Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Santa Maria, Brazil


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 11 sights
Distance 1.4 km
Ascend 33 m
Descend 10 m

Explore Santa Maria in Brazil with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Santa Maria

Sight 1: Paróquia Nossa Senhora do Rosário

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Paróquia Nossa Senhora do Rosário Imagens SM / CC BY 3.0

Nossa Senhora do Rosário is a neighborhood in the district of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. It is located in the central area of the city.

Wikipedia: Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosário (Santa Maria) (PT), Website

650 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 2: Irineu Evangelista de Sousa

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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 in 1854 and visconde com grandeza of Mauá, in 1874. 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.

Wikipedia: Irineu Evangelista de Sousa, Viscount of Mauá (EN)

270 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 3: Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Conceição

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Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Conceição Ricardo André Frantz (User:Tetraktys) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady of the Conception is the seat of the Archdiocese of Santa Maria, in Rio Grande do Sul.

Wikipedia: Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora da Imaculada Conceição (Santa Maria) (PT), Website

133 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: João Niederauer Sobrinho

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João Niederauer Sobrinho

João Niederauer Sobrinho (1827-1868) 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.

Wikipedia: João Niederauer Sobrinho (EN)

41 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 5: José Mariano da Rocha Filho

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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.

Wikipedia: José Mariano da Rocha Filho (PT)

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Sight 6: José de San Martin

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José de San Martin

José Francisco de San Martín y Matorras, nicknamed "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.

Wikipedia: José de San Martín (EN)

41 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 7: José Artigas

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José Artigas

José Gervasio Artigas Arnal was a soldier and statesman who is regarded as a national hero in Uruguay and the father of Uruguayan nationhood.

Wikipedia: José Gervasio Artigas (EN)

31 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 8: Theatro Treze de Maio

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Theatro Treze de Maio is a former theater in the Brazilian city of Santa Maria, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, located in Saldanha Marinho Square, in the center of the city. It is a property listed by the municipality.

Wikipedia: Theatro Treze de Maio (PT), Website

30 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 9: Leopoldo Froés

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Leopoldo Fróes was an actor, composer, lyricist and Brazilian singer.

Wikipedia: Leopoldo Fróes (PT)

76 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 10: Felippe D'Oliveira

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Felippe D'Oliveira

Felipe Daudt de Oliveira, or Felipe D'Oliveira was a Brazilian poet, journalist, pharmacist, businessman, sportsman and writer.

Wikipedia: Felipe Daudt de Oliveira (PT)

158 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 11: Museu Gama D'Eça

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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.

Wikipedia: Museu Educativo Gama D'Eça (PT)


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