My Top 10 Favorite Things to do in Joinville, Brazil!


We are downtown Joinville, largest city in
the state of Santa Catarina, southern Brazil. My wife, Clara’s hometown and I’m going
to show you 10 things to do in Joinville when visiting this beautiful city! Now, we’ve got a lot to cover so I’m going
to move quick. I’ll start the list here, downtown and work
my out of the metropolitan area to some points-of-interest within the outskirts of the city. I’m starting in this specific location in
downtown Joinville because just behind me is a boutique clothing store called Priori. It’s Clara’s parent’s own brand, they
actually produce the cloths here in Joinville and have boutique shops across Santa Catarina. So when Clara visits this particular store,
I find myself trying to find something to do downtown. So now let’s get this top 10 list of things
to do in Joinville started. Just a quick turn around the corner from the
store is number 1 on the list: Rua Das Palmeiras. Rua Das Palmeiras or Palm Tree Road is lined
with about 90 Imperial Palm trees. It’s a tranquil place, amidst the busy city
center, a beautiful little walk and ends at the National Museum of Immigration and Colonization. If you’re interested in the history of Southern
Brazil’s colonization this is a great destination point. Now it’s a hot day and that leads me to
number 2 on the list… …grabbing a Caldo deCana under the Catedral de Joinville. Caldo de cana literally translates as “cane
broth” but what it is, is freshly pressed sugar cane. It’s obviously super sweet so don’t over
do it with this treat. I recommend a bit of lime to help cut down
the sweetness. Now above this little snack shack, as I mentioned,
is the great Cathedral of Joinville. An impressive place of Catholic worship as it has many symbolic elements integrated into its architecture. Pretty cool, now let’s head a bit out of
the city center and to number 3 on the list: the Joinville Zoo! The zoo in Joinville is a special place that Clara and I really enjoy visiting with Elena. The highlight for me though, is monkey island
that have about 12 Capuchin Monkeys. I could just sit here at day watching them
walk across their ropes, climbing up ladders into their swings, going from one house to
the next. Just really cute little monkeys. The zoo also has some exotic birds and gnarly
reptiles. Now just up this hill from the Zoo takes us
to number 4 on the list: the Mirante of Joinville. Mirante is an observation platform 14.5 meters
(or 47.5’) high, located on the highest point of Morro Boa Vista the name, appropriately,
translates to Good View Hill. From the Mirante you can view the many neighborhoods of Joinville and the beautiful forest that surrounds the city and out into the Atlantic
ocean. It’s a great combination of nature and cityscape. A cool little bonus up here is a boardwalk
that winds through the forest of Morro Boa Vista. Also a great little walk if you have the energy. Luckily for me the Caldo de Cana is kicking
in! Now, it’s not lost on me that the first
4 of my top 10 things to do in Joinville are basically all outside thus far. This could be problematic because it does
rain quite a bit in Chuville, I mean Joinville. So this leads me to the first indoor point-of-interest
and number 5 on the list: The Museum of Art. The Museum of Art is free to enter and always
features a rotating exhibition so it’s always cool to visit every year because there’s
always something new. Right now, in an awesome coincidence, the
exhibition, which contains 83 photographs, is called “Agrocultura”. According to the artist, Daniel Machado, the
objective of the work is to show the essence of people living in rural ​​Joinville,
as well as the importance of their work to the culture and economy of the city. How awesome is that! It’s like we basically have the same goals
in our creative endeavours. Now being on my feet all day has made me hungry
so grabbing a chair brings me to number 6 on the list: eating caranguejo at Bar e Petisqueira
Janga. Caranguejo or crabs do require a lot of work
to remove the meat but it’s just so delicious it’s totally worth it. By the way, these crabs are found along the
coast of Santa Catarina, throughout the coastline of Brazil and even up into Florida. And right now, during the first months of
the year, it’s crab season–when the crabs move out of the ocean and into the wetlands
to reproduce, and easily caught. Now that our stomachs are full let’s go
on a little adventure hike and reach number 7 on the list Cachoeira Piraí. The Piraí waterfall is a great place to cool
off during a hot, humid day like today. The waterfall is located within the outskirts of Joinville, near the start of the Piraí
River that flows through the Atlantic Rain Forest, nestled in the foothills of Serra
do Mar (or the coastal mountain range). Aside from all the beautiful nature there
is a super sweet natural rock slide in the Piraí river. Pro-tip, because you’re in the rainforest,
bring mosquito repellent. Now, that water is cold. I’m all perked up and ready to move onto
our next point of interest and number 8 on our list: Rodovia Do Arroz. Rodovia Do Arroz or Rice Highway is in the
Villa Nova rural neighborhood of Joinville. And just within this neighborhood there are
about 170 rice farms on 3,000 hectares of ground (that’s about 7,400 acres). The total planted rice acreage throughout
the state of Santa Catarina is 150,000 hectares or about 366,000 acres. I always enjoy cruising around rice highway,
especially this time of year, just before harvest. I’ll occasionally find an open get and pop
in and met a new farmer friend, exchange production practices, yield potential and, of course,
the price of rice. If how rice is farmed here in Brazil is interesting to you, check out Episode 19 of Rice Farming TV. Link in the description. Now, talking and thinking about rice has made
me hungry again so let’s move on to number 9 on the list: Restaurante Hübener. Restaurante Hübener is a German restaurant
located on Estrada Dona Francisca, way out of town in the Pirabeiraba neighborhood of
Joinville. Eating here is a family tradition and culturally
important to the city since it was largely colonized by Germans. Even though there’s plenty of options, that
are super delicious, I stick to maheco which is like a duck-like game bird, red cabbage,
spaetzle, and of course, fried banana for dessert. Now over-eating is common here but it’s not
going to slow me down. Let’s move on to the 10th and last point
of interest–the Joinville Yacht Club. We’re going to cruise the Babitonga Bay. Now there are commercial boat cruises leaving
the yacht club but in our fortunate case, we have a family friend who owns a beautiful
sailboat, and I think it’s my preferred mode of aquatic travel–no motor, just the
sound of the ocean. Just the sound of having fun. On this trip we’re crossing the Babitonga
Bay to the Capri Yacht Club to enjoy the sunset. And what a beautiful way to finish my top
10 list of things to do in Joinville. Thank you for watching. Let me know down in the comment section something
you enjoy doing in Joinville that I didn’t cover. Give me a thumbs up if you enjoyed the videoand please subscribe if you haven’t done so. Take care.

