The European charm of Gramado renders a distinctive feel to the city that makes it unlike the rest of Brazilian cities. There are a number of tourist attractions in Gramado that keep your itinerary to this city an engaged one. Start your things to do in Gramado list with a visit to Mini Mundo which literally means a small world housing the replicas of many international landmarks, from Europe to Americas. Go on to visit Parque Do Lago Negro, which is one of the most preferred outdoor locations for both locals and tourists and is a serene place to visit. The city’s other attractions include Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, Espetaculo Korvatunturi, Le Jardin Parque De Lavanda, Gramado zoo, and Snowland.
While strolling along the city, also see a brilliant porch surrounded with lush green vegetation and flowers known as Portico Gramado and Fountain of Eternal Love. For those who are interested in cars and their history, can visit the classic cars museum for a knowledgeable experience. Adventure enthusiasts can visit Itaimbezinho which is one of the largest canyons in Brazil. Do not forget to visit one of the chocolate factories in Gramado as the city’s chocolate is famous all over Brazil.
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A very interactive and a unique zoo, the Gramado Zoo doesn’t cage animals behind bars rather lets them free and allows the visitors to observe from behind protective glass. It isn’t just a recreational place but also includes a segment of animal welfare, research, education and environmental conservation. The zoo has a great deal of variety of native animals, birds, reptiles and more. A perfect place for kids as well as adults to have fun Gramado Zoo is a must visit.
From a humble beginning to a grand outdoor park, Mini Mundo has it all to make you feel awe and wonder. The miniatures here are about 24 times smaller than the original and are extremely detailed. It’s almost like they recreated a miniature world of the realities that surround us. There are themed play areas for children, food section, books, newspapers mini world and much more to look forward to. A perfect place for a wholesome family entertainment, Mini Mundo is a must visit.
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Rua A. J. Renner - Lago Negro Gramado, - RS 95670-000,Brazil
One of the most preferred outdoor locations for both locals and tourists ‘Lago Negro’ or The Black Lake is a serene place to visit. Created in 1953 the lake has all kinds of facilities like cafeteria, bathrooms, boats for rent and a small fair from where you can buy souvenirs and clothing. Surrounded by lush greenery the lake is a peaceful place for relaxation with friends and family or simply for a stroll all alone.
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Av. Borges de Medeiros, 2659 - Centro, Gramado - RS, 95670-000, Brazil
07:30 am - 09:00 pm
Located right at the center of the city the Church of St. Peter Matrix is one of the highlights of Gramado. In the beginning it was just a wooden chapel in 1917 but later with the arrival of Father Guilhermino Maschio, in 1943 the church’s construction started and got finished 8 years later. Having a very Roman architectural style the church was constructed using about 78,000 basalt stones.
The stained glasses were painted by a German artist and represents biblical tales of Saint Peter and Jesus Christ. The church bell inside itself weighs about a 1000 kg. A prominent place in the city for all the Catholics, St. Peter Matrix looks wonderful at night with its decorations.
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Rua Sao Pedro, 663 | Espaço Cultural - FAURGS, Gramado, State of Rio Grande do Sul 95670-000, Brazil
06:00 pm - 08:30 pm
An extravagant cocktail of theatre, dance, art, music, circus techniques, acrobatics and many more Espetaculo Korvatunturi is a place where all of these art forms come together. The artists here are highly trained and their performances are very entertaining and graceful. The ambience is quite energetic and colorful immersing you in the art form happening on the stage. A perfect place for a whole family entertainment Espetaculo Korvatunturi is a stage for people from all ages to enjoy.
Situated right at the mouth of the city the Lavender Park is a delight to sore eyes. This 3.5 hectare large park has a lavish collection of plants, trees and more importantly many species of Lavender. Opened in the Spring of 2006 the Park currently engages in dissemination of lavender and its therapeutic, ornamental and culinary benefits. Along with the garden there are Greenhouses where there are exhibits of plants, a thematic store from where you can buy souvenirs and other stuffs, a small café where you can taste one of the best and freshly prepared strudel. A beautiful place to visit with family and friends.
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Av. Borges de Medeiros, 2030 - Planalto
Gramado - RS
09:00 am - 06:30 pm
A perfect place to savor your taste buds Casa do Colono is located right at the Communication Square. The place serves a variety of food items like cookies, candy, cheese, salami, homemade pasta, delicious jellies, chocolates, juices, wines, mate and many more all of which are home made. On weekends the people there bake bread and cucas and also allow the visitor’s to watch the preparation. You also get to learn a little bit of history of how the place was colonized by small Italian and German population. A great place to visit with family and friends.
