©

Julio de Castilhos trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Julio de Castilhos

(55+ reviews from 2 attractions)
Parks Museums
Júlio de Castilhos is a municipality of the central part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The population is 20,052 (2015 est.) in an area of 1,929.38 km². Its elevation is 529 m (Praça "João Vieira de Alvarenga"), 516 m at the meteorological station and 503.81 m at the railway station. It is located 627 km west of the state capital of Porto Alegre, northeast of Alegrete. The city is considered the Brazilian capital of the Charolais cattle.HistoryThe municipality is named after the Brazilian advocate, journalist and politician Júlio Prates de Castilhos.According to historian Firmino Costa, the land of the modern municipality of Júlio de Castilhos, was Indian. The area was part of the Spanish empire until 1801 when it was annexed to Portugal. The first pioneers came from the states São Paulo and Paraná. In 1812 or 1813, João Vieira de Alvarenga a youth at around 24 years with his wife Maria Rosa de Morais and his first son Manoel, they claimed lands between the pioneer cities with the title Sesmaria in which it received in 1826. In 1834, the municipality of Cruz Alta was founded, separated from Rio Pardo. The today's municipality was created from the lands of the district of São Martinho within Cruz Alta. In 1876 with the emancipation of São Martinho, the district of Povo Novo was created. On July 14, 1891, the municipality of Vila Rica (the new name of Povo Novo) separated from São Martinho. Their first municipal elections were held in 1896 with Capitão Luiz Gonzaga de Azevedo as its winner and its first mayor. In 1905, the city was renamed to its current name Júlio de Castilhos.
Explore the family-friendly attractions of Julio de Castilhos and add them to your vacation plans using our Brazil tourist route planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Julio de Castilhos

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Julio de Castilhos

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Julio de Castilhos:
Museums, sightseeing, nightlife
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, shopping, nature
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Shopping, sightseeing, historic sites
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Museums, fun & games, breweries
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to State of Rio Grande do Sul

6 days in Gramado & Canela BY A USER FROM BRAZIL June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in South America BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in South America BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in United States, South America, South Pacific & Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Porto Alegre BY A USER FROM BRAZIL August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bento Goncalves BY A USER FROM BRAZIL July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM EGYPT July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 17 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM NORWAY December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM NORWAY December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM NORWAY December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM NORWAY December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Caxias Do Sul BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans