Capital of the highlands
Less than 150 km (93 mi) from Porto Alegre, Caxias has a respectable industrial park, which elevates the city to the rank of the second largest economy in the state. However, when speaking of Rio Grande do Sul, it is only natural that progress go hand in hand with local traditions.
The Italian immigration in the region had an impact on more than just the industrial progress. It left its mark everywhere: in the architecture, in the culinary and on tourism.
In terms of tourism, the city is the best gateway to the Vale dos Vinhedos (Valley of Vineyards), in nearby Bento Gonçalves. It is also well-positioned to explore the German side of the Rio Grande do Sul’s highlands, in Gramado, Canela and Nova Petrópolis. But don’t leave Caxias before first seeing everything it has to offer. You’ll be surprised!