After careful evaluation, the Swiss Tourism Awards Scientific Committee then selected the City of Joinville and awarded the prize:
Destination to be discovered
Joinville is a city located in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil, characterized by a number of cultural attractions, natural landscapes and a rich historical heritage.
The beauty of Joinville is evident in its combination of urban and natural elements. The city is known to be one of the greenest cities in Brazil, with a large amount of parks, gardens and open spaces that offer a relaxing and pleasant atmosphere.
Joinville’s historical heritage is reflected in its architecture and monuments. The city is famous for its German heritage, visible in the architecture of houses and in traditional festivals, such as the Oktoberfest, which celebrates German culture with food, music and traditional dances.
The National Dance Museum is another significant attraction, documenting the history and importance of dance in Brazilian culture.
The beauty of Joinville also extends to its nearby beaches, such as Itapoá Beach, which offers breathtaking coastal scenery and recreational activities