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Volta Redonda

Rio de Janeiro
Volta Redonda
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By Air

Upon termination of the municipal airport located in the district Aero Club, due to the growth of the city around it over the years is scheduled for construction in the district of Rome II, on the border with the municipality of Pirai the Steel Valley Regional Airport an area of 1.6 million square meters which will serve the entire Fluminense Paraíba Valley.For the work begins it is necessary to release the State Environmental Institute, the INEA due to environmental issues.

By Train

The city may receive one of the stations of the High Speed Train in Brazil (TAV), which will interconnect the two large Brazilian cities: Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.Under the bill, the TAV from the Light Station, in Sao Paulo to the station Leopoldina, in Rio de Janeiro a total of 412 km between the two cities.Volta Redonda station should be in the neighborhood Rome II or the edge of Highway Metalworkers.There is also the possibility of the station be located in the neighboring municipality of Barra Mansa.The cost of the passage of Volta Redonda and St. Paul is scheduled to R $ 97.50, with a journey time around 71 minutes and the Rio de Janeiro, R $ 40.20 lasting around 34 minutes.

By Bus

Currently four transportation companies serving the county totaling approximately 200 vehicles, 43 local lines, travel an average of 120 000 and 65 000 passengers/day.The peak hours are early morning and late afternoon.In the main areas of origin are the Holy Cross and St. Augustine.Since the destination is the village of Santa Cecilia the Grounded and retreat.There is an ongoing reorganization of the distribution of municipal public transport given that the current plan is in place since the 1970s aimed at modernizing and streamlining the mass transport AAS decrease the number of vehicles on city streets.In addition the number of vehicles per inhabitant of Volta Redonda is the second largest in Brazil with one car for every three residents, second only to Sao Paulo.Also due to the fact that the economic center of South Fluminense and route some of the major national highways vehicular traffic is greatly expanded daily by car from other cities in the region and the rest of the country.

By Road

Volta Redonda is crossed by two major Brazilian highways.The Presidente Dutra Highway (BR-116), linking the city of Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo and Lucius Meira Highway (BR-393).Besides these also has the RJ-153, state highway which connects the city to the south of Minas Gerais, through the District of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.This is an important road for the transportation of milk production farms in the district and neighborhood barramansense Santa Rita do Zarur.The Road Volta Redonda - Pinheiral Avenue Paulo Alves Erlei Abrantes (VRD-101), crossing neighborhoods like Quarry, Three Wells and Villa Rica, is now one of the biggest drivers of urban development.The Road Arantes Francisco Vilela, known as Volta Redonda Road - Getulandia that connects the neighborhood Rome II to Getulandia (district of Rio Claro), where this is the RJ-155 is an alternative to going to the city of Angra dos Reis, in South coast of Rio de Janeiro.This road crosses the rural area south of the city.You must take some care when using it because it is very narrow and curvy.Decreases in 20 km distance between the Volta Redonda and the coast.

Key places to visit
Children's City Park, Oscar Cardoso Square, St. John Island, Fazenda Santa Cecilia, Three Wells Farm Headquarters, Space Zelia Arbex, Plaza Brazil, Sugar Mill chimney


Places to Visit

Children's City Park

Located in Vila Santa Cecilia a green area of 150 thousand square meters the Municipal Zoo of Volta Redonda also known as "Garden City" and officially named "Children's City Park" turned 25 in 2006.It has four hundred one hundred different species of animals and an excellent infrastructure for visitors, being one of the leisure options most popular in town, especially on weekends and holidays also due to the proximity to the Hemlock Forest with one of the reserves Atlantic Forest in the city.It is also the only zoo in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

Oscar Cardoso Square

Located in the neighborhood of Stone House, along the Highway of Metalworkers, the square Oscar Cardoso's largest city, has an interactive fountain frequented by the population during very hot days.Right in the middle of the square nozzle 126 2 "diameter varied launch jets of water 5 feet tall. The square of 23 thousand square meters, also has a small fountain, a 550 meters track for jogging, amphitheater, rays for games of marbles, playground, checkers and chess tables and ample parking.

