Friday, December 3, 2010

Viaduto do Chá is an interesting place in the city centre

The Viaduto do Chá is a famous bridge located in Vale do Anhangabaú, downtown in São Paulo. It was inaugurated in 1892 and was also the first bridge built in the city.

The name's origin is controversial. Some say it refers to the traveling salesmen who sold tea in the region before the bridge was completed but others argue that the name refers to the tea plantations of the farms of Baron Tatuí. Whatever the case may be, there is no tea to be found on the modern bridge.

Stay alert with your wallet and/or purse. The area is very crowded and known for pickpockets.

Where: Viaduto do Chá

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