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Rod. RS-235, 28 - Portico, Gramado - RS, 95670-000, Brazil
09:30 am - 05:30 pm
A winery run and managed by a couple the Vinicola Ravanello, although was started in 2010 it has a history that runs as far back as 1987. The place not only manufactures some of the best wines but also has a top class Gourmet space capable of seating 120 people. The grapes are grown with great care in their own vineyard and are run through an intricate process turning them into some of the best wines that you’ll get to taste. There are guided tours that take you through the vineyards, the kitchen where all the fermentation tanks are kept, the cellar finally culminating with wine tasting. Vinicola Ravanello comes highly recommended, a must visit if you’re in Gramado.
One of the very few Ice themed parks in South America, Snowland, which is about 16,000 square meter huge, is sure to give you a thrilling experience. For a country that experiences no cold weather it is great to have snowboarding, ice skating and skiing activities. Apart from snow sports there are other recreational areas like gaming section, 3D simulators, souvenir shop, uncle bear workshop, Yeti cave and as well as a restaurant and bar. Snowland is open for all age groups from kids to elderly.
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RS 235 Gramado/RS, Gramado, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
The Portico via Nova Petropolis is an arc and is situated at the entrance of the Gramado city. The place is vibrant with lush green vegetation as well as abundant flowers. Quite picturesque, the Portico is built with cemetary stones and was inaugurated in January 6, 1973.
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Praça Major Nicoletti, 33 - Sala 8 - Centro, Gramado - RS, 95670-000, Brazil
12:01 am - 12:00 am
The Praca Major Nicoletti is a local plaza and the favorite sun spot for locals as well as tourists. Located at the heart of the city and the other nearby attractions like St. Peter’s Church, Covered Street and Palace of festivals make up for a lot of crowd for this plaza. Although inaugurated in 1936, it underwent a few changes in 2003 and was reopened to the public. The lawns, the trees, the local shopping markets, houses, cobbled streets, cafes and restaurants they all add to the feel of the place. Dedicated and named after Major Nicoletti who was the key driving frorce behind the creation of the place, the plaza is a must visit.
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Av. Borges de Medeiros, 2759 - Vila Suica, Gramado - RS, 95670-000, Brazil
12:01 am - 12:00 am
One of the most visited spots in Gramado the Rua Coberta or The Covered Street is about 100 metres long and is entirely covered with a glass roof. Situated close to the Palace of Festivals this street is used for functions, exhibits and events. During winter the street is crowded with locals and tourists who come to watch the amazing performances by local bands. Apart from all the festive atmosphere the street is filled with Cafes, stores, craft shops, bakeries and restaurants.
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Av. das Hortênsias, 4151 - Dutra, Gramado - RS, 95670-000, Brazil
08:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Museum of Automobile is a dreamland for car enthusiasts as it exhibits vintage cars from the bygone era. The place showcases some of the best cars from the golden era of Hollywood and American automobile industry. From 20’s to 70’s, from Cadillac to Buick you’ll find all the beauties under one roof. Opened in July 1997 the museum gives a splendid tour down the memory lane for cars.
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Pórtico Gramado, RS-115, 155 - Vila do Sol, Gramado - RS 95670-000 Brazil
Just like the Portico Nova Petropolis the Portico Taquara is a brilliant porch surrounded with lush green vegetation and flowers. Opened on June 8, 1991 the porch in Norman style pays homage to the German colonization. This beautiful entrance archway is situated close to the crystal palace and is a mandatory pit stop for all tourists who want to enjoy Gramado.
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R. Angelo Bisol, 250 - Centro, Gramado - RS, 95670-000, Brazil
12:01 am - 12:00 am
The Fountain of Eternal Love is located between St Peter’s Church and St Peter Boulevard and is quite famous with tourists and locals, especially couples. There’s a local thing that if you tie a padlock around the fence with you and your lovers name engraved on it, and throw the key in the fountain your love will remain eternal and true. Even someone who wishes to find love in his or her life can do it. Whether true or not, the fence is filled with awful lot of locks but nevertheless, the place has a good vibe to it. There are also many cafes and restaurants nearby for refreshments.