Known as the “Land of Wine”, the city of São Roque will also be the host city of one of the largest medieval spaces in Latin America, “O Castelo”.
The city of São Roque, in the interior of São Paulo, has a medieval castle, similar to the castle in the series “game of Thrones“, with hotels, museums and restaurants, as well as some activities and shows related to the Middle Ages.
The project builders hope to emphasize that the site will become the largest medieval building in Latin America. Despite being a tourist attraction, the main purpose of the Castle of Sao Roque is to tell the daily life of medieval knights.
The castle project was designed by the Ruiz family, who have been thinking about building this project in the city for decades. The castle was built with a stone powder coating and was inspired by the Castle of Bevilacqua, about 50 kilometers from Verona in northern Italy. Italy and San Roque, in the Morro d'Ossabo region.
The castle has five floors, with several rooms with medieval design, and an arena for 2500 people, serving as a stage for concerts. A dungeon with a capacity of 500 people will still be built, which will serve as a kind of pub.
The works started in 2016 and ended just this year. However, the opening should only take place in 2022. To stand out as a tourist attraction, the medieval castle in São Roque It will initially function as a concert hall and small shows, receiving tourists from all over the world.
To access all environments and services, visitors will be able to purchase day use tickets. In other words, for a fixed price – not yet determined – you can enjoy the entire experience, including themed drinks and meals and special outfits to improve your mood.
“We want to take this culture forward, to have a place even for school children to walk around and learn more about history. We thought of having an exhibition room as if it were a museum to work on this cultural part”, says Magali Pereira Dias.
“The idea is a castle for a warrior, not a princess. It's the story of our grandfather who came to Brazil and always talked a lot about the importance of warriors having their castles. After many years we decided to start the project”, says Magali Pereira Dias, who conceived the project with her husband.
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