Castelinho Caracol, Canela

(3.9/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web)
Castelinho Caracol, built by German immigrants Pedro Carlos Franzen and Luiza Sommer between the years of 1913 and 1915, was one of the first residences in the Town of Canela. The charming "little castle" was made with such craftsmenship, that it still stands 100 years later, despite being made of wood. Today the castle is a museum, with authentic furnishings and utensils, where you can experience the life of an early 20th century German immigrant. Enjoy the 180 degree vista of the green countryside from the castle's small tower, and explore the surrounding park, including the native wood, the house used by the family before the little castle had been finished, the saw mill where Pedro Franzen used to work, the storage sheds, and a warehouse. Make sure you try "the best Apfelstrudel in Brazil." Use our Canela trip builder to add Castelinho Caracol and other attractions to your Canela vacation plans.
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  • We didn't plan a visit to the Castles, we decided to go down at the time the bustour stopped for another, but it was very good this visit. The House is furnished and with all of the last century, which gave many pictures. Also walked by. So I couldn't sample the delights because it was nearly 13 hours and was getting ready to close.
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  • It is very interesting to know the reality of immigrants and one of the first houses of Cinnamon. The construction of the wooden house without nails, the preservation of items of daily life of the family make us return in time and enhance the trailblazer spirit of our ancestors. Worth trying the tea with strudel.
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  • Is a House of the last century, many beautiful ranch style, on the side of the highway. The House is preserved by the family and no one else lives there, being a real ride on time. It is very interesting to look at the rooms (no need to enter), observing the details of clothes, furniture, dishes, etc. the doors of the rooms there are notes on the history of the family owner of the House. Inside, in a room serve tea and some delicious delicacies ... the strudel and Apple tea ... hmmm. Worth the ticket.
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  • Nice place but they're telling that it's German and some big signs are in German too but the history and information signs are only in Portuguese. It would be better to have also English and/or German translations of them.
  • Has some historical facts to offer, great view and even some food options.
  • Beautiful place.
  • Duration of my ride: 60 min cost for 2 adults and 1 child (jan/2017): $-$ $ $ (if you decide to try out the goodies) which found the ride: the castelinho is basically an old House, with very well preserved items from your time of construction and use. Plus point is the degree of cleaning and conservation of the site, impeccable. You pay about $10 for entrance and can enjoy the interior. At the end of the tour, has a canteen where you can prove what's famous House, the Apfelsrtudel, an Apple Pie accompanied with cream or ice cream. It's a good dish, but I didn't find it to be something from another world, as they say in some comments. Anyway, it's interesting to try the dish, if only to serve as a reference for next time you eat a apfelstrudel elsewhere. As for the price, I thought within the standard, 25 1 R$ piece that serves very well and can be successfully shared between two, if that is your interest. My tip for the Waffle with Strawberry Jam. This jelly is a surprisingly tasty. When leaving the castelinho itself, don't miss your chance to explore the surroundings of the site. There's a pretty good Grove and other houses and buildings. In fact, you can visit these attractions, for free. RECOMMEND.
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  • Wonderful service! The Museum needs more attention on preservation and maintenance. Gardens, main beautiful. The intorno, badly insulated. For tour Bus, there is a place to wait in safety. Is waiting, on the edge of the road.
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