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Travel to Gramado, Brazil
Gramado is a municipality and small tourist town, southeast of Caxias do Sul and east of Nova Petrópolis in the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, in the Serra Gaúcha region.
Gramado was originally settled in 1875 by Portuguese immigrants. Five years later, the first German immigrants arrived and these were followed shortly after by Italian immigrants from the Italian settlements in Caxias do Sul.
In 1913, the town seat was moved to Linha Nova, the location of the present-day town center. At this time, Gramado was an unincorporated township within the municipality of Taquara. A railway, brought by Gramado's founder and first administrator, José Nicoletti Filho, arrived in the city in 1921, boosting the local economy. Gramado officially became a village in 1937, when Gramado was already known as a summer holiday resort. Gramado became a municipality on December 15, 1954 by force of State Act 2,522.
In Gramado, you'll discover a variety of incredible attractions, ranging from creative theme parks to breathtaking natural beauty. There are so many things to experience for adults and kids alike. All of the attractions in this beautiful Brazilian destination have a European touch; around the Lago Negro (Black Lake) there's even a forest planted with seeds originally from Germany's Black Forest.
In Gramado, there are two lakes providing an oasis of peace and tranquility. In these spots, you can enjoy a relaxing walk followed by a beer or coffee on the terrace of several lakeside bars and restaurants, the ideal place to enjoy the incomparable natural beauty of the lakes. At both Joaquina Rita Bier Lake and the Lago Negro (Black Lake), you can enjoy charming European-inspired surroundings.
This unique attraction is a miniature city where kids can enjoy windmills, transportation, churches, lakes, traditional houses and even castles. Kids will love Mini Mundo, filled with fantasy and beautiful detail.
America.You can also visit several wine houses in the region, one of the largest wine producing areas in Brazil. Lakes
Attractions in Gramado, Brazil In Gramado, there are two lakes providing an oasis of peace and tranquility. In these spots, you can enjoy a relaxing walk followed by a beer or coffee on the terrace of several lakeside bars and restaurants, the ideal place to enjoy the incomparable natural beauty of the lakes. At both Joaquina Rita Bier Lake and the Lago Negro (Black Lake), you can enjoy charming European-inspired surroundings.
Attractions in Gramado, Brazil This unique attraction is a miniature city where kids can enjoy windmills, transportation, churches, lakes, traditional houses and even castles. Kids will love Mini Mundo, filled with fantasy and beautiful detail.
Parque Knorr, Aldeia do Papa Papai Noel (Knorr Park, Santa's Village)
Attractions in Gramado, Brazil A visit to this children's park is like stepping into a legend come true, with an antique village filled with charm and magic. Don't miss out on an opportunity to see the Wishing Tree, Bear Village, reindeer, the Toy Factory and Santa's House, which was the city's first Bavarian-style house, built in 1940. All the decor represents Christmas, and you'll even find a lookout point with amazing views of Vale do Quilombo (Quilombo Valley).
The city of Gramado features an impressive variety of museums where any traveler will find something fascinating, from antique cars to unique kids of chocolate. Some of the more important and interesting museums are:
Centro Municipal de Cultura (City Cultural Center) - Here you'll find two museums in one place, the Museu Historico (History Museum) and the Museu de Artes (Art Museum). Both feature antique objects and fascinating information on the city's beginnings.
Museu do Perfume (Perfume Museum) - Brazil's first perfume museum was founded in the elegant destination of Gramado. It houses more than 450 fragrances and interesting details.
Museu do Chocolate (Chocolate Museum) - In addition to products and information on cacao, this museum tells the story of Brazil's first chocolate factory.
Museu de Cera Dreamland (Dreamland Wax Museum) - This museum is filled with dreams and fantasy, with wax representations of movie stars and pop icons from all over Latin America.
Vale do Quilombo (Quilombo Valley)
One of Gramado's most incredible natural areas is Vale do Quilombo, a valley that displays the city's amazing natural setting. A hike through its native vegetation is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the site's beautiful waterfalls, wild animals and incomparable plant life.
Belvedere is one of this valley's best spots, a lookout point where you can see the valley in all its glory. On sunny days you can take incredible photos, and on cloudy days the valley is covered in a white sheet, a spectacular phenomenon found throughout the Serra Gaucha mountain range. Book your trip now to experience this stunning region of Brazil.