The Paricatuba Ruins, located in the municipality of Iranduba, are full of historical moments from the Belle Époque period, and, due to these historical contexts, this monument ended up being a tourist attraction in Amazonas.
The Ruins of Paricatuba in 1898 were a hostel for Italian immigrants, who did the extraction of latex. From 1905 to 1914 it became a Dr. Afonso Pena agricultural school, and from 1916 it was used as a prison: Sete de Setembro.Later, in the year of 1920 until the year of 1962, it was a hospital Leprosário. When he was transferred to Colônia Antônio Aleixo, a neighborhood of the same name in Manaus. In 1970 the building was abandoned and resumed in 1998 as a training school for child guides.
Since then it has been one of the most visited tourist spots in the region, with the Apuí tree and the Manaós ceramics as their attractions with their unique details.
Nowadays, the village has about four thousand residents around the ruins that survive from tourist and agricultural visits. They care and preserve this historic monument in synergy. At the time of ebb and dry, a beach is formed at the edge of the village, in addition to being a beautiful viewpoint for the great Rio Negro, and part of the Tupé Development Reserve can be observed.
The place can be accessed by boat, located about 30 km from Manaus, in the municipality of Iranduba, on the right side of the Rio Negro bank.