Pico Do Jaragua, Sao Paulo

4.3
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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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  • Bad!! NO infrastructure!!! No door in the toilets that were filthy and disgusting!!! A disgrace to Brazilian tourism!!! A beautiful place, enviable view!! But shameful to take someone there.... They all feed the animals. No one's watching. The ladder, terrible, without a decent railing!!!! Really horribly!!!
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  • Location with panoramic view of the city, but have to climb staircase to see from the highest point, near the towers. He's selling ice cream and snacks. The parking lot is small, about 20 vacancies. It is worth knowing even though the tourist road Jaraguá is congated.
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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.
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