Culture, history and natural beauties are part of the itinerary of places you need to know in Bento Gonçalves

The city of Bento Gonçalves It's a real little piece of Italy in Brazil. It was there that the first Italian immigrants arrived and, more than a century later, arrived in Brazilian lands. The joy of these people is everywhere in the beautiful city of Serra Gaúcha, as well as its culture and history.

Known as the capital of wine, Bento Gonçalves is a perfect destination for the practice of wine tourism, where visitors can travel more than 80 km full of wineries and follow all stages of the production of the drink until the tasting. A tip for those who want to immerse themselves even more in Italian culture is to visit the Path of the Stones, which passes through charming wooden and stone houses typical of the last century.

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But anyone who thinks that Bento Gonçalves only offers activities focused on wine and history is wrong. Lovers of nature and extreme sports will be delighted with Gasper Park, a stronghold of native forest that concentrates several extreme attractions such as zip lining and rappelling. Check out the best places to visit on a trip to Bento Gonçalves.

Things to do in Bento Goncalves

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stone paths

This 12 km long route passes through beautiful landscapes, but the architecture of the region adds special charm to the tour. Historic stone and wooden houses, where delicious restaurants and wineries are now located, is one of the must-see attractions in Bento Gonçalves.

Valley of the Vineyards

As everyone knows, wineries cannot be missing from the itinerary. Discovering the plantations, the production of wine and tasting the drink at the Miolo and Casa Valduga wineries, framed between hills and valleys, is a trip to stay in memory.

Historic Canteens Route

Another option to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the vineyards and still experience the delights of Italian cuisine is to take the tour of the Cantinas Route. After all, nothing goes better with a good wine than a pasta to go with it.

Via del Vino

Via Del Vino, located on Marechal Deodoro street, downtown, is the starting point for the construction of the city. This is where the oldest buildings in the municipality are located and the La Fontana fountain, which gushes red water to remember the main symbol of the region, wine.

Christ the King Church and Rose Square

In Praça das Rosas, a space with a lot of outdoor leisure for children, is the imposing Cristo Rei Church, which was inaugurated in 1954 and maintains a modern Gothic style.

Immigrant Museum

The Immigrant Museum rescues the history of the Italian people who arrived in the region, divided into environments that represent the old rooms, kitchen and personal objects with more than 15 thousand pieces of regional culture. The building in which the museum is housed was built in 1913 and is a Historic Heritage Site of the city.

Train station

Inaugurated in 1919, Bento Gonçalves train station no longer receives passenger trains, but is known for the famous “Maria Fumaça” that takes tourists to the cities of Garibaldi and Carlos Barbosa. This traditional tour features typical Italian music and wine tasting along the 23 km route.

Italian Epic Park

A theme park that offers visitors direct contact with the history of Italian immigration. Guides take people on a detailed journey about the journey of the people of Italy to their arrival in the city.

Gasper Park

To attract more young people to the region, Gasper Park is a place for adventure tourism. The Paredão da Eulália, 135 meters high, is formed by rocks and allows tourists to practice abseiling. Another attraction of the park is the zip line, with a course of 750 meters.

How to get to Bento Gonçalves

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By airplane

Bento Gonçalves is located 114 km from the International airport Salgado Filho, in Porto Alegre. Another option for those coming by plane is to arrive at Hugo Cantergiani Airport, in Caxias do Sul, which is 45 km from Bento, but because it receives fewer flights, it usually has higher prices. It is recommended to rent a car in the capital and go up the mountains to Bento, book a transfer or, if you prefer, take the bus.

By bus

Leaving the bus station capital Porto Alegre, at different times there are direct buses to Bento Gonçalves. The fleet is operated by the companies UNESUL and Bento.

By car

One of the best routes to the city sComing from Porto Alegre, take the BR-116 to Novo Hamburgo, then take the RS-240 and RS-122 to São Vendelino. Finally, take the RS-446 and BR-470 to Bento Gonçalves.

Best time to visit Bento Gonçalves

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Visit Bento Goncalves in any seasons It is an unmissable adventure, but it is in the period from January to March that the landscapes are even more beautiful due to the grape harvest.  

The low winter temperatures bring a new look to the city, where the leafless vines and strong winds are inviting to taste a good wine.

Where to stay in Bento Gonçalves

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In Bento Gonçalves there are lodging alternatives for all styles, such as the luxurious Wine Spa, surrounded by vineyards of Vale dos Vinhedos. In the center, one of the most sought after is the Dall'Onder Grande Hotel. For those looking for an economical but very comfortable option, the Pousada do Chalet receives good reviews from travelers. 

Booking offers more than 100 options for accommodation in Bento Gonçalves. See all available hotels on here.

Bento Gonçalves has great accommodation options on Airbnb. The platform that offers house, apartment and room rentals can be much cheaper than hotels. And if you haven't registered yet, you can use this discount code.

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