São Lourenço do Oeste

The events tourism stands out in the municipality with attractions as the Mostra Interestadual de Dança (Interstate Dance Display), the Festival Nacional da Canção (National Singing Festival) (Flic), the Motobruxo (Motorcycle Rally), the Baile do Chopp (Draft Beer Dance) and the Natal da Criança (Children’s Christmas). Other highlights are the Igreja Matriz São Lourenço Mártir (Parish Church Saint Lawrence the Martyr), the trails and points for practicing rappel and free flight, besides the religious grottos Curva Fria (Cold Curve) and Nossa Senhora de Lourdes (Our Lady of Lourdes).

Religious Tourism

Churches


Igreja Matriz São Lourenço Mártir (Parish Church Saint Lawrence the Martyr)
The building of 1960 is in the Praça da Bandeira (Flag Square), the town meeting point. Monday thru Friday, from 8am to 12pm and from 13h30min às 18h; Saturday, from 8am to 12pm.
Rua Coronel Bertaso, 910, Centro.
Phone: (49) 3344-1492.


Churches


Visit the religious grottos of São Lourenço do Oeste and discover retreats of great peace and beauty.

Gruta da Curva Fria
Visited by hundreds of followers throughout the year. The image of Our Lady is high up on a rock wall. It is situated at 5 km from the Center, in the direction of Chapecó, beside the SC-468.

Gruta Nossa Senhora de Lourdes
The place is adorned by a beautiful cascade which forms a natural cloak over the image of the saint. It receives many followers for worship and prayer. It is located in the community of Presidente Juscelino, at 10 km from the Center.


History and Culture

Churches


Igreja Matriz São Lourenço Mártir (Parish Church Saint Lawrence the Martyr)
The building of 1960 is in the Praça da Bandeira (Flag Square), the town meeting point. Monday thru Friday, from 8am to 12pm and from 13h30min às 18h; Saturday, from 8am to 12pm.
Rua Coronel Bertaso, 910, Centro.
Phone: (49) 3344-1492.


Churches


Visit the religious grottos of São Lourenço do Oeste and discover retreats of great peace and beauty.

Gruta da Curva Fria
Visited by hundreds of followers throughout the year. The image of Our Lady is high up on a rock wall. It is situated at 5 km from the Center, in the direction of Chapecó, beside the SC-468.

Gruta Nossa Senhora de Lourdes
The place is adorned by a beautiful cascade which forms a natural cloak over the image of the saint. It receives many followers for worship and prayer. It is located in the community of Presidente Juscelino, at 10 km from the Center.


Events

National Holiday Events


Natal da Criança
Shows and presentations of choirs are held on the days leading up to Christmas. There are also special attractions for children, as the Casa do Papai Noel (Father Christmas’ House). Praça da Bandeira.


Agricultural Fairs, Industrial Fairs and Business Events


Motobruxo
The International Motorcycle Meeting includes resales of motorcycles, exhibition of motorcycling articles, acrobatics and wheeling shows, besides stands with tattoo artists. Organized by the Motogrupo Fortaleza dos Bruxos (Motorcycle Group Fortaleza dos Bruxos). In November, in the Centro de Eventos São Lourenço.


Cultural Events


Festival Lourenciano de Interpretação da Canção (FLIC)
It is the most traditional amateur festival in Brazil, gathering together singers from all over the country. In July in the Centro de Eventos São Lourenço (São Lourenço Events Center).

Mostra Interestadual de Dança
It gathers together regional dance groups presenting varied rhythms and styles. Promoted by the Instituto Cultural São Lourenço (São Lourenço Cultural Institute). In May, in the sports gymnasium in the center.


Typical Festivities


Baile do Chopp
An event animated by bands from the region. In October.


Ecotourism and Adventure Sports

Hang Gliding, Parachuting and Gliding


Rampas Sul e Dr. Marcos
With 954 m and 955 m in altitude, they are the main free flight points in the region. The Rampa Sul (South Ramp) has access by the SC-468 and the Rampa Dr. Marcos (Dr. Marcos Ramp) by the Vila Maria road.


