Things to Do in Gramado
Santa Claus might be far from his traditional home in the North Pole, but there’s no shortage of Christmas spirit in the Brazilian mountain resort of Gramado. Fashioned like a Bavarian village with half-timbered chalets and (artificial) snow-covered streets, Santa's Village (Aldeia do Papai Noel) is the only one of its kind in South America.
Located in the mountain resort of Gramado—a German settlement famous for its Bavarian architecture—World of Chocolate (Mundo de Chocolate) showcases more than 200 sculptures made entirely from chocolate. You’ll see replicas of the Eiffel Tower and the Leaning Tower of Pisa and enjoy samples of the building material as you go.
Hollywood Dream Cars museum, in Gramado, Brazil, offers visitors the chance to step back in time. This unique and quirky attraction explores the golden age of both the automobile and the movie industry by showcasing vintage cars in a setting that evokes the glamour of the first half of the 20th century.
Admire vintage and classic motorcycles in a relaxed atmosphere at Harley Motor Show. Not a typical museum, this attraction is a themed restaurant and bar for motorcycle enthusiasts or anyone looking for a novel dining experience.
With panoramic views of the lush Quilombo Valley, Kingdom of Chocolate (O Reino do Chocolate) is a must-visit for travelers looking to indulge their sweet tooth. The museum and chocolate factory, which traces the history of cocoa and the chocolate-manufacturing process, offers visitors the chance to enjoy chocolate samples and hot chocolate.
Worthy of its reputation as one of South America’s best zoos, Gramado Zoo is an animal reserve with a difference. Specializing in species native to Brazil and with an emphasis on animal welfare, Gramado Zoo makes a welcome change for animal lovers, with spacious open living areas and most of the animals brought in as rescues.
More than 1,500 animals currently inhabit the zoo, including capuchin and howler monkeys, tapir, emus and crocodiles, and a 1.2km walkways links each section. Most impressive is the huge aviary, where birds like arraras, parrots and toucans fly freely, while more dangerous creatures like jaguars, leopards and snakes can be seen from behind armored glass screens. Finally, for an even more thrilling encounter, visitors can also choose a night tour and take a peek at the zoo’s nocturnal residents.
Chave-Mestra is an escape room experience that offers a variety of themed games and puzzles. Pick from a variety of thrilling, magical, or macabre themes, and spend part of an afternoon or evening solving riddles and puzzles that will allow you to escape a locked room.