Five places that look like Europe, but are in Brazil

Little Finland in Penedo

The list includes Pomerode (SC), influenced by Germany, and Penedo (RJ), influenced by Finland.

Discover five places in Brazil that have hosted waves of European migrants and retain traces of the culture, architecture, food, and festivities of those peoples.

Penedo (Rio de Janeiro)

A district in the city of Itatiaia, known as Brazil's Finland, with a shopping area brimming with colorful houses, one of which dedicated to Santa Claus. Hailing from Finland, the region's first inhabitants settled there in the late 1920s.

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