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 road into the Park is paved well cared for, a delight to ride. Could operationalize the inclined plane (Funicular) to climb the towers. So, who's not willing to face the 242 rungs of the ladder would have the option of being able to enjoy the view making access by funicular.
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  • If you want to see how big São Paulo and the surrounding city is this is the place to go! The peak is easy to reach by car, but to get to the top viewpoint you need to walk a couple of hundred meters ...  more »
  • It was great to climb the stairs and stop at some points of the peak to photograph. Beautiful landscape of São Paulo.
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  • Outstanding park. Get your legs ready for a great workout up the mountain. Beautiful indeed the pick of the Jaguar.
  • Highest peak n town. Green surroundings, nice infrastructure, and amazing view from the top, which can be reached by driving road and a variety of tracks, each with a different level of difficulty. There's something for everyone.
  • A great option of nature very close to downtown São Paulo. The trail to the top is easy and it doesn't take very long. And the view is great.
  • São Paulo is not just buildings and high traffic. I always loved enjoying the nature and hikking. Pico do Jaraguá is good place for visiting in just one day, but be careful because it will make tired quickly, you'd better carry a water bottle and some food. The view is amazing from the top.
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