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South America > Brazil > South (Brazil) > Rio Grande do Sul
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Cascata do Caracol, in the Serra Gaúcha near Canela, in Rio Grande do Sul

Rio Grande do Sul is the southernmost state in Brazil, and borders Uruguay and Argentina.


Regiões de Rio Grande do Sul
  Central West
Famous for paleontological tourism along the "Paleorrota"
  Central East
  Grande Porto Alegre


  • Porto Alegre - The city of the World Social Forum
  • Canela
  • Caxias do Sul - A charming city noted for its many industries, particularly bus manufacturing (Marco Polo) and truck trailers (Randon). The city is growing rapidly and has many fine restaurants and some interesting night life, including the Mississippi Blues Bar - right out of Mississippi with pictures from the Crossroads, the birthplace of the blues.
  • Gramado
  • Pelotas
  • Rio Grande - The state´s oldest city
  • Santa Maria - The geographical heart of Rio Grande do Sul
  • São Miguel das Missões
  • Uruguaiana

Other destinations



Get in

The best way to get to Rio Grande do Sul is to fly to Porto Alegre (Salgado Filho Airoport) from São Paulo or Rio where most international flights to Brazil arrive.

From Porto Alegre you can get anywhere else in Rio Grande do Sul by rental car, or by taking a guided tour. From Salagado Filho Airport you can take the Trensurb tram to the city center of Porto Alegre or get off in the Rodoviaria Station (Coach station) from which you can continue to many other destinations - the buses are pretty safe and comfortable.






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