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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 view without doubt is the best, maybe the only attraction of the Park. I live in the region and I am sad to say that the place is abandoned, zero structure, broke up the food court and today only has stalls selling junk food and coconut water. The historical part is very interesting, but today there are no more tourist guides like they used to provide a more cultural trip. I still say that the ride is very worthwhile and enjoy the park for exercise is a good alternative.
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  • I went to train for the Ruby q line that day gave no problem haha then I walked half an hour to the Park. I picked up the trail of Father Joe 1:00 and takes little to get to the highest point of the peak. The view from up there is pretty cute.
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  • The peak is located above the Park of Jaragua, has great view of São Paulo and neighboring towns. And highest ´ in town and well worth a visit, and can get him too down the path of father Joe for the more adventurous like me.
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