Top left:Arena Barueri football stadium, Top right:Barueri City Hall, 2nd:View of Alphaville commercial center, from Jardim Reginalice (Reginalice Garden), 3rd left:A Platform in Barueri Railroad Station, 3rd right:Twilight view of Itaqural Park area, Bottom:View of Centro area, from Jardim California
Barueri means "Red flower that amazes" in a Tupi–Guarani language. According to historians, the history of Barueri dates back to November 11, 1560 with the establishment of Nossa Senhora Da Escada Chapel by jesuit missionary José de Anchieta and his further settlement. The hamlet grew to the point of the construction, in 1870 of the Sorocabana Railway that initiated its duties in 1875 turning Barueri into an important point of connection between São Paulo, Santana de Parnaíba and Pirapora do Bom Jesus. Still belonging to the city of Santana de Parnaíba, Barueri was established as an independent city on December 24, 1948 due to its growth. In 1964, the city's territory shrank to two thirds of its original size when Carapicuíba emancipated from it.