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Rio Grande do Sul
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By Air

The closest airport to the city is the Salgado Filho International Airport, located off BR-290 highway, 14 miles west of The closest airport to the city is the Salgado Filho International Airport, located off BR-290 highway, 14 miles west of Gravatai.In 2010 the airport was ranked 8th in terms of transported passengers and aircraft operations and 10th in terms of cargo handled in Brazil, placing it amongst the busiest airports in the country.It is operated by Infraero.

By Road

By land Gravatai is practically midway between Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires, the two main economic centers of Mercosur.The interstate highway BR-290 passes through the city and connects to BR-101 highway.Rio Grande do Sul capital, Porto Alegre is 16 miles (26 km) to the west.

By Bus

The city also has a bus terminal, located in Vera Cruz.The city is served by the RS-118 (for South East London and the south coast of the state), the RS-020 (for the St. Joseph Missing) and RS -030 (for Tramandai).The BR-290 (Highway Aranha) is the main link between Gravesend and the Metropolitan Region of Porto Alegre to the coast of the state, Osorio, the passage that connects the metropolitan area to the coast is called the Free-way.Also connects to RMPA Uruguaiana on the border with Argentina.Public transit throughout the region is provided by SOGIL, Unesul, VICASA and TransCal.

By Ferry

Though it is not used for transporting goods and materials, the Gravatai River is a navigable waterway for boating.

Key places to visit
Martha Augustine Municipal Museum, Corpus Christi, Antonio Ramos Vieira Stadium, Carnival of Porto Alegre, Church of Gravatai


Places to Visit

Martha Augustine Municipal Museum

is a museum history and art of Brazil, located across the street Our Lady of Angels, No. 547, the center of the town of Gravatai, state of Rio Grande do Sul.It was established by Municipal Law No. 1217 of July 30 of 1974, being organized in 1981 by researcher Jorge Rosa. His first work based on the street from the Prado Luiz Bastos, moving to the left in the street Our Lady of the Angels in 1985.The building built in Portuguese colonial style, dates from about 1870.The name of the museum is a tribute to historian Martha Augustine who in life was dedicated to researching the history of Gravatai.Due to a fire in September 1997 most of the collection was lost.Since then, work in temporary headquarters.To try to recover the lost collection there is a project called "Museum Present" being performed by the Mayor through the Municipal Art and Culture (Fundarc).

Corpus Christi

is a Christian feast.It is an event based on Catholic traditions.It is held on Thursday following the Sunday of the Holy Trinity which in turn is held on the Sunday following Pentecost.It is a feast of rule that is for Catholics attendance is mandatory to participate in the Mass on this day as established by the Episcopal Conference of the respective country.The procession through the thoroughfares, when made attends the recommendation of the Code of Canon Law (can. 944) that determines the diocesan bishop to provide that where possible to testify publicly to worship and veneration for the Holy Eucharist especially on the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ.It is recommended that these dates except for grave and urgent cause be absent from the Bishop of the diocese.

Antonio Ramos Vieira Stadium

is a stadium Brazil of soccer in the town of Gravatai, Rio Grande do Sul, home to the Ceramics Athletic Club.It was opened as a professional on March 2nd of 2008.In addition to the City Championship in Gravatai major league soccer city yet there is the annual organization of several other sporting events involving other modalities.Are some of them: Step Circuit City Summer Gaucho Sports in February; Gravatai school games in March, the International Cycling Tour of Gravatai in April, the World Cup Karate and Hachiman Aldeiao Futsal Cup Hall in May, Taekwondo Tournament, Cup Ping Pong Gravatai and Gravatai South Canoe Cup in June, the City Futsal Championship in July the Municipal League Volleyball Male/Female in September and the City of Mountain Biking Bromeliads in October.

Carnival of Porto Alegre

The history of the Carnival of Porto Alegre begins in the 1930s.In 2006 it was declared historic and cultural heritage of New South Wales.According to the book "Historical Fragments of the Carnival of Porto Alegre", Carnival (the populace) of Porto Alegre is the carnival that has emerged in poor neighborhoods like the Baroness and Areal African Colony.The first is named for the river (a beach and later landed in what is now Canon Plaza Marcelino) and has its name once owned by Baroness (wife of the Baron of Gravatai) and the second by the number of blacks settled there.They were the place where freed slaves moved in after the abolition of slavery.By the year 1870, the Carnival fell into disuse by the emergence of the Companies (Esmeralda and Venetian) that change and dominate the carnival until about 1900.The Carnival was to play Lemon-of-smell ( a ball of wax the size of a lemon, full of perfumed water) each other.Of course the giveaway and there were cases in which they threw eggs and add flour in the "victims".Hence we see why his various prohibitions.

Church of Gravatai

The Church of Our Lady of the Angels of Gravatai had its inception in 1772.In his early ministry was satisfied and spiritually by the Capuchins.Its history is intertwined with the history of the town of Gravatai.It lies in Canon Peter Wagner Street.Since 2001 is the seat of the Vicariate of Gravatai of the Archdiocese of Porto Alegre.

Right Time to Visit

July - October
December - April