Pirapora do Bom Jesus

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Gruta do Museu Norberto
Gruta do Museu NorbertoFoto: Miguel Schincariol
Gruta do Museu Norberto
Portal dos Romeiros
Santuário do Senhor Bom Jesus
Santuário do Senhor Bom Jesus

Pirapora do Bom Jesus - In Tupi Pira = fish and Pora = jumps (jumping fish) and refers to those that tried to ascend the stream to spawn. Pirapora belonged to Santana de Parnaíba, functioned as a resting stop on the way to mine gold Araçariguama. Some small families of caboclos lived there. In 1725, the image of Senhor Bom Jesus was found on the banks of the Tietê River, carved in wood in size, which is indeed the milestone in the development of Pirapora.

Tourist attractions: Tietê River, Dam Ponunduva, Morro do Capuava and Serra do Ivoturuna.

Belongs to two circuits: Caminho do Sol and Roteiro dos Bandeirantes.

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