Mirante do Morro do Imperador
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Mirante do Morro do Imperador

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Morro do Imperador (também conhecido como Morro do Cristo) é uma atração turística de Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais.

É um dos pontos mais altos da cidade, situado a 923 m do nível do mar, sendo assim denominado devido à visita, em 1861, de D. Pedro II à Juiz de Fora, que escalou o morro para apreciar a vista da cidade. Em comemoração à virada do século XIX para o século XX, foi construída ali uma capela, e, em 1906, um monumento ao Cristo Redentor.

Lá também encontra-se a primeira torre helicoidal na América do Sul, que proporcionou à extinta TV Industrial o pioneirismo em geração de imagens no interior de Minas Gerais.

Fonte: Wikipedia

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