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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  • The peak overlooks very beautiful Are ideally PauloO visit it on a clear day after a period of rain, holiday house air is cleaner and the range of vision is bigger. The climb up to where is located the transmission towers too steep. But the view compensates for the effort. But as far as is possible to reach by car it's possible a beautiful view.
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  • To reach the peak of Jaragua we must take a winding road, what we can do on foot or by car. There, at the base of Pico there are places to Park, although they are few. The climb to the top is made by a very steep stairs and steps, but it's worth the beautiful view that can be seen from the city of São Paulo and vicinity. Prepare your breaths and step on it, or rather, foot on the ladder.
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  • Interesting for a few hours only. And very pretty but doesn't have much to do. I think the best is to make the trail because the nature is too cute in that place. Go by car and only see the view is cool too but very fast.
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