Distinctive araucaria trees, a diverse blend of cultures brought by a history of immigration, and the world-famous Iguaçu Falls.
|Santa Catarina |
Popular beaches and a huge Oktoberfest celebration in Blumenau.
|Rio Grande do Sul |
Brazil with a bit of Uruguayan and Argentinian flavor—gaúcho (South American cowboy) culture and chimarrão, as well as vineyards in the Serra Gaúcha.
The South is the smallest of Brazilian regions, and also, economically speaking, one of the most developed. It borders Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay. It also received most of the immigrants from Italy, Germany and other European countries such as Poland and Ukraine in the 19th century.