Trip Planner:   South America  /  Brazil  /  State of Sao Paulo  /  Sao Paulo  /  Miscellaneous  /  Pico Do Jaragua

Pico Do Jaragua, Sao Paulo

(360+ reviews on the web)
Outdoor Activity
Pico do Jaraguá is the highest mountain in the Brazilian city of São Paulo, at 1135 metres above sea level, located at the Serra da Cantareira. Jaraguá means Lord of the Valley in Tupi.HistoryIn 1580, Afonso Sardinha was settled on the mountain, and found gold there. However, due to the indigenous people who lived there at that time, the mining only began ten years later, after numerous wars. The gold was explored until it was not possible to find it any more, by the 19th century.In 1961, the Parque Estadual do Jaraguá (Jaraguá State Park) was created. Soon, TV Globo, Bandeirantes and TV Cultura were allowed to build their TV transmitting masts on the mountain. A 130m mast was placed on the highest peak, through a Globo-Bandeirantes partnership, while TV Cultura had its mast build on the nearby lower peak.By 1994, the Parque Estadual do Jaraguá was nominated for World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Arrange your visit to Pico Do Jaragua and discover more family-friendly attractions in Sao Paulo using our Sao Paulo trip itinerary builder.
Source
Create a full Sao Paulo itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Sao Paulo

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Sao Paulo by other users

28 days in South America BY A USER FROM CHILE November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA September, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 38 days in Brazil, Iguazu National Park & Buenos Aires BY A USER FROM ROMANIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in State of Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 52 days in South America BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Sao Paulo BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA July, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 46 days in Sao Paulo BY A USER FROM PERU July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Fantastic place to do hiking in Sao Paulo city. There you are able to see some wild animals and appreciate the view of the highst point of the city. Free tour. Awesome recomendation for travelers and ...  more »
  • And quite some exercise it is! Follow an interesting trail through the rest of the Atlantic Rain forest, until its peak of 1,227 meters, São Paulo's highest point to visit. When you go early morning, ...  more »
  • It's the most spectacular view of SP and the northern suburbs you will find. Easy drive to the top with parking although maybe not on a Sunday or holiday. Serious set of stairs to climb up to viewing ...  more »