St. John Island

is an island St. John River, located in the Paraiba do Sul River, at the time the city of Volta Redonda, in the southern state of Rio de Janeiro.For the organization and within the sectoral division of Volta Redonda, is located in the district Voldac, north of the city and adjoining to it Little Island where are the headquarters of the Home Guard and a water park maintained by the municipality.It has an area of 109 thousand square meters it was located a gymnasium large, a pavilion with 5,120 square meters, a Mini-Edgar de Carvalho Stadium for football, a public school of equestrianism, a mini-city transit to early childhood education and other equipment.It is used by the city as a center for exhibitions in agriculture and industry and trade besides being the site of concerts and other events is also home to some municipal offices.

Fazenda Santa Cecilia

One of the great and important spin-offs coming from the farms occurred in the extensive land grants in the region of the Fluminense Paraíba Valley in mid- 1820.The farm was acquired by the state government of Rio de Janeiro on 1 September 1941 and donated to the CSN in order to facilitate the installation of the plant and the Workers Village, today Villa Santa Cecilia.To ensure the preservation of the ecosystem all sports and leisure equipment were made available to the public in the area of Fazenda Santa Cecilia who happens to be the surroundings of the Hemlock Forest Reserve. Signposts were installed in various parts of the reserve to guide visitors that the entry is prohibited in the woods.The main concern is to ensure the integrity of the space and create an environmental culture directed to population and visitors.

Three Wells Farm Headquarters

The attraction is away from the urban center in the district of Three Wells in wooded area, with lawns and flowerbeds malls. It has around it the Foundation Oswaldo Aranha (FOA), some hills and a large garden with trees of large and medium and shrubs and flowers.The building which since 1970 houses the School of Engineering of Volta Redonda was owned by the Commander Lucas Antonio Monteiro de Barros.After his death his widow took over the management of Finance and died he left her in a testament to the Benedictine Fathers.Behind it are the ruins of a rice processing, which today runs a shop that caters to school.In the back of this workshop was a still and a facade is inscribed "1864."

Space Zelia Arbex

Opened on March 17, 2005, Zelia Arbex Space has 200 square meters built all glass and metal structure.In practice, it's like three art galleries, comprising a total of one hundred works.It was designed with a view to popularize the arts.The space is devoted to art exhibitions and other cultural events such as the Competition "Hall of Humor" which selects the best cartoons and caricatures.2 Open Monday to Sunday (including holidays) from 10 to 19 hours.

Plaza Brazil

Inaugurated on January 24th of 1957 in the neighborhood Vila Santa Cecilia, in the presence of President Kubitschek de Oliveira.The building committee was chaired by Lieutenant Arthur Oscar de Mello de Morais and the design and implementation of the architect Leo Velloso.In the square there are four statues: that of Getulio Vargas, the special tribute to General Edmundo de Macedo Soares e Silva, founder and builder of Volta Redonda, the Labour and in honor of the Engineers and Technicians that guided the construction of the plant.

Sugar Mill chimney

Built in 1903 by Dr. Jose Rodrigues Peixoto, was an old mill producer of brandy and sugar, which was later purchased by Colonel Aprígio Carnation dairy production.Located in the district of Our Lady of Grace, was also used as funeral and other commercial activities.The mill building was demolished in the government of Mayor John Paul Pio de Abreu, when the viaduct was built of Our Lady of Grace.However the chimney of the mill was kept because it was considered landmark of the city.Thus it was overturned by the city of Volta Redonda on December 18th of 1985 by decree No. 2105, the government Benevenuto dos Santos Neto.The chimney is situated on a pedestal all clad in brick, surrounded by eaves. With a height of approximately 40 meters the chimney reaches the top 2 meters wide where there is a ledge with the date of construction.In the days leading up to Christmas is a Santa Claus placed a ladder as if going up the chimney drawing the attention of passers by the viaduct of Our Lady of Grace.

Right Time to Visit

August - December
January - June