Trekking, Canyoneering, Rappelling, Cascading and Zip Lining


Gruta da Curva Fria (Cold Curve Grotto)
A famous rappel point, it has imposing rocky walls surrounded by native jungle.


Localização Geográfica

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Cidades Vizinhas

Campo Erê


The archeological site of Furna, at 3 km from the Center, and the Cascata do Lageado Saltinho Lageado Saltinho Cascade) are the main attractions of the municipality. The Rodeio Crioulo (Creole Rodeo) (January), the Festa da Imaculada Conceição (Feast of the Immaculate Conception) (December) and the Feira do Handicraft, da Agricultura, da Indústria e do Comércio (Handicraft, Agricultural, Industrial and Commercial Trade Fair) (FAIC), every two years, in May.

Information:

Town Hall
Phone: (49) 3655-1238
www.campoere.sc.gov.br


Coronel Martins


The Praça Pública (Public Square), the Festa de Nossa Senhora Consoladora (Feast of Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted) and the Feira e Exposição Agropecuária e Agroindustrial de Coronel Martins (Agricultural and Livestock and Agro-industrial and Commercial Exhibition and Trade Fair of Coronel Martins) (Fexpocel) are the main attractions of the municipality.

Information:

Town Hall
Phone: (49) 3459-0011
www.coronelmartins.sc.gov.br


Formosa do Sul


The Área de Lazer Chico Mendes (Chico Mendes Leisure Area) is guaranteed entertainment, with swimming pools, a camp site, soccer pitch and volleyball court. Other attractions of the municipality are the Igreja São Cristóvão (Church Saint Christopher), erected in 1964, and the Exposição Agropecuária, Comercial, Industrial e Artesanal de Formosa do Sul (Agricultural and Livestock, Commercial, Industrial and Handicraft Exhibition of Formosa do Sul) (Expofor), which takes place every two years.

Information:

Town Hall
Phone: (49) 3343-0043
www.formosa.sc.gov.br


Galvão


Colonized by descendents of Italians and Germans, Galvão has festivals which liven up the municipality all year round. The traditional Jantar da Moranga (Strawberry Dinner (April), the Exposição Agroindustrial de Galvão (Agroindustrial Exhibition of Galvão) (Expogal) and the Semana do Município (Municipality Week) (April), besides the Festival de Música de Galvão (Music Festival of Galvão), in October, all stand out.

Information:

Town Hall
Phone: (49) 3342-1111
www.galvao.sc.gov.br


Jupiá


The main attractions of Jupiá are the Morro dos Ventos (Winds Hill), which hosts paragliding competitions, and the Gruta do Morro Agudo (Steep Hill Grotto). The Cachoeira Bela (Beautiful Waterfall) also stands out, nearly 40 m in height, in the Rio Arroio das Águas (Brook of the Waters River).

Information:

Town Hall
Phone: (49) 3341-0000
www.jupia.sc.gov.br


Novo Horizonte


Colonized by descendents of Italians and Germans, the main highlights of Novo Horizonte are the Igreja Santa Lúcia (Church Saint Lucia), in the town center, and the Feira Efacinho (Efacinho Trade Fair), which attracts visitors from all over the region.

Information:

Town Hall
Phone: (49) 3362-0024
www.novohorizonte.sc.gov.br


São Bernardino


In São Bernardino, the main attractions are a free flight track for hang-gliding and paragliding, and a small waterfall in the Rio Cascudo (River Cascudo). The festivals of the Rodeio Crioulo Interestadual (Interstate Creole Rodeo) (January), the Exposição-Feira Agropecuária, Comercial e Industrial de São Bernardino (Agricultural and Livestock, Industrial and Commercial Exhibition and Trade Fair of São Bernardinho) (Efacisb) and the Festa do Padroeiro (Feast of the Patron Saint), in May, also stand out.


Information:

Town Hall
Phone: (49) 3654-0054
www.saobernardino.sc.gov.br


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