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The Top 10 Places to Visit in Southern Brazil  January 28, 2021 – 09:53 am

When I think of a vacation in Brazil, my mind immediately springs to the stunning city of Rio de Janeiro, but the truth is that the country has so much more to offer than just a single metropolis. In fact, the southern tip of Brazil is highly popular with the inhabitants of neighboring Latin American countries, boasting many an attraction: both natural and man-made. From incredible waterfalls to historic ruins, there’s something for everyone in this region. Here are 10 incredible destinations in southern Brazil:

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10. Porto Alegre

Porto Alegre is a city that also doubles up as the state capital of Rio Grande do Sul. The city is located on the banks of the Guaiba estuary, where no less than five rivers empty their contents into an enormous freshwater lagoon. If you’re thinking about vacationing in Porto Alegre be sure to visit the Joaquim José Felizardo Museum, which houses an expansive collection of photographs and archeological artifacts detailing the city’s past.

9. Balneario Camboriu

If you like your vacation destinations to be a bit lively, Balneario Camboriu is definitely somewhere to consider. Its stunning, arcing waterfront is often compared to the famous Copacabana beach, and is lined with high-rise hotels, nightclubs and bars. If you’re taking your young family with you, there’s also plenty for youngsters to do – the city boasts a zoo, aquarium and botanical garden among many other family-friendly attractions.

8. Sao Miguel das Missoes

The picturesque ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes are what remain of a 17th Century Jesuit mission to the land of the Guaranis. It was one of seven Jesuit missions to Guarani lands undertaken during the 17th and 18th Centuries, in a bid to convert the native peoples to Christianity. The ruins now lie in a historic park, and are protected under Brazilian law. In addition to the ruins themselves, Sao Miguel is renowned for the natural beauty of its surroundings.

7. Blumenau

Who knew that there’s a bit of Bavaria in Brazil? Blumenau was settled by Germans in the 1800s, and they brought their signature architectural style with them. The city even has an Oktoberfest, and beer-swilling revelers line the streets each October in a time-honored tradition. The historic district of Vila Germanica features quaint half-timbered buildings and plenty of eateries if you happen to enjoy traditional German food.

6. Aparados da Serra National Park

This national park is Brazil’s very first. Lying between the states of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina, Aparados da Serra was established to protect the region’s incredible canyons. Walk from the visitor’s center to Itaimbezinho canyon, which is the park’s main attraction, and enjoy amazing views of seasonal waterfalls.

5. Curitiba

The city is the capital of the state of Parana. It doubles up as a starting point for excursions, as well as being a place totally worthy of exploration in its own right. Green space abounds in Curitiba, and you can get around using the city’s extensive public transportation system. You don’t even have to worry about crossing busy roads – there are large pedestrian-only zones around the city for a completely leisurely experience. There’s also some wonderful historic architecture to see, such as the Old City Hall and the colonial buildings of Largo da Ordem. Last but not least, the city’s iconic Botanical Garden is also a must-see attraction. Wind your way through labyrinth-like French gardens, and visit the Botanical Museum.


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