Monday, February 26, 2007

A charming European-style town - Campos do Jordão

One afternoon that's all we had... not enough to explore the beautiful places, hotels, scenic parks, restaurants, stores, lovely teahouses and cafés this city has to offer. "Campos do Jordão" in São Paulo state is a charming mile-high city that reminds us of countries such as Switzerland, Germany, Italy, and even the city of Aspen all together. Be there in the Winter and enjoy the Winter Festival of classical music. Be ready to have good quality chocolate, fondues, trouts, and fine food. Summer and Fall are good for hiking, visiting parks, gardens, and waterfalls. We are planning to visit again soon... and stay for a couple of days...

14 comments:

Connie said...

That looks like just a beautiful place. I would have believed you if you said it was Switzerland...Can't wait for your next visit and more pictures.

Take care,
Connie

GMG said...

Cris,

What a spectacular place you found. It could be any of the countries you mentioned or even in the British countryside, but Brazil???
All the best
Gil

Cris said...

Connie, in fact, this town is known here as the "Brazilian Switzerland." :-)

Gil, yes, and in Southern Brazil you will find whole towns built by the Germans, with one difference from Campos: they do speak German there!

Geraldo said...

Cris,

Your pictures are a very good sample of what Campos do Jordão is about. If only we had snow... Keep up the good work of bringing surprising views of Brazil to your visitors, specially those from abroad.

Luna said...

This is really looking European. Did they really speak german there ? What a wonderful place !!!
And I think there is never (european)winter, yes, really wonderful place...

Cris said...

Geraldo, thanks for your support!

Luna, I have a friend who was born in Southern Brazil and learned Portuguese when she was 7, and she still speaks fluent German with her mother! You can click here for more info: German-Brazilians . Take care!

GMG said...

I knew about those «German» towns: Blumenau, Pomerode, Gramado, Canela... but had never heard about Campos do Jordão. One more reason to start going back...
Gil

Ash said...

Beautiful images, as always.

Cris said...

Gil, the city gets crowded in the Winter time. Differently from the german cities in the South, no one speaks German there, except for the tourists.

Ash, thanks, you're sweet.

Deana said...

I love that style! I've always found it very pleasing to my eyes. It has so much charm. Those window boxes of flowers really make the whole thing come together. Funny how one "accessory" can really add to a place!

Memories Catcher said...

Bonitas fotos deste bonito lugar.Gosto das cores e da luminosidade.Bom trabalho!

Sonia said...

Lindas fotos Cris! Passei minha lua de mel em Campos do Jordão, no Toriba. (Geléias, tortas, bolos deliciosos!) Depois continuamos passando férias lá por vários anos, quando grávida, depois com filhos pequenos.... tenho ótimas lembranças de Campos!

Cinara said...

You do need to spend a few days in a row in Campos do Jordão, Cris! I'm sure you'll bring back so many wonderful pictures you'll need more than one post to share them all with us... ;o)

guild_rez said...

Hello Cris,
thank you for posting the wonderful pictures
and pointing with a link to the German-Brazilians.
I am German-Canadian and always interested to read about other German communities.
cheers Gisela