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About Araxa

Araxá is a Brazilian city, located at an elevation of approximately 973 meters high. The city’s highest point is Serrra de Bocaina at 1,359 meters, and the city’s lowest point is Capivara River at 910 meters. The city got its name from an American Indian tribe living there at the time it was discovered; its name means ‘the place from where the sun is seen first’. The core of Araxá’s economy is based on sectors like tourism, industry, and mining. The city is famous in Brazil for its spa treatments because of its medical mud and mineral waters, which also attracts the attention of tourists. Araxá is also an important phosphate producer and is home to Brazil’s most important phosphate production facility. The city also has a supply of advanced industrial products such as jet engine components, rocket subassemblies, and niobium, which is used in heat-resistant equipment.

One of Brazil’s most famous soap operas, Dona Beja, was filmed in Araxá. Araxá and Brazil’s most iconic hotel, the Grande Hotel, is the center of attraction. The Grand Hotel Araxá is definitely worth seeing thanks to its magnificent architecture and the natural environment surrounding it. The unique and beautiful city of Araxá is located 848 km from Rio de Janeiro, 108 km from Uberaba, and 549 km from Sao Paulo. You can reach the city by plane using the Araxá Airport, which is located only 4.5 km from the city center. You can even reach the city center by walking on foot from the airport. Istanbul – Araxá flights have at least 3 layovers and take at least 29 hours. 

Transportation to Araxa City Center from Airport

 

Araxa Airport

Araxa Airport is located only 4 km away from and provides convenient transportation to the city center of Araxa . You can reach the city center in less than 10 minutes by taking a taxi from the airport exit. If you have rented a car for your travel, you can easily get to the Araxa city center by going straight on the BR-452 motorway in the southeast direction. It is possible to make use of the airport shuttle service provided by some of the cities in the city by making a reservation in advance.

Weather in Araxa

DayMin - Max
SaturdayMin 10ºC - Max 26ºC
SundayMin 12ºC - Max 26ºC
MondayMin 10ºC - Max 27ºC
TuesdayMin 10ºC - Max 27ºC
WednesdayMin 13ºC - Max 26ºC

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