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Catedral Nossa Senhora do Desterro
Catedral Nossa Senhora do DesterroFoto: Miguel Schincariol
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Catedral Nossa Senhora do Desterro
Esquadra
Museu Histórico e Municipal De Jundiaí (Solar Do Barão)
Jardim Botânico de Jundiaí
Museu Ferroviário da Cia Paulista
Catedral Nossa Senhora do Desterro
Jardim Botânico de Jundiaí
Jardim Botânico de Jundiaí

Jundiaí - It follows the Tupi "Yundiá-y," which means "river of Jundiás," a river fish. The region was inhabited by native indians until the early seventeenth century. The first white settlers arrived in 1615. Until the nineteenth century its economy was limited to subsistence crops. From 1850 on, the number of Africans intensified, until the indigenous labor was abandoned. In 1865, Jundiaí was elevated to city status. From the second half of the nineteenth century, coffee production expanded and promoted the growth of the city, in which railroad and industry came along. In the 30’s and 40’s there was a new industrial growth and more companies arrived, taking advantage of the openness of the economy to foreign capital in 1950. At this time the city gained metals industries.

Tourist attractions: Serra do Japi, three parks: the city, Municipal and Trabalhador, Morangaba Waterfall, Botanical Garden, Farm Nossa Senhora da Conceição, glider flight, City Hall, churches and museums.

Belongs to the Circuit of fruits.

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