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Other Historical European Heritage

The typically Tyrolean architecture of the charming town of Treze Tílias, founded in 1933 by Austrian immigrants, stands out in the countryside of the state with bells at the entrance of the homes and the woodworked doors and windows. Polish and Ukrainian style buildings can also be found, principally in the municipality of Itaiópolis. Their wooden homes are always colored, adorned by drawings and lambrequins (lacework wood, with drop-points that are pointed toward the ground, fixed on the edges of roofs). Another attraction is the art nouveau area of the city of Lages.

Vale Europeu


Husadel House
It was built at the beginning of the 20th century, in Swiss style. Listed by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN).
Rua XV de Novembro, 801, Centro.


Vale do Contestado


A building inspired by the architecture in the Normandy region (northeast France), it was built at the start of the 1960s to satisfy the whim of the wife of the French agronomist, Roger Biau (responsible for developing the region’s apple culture). The site is not open for visits, since it is still a residence.
Av. Paraná, s/n, Jardim das Hortênsias.

Hotel Renar
Built in an alpine style at the top of a smile mountain, it has a pool, sauna, game room, athletic courts and a helipad. It has a beautiful view of the entire city.
Av. Beira-Lago, 150, Jardim das Hortênsias. Phone: (49) 3246-9000.


Typical architecture
The influence of the European immigrants are visible in the architectural heritage of the town. The typically Ukrainian constructions of the community of Iracema, the German buildings of Moema, the houses with waterwheels and typical cabinetmaking of Serzedelo and the unit of Polish architecture of the Historical Center of Alto Paraguaçu, listed by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN).

Igreja Santo Estanislau and Capelinhas do Rosário (Church Saint Stanislaus and Chapels of the Rosary)
The church, listed by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN), is the largest in Latin America built by the Polish. Masses are still celebrated in Polish in the place. Monday thru Thursday, 8am to 12pm and from 1pm to 5pm; Friday and Saturday, 8am to 12pm.
Praça da Matriz, s/n, Alto Paraguaçu.
Phone: (47) 3652-2056.

Town Hall
1980 building in Polish style


Ukrainian cemtry
It contains orthodox crosses. In Rodeiozinho, at 12 km from the Center.

Located on the properties of the families Schadeck (Center), Oracz (Salto Coqueiros, at 35 km) and Werka (Nova Cultura, at 52 km), are open for visiting.

Igreja Ucraniana Santo Antônio de Pádua (Ukrainian Church Santo Antônio de Pádua)
Built in Byzantine style, the building has metallic domes. Center.

Igreja de Rio Pratinha (Church of Silver River)
In Byzantine style.

Treze Tílias

Minister Andreas Thaler Municipal Square
The central square of the city, full of trees and adorned with a beautiful cascade. The city hall building, with its Tyrolean architecture, is located at the site, as is a monument in honor of Andreas Thaler.

The alpine-style structure, situated at the entrance to the city, has wide overhangs and terraces with embellishments that are typical of Tyrolean architecture.

Linha Babenberg
This Austrian colony holds the first church built in the town, located at the site where the first immigrants settled. On Mother’s Day and Our Lady Aparecida day (October 12) the grotto near the church is the destination of many pilgrimages. 7 km from the Center.


Jaraguá do Sul

Igreja Santo Estêvão (Church Saint Stephen)
Built in 1922 as a homage to King Stephen, who converted Hungary to Christianity. It organizes a great typical feast on the first weekend of September. Rodovia municipal JGS-466, s/n, Garibaldi.

Churches Santa Cruz (Holy Cross)(1952), Santíssima Trindade (Holy Trinity) (1926) and Luterana (Lutheran)
Integrate the Hungarian Colonization Route of Jaraguá do Sul.

Casa Família Mayer (Mayer Family House)
Built in the 1940’s in timber frame style, it has mosaics with bricks.

Serra Catarinense


Teatro Municipal Marajoara (Marajoara Municipal Theater)
Art deco style building, with details inspired by indigenous art, it is the stage for various artistic presentations. Open Monday through Friday, 8am to 12pm and 1pm to 6pm.
Rua Presidente Nereu Ramos, 74, Centro. Telephone: (49) 3224-8325.