Gramado is a town that arouses all of your senses. The smell of chocolate and fondue is all around and it invites you to a gastronomic experience at cafes, restaurants and artisanal factories along the streets, especially during the winter, from June to September, when the thermometers reach 0ºC. Frosts are frequent, and it can snow occasionally.
The architecture, of Bavarian inspiration and with a lot of timber-framing, fills your eyes with romantic façades. Visitors are charmed by the hydrangea gardens and the beautiful nature the place was graced with. The music, of German, Italian and Gaucho heritage, along with the accents, pull you into the atmosphere of a truly Brazilian Europe. The spas and many hotels in town complement the experience giving you the opportunity to get cozy and relax on top of Serra Gaucha.
Gramado and Canela (7 km away) are part of the Romantic Route. The cold weather and the visits to the parks and museums guarantee a good time for both children and adults. In Gramado, you can visit the Chocolate Museum, which tells the history of the sweet treat and gives access to the artisanal area; Minimundo, a park with miniature buildings; and Snowland, the first indoor snow park in America. See also the churches, such as Relogio church, a town post card.
Some attractions are traditional in Gramado, such as visiting Lago Negro, where you can explore the lake on paddle boats, in which the passengers steer the small boats by pedaling. You can also visit Lago Joaquina Rita Bier, surrounded by araucarias (a type of Brazilian conifer), hotels and summer houses. Agrotourism activities are also very popular for wine and sparkling wine tastings, as well as the contact with communities of German and Italian heritage.
The town also hosts great events. The Gramado Film Festival gathers famous people from the Brazilian movie scene every August. The Christmas of Lights offers over 500 attractions from November to January. There are also festivals of Advertising, Tourism, among others.
Other destinations nearby
Visit other beautiful places in Rio Grande do Sul. Check out Vale de Sao Francisco de Paula and Cambara do Sul, known as the land of canyons. There you can go by Aparados da Serra National Park and Itaimbezinho.
The closest airport to Gramado is in Caxias do Sul (69 km away), which receives some national flights. The nearest international airport is in Porto Alegre (125 km), which has incoming flights from Buenos Aires, Miami, Lima, Lisbon, Montevideu and Panama City.Personal or rental vehicles
From other countries in South America or other regions in Brazil, you can drive to Gramado. These maps may help you.
One of the easiest ways to get to Gramado is by transfers from Porto Alegre Airport.
It’s great to walk around town, especially during the winter. This map may help you.
The most comfortable way of moving around town is by taxi. Check the companies that provide this service.
There are several tourism and transportation companies that offer tours around the attractions.
The area code in Gramado is 54.
Police: 190 Gramado hospital: +55 54 3286 1155
Battalion Tour Headquarter: +55 54 3286 9444
Tourist Information Center: + 55 54 3286 1475
Bus Station: +55 54 3286 1302
The coldest months are June and July, when the temperature can reach 0ºC, causing intense frosts and, sometimes, snow. The warmest months are January and February, with an average temperature of 22ºC.
In order to enter Brazil, it is not mandatory to be vaccinated against any disease. However, it is recommended to vaccinate against yellow fever (transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito) before visiting Gramado. In case you haven’t been vaccinated, it is necessary to do so at least 10 days prior to your travel (this is not required if you have been vaccinated against this disease before).