Paranapiacaba is a small municipality outside São Paulo with a distinctly British appearance. In 1867 the town was the operation headquarters and home for the employees of the English-owned São Paulo Railway. The town’s stone buildings look straight out of a London exurb and a clocktower looms above the jungle mist in the old train yard.
The São Paulo Railway carried both people and cargo (mostly coffee) between the interior of São Paulo and the port of Santos. Its greatest technological achievement was the funicular: a train shuttle built specifically for the steep mountain incline.
|Immigration Museum of São Paulo||2019||40.7km||site_ao|
|Jardim Botânico de São Paulo||2018||36.1km||site_ao|
|Leaning Towers of Santos||2013||19.8km||site_ao|
|Brazil’s Coffee Palace||2012||17.3km||site_ao|
|Vila Maria Zélia||2017||40.7km||site_ao|
|Jardim Ipê School (today Escola Estadual Professor Euclydes Deslandes)||27.8km||site_brutalism|
|Church and parish center São Bonifácio (Igreja São Bonifácio)||41km||site_brutalism|
|Tribunal de Contas||41km||site_brutalism|
|Santos Technical High School (later: Escola estadual Acácio de Paula Leite)||18.1km||site_brutalism|
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