Ribeirão Preto - It came from a small nucleus near the Retiro stream and Ribeirão Preto, which got its name. Founded in 1856, in a clearing where a century before pioneers would pass by, the city has gained momentum with the coffee plantation, cultivated by immigrants and fertilized by red earth, which made the region the largest grain producer in the turn of the twentieth century. The former clearing, fed by two streams, soon became an important city linked to the country by rail, telephone and roads. The development has brought new crops such as sugar cane, soybeans, corn, cotton, orange, and today the city is officially recognized as the national capital of agribusiness.
Tourist attractions: the Metropolitan Cathedral, Theatre Pedro II, municipal and arena, municipal market, Choperia Pinguim, Quarteirão Paulista, seven chapels, Coffee Museum, Palace Rio Branco and parks.