Ponte Velha, Morretes

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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. Put Ponte Velha into our Morretes vacation builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Morretes.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Have a beautiful view of the bridge, nice to take a break and admire the scenery, just be careful with the passing cars.
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  • August 12, 2017
    The location is very nice, the bucolic vision, a beautiful old iron bridge that connects two parts of the city on a quiet river and clear, with dozens of houses to the surroundings, very well cared for, complete the scene.
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  • July 26, 2017
    Beautiful view of the porte. The bridge is a little Jewish by time, still retains your charm. You can get down under it to take pictures and get close to the river.
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