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You'll enjoy the parks and shopping in Gramado City Centre. You might want to make time for a stop at Gramado Covered Street or Gramado Central Avenue.
You might enjoy the historical sites while in Centro Historico. Post and Telegraph Offices is a notable sight, and you can get around town at Mercado Station or Rodoviaria de Porto Alegre Station to see more of the city.
Moinhos de Vento is noteworthy for its restaurants, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Moinhos Shopping Center and Walk of Fame.
You'll enjoy the monuments and parks in Planalto. You might want to make time for a stop at Mini Mundo or Joaquina Rita Bier Lake.
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Discover the many wonders of Brazil’s distinctive southernmost state, from majestic canyons, pampas and waterfalls to Bavarian-style alpine towns, vineyards and historic missions. With a strong independent streak and an array of stunning natural features, Rio Grade do Sul is full of surprises. The citizens, known as Gaúchos, are just as remarkable as the attractions in their state, and they have developed a distinct culture famous throughout Brazil.
Gaze down gorges at Parque Nacional de Aparados da Serra. This expansive national park is renowned for canyons. Canyon Itaimbezinho, a 4-mile (6-kilometre) long ravine with steep walls and two dramatic waterfalls is the premier attraction.
Transport yourself to Germany in Gramado , a mountain town with chalets, chocolate shops and fondue restaurants that pay homage to the area’s European heritage. Take a swan boat out on Lago Negro, a man-made lake surrounded by pine trees, the feature of Black Lake Park .
Walk among the grape vines in one of Brazil’s most revered wine-producing regions, the Vale dos Vinhedos. Visit vineyards and sample the produce. Many vineyards offer accommodation as well.
Wonder at the falling waters of Cascata do Caracol, a majestic 427-foot (130-metre) waterfall in Parque Estadual do Caracol. Hike to the base of this cascade to get the best view of this natural beauty.
Enjoy the cosmopolitan delights of Porto Alegre . This port city is the capital of the state and a hub for both culture and trade. Gaze at the Metropolitan Cathedral , a neoclassical cathedral that is the star of the skyline. Learn about local history at the Museu Histórico Júlio de Castilhos, a museum dedicated to telling the story of the state and its proud people.
Marvel at ruined Catholic missions on the Rota Missões (Mission Road).The most well-known is São Miguel Arcanjo, located in the village of São Miguel das Missões, recognised as a UNESCO site.
Fly in to Porto Alegre then ride the public bus system, or rent a car, to get around with ease.
From its rich European heritage to dramatic landscapes, Rio Grande do Sul is utterly unique.