The remains of a British railway in a Brazilian mountainside is extraordinary. Although the train station may appear broken and desolate, there is no abandonment of Paranapiacaba. The region is home to about 1,000 people, but many of the old homes are empty. The train tracks divide the village into "upper" and "lower" halves. Vila Portuguesa lies further up the mountain, and in architectural style, as the name suggests, is more Portuguese.
The city can be reached by bus from São Paulo, but the best way to get there is by taking the tourist express train at the Luz train and subway station in São Paulo (on the blue, yellow, ruby and coral lines). It's a must book a seat in advance. The cost of single tickets is R$50.
Maximum Temprature: 26.11 C
Clouds: clear sky
sunrise: 2019-07-22 09:45:05
sunset: 2019-07-22 20:37:50