Very florida and rough terrain, the Serra Gaucha remained uninhabited until the arrival of European pioneer spirit that reproduced from the geography and temperate climate a fascinating lifestyle.
Canela was a small town, bringing together families of Cima da Serra farmers, German and Italian immigrants and their descendants.There was a beginning of activities in the industry, with the implementation of sawmills.Canela was obligatory passage to the cities of Cima da Serra in the state capital.They passed Canela, drovers taking cattle, cheese and leather bound for Parobé, Taquara, São Leopoldo and Porto Alegre.They climbed the mountain, the hawkers to put their products in Cima da Serra farms.It was the beginning of the tourist movement in Canela.
The fact that the city be located in an area of beautiful mountains, surrounded by pine forests and parks, who survived the deforestation, tourism has a natural tendency to Canela.Low temperatures stimulate the fireplaces and wood stoves houses remain lit, filling the air with wood various scents of pine logs, eucalyptus, and the very Canela...But not only the natural beauty and climate of seduction factors for people.
The city offers good tourist hotels, restaurants, steakhouses and the famous colonial coffee with waffles biscuits, schmiers, apfelstrudell and winter...time for the delicious hot chocolate and homemade liqueurs.The population of Canela always had a concern in their cultural development.The music, gastronomy, theater skills were developed in several generations of immigrants, who experienced their traditions in different forms of communication.These were the European heritage of the City.Your differential in the scenario of Brazil.
Parque do Caracol (Cascata do Caracol)
This park is home to the biggest attraction of Canela - beautiful Caracol Falls, with 130 meters of fall.
Just 7 km from the center of Canela, has gazebos, restaurant, entertainment area and craft fair a staircase of 927 steps leads to the base of the waterfall.The space also offers four walking trails through the native forest, little train ride and visit to the ecological project maned wolf.
Caracol Park is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 17:30 and on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 8:30 to 18:00.
Catedral de Pedra
The church has a tower 65 meters high, and chiming of 12 bronze bells, manufactured by foundry Giacomo Crespi, Italy, and here installed in 1972.Located in the square of the Matrix, in the center of Canela, Rio Grande do Sul, is better known as "stone cathedral" for his English Gothic style.
The parish was established in 1937 and the choice of their patroness, Our Lady of Lourdes, was done by the parishioners.Inside highlights three panels that are painted canvas by artist gaucho Marciano Schmitz, depicting Our Lady of the Apparition, the Allegory of the Angels and the Annunciation.
The tables of the Cross were made by Pablo Herrera Orono, Uruguayan sculptor and restorer of Sacred Art.Used wood and clay, and the superimposed background painting of clay images.
Parque da Ferradura
The Horseshoe Park is 6 km from the Caracol Park.It takes this name because of the curvature that the river makes this place I fell.It offers 10-minute tracks to 3 hours walk three lookouts with panoramic views, as well as an area with snack bar, playground, barbecues and toilets.
This is the right place for those coming to Canela in search of integration with nature.You can climb the walls of the canyon with 420 meters deep or visit the cascade of Arroyo Hunter by park trails.
The Horseshoe Park is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 17:30.
Alpen Park is the only park of Brazil sleds. A downhill in nature aboard sleds for up to two people, individually controlled brake.
The park also has a tree climbing circuit with two spectacular Tyrolean, motor quads where you tames beautiful trails of the park and the super spectacle "The Mystery of Monga". Fun for the whole family.
Alpen Park is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 18:00.
Parque Laje de Pedra
In Stone Slab Park, strolls by tree-lined streets and beautiful gardens. The path leads the visitor to the Quilombo Valley, there is also a viewpoint where you can observe the mountains and valleys of the region.
5 km from the center of Canela, on the road going to Caracol Waterfall lies one of the first residences Canela, also known as Castelinho.
Built between 1913 and 1915 by the Franzen family of Brazilian pine wood - Araucaria - extracted in situ and treated by immersion in Arroio Caracol for 6 months.Its peculiarity no use of nails in the assembly of the walls but only fittings and long screws.The rooms of the residence lead to a real return to the past, forming a museum that houses the furniture, crockery, objects, utensils and tools used by immigrants in the colonization of the region.
The Castelinho Caracol runs daily from 9:00 to 13:00 and from 14:20 to 17:40.
Mundo à Vapor (Trem)
Replica of the famous railway accident on 22 October 1895 in express "Paris-Granville" where the locomotive engineer did not catch the time to get to inside the station and crashed into the line blocks by dragging them around 30 meters, after colliding against the outer wall of the building and jumping out of the station, at a distance of 10 meters in the "Place de Rennes", being supported on the front end.
Before you even get to the World Steam, there will be a sign directing drivers directing carefully because that location was a major railway accident.It excitement from start to finish.You will be enchanted with the thumbnails of industries, with the process of casting and rolling of steel, the manufacture of tiles and bricks, and other attractions.
The World to Steam works farms on Tuesdays from 09:15 to 17:00.
Casa de Pedra
Cinnamon Stone House was built in 1953 by the Rural Association of Canela. At the time it was built with an inner lining of wood and external basaltic rocks, having an area of 700 m². Initially the Stone House was under the Rural Association of Canela, which lasted for many years at this location.
Today the city has the Teatro Casa de Pedra, with capacity for about 200 people in full swing. Is also adapted a movie theater, the Stone House Cinema with sessions on Wednesdays, Thursday, Saturdays and Sundays.
Parque das Cachoeiras
Waterfalls, natural pools, Super Cape Air, Pendulum, Rappelling, Rock Climbing, Hiking ... This is the Falls Park. At 20 minutes from Cravo & Canela, the park is a great option for leisure, extreme sports and ecotourism. Open daily from 8:00 to 18:00.
Morros Pelado, Dedão e Queimada
Beautiful view of Quilombo Valley, in three natural viewpoints that form beautiful gazebos. Open daily from 9:00 to 17:00.
Teleférico (Parque Floresta Encantada)
A nice excursion for the family is the Canela Cable Car, inserted in an area of 59 hectares of preservation, where nature is beautiful and abundant.
The return lasts about 20 minutes and provides a quiet and relaxing ride.Visitors have the option to disembark at the ends where admiring the view of the canyon lookouts for the Caracol Waterfall and the Valley Lageana at various angles.Open daily from 9:00 to 17:00.