Gramado, Brazil: Vacations and Travel Info
Gramado is a city filled with stunning landscapes formed by valleys, rivers and waterfalls. Not only does it boast incredible natural untouched surroundings, but it also features rich history that remains beautifully preserved by its inhabitants.A visit to this city is sure to be unforgettable, where elegance, romance and a love of nature can be seen in every detail. The "Brazilian Switzerland", as it's often called, charms visitors with its flower-filled streets, amazing architecture and hospitality.
Located in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the city of Gramado is considered the third most desirable destination in Brazil and one of the most important cities in the Serra Gaucha mountain range.This city is different from other Brazilian destinations, with a European style seen throughout the architecture of its homes and in the local culture; many of the locals are descendents of colonists from all over Europe, mainly Germany and Italy.
Something for the Whole Family
A day visiting the local attractions is a must-do in Gramado, especially for visitors traveling with the family.Some of the top parks for kids include Santa Claus' Village (Aldeia do Papai Noel) and Mini Mundo, the perfect place for children. Adults will love visiting Hollywood Dream Cars, an antique car expo, and the Motorcycle Museum, with beautiful Harley Davidsons. The entire family can enjoy this city's natural surroundings, with lakes, mountains and truly impressive eco-tours.
Romance in Gramado
Gramado is an ideal destination for honeymoons and anniversaries, or for simply enjoying a romantic and relaxing getaway with your significant other. The lush natural beauty along with a cup of hot chocolate on a cold day provide the perfect setting. Great options include romantic candlelight dinners, paddle boating on Lago Negro (Black Lake), or a tour of the forests and waterfalls in the neighboring town of Canela.
Parties and Festivals
Some of Brazil's most popular events are held in Gramado, like the Gramado Film Festival (Festival de Gramado), the Colony Festival (Festa da Colonia), the World Advertising Festival (Festival Mundial de Publicidade) and the Tourism Trade Fair (Festival do Turismo).You can also enjoy the Christmas of Light (Natal Luz), which includes a Christmas program with concerts and fireworks shows. No matter what your age or who you're with, don't miss out on everything this city has to offer. Try delicious artisanal chocolates, savor a rich colonial coffee, enjoy a traditional southern Brazil buffet, and buy beautiful souvenirs and gifts at incredible shops throughout the city.
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