History of Piracicaba

In 1766, Antonio Correa Barbosa, charged with the task of establishing a settlement on the estuary of Piracicaba river, opted for a location about 90 km from it. Piracicaba was officially founded on August 1, 1767.

In 1944, the city was made the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Piracicaba.

It is famous for sugarcane plantations, traditional cane spirit production and traditional music. The city houses the oldest agricultural university in Brazil, the Luiz de Queiroz School of Agriculture of the University of São Paulo. This university is more than 100 years old and is located on a farm with