Tag Archives: culture

Lá no Frai em tintas / Old Fraiburgo

Bem vindos à casa da cultura de Fraiburgo, lá você vai encontrar coisas super interessantes como este retrato dos primeiros anos do famoso Lago das Araucárias. Será que teríamos algum artista e patrocinadores para uma desenho atual nesta mesma perspectiva? A propósito, quem souber do autor desde quadro pode nos informar para darmos os devidos créditos? Obrigado. 

Fraiburgo not so long ago. The first years of the Araucária’s lake (The house of Culture 2010).

Quadro desenhado do Frai

Estereótipos artísticos / Artistic stereotypes

Tchozinhos(as) vocês já ouviram a expressão “tão de arte” ? Já notaram que isso está sempre relacionado a algo ruim? Por que isso será?

Guys, did you know that we Brazilian relate bad actions or illegal stuff to arts?

The expression is “doing art”. For example, the mother says: I need to call back home to check how things are going. I think the are doing some sort of art”.   Therefore, wonder why museums, paintings and other artistic expressions don’t go yet beyond our boarders. The government is trying to invest more and more on our cultural development, but the culture that predominates, starting from our language is something hard to chance especially when it is deeply rooted even in our language.

I hope that this blog can open up a little bit some people’s mind specially the new students who will be traveling abroad in the future and will be in charge of understanding and creating arts artefacts. Perhaps this will helps us to chance this assumption that arts is bad and keep buy (without selling) cultural products.

Infelizmente em Fraiburgo e em 150% do restante do Brasil a arte é encarada como algo pejorativo, ruim e sem valor. A arte é um produto da fantasia, das ideias, emoções e das visões de mundo das pessoas e não está separada do processo de  geração de riquezas. Muito pelo contrário, a arte está na base (início do processo, a fagulha) de todas as mudanças macro econômicas que acontecem em qualquer região do mundo ao longo dos séculos.  Continue reading

Fraiburgo, where is it and how to get there?


Hi folks,

Let’s get started. As the first post of this blog about Fraiburgo, let me show you a bit where it is located and how you can get there. I will leave the next posts to convey information on what you can do and see out there.

Fraiburgo on the map

Here is the Brazilian map. In the south there are only three states.  The middle one is “Santa Catarina” also widely known as “Santa e Bela Catarina” which means “Saint and Beautiful Catarina” due to its landscapes, nature and so on. Yet, this state carries a female name, which is quite an uncommon thing in Brazil. Its approximate size is, more or less, equivalent to Portugal. Fraiburgo lies in the very middle of it and also in the southern region, which is by the way a subtropical region.

The state capital, Florianópolis, is the island on the right side of the map, where most international tourists arrive. The flight from São Paulo to Florianópolis takes approximately 1 hour. The distance of 380km/236miles is what separates Fraiburgo from the capital and the best way to over come it is by car, which takes around 5 hours; by bus it takes at least 7 hours. Unfortunately, the high-speed train connecting Brasília – São Paulo – Rio de Janeiro and Fraiburgo is not ready yet.

In the middle of nowhere – No meio do nada

In the middle of nowhere, when you start thinking that your GPS is broken, no worries, it is a good signal that you are almost there, just trust me. Here is a type of landscape that you might find on the way until you are receptioned by the city entrance gate.


Welcome to Fraiburgo. Be our guest and enjoy your stay!

I strongly recommend you to stop by and get some delicious apple products, I mean, real apple products (not computers and stuff). By the way, my favourite item is the Dehydrated apples which is delicious with multiple tastes in a single snack. If you don’t like don’t hesitate to send them to me I wouldn’t refuse.

Well, this my first experience blogging and I do it with lots of joy. I hope you like it and I would be delighted receiving comments, ideas, feedbacks and stuff. New posts are coming soon. Greetings too all!