Bento Gonçalves was originally inhabited by indigenous and until 1870 was called Cruzinha, for being the place where he died and was buried a crosscut roads or drover.By act of the President of the Province of São Pedro, in order to expand the settlement area, the colonies Dona Isabel were created and Conde D'Eu - today Bento Gonçalves and Garibaldi respectively.
Located in the region of vineyards, is headlining the Park Fenavinho, which hosts fairs, exhibitions and cultural sporting events and sports.Its natural attractions are several.
The mobile-wine binomial, is responsible for the economic base of the city, still standing out with a strong presence, other activities such as metallurgical industry, food, textile, leather goods and rubber, graphic arts and plastic sector that presents the best prospects growth in the current economic context.On trade, Bento Gonçalves has quality and variety of products, providing thus good shopping.
The municipality has about one hundred thousand inhabitants, offers all the necessary infrastructure so that visitors can enjoy the cuisine, leisure, customs and traditions of this hospitable people Benedict Gonçalvense.Today Bento Gonçalves the tourism framework that owns, develops the activity that earns economic terms every year, especially in rural tourism and business.
Tour Vale dos Vinhedos
Starting from Canela toward Nova Petrópolis as having visited sites the following locations: Shopping Center Knits, Praça das Flores, Green Maze, city center.In Bento Gonçalves, a complete tour to the wineries of the Valley of the Vineyards, Railway Station, Church Barril and city entrance portal.Getting to Garibaldi, stop for lunch (optional); specialized wineries Champagnes.To end the tour in Carlos Barbosa visit to the cheese factory Monument and Tramontina, where factory price the appliances can be purchased.As an option, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, typical steam train ride "Smokey Mary", between the cities of Bento Gonçalves, Garibaldi and Carlos Barbosa with tasting of cheeses, salamis, wines and sparkling wines.