SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Today, when we stroll through the famous and popular Ibirapuera Park, we do not know what a long history this masterwork had suffered in the big urban jungle that is São Paulo. We have reconstructed the history of its origin for you.

The region surrounding the beautiful Ibirapuera Park was once, in the distant past, a wetland part of a large indigenous village. Its very name reflects its origin: Ibirapuera means "rotten wood" or "rotten tree" in Tupi language.

The idea for the park arose in the late nineteenth century, more specifically in 1890, when . . .

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