When we visited Mini Mundo, in the month of January, we were lucky enough to have a personal guide to show us around. This tour is a great experience - when you're buying your ticket, be sure to request it! We had the opportunity to learn the entire history of Mini Mundo, told by someone who just loves working with the miniatures. We were absolutely delighted with the park, and learned so much.
This is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the city - a super public park built around an artificial lake near the city centre. The Black Lake is surrounded by the region's vegetation, with large pine trees and flowers, including hydrangeas and azaleas. You can walk around the perimeter of the lake in about 40 minutes, or take different types of pedal boats, including the famous swan boats, which delight children and romantic couples. Recommended.
This church was built entirely of wood in 1917, then rebuilt in stone in 1943. It has a lot of historical interest, but the most notable thing about it is its magnificent beauty. The Roman-style building stands out here in Brazil, where we're more used to whitewashed churches.
Rua Coberta is a really beautiful covered walkway that has numerous shops and restaurants. There is a stage where local artists play at night, and during the Christmas season you have singers, trees, choirs, music groups, and other acts. It's free, but make sure arrive early to get a seat as early as possible.
Snowland is a must in Singapore. It's an indoor park where you can ski, ice skate, or snowboard in a fun and rather beautiful environment. Admission includes boots, a helmet and clothing for the cold, which according to information was about -15 degrees. Be careful though because the floor can be slippery.
This is the Brazilian wax museum, located in the beautiful city of Gramado. It's not as impressive as the famous Madame Tussauds in London, but it's still a fun place to visit with replicas of national and international celebrities. You can, for example, have your picture taken next to Madonna, with Harry Potter, or even go back in time to see Charlie Chaplin. Some of the replicas are really fascinating, and are perfectly detailed. However, others are missing from the museum - Ayrton Senna, Princess Diana, Elvis Presley. There are also some horror characters and animated characters, like the Simpsons, and Shrek. Tickets cost 30.00 for adults, 15.00 per person for pensioners, and $ 20.00 for children aged six to twelve. Students get a discount, and there are often other discounts and special offers available.
This is a different, interesting spot in Gramado where you can learn all about Harley Davidsons. It's a stylish, cool place, both a museum and an American-style bar. Taking a photo with one of the beautiful Harley Davidsons is an unforgettable experience! You can really feel like a character from a Hollywood film. Now you can finally ride one of the machines! It's really interesting to see how motorbikes have transformed over time, adapting to the changing times. In the museum bar, you can buy t-shirts and other Harley Davidson souvenir. It's owned by the same company that runs the Wax Museum and other museums, and you can often get combined tickets for the various attractions.
This is a welcoming city for people of all ages, but especially for children - there are some attractions aimed specifically at the little ones. The zoo is good for children and adults alike. More than 1,200 animals are collected in a stunning environment. The highlight has to be the birds flying freely overhead.
The Castillito Caracol is one of the attractions of Gramado and Canela. This half-timbered residence dates back to the year 1913, and is now a museum, showing how German immigrants lived at that time. Beyond the cultural interest, one of the great attractions is a cafe serving apple strudel, prepared on a wood oven that still works. Delightful!
With a lot of shade, flowers, and some wooden benches, this is a charming spot. It also has a tourist information centre, very clean bathrooms, well-maintained gardens, and nice shops. The square was inaugurated in 1936, and after many years was reopened in 2003. Located right in the city centre, it is surrounded by some of the main points of interest, making it a great choice for visitors.
Everything around this area is beautifully decorated. The chocolate shop is truly mouthwatering, though, and the service is just as good. They have an amazing amount of chocolate on offer, with all the traditional flavours and more. There are bars, or chocolates in the shape of Santa Claus (we went at Christmas time), rabbits, and a variety of pets. Some chocolates are sold by weight, others by unit. You can also enjoy hot chocolate or ice cream here. Worth a visit.
For those who enjoy nature, this viewpoint, located about 850 metres above Quilombo Valley, offers beautiful views over the landscape, with several shades of greens that mingle with the blue of the sky. It can be reached by bus or car, close to the town of Canela. Go early in the morning, and you can see the mist hanging low over the valley. Highly recommended.
These houses provide good food in a lovely mountain climate. But it's the architecture that is most striking: prefabricated walls interlocked together, finished with wood. You might think of a German street when you see them!
This is a park where you can see several aromatic varieties of lavender, and learn all about this plant. It also has a shop that offers various essential oils, as well as chocolate and decorative items made with locally produced lavender. Admission is free. Open Tuesday to Sunday 9:30 - 17:30.
This is a good attraction for those who like to enjoy the architecture of different destinations. The city hall has a very typical German architecture, and you can see, near the roof, the coat of arms of the city, carved in wood, and then painted. The building is full of public administration offices, including the tourism office and the organisers of major events. We visited just before Christmas, and there was a huge nativity scene in front.
Looking for places to visit in Gramado? Located in the Serra Gaucha, the city of Gramado belongs to the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. It's home to many exuberant natural resources, the most important tourist resort in the Rio Grande do Sul, and one of the most popular destinations for Brazilian domestic tourism. It should come as not surprise that there are many things to do in Gramado.
Among the many Gramado attractions are the Quilombo Valley with its huge forests; it is one of the best things to see in Gramado for nature lovers. For the smallest members of the family, there are several theme parks you can visit. These theme parks are home to some of the funnest Gramado activities. These parks include Knorr Park, home to "Santa Claus's Village", and Mini World, a theme park exhibiting small-scale replicas of famous buildings in Germany. Black Lake is a mirror of artificial water surrounded by trees whose seeds were brought from the Black Forest in Germany. Other attractions in Gramado include Caracol Park and its beautiful waterfall. Finally, among other stuff to do in Gramado, you can visit Aparados da Serra National Park, which is home to Itaimbezinho Canyon, which is one of the largest in South America.
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