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Paranapanema River (the river cuts through the city of Pirajunas in the mountain range of Paranapiacaba - Photo: Rubens Chiri
Paranapanema River (the river cuts through the city of Pirajunas in the mountain range of Paranapiacaba - Photo: Rubens Chiri

The village of Paranapiacaba arose due to the construction of the first railroad in the state of São Paulo, in 1865. And even today it draws attention because of the tracks - a train ride leaves the capital (Estação da Luz) towards the district. For those who arrive in the city by car or bus - and for those who will arrive by train - the typical English town can be seen in the distance - the village was created to house the workers of the British company São Paulo Railway, who worked in architecture, in wooden constructions and even a replica of a 'Big Ben', a large clock installed at the Station.  

To complete the scene, the region that sits at the top of the Serra do Mar is filled with a constant fog and a climate similar to that of London. In the Lower Part of Paranapiacaba are the most important historic buildings, which can be covered on foot.

Among the attractions are Clube União Lira Serrano, stage of balls and musical shows; the old Mercado, an emporium that has been transformed into a cultural center; and the Castelinho Museum, the main architectural project in the village which, in addition to housing furniture, paintings, clocks and photos, offers a privileged view.

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Paranapiacaba Railway Museum emerged in 1887 with the opening of the Santos x Jundiai railway - Photo: Rubens ChiriParanapiacaba Railway Museum emerged in 1887 with the opening of the Santos x Jundiai railway - Photo: Rubens Chiri
Nosso Senhor Bom Jesus de Paranapiacaba Church (built at the end of the XNUMXth century - Photo: Rubens ChiriNosso Senhor Bom Jesus de Paranapiacaba Church (built at the end of the XNUMXth century - Photo: Rubens Chiri
Pedaling on the Paranapanema River - Photo: Rubens ChiriPedaling on the Paranapanema River - Photo: Rubens Chiri
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