Nova Friburgo: A Little Switzerland in Rio’s Mountain Range

Also known as 'the national capital of lingerie', Nova Friburgo gathers the best of Swiss-German culture, low temperatures and a stunning nature.

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Located in the central-northern part of Rio's State, Nova Friburgo makes one feel in Europe without leaving Brazil. Only two and a half hours away from Rio, the 'Brazilian Switzerland' is a great destination for those looking for some fresh air on the mountains, breathtaking natural attractions and typical Swiss-German culinary.

Nova Friburgo was the first non-Portuguese official settlement in Brazil, being founded by Swiss and German . . .

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