Explore interesting sights in Santa Maria, Brazil. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 12 sights are available in Santa Maria, Brazil.Sightseeing Tours in Santa Maria
1. Irineu Evangelista de Sousa
Irineu Evangelista de Sousa, the Viscount of Mauá, was a Brazilian entrepreneur, industrialist, banker and politician. Born to a family of small estancieiros (ranchers), Sousa became one of the world's richest men; by 1867, his wealth was larger than the annual budget of the Brazilian Empire. He was called the Rothschild of the South American continent by the New York Times in 1871. He received the titles of baron (1854) and visconde com grandeza (1874) of Mauá. A pioneer in several areas of the economy of Brazil, one of his greatest achievements was to start the construction of the Mauá Railroad, the first railroad in Brazil, in 1852.
2. José de San Martin
José Francisco de San Martín y Matorras, known simply as José de San Martín or the Liberator of Argentina, Chile and Peru, was an Argentine general and the primary leader of the southern and central parts of South America's successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire who served as the Protector of Peru. Born in Yapeyú, Corrientes, in modern-day Argentina, he left the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata at the early age of seven to study in Málaga, Spain.
3. Getúlio Dorneles Vargas
Getúlio Dornelles Vargas was a Brazilian lawyer and politician who served as the 14th and 17th president of Brazil, from 1930 to 1945 and from 1951 to 1954, respectively. Due to his long and controversial tenure as Brazil's provisional, constitutional, and dictatorial leader, he is considered by historians as the most influential Brazilian politician of the 20th century.
4. João Niederauer Sobrinho
João Niederauer Sobrinho was a German-Brazilian Colonel of the Platine War and the Paraguayan War. He was notable for his service in the Pikysyry campaign, having a previous origin as a notable citizen from Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul. Commanding the Cavalry Brigade of the II Corps, he died of wounds during the Battle of Avay and died two days after the battle.
5. Vicente Pallotti
Vincent Pallotti was an Italian ecclesiastic and a saint. Born in Rome, he was the founder of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate later to be known as the "Pious Society of Missions". The original name was restored in 1947. He is buried in the church of San Salvatore in Onda. He is considered the forerunner of Catholic Action. His feast day is 22 January.
6. Marcelino Champagnat
Marcellin Joseph Benedict Champagnat, FMS, also known as Saint Marcellin Champagnat, was born in Le Rosey, village of Marlhes, near St. Etienne (Loire), France. He was the founder of the Marist Brothers, a religious congregation of brothers in the Catholic Church devoted to Mary and dedicated to education. His feast day is 6 June, his death anniversary.
7. Planetário Professor José Mariano da Rocha Filho
The Planetarium of the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM) was founded on December 14, 1971. It has a capacity of 120 people and used a Zeiss Spacemaster projector with auxiliary video projectors until 2011, when it was replaced by a Digistar 4 digital projector.
8. Museu Gama D'Eça
The Gama D'Eça Educational Museum is a Brazilian museological and educational institution linked to the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM). It is located in the center of Santa Maria, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Part of its collection is listed by IPHAN.
9. Basílica Nossa Senhora Medianeira de Todas as Graças
The Sanctuary Basilica of Our Lady Mediatrix of All Graces is a Catholic temple dedicated to the Virgin Mary, located in the municipality of Santa Maria in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, being the only basilica in the world dedicated to the Mediatrix of all graces.
10. José Mariano da Rocha Filho
José Mariano da Rocha Filho GOIP • ComC • OMM was a Brazilian physician and educator. He was a professor and responsible for the foundation and installation of the Federal University of Santa Maria in 1960, being its first rector.
11. Theatro Treze de Maio
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