Religious Tourism

In Santa Catarina, faith also motivates tourism. Nova Trento, the city of Madre Paulina (the first Brazilian saint), is the second most visited religious destination in the country. In Brusque, in the Valley of Miracles (Vale dos Milagres), the Azambuja Sanctuary holds Brazil’s largest collection of popular religious art. Statewide, there are 22 sanctuaries and one hundred destinations for religious pilgrimage. The attractions range from century old churches to Catholic grottos, mosques and temples of different religions, as well as festivals, pilgrimages, processions and celebrations of faith that inspire Santa Catarina’s faithful followers, as well as those from all over Brazil and throughout world.

Vale do Contestado

Mafra


Our Lady of Everlasting Help Festival
Ukrainian religious celebration. In June. Ukrainian Church.
Rua Jorge Lacerda, 164, Centro.
Phone: (47) 3642-8384.


Itaiópolis


Morro do Calvário
It is a pilgrimage destination with more than 10 thousand devotees visiting the Via Sacra on the way uphill during Lent.
Community Iracema.


Vargeão


Festa de São Pedro Apóstolo (Saint Peter the Apostle’s Feast)
A religious celebration, in homage of the patrro0n saint of the town). In June.


Concórdia


See the churches, the sanctuary and the region’s most visited religious grotto.

Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Church
Built at the beginning of the 1970s, it has Germanic architectural lines. The highlight is the stained glass window of the resurrection of Christ.
Rua Marechal Deodoro, 473, Centro.
Phone: (49) 3442-0358.
www.paroquianossasradorosario.com.br

Pinheiro Preto Church
Made entirely out of wood, it has typical Italian architecture.
Rua Silvino Ciarini, 535, Industriários.
Phone: (49) 3442-1772.

Our Lady of La Salette Sanctuary
It has a community recreation center, with grills, bar service and a kitchen, 3 km from the Center.

Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto
Built in the 1960s by the Congregação Mariana de Concórdia (Mariana de Concórdia Congregation).
Rua Nossa Senhora de Lurdes, s/n, Bairro da Gruta.


Fraiburgo


Take in the Gruta do Monge João Maria (Monk João Maria Grotto) and the Lago dos Araucárias (Araucaria Tree Lake). Plus, see the Our Lady of Fátima Diocesan Sanctuary.

Monk João Maria Grotto
Dedicated to the monk that, according to the region’s history, led the peasants in the Contestado War. It is located in front of the Lago das Araucárias (Araucaria Tree Lake), which supplied the first houses and sawmills of the area.
Av. Beira-Lago, s/n, Centro.

Our Lady of Fátima Diocesan Sanctuary
Made up of a church and sanctuary with an image of the saint. It also has grills and a soccer field.
SC-453, Km 37, 3.5 km from the Center.
Phone: (49) 3246-2221.


Joaçaba


See the statue of Frei Bruno, a religious figure who is currently in the process of being beatified by the Vatican. You should also visit the museum in his honor and the Catedral Santa Terezinha.

Statue of Frei Bruno
With a height of 37 m, it is located on the Morro Panorâmico (Panoramic Hill), a site with a beautiful view of Joaçaba and the neighboring Herval d’Oeste. Around the monument there is a restaurant and, soon there will also be the Museu Frei Bruno (Frei Bruno Museum) (temporarily installed next to the Catedral Santa Terezinha).

Santa Terezinha Cathedra/Frei Bruno Museum
Documents and objects related to the religious figure. Open daily, 7:30am to 11:30am and 1:30pm to 5:30pm.
Av. Santa Terezinha, 68, Centro.
Phone: (49) 3522-1294.
www.freibruno.com.br

Frei Bruno Pilgrimage
Brings together around 50 thousand followers on the last Sunday of February. The pilgrimage goes from the cathedral to the tomb of the religious figure, in the city’s cemetery.


Porto União


Get together with religious and devout followers that visit the city and see churches of various faiths, as well as the park that pays homage to the peasants that fought in the Contestado War.

Monk João Maria Park
Its main attraction is the “pocinho” or little well, considered blessed for supposedly having been dug by the monk.
Rua Sete de Setembro, Centro.

Our Lady of Victories Parish Church
Dedicated to the patron saint of Porto União.
Rua Frei Rogério, Centro.

São Miguel da Serra Church
Built entirely with rocks by German immigrants.
23 km from the Center, with access via SC-302.

São João Batista Church
In the community of Legru, follows the Ukrainian Orthodox rites.

