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Lages is in Santa Catarina in Brazil. Lages is known as the "National Capital of Rural Tourism", and hosts a huge festival in June.


Rural tourism in Lages began in 1984, at Pedras Brancas Farm. Centuries-old farms in the region began to adapt to receive visitors and tourists who wanted to experience the peasant lifestyle, with milking, planting, "mountain" cuisine.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Only by Florianópolis or Navegantes.

By bus[edit]

There is a direct bus from the REUNIDAS bus company, which leaves from Florianópolis. There are also buses from São Paulo (Viação Catarinense), Porto Alegre and Curitiba.

By car[edit]

Get around[edit]


Cathedral in Lages
  • Catedral Diocesana Nossa Senhora dos Prazeres. Finished in 1922.
  • Igreja da Santa Cruz.
  • Malinverni Filho Museum (Museu Malinverni Filho). Museum dedicated to local artist Malinverni Filho, with around 2000 of his works, photographs, and other items.
  • Memorial Nereu Ramos.
  • Monumento Os Imigrantes.
  • Monumento Boi de Botas.
  • Monumento O Tropeiro.
  • Monumento Correia Pinto.
  • Monumento Trançador.
  • Monumento A Bíblia.
  • Municipal Ecological Park (Parque Ecológico Municipal). 2.3 million square meter park on the urban perimeter, where you can find endangered species such as the blue jay, in addition to 14 migratory species.
  • Teatro Marajoara.
  • Thiago de Castro Historical Museum (Museu Histórico Thiago de Castro). Largest collection of private documents in the state.


  • Festa Nacional do Pinhão. This popular gastronomic and cultural festival attracts more than 350,000 visitors every year for 11 days in June, mostly Brazilian and Argentine tourists. It is considered the biggest traditionalist party in Brazil. The symbol of the festival is the blue jay , a species of bird essential for theBiological dispersal of Brazilian pine. There are musical performances, typical dances, "queen of the party" and gaucho dance contests, the "Sapecada da Canção Nativa" and the "Sapecada da Serra Catarinense", gineteadas, typical products fair, Festa dos Sabores de Lages and Recanto do Pinhão", the latter located outside the exhibition park, at Praça João Costa, in the center of the city.



  • Cansian.
  • Juliu's Café.




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Routes through Lages
Novo HamburgoVacaria  S  N  Correia PintoMafra

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