an emporium with several homemade products and also has a restaurant on the weekends with delicious homemade food, such as the traditional filet parmigiana and Italian pasta.

Vinícola
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