The city's name is related to its past while serving passage for drovers who played cattle by over fields of Serra, in the late nineteenth century.When they reached the top of the Sierra, both drovers as immigrants found a small and soft green grass field that served as rest and invigorated his forces.This lawn, according to some, was responsible for the city's baptism.
Colonization is European, initiated by lusos immigrants in 1875, followed by the Germans, five years later and even by Italian immigrants, coming from Caxias do Sul, which borders Lawn.At the same time developed the cultural traditions of European descent, the city also blends aspects of gauchismo.Such diversity only comes to make the city even more enchanting as the result of these mixtures can be found today in the varied cuisine and the city's architecture.
The natural beauties formed by mountainous landscapes, with forests of pines, birds and other wildlife, in addition to the characteristic fog of the mountain, give a very special air to this refuge.The gramadense vocation for tourism was triggered precisely for its clean and warm temperatures air, or up to 30 degrees in summer and snow in winter occurrence.This time of year, frost creates unforgettable landscapes in the city sights.
The new lawn Zoo is the only Brazil park framed in "category A" evaluation of the Brazilian Environmental Institute (Ibama).The classification means that this zoo has high environmental concern and no local animal was removed from nature.Part is purchased in creating nurseries, authorized by Ibama, and another portion is composed of animals seized by the institute in irregular captivity.The zoo is in an area of 20 hectares, with a path of 1.2 km to be traveled by visitors.Are almost 1.500 animals, including jaguars, anteaters, maned wolves, capybaras, howler monkeys, toucans, emus, lions bay, capuchin monkeys, thrushes orange, black neck swans and many other.The highlight is the national collection - only animals of the Brazilian fauna, from all regions of the country.
The Lawn Zoo is open daily from 9:30 to 16:30.
A short distance from the center of Gramado is one of the main postcards of the city. It is the Black Lake Park with its lush nature lake is one of the most sought after by visitors sites. The history of the lake brings us to the beginning of the emancipation of lawn. artificially built in 1953 by Leopoldo Rosenfeldt, the Black Lake was named because much of the pine trees on its bank was brought from the Black Forest region located in southwestern Germany.
Palácio dos Festivais (Festivais de Cinema de Gramado)
Light camera action. It is in the Palais des Festivals which every year takes place the largest Brazilian Cinema event and Latin, the Gramado Film Festival. A beautiful and imposing building opposite the street Lawn Covered.
Lago Joaquina Rita Bier (Laguetto)
Conceived by Leopoldo Rosenfeldt, it has 17.000m2, in a fenced area of many beauties. It was built by ancestors shovels and pickaxes and has a small island inside. A walk along its banks is invigorating. In November and December the lake becomes the stage for Nativitaten show, part of the Christmas light.
São Pedro Church
Inaugurated in 1942, it is one of the largest community of religious demonstrations. The structure built in basaltic stone exhibits art in stained glass with sacred images and perfect architectural harmony. The tower, 46 meters high, inspires a prayer to St. Peter, the patron.
The Covered Street is one of the most charming spots of lawn. Events scenario throughout the year covering the street connects the Avenue Borges de Medeiros to Garibaldi Street. The place is always bustling with tourists and beautiful people circulating. It has stores of chocolates, leather, clothing, knitwear, sporting goods and bookstores. A bistro and several cafes complete the space that brings together great alternatives for shopping and dining. It's a big mall in the heart of Gramado.
Aldeia do Papai Noel (Parque Knorr)
Located in the Knorr Park, right in the center of Gramado, near City Hall.One of the main sights of lawn, full of charm and energy.So is Santa's Village.The home of Santa Claus, built in 1940, is the first house in the region Bavarian-style mansion known as Knorr.Now you can know the real Santa's reindeer.These beautiful exotic animals were imported from northern Europe and weigh between 150kg and 300kg.The Toy Factory, with 700m² of charm and magic, is where Santa Claus and his helpers manufacture toys throughout the year.The cottage bears, friends are welcomed Santa Claus, moving bears offer more charm to the place.The Snow Square with artificial snow, makes up the attractions of the park with a beautiful backdrop for photos.Open daily from 13:30 to 19:00.
Mirante do Vale do Quilombo (Belvedere)
Belvedere is an Italian term which refers to any structure constructed with the objective to enjoy the view. This Quilombo Valley lookout is obligatory stop for those who love to contemplate beautiful scenery. Open 24hrs.
The Mini world is actually a small town with replicas of famous buildings around the world, mainly in Europe.There are almost 50 replicas of castles, railroads, mills, squares, yards, waterfalls and typical houses.Important information: These miniatures were built based on original projects in the proportion of 24 x 1.The Tower of Neuschwanstein Castle, 2.40 meters tall, is the tallest building.Among the famous buildings that have their replicas in the Mini World highlights the Holstentor Lubeck, Lichtenstein Castle, Michelstadt City Hall, Church Stuttgart Berg, Römerberg - Ostzeile and Lenzkirche station in Germany.Visit the Mini World is guided by the chimney cleaner with original clothing chimneys Cleaners Union of Hamburg.Opening hours every day from 13:00 to 17:00.
Hollywood Dream Car
Hollywood Dream Cars - Museum of old classic cars, displays the most beautiful and original cars of the golden years of Hollywood and American automobile industry of the 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60. It is located on the Avenue of hydrangeas, 4151. Road lawn - Canela. Open every day from 09:00 to 18:00.
Praça das Bandeiras (Rótulas das Bandeiras)
Situated at the entrance lawn, the square of flags honors the Brazilian states. In this place there is also a replica of the "Kikito" top prize of the Gramado Film Festival.