Rio Claro

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Parque Municipal do Lago Azul
Parque Municipal do Lago AzulFoto: Rubens Chiri
Parque Municipal do Lago Azul
Parque Municipal do Lago Azul
Parque Municipal do Lago Azul

Rio Claro - Reference to the limpid waters of river Claro, that has been transformed into domestic and industrial sewage. In consequence of the discovery of gold in Cuiabá, in Mato Grosso (from 1719), intrepid paulistas went there, preferring the dangerous path of the interior of Araraquara to prevent fevers from the Anhembi River (Tietê). Pioneers and adventurers have settled there, building the first houses on their properties, on the banks of the river Claro. In December 1905 the name was simplified to Rio Claro.

Tourist attractions: State Forest, Lago Azul (lake), Ranch Orquídea, Church, public archives and historical and History and Educational Museum.

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