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. The town was originally settled by Azorean descendants and later received a contingent of German and Italian immigrants. Gramado is one of the towns along the scenic route known as Rota Romântica (Romantic Route). Wikipedia
Located in Rio Grande do Sul state of Brazil, Gramado is a small town that holds a lot of surprises for the travellers. Originally settled in 1875 by Portuguese settlers and later on by Germans and Italians, this small town adorns Brazil with its own beauty and charm. Surrounded by mountains that render an alluring charm to Gramado, this city acquires more attention due to its major festival, Natal Luz.
Visit the city during the spring and the whole of city comes as a beautiful view laden with blossoming hydrangeas. Already the town is located along the scenic route of Rota Romantica and it is its city glamour that makes it more of a coveted destination to visit. Due to all these factors, i.e the location and the aura, the city can be easily called as the European village, something rare to see in Brazil. Walk inside the town and you will find it much similar to a Swiss mountain village, dotted with avante guarde boutiques, glassworks, gourmet chocolates and local restaurants that offer delicious fondue and other Brazilian specialities. For those who want to know the attractions in Gramado, there are many ranging from natural to manmade: Black Lake, Communications Square, Knorr Park, Orchard Park, Major Nicoletti Square and, Roses Square.
Gramado is an ideal destination for those who wish to spend some quality time amidst the mountainous quiet beauty but do not wish to sacrifice on the zeal and vibe that is expected of any Brazilian city.
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