At the weekend I had the pleasure of visiting Campos do Jordão in the interior of São Paulo. It was largely an excuse to visit the Baden Baden microbrewery although this isn’t the city’s only highlight.
Known as Suíça Brasileira (Brazilian Switzerland), Campos do Jordão is largely a touristic city since its mountainous landscapes and cool temperatures (relatively) make it a novelty in Brazil. At a height of 1639m it is also the country’s highest city, and the abundance of German / Swiss styled architecture all add up to making the place strangely deceptive of the fact that you’re actually in Brazil at all. Continue Reading