Brazil Destinations, Araxá

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The place name “Araxá” means high ground and flat, plateau, plateau, higher than any region
orographic system.
The first settlements in the area were at Sacramento district, attracted by gold mining. Later, with the
decline of mining, these residents dedicated themselves to livestock. Between 1770 and 1780, Araxá
received its first residents, and came the first farms.
The settlement of Araxá intensified. Araxá is the oldest city in all oTriângulo Mineiro and Alto
Paranaíba. It has 235 years in 2015.
In 1795, he had the construction of the first Church of St. Dominic by Alexandre Gondin, who had
their works completed in 1800. The building of the Church of San Sebastian, José Pereira Bom
Jardim, there in1820.
The Province of São Paulo and Gold Mines was established in 1709 and spun off in 1729, with the
delimitation of the Captaincy of Minas Gerais. In the second half of the eighteenth century, the
Triangulo Mineiro region was annexed aGoiás, serving a movement of the residents of Desemboque
In 1816, thanks to the movement of the residents of Araxá Campaign (Mineiro and Alto Paranaíba
Triangle), the region and separated from Goiás and attached to Minas Gerais, being under the
jurisdiction of Paracatu.
In 1830, Araxá is declared independent of Paracatu, is your camera and elects its first president,
Mariano de Ávila. On April 4, 1831, the government accepts what had happened and the trial is
elevated to the village. And on December 19, 1865, the Provincial Law No. 1259 raises the town of
São Domingos de Araxá to city status. In 1915 the City was created.
The Araxá name is an Indian name meaning “a place where He can be seen the sun.” Araxá was a
small acculturated tribe, which was aldeada the banks of the Rio Grande to try to give protection to
passersby. The threat was the Kayapo Indians who inhabited the region. In nine years the helpless
araxá tribe was decimated and extinguished by the Kayapo.
Araxá has in its geological mineral wealth such as sulfur and radioactive waters, niobium and apatite.
In Barreiro Basin, lived prehistoric mammals for thousands of years.
In this region, he formed one of the largest quilombos of Minas Gerais, the Ambrose Quilombo.
The settler here was attracted by the natural salt of the Barreiro waters. The practice of cattle was the
basic reason for this occupation, followed by parallel activities such as trade in cattle drivers and
merchants and agriculture. How all this cultural legacy Araxá is also a tourist city and the value of its
waters and thermal mud made her become a health resort.
While historic city Araxá has medicinal waters and mud, famous for therapeutic baths. High and cold,
florida and bourgeois, served in the 1980s scenario for the novel Headline Network “Dona Beja” myth
character of the city, played by Maite Proenca, based on the novel by Agrippa Vasconcelos.
They have in Hotel Barreiro and “Christ the Redeemer” his best­known and appreciated tourist spots.
Not to mention in their handmade products such as loom rugs, delicate embroidery, soaps and
creams with black mud, sweets and grocery stores.
.Araxá is a municipality in the state of Minas Gerais, in the middle region of Triangulo Mineiro and
Alto Paranaíba. Its population estimated by IBGE in 2012 was 95,888 inhabitants.Consisting of flat
land and hills, the maximum altitude is 1359 meters and the minimum of 910 meters. The municipal
relief shows variations between typical situaçõesgeológicas the cerrado and saws. Its vegetation
merges pasture fields with small natural forests, making stunning scenery.
Mining is a major source of Araxá economy. Vale Phosphates, producing phosphate ores, next to the
niobium which is operated by empresa CBMM generate much of the Araxá economy. It has also
great contribution of tourism, which enables in Araxá exploring its medicinal waters, manufacture of
soaps and skin creams and has one of the richest handicrafts of the region.
The museums of the city of Araxá show much of its interesting history.
How all this cultural legacy Araxá is also a tourist city and the value of its waters and thermal mud
made her become a health resort.
They have in Hotel Barreiro and “Christ the Redeemer” his best­known and appreciated tourist spots.
Not to mention in their handmade products such as loom rugs, delicate embroidery, soaps and
creams with black mud, sweets and grocery stores.
Araxá strengthened as a tourist hub in the 1940s, with the opening of the thermal complex ­ Grand
Hotel and Balneario ­ occurred in April 1944. The municipality is part of the tourist circuit of the
Canastra.

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