Gramado; the Swiss Side of Brazil
The Southern region of Brazil could give you a culture shock if you started immersing in the traditions of the North. It is noted for its economic strength and dominating presence of European culture. You’ll find this to be true if you visit Gramado.
With its chalets, rugged mountains and rustic cafes, fondue restaurants and faux ski lodges, you’ll think you’ve been teleported to a town in Switzerland. That was intentional because its inhabitants mostly have ancestral roots there. If you can endure bumping shoulders with fellow tourists during Christmas, do visit. You’ll find that it’s worthwhile trust me. For more details and travel tips, visit http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20130719-forms-of-identification-marcello-arrambide.
In case you hate the crowd, you can still enjoy a stroll. You can even bring out the child in you by visiting its theme park.