São Pedro and São Paulo Festival
An event with a pyrotechnics show that has been held for more than 70 years at the São Pedro neighborhood church. During the celebration, one of the largest bonfires in Brazil is lit. In July.


Canoinhas


Santa Cruz Festival
In May, in the Hall of the Cristo Rei Parish Church.


Campos Novos


Visit the principal church of Campos Novos and follow the Pilgrimage of Our Lady Aparecida.

São João Batista Parish Church
Open daily, 8am to 11:45am and 1:30pm to 5:30pm.
Praça Lauro Müller, s/n, Centro.
Phone: (49) 3544-0216.

Pilgrimage of Our Lady Aparecida
Brings together thousands of faithful followers on October 12th, leaving the Igreja Matriz São João Batista and going to the Sanctuary, in the neighborhood of Aparecida, a distance of 2km.

São João Batista Festival
A traditional “junina” or June festival, with a bonfire, bingo, dance and tents.
Praça Lauro Müller, s/n, Centro.
Phone: (49) 3544-0216.


CAMINHO DOS PRÍNCIPES

Araquari


Visit the main religious sanctuary of Araquari.

Santuário Senhor Bom Jesus
Founded in 1853, it pays homage to the patron saint of the town. It receives many devotees, mainly during the procession of August 6 (see events). Daily, 8am to 12pm and from 1:30pm to 5pm.
Avenida Getúlio Vargas, 156, Centro.
Phone: (47) 3447-1149.
www.santuariosenhorbomjesus.com

Festa do Padroeiro (Patron Saint Festival)
Hundreds of the faithful take part in the traditional procession paying homage to the Good Lord Jesus. In August. Santuário do Senhor Bom Jesus, in the Center.


Guaramirim


Get to know the main points of religious interest of the town.

Morro da Santa (Saint’s Hill)
The Christian Sacred Way is represented along the 230 steps of the stairway giving access to the top of the hill. At the top, there is a chapel dedicated to Our Lady who Appeared is an imposing cross fastened in the place with a beautiful panoramic view of all the region.


Igreja dos Imigrantes (Immigrants’ Church)
Founded in 1886 by the immigrant pioneers of the region, it delimits the cradle of the colonization of Guaramirim.
Rodovia Rodolfo Jahn, s/n, Brüderthal (at 7 km from the Center).

Gruta Nossa Senhora de Fátima e Capela São José (Grotto Our Lady of Fátima and Chapel Saint Joseph)
They receive devoteesfrom all over the region.
SC-413, s/n, Bairro Rio Branco (a 7 km do Centro).

Paróquia Senhor Bom Jesus (Good Lord Jesus Parish)
Founded in 1950, it has works of the painter Tadeu Wojciechwski, from Curitiba.
Rua 28 de Agosto, s/n, Centro.


Massaranduba


Festa do Santo Anjo (Holy Angel Festival)
Promoted by the Paróquia do Morro de Santo Anjo (Parish of Morro de Santo Anjo ) (at 830 m of altitude). In October.


São João do Itaperiú


Festa de São João
The programming includes a pyrotechnic show, a giant bonfire (approximately 30 m), musical presentations and typical gastronomy. In June, in the Igreja Matriz São João Batista.


Grande Florianópolis

Florianópolis


Festa do Divino Espírito Santo
One of the largest religious and popular events in the city, it is held on different dates in several districts of the capital.


São José


Festa do Divino Espírito Santo
Traditional Azorean feast. In May or June, in the Historical Center.


Santo Amaro da Imperatriz


Festa do Divino
Also called the Emperor’s Feast, it is one of the most traditional Divine Feasts in Brazil. In May, in the pavilions of the Parish Church of Santo Amaro da Imperatriz.
Praça São Francisco de Assis, 50.


São Pedro de Alcântara


Festa do Santuário Bom Jesus de Santa Cruz
In August.
Rua Antônio José Raulino, s/n – Santa Tereza.


Angelina


Visit famous places of religious pilgrimage and use the trips to learn about the history and culture of the municipality.

Santuário Nossa Senhora de Angelina
Composed of the Gruta Nossa Senhora de Lourdes and the Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora da Imaculada Conceição, it is the destination of constant pilgrimages and peregrinations.
Praça Nicolau Kretzer, 274.

Congregação das Irmãs Franciscanas de São José
It leads to the Colina da Louvação, one of the postcards of Angelina. It also offers a hotel and restaurant (Blumengarten Haus).
Rua São Francisco de Assis, 1.315, Centro.
Phone: (48) 3274-1180.
www.cifsj.org.br

Festa da Igreja Católica de São José
In March, in Barra Clara.

