Pico Do Jaragua, Sao Paulo

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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.
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  • October 3, 2017
    The ride is worth it, the Park offers trails and stunning views of the city from the top of the peak, to arrive by car for those who cannot face the walk, which takes an average of 30 to 40 minutes, have trails to suit all tastes and fitness , it's worth it.
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  • September 13, 2017
    Beautiful place, with a wonderful view. As negative point has no where to park the car to do the track and few supply options.
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  • September 11, 2017
    Worth the visit, with two viewpoints to show the city of São Paulo, in addition to the nature reserve that is beautiful.
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