Itapecerica da Serra

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Centro Ecumênico Vale dos Templos
Centro Ecumênico Vale dos TemplosFoto: Henrique Branco
Centro Ecumênico Vale dos Templos
Templo Kinkaku-Ju
Templo Kinkaku-Ju
Templo Enko-Ji
Templo Enko-Ji
Santuário Nossa Senhora dos Prazeres
Santuário Nossa Senhora dos Prazeres

Itapecerica da Serra - The name means Ita (stone) pecerica (flat). The city was built on the rocks. The settlement began with a village in 1562. Only in 1827, agricultural activities were encouraged by the creation of a German colony. The success of the colony, crops and ease access attracted other settlers, in 1841, became Itapecerica. In May 1877 the village was high. During the creation of Itapecerica, it split off from Santo Amaro and got the political and administrative emancipation. In 1944, added the particle in its toponym "Serra" in allusion to its topography and also to distinguish itself from the mining town of the same name.

Tourist attractions: Ecological Park Represinha, Kinkaku-Ji Temple, Our Lady of Joy Church, Monastery St. Gerard, Temple of Souls and Arapoty School.

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