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Gravatá is a city in Pernambuco Interior, Brazil.

Get in[edit]

Gravatá is in the Agreste Region of Pernambuco. Fly to Recife's Guararapes International Airport. The city is only 86 kilometers west of Recife on interstate highway BR-232. The same BR-232 leads to Caruaru (an addition 54-km drive).

Get around[edit]


  • Alto do Cruzeiro lookout point, with a statue of Christ the Redeemer. Access through the Escadaria da Felicidade (Stairs of Happiness).
  • Artisan Station (Estação do Artesão), handicraft and arts center located in the old train station.
  • Recife-Gravatá Railway.
  • City Memorial (Memorial da Cidade), cultural center and museum located in the old prison building (1911).
  • Beautiful historical buildings include:
    • Prefeitura (City Hall) (1909)
    • Matriz de Sant'Anna Church (1810)
    • Cruzeiro Chapel
    • Guimarães House, at Rua Rui Barbosa, 126
    • Antonio Farias House, at Rua João Pessoa, 12
    • Cabral House, at Avenida Governador Agamenon Magalhães, 14
    • Chalets in Avenida Joaquim Didier (Chalet Vallois, Chalet Farias, Chalet Amadeu Battar)
    • Caranguejo Sugar Plantation, in the district of Uruçu-Mirim (16 km from city center)
  • Pernambuco Orchids Center (Centro de Orquídeas de Pernambuco), located at Recanto Baraúna
  • Mountains and hills: Serra das Ruças, Serra das Cãibras, Serra da Estrela, Serra do Maroto
  • Balneário de Dona Nadir, natural pools
  • Cachoeira da Palmeira waterfalls
  • Tao wateralls
  • Flower, strawberry and pineapple farms



  • Frei Damião Festivities, every May. Walk from the Matriz Nossa Senhora de Santa'Ana Church to the Riacho do Mel Chapel, where Frei Damião celebrate his first mass in Brazil.
  • São João Festivities, in late June.


Several exciting trails are available:

  • Estrada de Chã-Grande Trail
  • Flores Trail (at Fazenda Pedra do Tao, in Camocim district)
  • Fonte de Água Mineral Trail (at Fazenda Pedra do Tao, in Camocim district)
  • Karawatá Trail (at Serra do Maroto)
  • Palmeira Trail (at Sitio da Palmeira)
  • Pedra do Tao Trail (at Fazenda Pedra do Tao, Camocim district)
  • Três Vendas Trail (at Sítio Três Vendas)
  • Trilhos Trail (at Fazenda Canaã)
  • Mocó Stone Park (Parque de Pedras do Mocó)

Train Tunnels: 14 train tunnels are located in the Serra das Ruças mountains. Russinhas village is a pineapple-producing community.

Adventure Sports[edit]

  • Cascavel Train Bridge (19th century), built by the British. Extreme sports. Rappel.
  • Pedra Branca (75 meters). Alpinism, rappel, free flight.
  • Pedra Dourada
  • Pedra do Tao. Rappel, climbing, orchids.


  • Furniture.
  • Handicrafts.
  • Fresh flowers, strawberries and pineapple.
  • Desserts: Doce de Leite and Garra Sertaneja.


  • Local traditional dishes include buchada, sarapatel and galinha cabidela.
  • Gravatá is also famous for its fondue restaurants.
  • Desserts: Doce de Leite and Garra Sertaneja.



  • Casa Grande Gravatá [1], BR-232, Km 82, tel.: +55 81 3533-0920 and +55 81 3465-3011
  • Fazenda Céu Aberto [2][dead link], Estrada Velha de Chã Grande, km 3, tel.: +55 81 9126-9600
  • Highlander [dead link]], Estrada de Chã Grande, tel.: +55 81 3515-1517 and +55 81 3424-3838
  • Portal de Gravatá [3], BR-232, km 82, tel.: +55 81 3533-0288 and +55 81 3227-0345
  • Spa Oásis [4], Fazenda Sampaio, R. Duarte Coelho, tel.: +55 81 3533-0380 and +55 81 9972-0990
  • Sempre Verde/Evergreen Experiences & Horse Trekking [5] [dead link], ecotourism, birdwatching, 12 km from central Gravatá, 800 metres above sea level, tel.: +55 81 3533-7524 / +55 81 9958-3861.

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