Nossa Senhora de Lourdes Cathedral in Canela, also known as Cathedral of Stone ("Catedral de Pedra" in Portuguese)
Location in the state of Rio Grande do Sul and Brazil
|State||Rio Grande do Sul|
|Founded||December 28, 1944|
|• Mayor||Cleomar Eraldo Port|
|• Total||254.579 km2 (98.294 sq mi)|
|Elevation||837 m (2,746 ft)|
|• Density||157.7/km2 (408/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-3 (UTC-3)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-2 (UTC-2)|
Canela, meaning Cinnamon (or shin) in Portuguese and Spanish, is a town located in the Serra Gaúcha of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Both Canela and neighboring Gramado are important tourist resorts and they both draw many visitors each year. Ecotourism is very popular in the area and there are many opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding and river rafting.
The main tourist attraction in Canela is the Parque do Caracol, the Cathedral of Stone, and Caracol Falls (Cascata do Caracol). Like sister town Gramado, Canela is a large tourist draw during the winter, where snowfall can occur, and during the Christmas holiday and the local town council deck Canela with lights and other festive decorations.
Canela is part of the Rota Romântica or Romantic Route, a scenic bypass.
- Brazilian Institute of National Statistics and Geography
- "Mundo a Vapor". mundoavapor.com.br (in Portuguese). Retrieved 23 October 2012.
- Literature on Canela
- Canela travel guide from Wikivoyage
- Portal turístico de Gramado e Canela
- Canela City Hall
- Canela detailed city Street Map
- Canela Tourism site including ecotourism like Rafting
- Canela Tourism and Services Guide with many pictures
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