Itaquaquecetuba, sometimes referred to as Itaquá, is a brazilian city in São Paulo, southeast Brazil. It belongs to São Paulo Metropolitan Region.
Itaquaquecetuba – Its name means “cutting taquaras abundance” and this is due to the existence, by the time of its foundation, of a large taquara field, which was located on Tietê and Tipoia rivers margins. Its origin dates back from one of the twelve villages founded by the priest José de Anchieta.
Tourist attractions: Casa Grande Velha farm, Nossa Senhora D’Ajuda church, Ângelo Guglielmo City Museum and Padre João Álvares square.
Another important touristic spot is Itaquaquecetuba Ecological Park, which was created by the City Hall. The place is usually used for walks, jogging and bike rides by the public.
There is also a plant vivarium, which is used for seedling production for squares and gardens in the city. The are several spots for picnics around it.
It belongs to the Caminho das Águas Nascentes tour.
Credits for the picture: Osvaldo Birke
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