Places of interest in Blumenau, Brazil

There are a lot of landmarks and other sights and sceneries to see in Blumenau Brazil. There are old buildings, church, and museums.

Old Buildings and Edifices

Castelinho da Havan or the Moelmann is one considered as Blumenau’s landmark. Looking at the building you wouldn’t know that it was constructed to be a department store. It even is one right now. The original department store for which it was built closed down in the 1990s due to bankruptcy. After that, it became quarters of the city’s Tourism Secretary. But after then it came back to becoming home to a new department store. What is striking about the building is the design in the entrance that was preserved and still appears as how it looked before except for the added balcony located on the second floor. They turned this into a restaurant. And in what was before a dungeon in the basement was turned into a bar.

Prefeitura Municipal de Blumenau is an old building that now functions as the city hall. It is considered as one of the most beautiful buildings in the city that has a German style. It was built in the early 1980s. It has a garden where you can find a grass clock and a playground for kids.

Ponte Aldo Pereira de Andrade or more popularly known as Iron Bridge or Ponte de Ferro was only reopened in the 1990s for cars. This bridge is found just at the end of Beira-Rio and is a must-see because you’ll be able to see the city’s spectacular view from it.

Theatre

Teatro Carlos Gomes is the only operating theater in Blumenau. It was built in the year 1939, but in 2006 its façade along with its gardens were restructured in 2006.

Museums

Museu da Água is situated in Rua Lages, part of the Boa Vista neighborhood. It is a water museum that illustrates the process of water treatment. Aside from this, it also shows old photos of the city and it is also a venue where you can see the Blumenau downtown.

Museu da Família Colonial was built in 1858 and it was the first one built in the city. It is found in the Historic Center of the city which is Alameda Duque de Caxias. It was in 1997 that the house was turned into a museum. The museum, which is a 3 house compound, houses Bruno Otto Hermann Blumenau’s furniture.

Other Sights to See

São Paulo Apóstolo Cathedral is the largest church in Blumenau. It is found near Moelmann and has one of Blumenau’s symbols, which is its tower.

Vila Germânica or the German Village is filled with houses that are of great German influence. This is also where the famous Oktoberfest Blumenau is held every year.