Gramado is a city that awakens all the senses! The smell of chocolate and fondue is everywhere, inviting gastronomic experiences in cafes, restaurants, and chocolate factories along the streets, especially in winter (June to September), when the thermometers reach 0°C.
The Bavarian-inspired and timber framed architecture will delight your eyes with the romanticism of the facades. The gardens of hydrangeas and the beautiful nature of the the town also enchant visitors. The songs, of traditional German, Italian, and gaúcho origin and the accents make you enter the atmosphere of a very Brazilian Europe. The spas and the various hotels of the city complement the experience offering so much comfort and relaxation at the top of the Serra Gaúcha.
Gramado and Canela (7 km away) are part of the Romantic Route, where the cold weather and tours in parks and museums ensure fun for both children and adults alike. In Gramado, you can visit the Museu do Chocolate, which tells the story of the bitter sweet delicacy and gives access to the craft production area, and to Minimundo, a leisure park with miniature constructions, and Snowland, the first indoor snow park of America. You should also visit the churches, such as the Relógio Church, often seen on the postcards of the city.
Some tours in Gramado are traditional, such as the visit to the Lago Negro (the Black Lake). The attraction there is to explore the lake with the fun pedalos. You can also visit the Lago Joaquina Rita Bier, surrounded by Brazilian araucarias, hotels, and summer houses. Agritourism trails are in high demand for tasting wines and sparkling wines of the region, and for contact with communities descended from German and Italian immigrant families.
The city is also home to major events. In August, the Film Festival brings together celebrities from the Brazilian cinema scene. Natal Luz, on the other hand, presents more than 500 attractions from November to January. There are also Advertising, Tourism, and other kinds of festivals.People that go to Gramado fall in love with the city and surely leave wishing to visit it again!
The nearest airport to Gramado is in Caxias do Sul (69 km), which receives some national flights.
The nearest international airport is in Porto Alegre (125 km), which receives direct flights from Buenos Aires, Miami, Lima, Lisbon, Montevideo, and Panama City as well as flights from other Brazilian destinations.
Personal or rental vehicles
Leaving from South America or other regions of Brazil, you can arrive by car. These maps can help.
One of the easiest ways to arrive in Gramado is by means of transfer between the airport of Porto Alegre and the city.
It is a delight to walk through the city, especially in the winter. This map can help you.
The most comfortable way of getting around the city is by taxi. Refer to the companies which provide this type of service.
Many incoming tour and transfer companies offer tours between the attractions.
The area code (DDD) for 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 0°C, causing strong frosts and occasional snowfall. The warmest months are January and February, with average temperatures of 22°C.
To enter Brazil, vaccination against any type of illness is not mandatory. However, vaccination against yellow fever (a disease transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes) is recommended before your trip. If you have never taken the vaccine, you need to take it up to 10 days before the trip (this time period is not necessary if you have already been vaccinated).