Ponte Velha, Morretes

City landmark Ponte Velha, constructed in 1912 and extensively restored in 1975, crosses the Nhundiaquara River in the spot once used for gold panning. The bridge is close to the downtown area and serves up a bit of local history in a natural setting. Wide enough for the passage of only one vehicle at time, the bridge once stood as a symbol of regional wealth. Today this remnant of the past reminds visitors of the many changes and modern developments the country has gone through in the recent decades. Near the bridge you can find several restaurants (with outdoor seating overlooking the river), as well as a few souvenir shops and convenient general stores. Arrange to visit Ponte Velha and other attractions in Morretes using our Morretes tour itinerary maker .
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  • Right in the historical centre, a good place to take a nice picture, and the River, as the background. Take a walk on the other side of the River, circled the margin until another bridge.
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  • The old bridge, itself, is a simple bridge, nothing too special. However, gives a special charm to the historic centre of Morretes, by your rusticity. Is used to cross the river Nhundiaquara. Gives access to restaurants, like the Madalozo. Pedestrians vie for space with cars, and passes only one car at a time. Good place to take tourist photos.
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  • Beautiful piece of engineering that graces the charming town. Its steel structure gives a most ancient and glamorous the surroundings which is already attractive.
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