Festa do Santuário
In December, in the Santuário Nossa Senhora de Angelina.
Praça Nicolau Kretzer, 274.


Anitápolis


Visit the religious grottos located in the communities of the municipality.

Gruta Nossa Senhora Aparecida e Nossa Senhora de Lourdes
Community of Rio Branco.

Gruta São Benedito
Community of Rio Alfa, at the side of the SC-407.

Festa do Padroeiro São Sebastião
In October, in the Parish Hall of Anitápolis. Rua do Passeio – Centro.


São Bonifácio


Festa do Padroeiro
In June, in the Parish Hall of the Parish Church. Center.


Antônio Carlos


Get to know the main religious visiting points in the town.

Igreja Matriz Sagrado Coração de Jesus
Built in 1960, it is located in the town center.

Igreja de Santa Maria
Built in the 19th century in Gothic style, it is located in the district Santa Maria.

Gruta Nossa Senhora das Graças
Located in the district Santa Maria, next to the church of the same name.

Gruta Nossa Senhora de Lurdes
Located in Louro de Fora.

Gruta Nossa Senhora da Glória
Located at 13 km from the Center.


Caminhos da Fronteira

São Miguel do Oeste


Be enchanted by the church and religious grottos of São Miguel do Oeste.

Igreja Matriz São Miguel Arcanjo

Situated next to a tree-lined square, the Paris Church draws one’s attention due to its size, being one of the largest in the state. Monday thru Friday, from 8am to 11:30am and from 1:30pm to 5:30am; Saturday, from 9am to 11:30am.
Rua Duque de Caxias, 558, Centro.
Phone: (49) 3622-0970.

Grottos

Two points of the municipality which receive hundreds of followers throughout the year are the grottos Ventorino Poletto (Line Nereu Ramos, at 3 km from the Center) and Nossa Senhora de Lourdes (Our Lady of Lourdes) (Center), where there is the grave of the first parish priest of the town, father Aurélio Canzi.


Guaraciaba


Visit the main point of pilgrimage of followers of Guaraciaba.

Santuário Nossa Senhora de Caravaggio
It receives followers from all the region throughout the year, mainly in May, when thousands of faithful gather together in a pilgrimage to the place.
Linha Caravaggio, BR-163, Km 72.
www.nscaravaggio.blogspot.com


Dionísio Cerqueira


Marco das Três Fronteiras
A place of political, cultural and religious relevance, where one can find the images of Our Lady of Aparecida (patron saint of Brazil) and Our Lady of Lujan (patron saint of Argentina) – each one facing in the direction of their country of origin. Brazilians and Argentineans take part in the masses which are held in the place every Friday. A few meters away there is the Memorial da Fronteira (Border Memorial).
Av. Internacional, s/n, Centro.


Caminho dos Cânions

Araranguá


Festa da padroeira Nossa Senhora Mãe dos Homens (Festival for the Patron Saint, Our Lady, the Mother of Men)
Is celebrated by the inhabitants of Araranguá and visitors from nearby cities and towns. In May, in the Praça Hercílio Luz (Hercílio Luz Square).


Praia Grande


Festa de São Sebastião (São Sebastião Festival)
In honor of the patron saint of the city. It takes place in January, at the Igreja Matriz.


Sombrio


Furnas de Sombrio (Sombrio Caves)
Are made up of four grottos. The biggest one is filled with images of saints and welcomes faithful religious followers from all over the region. The entrance to the grotto has a beautiful view of the Lagoa do Sombrio. There is also a restaurant and an inn at the location.


Balneário Gaivota


Festa de São Sebastião (São Sebastião Festival)
Balneário Gaivota’s biggest traditional celebration of faith. It takes place in January at the Figueirinha neighborhood church, 6 km from the town’s Center.


Passo de Torres


Festa de Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes (Our Lady of Navigators Festival)
The city’s most important religious celebration, which takes place in February.


Serra Catarinense

Lages


See historical monuments, churches, convents and mosques, true temples of the faith of the people of Lages.

