Canela, Rio Grande do Sul

Coordinates: 29°21′42″S 50°48′56″W / 29.36167°S 50.81556°W / -29.36167; -50.81556
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Municipality of Canela
Flag of Canela
Official seal of Canela
Location in the state of Rio Grande do Sul and Brazil
Location in the state of Rio Grande do Sul and Brazil
Coordinates: 29°21′42″S 50°48′56″W / 29.36167°S 50.81556°W / -29.36167; -50.81556
Country Brazil
State Rio Grande do Sul
FoundedDecember 28, 1944
 • MayorConstantino Orsolin
 • Total254.579 km2 (98.294 sq mi)
837 m (2,746 ft)
 (2020 [1])
 • Total45,488
 • Density157.7/km2 (408/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−3 (BRT)
HDI (2010)0.748 – high[2]

Canela (Portuguese pronunciation: [kɐˈnɛlɐ]), meaning Cinnamon in Portuguese, is a town located in the Serra Gaúcha of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Both Canela and neighboring Gramado are important tourist locations 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.

An imitation of the Montparnasse derailment has been built outside the Mundo a Vapor ("Steam World") museum theme park in the city.[3]



Canela is served by Canela Airport.

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  1. ^ IBGE 2020
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 8, 2014. Retrieved August 1, 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Mundo a Vapor". (in Portuguese). Retrieved 23 October 2012.

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