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Gramado's stone church on the main square is a favorite photo point with Brazilians.

It was built with 78,000 basalt stones pulled by bull carts from nearby quarries and features stained-glass windows marking the life of Peter, based on designs by German artist Peter Dobmeier. There are also 12 life-size statues of the apostles in front of the church. A wooden version of the church was originally consecrated in 1917; it was changed to stone in 1943 after eights years of construction.

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Nearby Gramado attractions

3. Lago Negro

1.08 MILES

About 1.5km southwest of the center, Lago Negro is an attractive artificial lake surrounded by hydrangeas and crowded with swan boats.

4. Catedral de Pedra

4.06 MILES

Bigger and more dramatic than Gramado's stone church, this English Gothic stone cathedral dominates Canela's main square.

5. Parque Estadual do Caracol

4.74 MILES

The major attraction of Parque Estadual do Caracol, 9km from Canela, is the spectacular Cascata do Caracol, a 131m waterfall. It’s particularly attractive…