Gramado Tourism

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.

Essential travel information and Gramado tips for your visit

General Info

  • Time Zone: Brasilia Summer Time (BRST), UTC/GMT -2:00 hours
  • Currency: Currency used in Gramado is Brazilian real.
  • Electricity: Brazil is one of a few countries that use both 110 and 220 volts for everyday appliances. Electric outlets usually accept both flat (North American), and round (European) plugs. 
  • Internet: 3G and 4G connections are available in almost all the hotels in the city.
  • Languages: Language spoken in Gramado is Portuguese.
  • Security: Police – 190, Fire & Ambulance – 193.
  • Travel Traps: Tourists have been robbed and assaulted when using unregistered taxis. Use of a prepaid taxi ticket on arrival at the airport or taxis from registered taxi ranks may reduce the risk of robbery.
  • Tipping: Tipping In Gramado is typically not expected.
  • Customs: During a conversation, it is not uncommon to be interrupted, as this is not perceived as being rude. Making brief eye contact with strangers is acceptable and commonplace.

As with most cities, don’t wander off the beaten path, especially at night. Stick to well-lit, well-populated places.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Gramado

  • Know the pollution level of Gramado before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 33.33 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • How safe is Gramado for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Gramado.

    • Burglary and Theft 55 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 66.25 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 77.5 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 63.75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 62.5 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 70 (High)
    • Attacks 46.25 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 63.75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 53.75 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 35 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 15 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 70 (High)
    • Safety Index 37.5 (Low)
    • Pollution Index 37.36 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 44.04 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 49.54 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.79 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 63.64 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Gramado

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.39 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.94 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.05 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 83.59 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 32.97 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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