Garanhuns is a city in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco. Located in the Borborema Plateau, the town is known as the "Suíça Pernambucana" (Pernambucan Switzerland) due to its pleasant weather during summer and low temperatures during winter, something rather unusual for the region. It is also known as "Cidade das Flores" ("City of Flowers") or "Cidade da Garoa" ("City of Drizzle").
Garanhuns is most famous for the Festival de Inverno, or The Winter Festival, which it holds every year in July. During the winter, temperatures in Garanhuns can drop to 7 degrees Celsius (44 degrees Fahrenheit). This is quite cold for a city that is only a few degrees south of the equator.
It's the weather, cold for the locals and mild for foreigners, and the mountains which attract many tourists to the region during Summer and Winter. Garanhuns, Gravatá and Triunfo are the most visited mountainous (cold) cities of the state.
Winter musical festival (July)
Flowers clock Relógio das flores
Celso Galvao Palace
Park Euclides Dourado and Park Ruben Van Der Linden