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Brazilian Switzerland
Perched high up in the Mantiqueira Mountains at 1,550 m (5,085 ft) above sea level, the small town of Monte Verde attracts visitors looking to escape Brazil's tropical heat. With temperatures dropping as low as -10 C (14 F), the mountain town has earned the reputation of being "a little slice of the Swiss Alps" in Brazil. The town of about 5,000 people has retained its traditional mountain architecture, displaying plenty of colorful, wooden houses with sharply peaked roofs. Surrounded by dense forests, nature does justice to the town's name, literally "Green Mountain" in English. Plan your holiday in Monte Verde and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our Brazil day trip planning app.
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Pedra Redonda ©
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Pedra Redonda
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Pedra Partida
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Pico Selado ©
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Pico Selado
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Side trips from Monte Verde

Cachoeira dos Pretos ©
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Cachoeira dos Pretos Joanopolis
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Zooparque ©
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Zooparque Itatiba
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Gruta do Anjo ©
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Gruta do Anjo Socorro
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Parque Municipal Cachoeira do Salto ©
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Parque Municipal Cachoeira do Salto Extrema
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Shopping in Monte Verde

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Geleias Naturais Tia Nata ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Geleias Naturais Tia Nata
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Duration: 30 minutes
Arsenal da Cerveja ©
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Arsenal da Cerveja
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Shopping Center Celeiro
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Atelier Monte Verde ©
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Atelier Monte Verde
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Hidden gems in Monte Verde

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Spas
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Casa dos Beija Flores
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Casa dos Beija Flores
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Duration: 2 hours
Espaco Adelia
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Espaco Adelia
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Duration: 4 hours
Cachacaria Adega das Gerais ©
Distillery
Cachacaria Adega das Gerais
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Duration: 30 minutes

Trails in Monte Verde

Chapeu do Bispo
Hiking Trail
Chapeu do Bispo
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Duration: 2 hours
Travessia de Sao Francisco Xavier
Hiking Trail
Travessia de Sao Francisco Xavier
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Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Monte Verde

Trilha do Plato
Mountain
Trilha do Plato
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Where to stay in Monte Verde

For a small town, there are an exceptional number of accommodations in Monte Verde. There's no particular hotspot to aim for--almost every street offers several places to stay in the form of small inns or bed and breakfasts housed in traditional wooden houses. You can find a few larger hotels toward the edge of town or just beyond its limits. The high level of competition has ensured good-quality rooms and high standards of service across the board, in fact, plenty of accommodations offer spas and other luxury comforts as a part of your stay. Reserve your accommodations in advance, especially in January and February, when the town experiences its biggest influx of the year.
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