Catedral Diocesana Nossa Senhora dos Prazeres (Diocesan Cathedral of Our Lady of Joy)
Built with blocks of flagstone, it has a gothic style. It stands out for the murals designed by the German artist August Scheidgen, and the extremely heavy bells brought from Germany in 1920. Open Tuesday through Friday, 8am to 12pm and 2pm to 8pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 8am to 12pm and 5pm to 8pm.
Rua Frei Gabriel, 145, Centro.
Fone: (49) 3222-2392.
www.diocesedelages.org.br

Convento São José (São José Convent)
Opened in 1897 by its founder, German friar Rogério Neuhaus, a charismatic figure who is still revered by the city’s population. The group, made up of the convent, house and chapel, was restored in 2001 and is one of the Lages’s main architectural highlights.
Rua Lauro Müller, 298, Centro.
Fone: (49) 3222-6489.

Igreja e Cacimba Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz Church and Watering Hole)
The origin of the name is connected to the fact that it was built on the site where the drovers used to gather near the “watering hole” – source of potable water that supplied the city at the time of its founding.
Praça Siqueira Campos, s/n, Centro.
Telephone: (49) 3222-2392.

Morro da Cruz (Cruz Hill)
Also known as Morro Grande (Great Hill), it has a cross at the top that is 19 m high and a grotto with sacred images, worshiped by visitors on religious dates, such as Holy Week. Rua João Odilo Madruga, with access via Av. Dom Pedro II, Morro Grande.

Mesquita Islâmica (Islamic Mosque)
With an oriental style, it is one of the rare mosques in Brazil’s southern region. It is possible to see excerpts from the Koran carved in the wooden entryway. Visits only with prior scheduling.
Av. Castelo Branco, s/n, Bairro Universitário.
Fone: (49) 3223-1378.


Urubici


Visit Urubici’s main points for religious pilgrimage.

Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora Mãe dos Homens (Our Lady, Mother of Men Parish Church)
One of the biggest in the state, with a gothic style.
Policarpo de Souza Costa, 1.176, Centro.
Telephone: (49) 3278-4285.

Gruta Nossa Senhora de Lourdes (Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto)
A natural grotto with a waterfall that is more than 10 m high. There is an image of Our Lady of Lourdes inside. In October, the Romaria da Penitência (Pilgrimage of Penitence) takes place at the grotto. Santa Terezinha, 10 km from the Center of town, toward the Morro da Igreja.


Bom Jardim da Serra


Festa de São Sebastião (São Sebastião Festival)
Religious festival in honor of the patron saint of Bom Jardim da Serra, which is held in January.

Festa de Nossa Senhora do Perpétuo Socorro (Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help)
Religious feast held in the chapel of the same name.


Urupema


Festa da Padroeira Sant' Ana (Feast of the Patron Saint Sant' Ana)
The last week in July


Rio Rufino


Festa do Senhor Bom Jesus (The Good Lord Jesus Festival)
Event that pays homage to the patron saint of the town. In August.


Bom Retiro


Explore the main points of religious interest, visited by religious tourists throughout the year.

Santuário Diocesano Nossa Senhora Aparecida (Our Lady Aparecida Diocesan Sanctuary)
BR-282, Km 137, Santa Clara.

Igreja Nosso Senhor Bom Jesus (Our Lord Jesus Church)
Estrada Geral de Paraíso da Serra, s/n, Paraíso da Serra.
Telephone: (49) 3277-0113.

Morro da Cruz (Cruz Hill)
With 1,340 m, it offers a beautiful view of the region. It is also a pilgrimage spot on Good Friday. Located 10 km from the Center of town.

Calçada e Costão do Frade
Located in a forest, this has become a local tourist spot due to the presence of traces of a stone walkway made by slaves in the XVIII century. In the region, there is a natural grotto that has become a spot for pilgrimage for the faithful.


Encantos do Sul

Laguna


Morro da Glória
O Centro Histórico, os bairros, as praias e lagoas que cercam a cidade podem ser avistados a partir do mirante, a 126 m de altura. O local também recebe peregrinos para contemplar a imagem de Nossa Senhora da Glória, no topo do morro.

Festival of Santo Antônio
The celebrations of the patron saint of the city include a procession from the Nossa Senhora Auxiliadora Church (Progresso neighborhood) to the Santo Antônio dos Anjos Parish Church (Center). There is a fireworks display. In June.


Imaruí


Visit the city’s main religious points of interest and honor the traditional celebrations of faith that take place in Imaruí.

Praça Getúlio Vargas
Hold the images of Jesus and Saint John the Baptist (patron saint of Imaruí).

São João Batista Festival
June celebration held at São João Batista Parish Church.
Praça Getúlio Vargas, 69, Centro.
Phone: (48) 3643-0108.

Senhor Bom Jesus dos Passos Festival
A life-size image of the saint is carried in a procession that brings together 40,000 believers. Promoted by the Parish Church, on the last Sunday of Lent.
Praça Getúlio Vargas, 69, Centro.
Phone: (48) 3643-0108.

Santa Albertina Grotto
Holds the tomb of the Blessed Albertina Berkenbrock (1919-1931), beatified by the Vatican in 2007. The location receives pilgrimages throughout the year, attracting mainly young people.
Location in São Luís, 29 km from the Center of Imaruí on SC-407.
www.beataalbertina.com


Garopaba


Procession of Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes
The image of the saint is carried from Vigia Beach to Vermelha Beach (Imbituba) on a vessel which has its course followed along the beach by hundreds of believers and visitors. In the first week of February.


Jaguaruna


Divino Festival
The religious festival is one of the Azorean traditions preserved by Jaguaruna residents. In June, in the square at the Nossa Senhora das Dores Parish Church, Centro.


Gravatal


São Miguel
Neighborhood located in a mountainous region, above the valley, full of places suited for the practice of eco-tourism. The properties located in the region also offer various attractions for rural tourism. The neighborhood is also home to the Nossa Senhora da Saúde Grotto, destination for many religious tourists. 4 km from the Gravatal Hot Springs.


Nova Veneza


São Marcos Festival
In April, at the Parish Church.

Procession of Nossa Senhora de Caravaggio
On the last Sunday of may, in the Nossa Senhora de Caravaggio Sanctuary.
District of Caravaggio (access 6 km before the entrance to Nova Veneza, via SC-446).

Stations of the Cross on Good Friday
The path, followed by hundreds of the faithful, begins in front of the São Marcos Church, in the urban area, and continues into the rural zone for 2 km, passing by 14 capitels. On the way, it is possible to have a beautiful view of the Serra Geral. In other religious celebrations throughout the year, the stations of the Cross also attracts visitors.


São Martinho


Cristo Rei Festival
In October, in the Salão Beira-Rio, beside the Parish Church.


Grande Oeste

Chapecó


Visit the Catedral Santo Antônio (Cathedral Saint Anthony), Capela Nossa Senhora de Lourdes (Chapel Our Lady of Lourdes) and Capela São Carlos (Chapel Saint Charles). Discover also the Trilha dos Mistérios do Rosário (Rosary Mysteries Trail).

Catedral Santo Antônio
With two towers of 40 m, the building has the format of a cross (seen from above). The A grotto behind the temple is also worth a visit. Monday thru Friday, from 9am to 11:30am and from 1:30pm to 5pm; Saturday, from 9am to 5pm.
Avenida Getúlio Vargas, 93 S, Centro, in front of the Praça Coronel Bertaso.
Phone: (49) 3322-2278.

Gruta de Sede Figueira (Fig Tree Seat Grotto)
It is where the Capela Nossa Senhora de Lourdes is located, which receives approximately 5 thousand people in the pilgrimage paying homage to the saint (December). Nearby, the Trilha dos Mistérios do Rosário includes 15 sculptures of the Chapecó artist Cyro Sosnoski.
Distrito de Sede Figueira (District of Fig Tree Seat), at 1 km from the BR-282.
Phone: (49) 3324-9833.

Capela São Carlos
Franciscan chapel built to celebrate the faith of the first colonists of predominantly Italian origin. Colônia Bacia. Phone: (49) 3328-0175.


Abelardo Luz


Pilgrimage to the Chácara Ângelo Augusta (Ângelo Augusta Farm
In homage to Father Zanatta, who lived on the property. In November.


São Lourenço do Oeste


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.


Seara


Ascension of the Lord
40 days after Easter, with a celebration at the Lutheran Church.


Costa Verde e Mar

Navegantes


Discover the religious pilgrimages in the town, which was named in honor of Our Lady of Navigators.

Our Lady of Navigators Sanctuary
Includes the centenary church and a construction in the form of a ship that houses a grotto with an image of the patron saint. The location is also home to the Municipal Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport; the Municipal Band Music School and the Theater Group.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Grotto
There is an altar with the image of the saint and pure water spring.
Located in the district of Pedreiras, entering from the BR-470.

Our Lady of Navigators Festival
In addition to the river procession, the program also includes novenas and masses, artistic shows, music shows, a trade fair, gastronomy and procession conducting the image of Our Lady of Navigators through the center of town. The festival lasts 10 days, between the last week in January and first week in February.


