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Santa Maria (Rio Grande do Sul)

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Santa Maria (Rio Grande do Sul)

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The city of Santa Maria is known as the geographical heart of Rio Grande do Sul, the southernmost state in Brazil.


Located at latitude 29º41'03" South and longitude 53º48'25" West, the city stays at 151m of altitude. The estimated population in 2004 was 261 980 inhabitants.

Santa Maria has one of the largest Federal Universities of Brazil, the Federal University of Santa Maria (Universidade Federal de Santa Maria - UFSM). This institution currently has about 15.000 students involved in graduation and post-graduation activities.

Santa Maria is also known as "Cidade Cultura" (Culture City).

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  • Paleontological Sites of Santa Maria

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  • Bovinu's Churrascaria, Venâncio Aires st, 1596, 3221-1790, [1]. The best barbecue in the city (all you can eat style, buffet)  edit
  • Frei Pança, Floriano Peixoto st, 1328, +55 553 221-2122, [2]. Pizza, pasta  edit
  • Vera Cruz, Medianeira Av, 1600, 3222-0606, [3]. Very famous chicken barbecue  edit
  • Imperial 993, R. Floriano Peixoto, 993 - Centro, Santa Maria - RS, 97015-371, 3222-5330, [4]. Sandwiches, mix juices  edit

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  • Jardim Berleze, Av. Primeira, 1450 - Diácono João Luiz Pozzobon, Santa Maria, +55 559 917 09663. Bar  edit
  • Old winery Amancio, Estrada Amancio Pires de Arruda, S/N Zona Rural, Itaara - RS, 97185-000, +55 553 225 5503, [5].  edit
  • Rider Pub SM, Santa Maria - RS, +55 559 919 45096.  edit

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  • Altadomo Hotel, R. Benjamin Constant, 1209 - Centro, Santa Maria - RS, 97050-023, +55 553 028 7070, [6].  edit
  • Itaimbé Palace Hotel, Venâncio Aires st, 2741, +55 553 222 1144 (), [7].  edit
  • Park Hotel Morotin, RST 287 road - Km 6,2 (The hotel is about 5km from the city centre.), +55 3226.5500 (), [8]. Probably the best hotel in this area. More than 90 apartments and an event structure to receive about 1700 people simultaneously. Each apartment have phone with direct call and answering machine, air-conditioner, TV Directv with remote control and a small refrigerator.  edit

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