Gramado Travel Guide

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Gramado Things to Do

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    by kucha Written Jun 1, 2006

    The Rota Romântica, or "Romantic Route", is a scenic tourist route which runs through 13 towns located in the moutainous Serra Gaúcha in Rio Grande do Sul. The strong German influence you see in Gramado can still be seen in each of these beautiful towns and villages.

    The Rota Romântica is approximately 114 miles in distance and extends from São Leopoldo to São Francisco de Paula. The 13 cities along the route are: São Leopoldo, Novo Hamburgo, Estância Velha, Ivoti, Dois Irmãos, Morro Reuter, Santa Maria do Herval, Presidente Lucena, Picada Café, Nova Petrópolis, Gramado, Canela, and São Francisco de Paula.

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    by kucha Written Jun 1, 2006

    This may not be for everyone, but it's a good way to pass a bit of time in a location unique to Gramado. Indeed, this little museum is said to be the first of this kind in Brazil. The place has around 450 bottles of international perfumes, with information on the composition, manufacturer and history of the scent. There is also a shop and a perfume factory that sells sachets, soaps, shampoos and conditioners.

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    by kucha Written Jun 1, 2006

    Gramado features the only museum in the state that highlights the lifestyle of the gaúcho serrano. The collection wasbegun by Lúcio and Cilda Petersen in the 1950's and features rare pieces from the time of the Farroupilha Revolution and the so-called Leather Era.

    There are thousands of objects in the collection, including a wide range of local crafts. THere is also live, local music playing on occasion.

    Be careful though -- the hours of operation are limited to jsut two days a month. Check in advance for the dates and times!

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Gramado Restaurants

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    by kucha Written Jun 1, 2006

    Great ambience -- with a roaring fireplace -- and traditional architecture. The service is friendly and professional.

    Favorite Dish: The traditioanal cheese fondue!

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Gramado Transportation

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    by kucha Written Jun 1, 2006

    The main access road to Gramado is the RS-020, from the BR-116 -- for those coming from Curitiba. The road conditions are excellent.

    Alternatively, plan on spending a bit more time on the road and travel the entire distance of the "Romantic Route", which passes throgh some of the most picturesque cities in southern Brazil (see also Things to Do and Off the Beaten Track.

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Gramado Shopping

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    by kucha Written Jun 1, 2006

    This may not be for everyone, but it's a good way to pass a bit of time in a location unique to Gramado. Indeed, this little museum is said to be the first of this kind in Brazil. The place has around 450 bottles of international perfumes, with information on the composition, manufacturer and history of the scent. There is also a shop and a perfume factory that sells sachets, soaps, shampoos and conditioners.

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Gramado Off The Beaten Path

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    by kucha Written Jun 1, 2006

    The Rota Romântica, or "Romantic Route", is a scenic tourist route which runs through 13 towns located in the moutainous Serra Gaúcha in Rio Grande do Sul. The strong German influence you see in Gramado can still be seen in each of these beautiful towns and villages.

    The Rota Romântica is approximately 114 miles in distance and extends from São Leopoldo to São Francisco de Paula. The 13 cities along the route are: São Leopoldo, Novo Hamburgo, Estância Velha, Ivoti, Dois Irmãos, Morro Reuter, Santa Maria do Herval, Presidente Lucena, Picada Café, Nova Petrópolis, Gramado, Canela, and São Francisco de Paula.

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