Nova Bréscia

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Nova Bréscia
Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Nova Bréscia is located in Brazil
Nova Bréscia
Nova Bréscia
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 29°12′S 52°02′W / 29.200°S 52.033°W / -29.200; -52.033Coordinates: 29°12′S 52°02′W / 29.200°S 52.033°W / -29.200; -52.033
Country  Brazil
State Rio Grande do Sul
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)

Nova Bréscia is a municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, settled by Italian immigrants from Brescia. Its estimated population in 2004 was 3035 inhabitants.

It has an area of 102.183 km2 (39.453 sq mi).

Nova Bréscia is known as the capital of lies, making every two years the Festival of Lie. A person tries to tell the biggest lie, provided that it can leave the audience in doubt of its veracity.

Monument to the barbecue[edit]

Monument to the barbecue in the center of Nova Bréscia

Nova Bréscia is also known for offering the world the best Brazilian barbecue in Brazil. The fame of the inhabitants is yielding to a very great tribute to the barbecue in the city center.


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