Camboriú


International Congress of Gideon Missions
Evangelical event with messages from preachers and shows by gospel singers. In April.
www.gideoes.com.br


Vale Europeu

Brusque


Get to know one of the most important Catholic sanctuaries in Santa Catarina.

Santuário Nossa Senhora de Azambuja
It includes the church, whose altar houses the image of Our Lady of Caravaggio (brought by the first Italian immigrants), the Museu Arquidiocesano (Archdiocesan Museum), an underground grotto dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes, the Morro do Rosário (Rosary Hill), a seminary and a hospital.
At 3 km from the Center.
www.azambuja.org.br

Festival of Our Lady of Azambuja
On the third Sunday of August, a pilgrimage of approximately 80 thousand devotees prays, gives thanks and makes requests to Our Lady of Caravaggio, in the Santuário Nossa Senhora de Azambuja.
Praça de Azambuja, 1.076, Azambuja.
Phone: (47) 3396-6276.
www.azambuja.org.br


Nova Trento


Visit the most important Catholic sanctuary in Santa Catarina and other places which pay homage to the first Brazilian saint: Saint Pauline.

Santuário Santa Paulina
The complex preserves relics which were part of the life of Saint Pauline and the of the history of the foundation of the town, as the old family mill, the colonial museum and a replica of the cottage where the young Sister Pauline took care of the sick. More than 40 thousand people visit the sanctuary every month, especially on commemorative and religious dates as the as Liturgical Feast of Saint Pauline, Corpus Christi, All Souls’ Day, Easter and Christmas. Daily, from 7am to 7pm.
Rua Madre Paulina, 3.988, Vígolo, at 6 km from the Center.
Phone: (48) 3267-3030.
www.santuariosantapaulina.org.br

Bondinhos Aéreos Parque Colina (Hill Park Cable Cars)
A bronze statue of Saint Pauline, candle holder, paintings of the story of Saint Pauline, a chapel for praying, a café and a store. There are ecological trails and viewpoints in the place.
Information: Rua Nicolau Nicolodi, 501 - Bairro Vigolo - Nova Trento
Phone: (48) 3267-4047.
www.bondinhosparquecolina.com.br

Sanctuary Our Lady of Good Succour
Situated at the top of the Morro da Cruz, has on the path to the top the 14 phases which represent the Way of the Cross. Daily, from 7am to 6pm.
Rua Nossa Senhora do Bom Socorro, s/n, Centro.
Phone: (48) 3267-0449 / 9644-4052.

Horse Riding on the Paths of Mother Pauline
A route which starts from the Santuário de Nossa Senhora do Azambuja (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Azambuja), in Brusque, and continues to the Santuário de Santa Paulina, in Nova Trento (35 km). It gathers together approximately 8 thousand horse riders and occurs in the last weekend in August.
Abracamp: Phone:(47) 9985-0818

Feast of Canonization of Mother Pauline
On the third Sunday in May, at the Santuário de Santa Paulina.

Festa Litúrgica de Santa Paulina
Special pilgrimages, masses and orations. on the second Sunday in July.

Feast of Beatification of Mother Pauline
In the second Sunday in October, with masses, pilgrimages and orations, at the Santuário Santa Paulina.

Easter
On the eve of Holy Friday, the followers go up the Morro da Cruz, passing by the 14 phases which represent the Way of the Cross. On Hallelujah Saturday and Easter Sunday processions take place in the Center and at the Santuário Santa Paulina.

Holy Cross Feast
A procession to the Morro da Cruz in homage to Our Lady of Good Succour. On the first Sunday in May.


Rodeio


Visite the Parish Church Saint Francis of Assisi and the Hermitage Blessed Egidio of Assisi.

Hermitage Blessed Egidio of Assisi
A spiritual retreat of Franciscan friars, the stone construction in medieval style is at the top of the mountains of the district Ipiranga and has a panoramic view of Rodeio and the surroundings.
Phone: (47) 3384-0162.

Parish Church Saint Francis of Assisi
concluded in 1899, it is at the top of a hill with a beautiful view of the Sea Mountain. It includes the Franciscan Convent Saint Joseph.
Rua Barão do Rio Branco, 1.140, Centro.
Phone: (47) 3384-0929.


Doutor Pedrinho


Visit the Gruta Nossa Senhora de Fátima, adorned by a waterfall of 23 m.

Gruta Nossa Senhora de Fátima
The altar with the image of the saint is in a room carved out of the rock.
Secondary road from Capivari, at 7 km from the Center.


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