Praça das Bandeiras is named after the Portuguese expedition into the unchartered regions of Brazil during the 17th century. These early pioneers were called bandeiras. This square along Gonzaga Beach was also created to recognize the Constitutionalist Revolution of 1932. The revolt against Brazilian president Getúlio Vargas began on July 9, hence the name of the fountain (Fonte 9 de Julho). Behind the jets of water are 26 flags representing the states of Brazil.