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  • Also first!

  • I love your wife’s laugh!! Great video thanks!!

  • Do you think catfish/rice grown together will work or will the yield be compromised or improve because of the fertilization of the fish manure? Do you know of any water hardened varieties of rice? Do you set up your contracts for rice or just show up to the elevator? Do you are any bottom in California do crawfish with rice ?I have access to about 159 acres but only one partner ? how many acres should we plant if we do slips over air seeding. And are you doing drone seeding/planting next year? If so what company/product are you using.?

    I know a lot of questions have fun.!!!!!!!Answer when you can. No rush.

  • Beautiful episode!  Wish I was there.

  • Great Video, thanks have fun! Jesse

  • Two thumbs up Matt, beautiful video.

  • I love the way you show Joinville, my hometown, to the world. Nice to see you here again! Come back soon 🙂

  • Uau!! I loved this video!! Thanks for show my city, Joinville. Congratulations 👏👏 And the caldo de cana is a good idea 🤣

  • Nossa que vídeo incrível, parabéns. Obrigada por visitar a nossa cidade, volte sempre!!

  • Are you from Santa Catarina?

  • Great video, as always has been.
    I knew you would appreciate the Agrocultura exhibition, you share common goals. Daniel is my nephew by the way.

  • Very nice video! I like the way you show the city. Welcome to Santa Catarina!

  • Wonderful video Matthew my wife and I enjoyed it very much

  • Hello, how amazing to see the point of view of a visitor in our city. We are already so keen to live here that we often do not notice how our dear Joinville is charming. I've been filmed since the first video you've done about the city and since then I've been working on it. Its editions are wonderful …

  • The green mountains,the plain and the sea make Joinville beautiful and pleasant.I love my city.

  • Aq e o tainan da petisqueira janga que tirou foto com vc,acompanho seu canal é muito bom like🤙🏻

  • Awesome video and a Beautiful place to visit or live. As always an interesting video. Thanks for sharing this visit with us.

  • Travel Journalist? A video like this for the Sac Valley?

  • Matt –

    Joinville is a long way from Gridley. How did you and Clara meet?

    Also another great video. It makes me want to visit Joinville!

  • The music inbetween scenes – that left-right balance sweep was disjointing. If it was your intention to disjoint the viewer between locations so that the transition seemed more natural – got it. But I feel like it was a bit TOO disjointing, that sweep is extreme.

  • Minha Santa Catarina 😍

  • Awesome video man! I always show your videos to my English students, they love it! I have a suggestion for you, have you ever tried the Rio da Prata pastel at Dona Francisca street? Next time you're in town, go there and try the "Marreco" pastel, it's very good.

  • Matt all your videos get a thumbs up from me they are great. Enjoyed the info and insights about brazil never been there but want to go. Thanks so much for taking the time to share this with us. Your drone shots were awesome you editing was awesome as usual. Have a great day!!! God Bless

  • Thanks for sharing highlights of your trip,very beautiful down there!😀

  • The BABITONGA BAY is absolutely my favorite. lol

  • Hey Mathew I live in gridley

  • Venha sempre! Vc sempre será nosso convidado! Obrigado pelo vídeo! Abraço!

  • Em Joinville, temos um sério problema com a "síndrome de vira-lata", no geral, os joinvilenses ou quem mora aqui, não gostam da cidade, prefeririam qualquer outro lugar do mundo, principalmente fora do Brasil, por que tem poucos shoppings, ou pela falta de teatros, parques e espaços culturais, enfim, se resume ao "não tem nada pra fazer!"… por isso acho muito legal ver como você, sendo gringo, vê com otimismo os espaços e atrações que a cidade oferece além de compartilhar as experiencias que você vive aqui com o mundo! Ótimo trabalho!

  • Joinville é um paraiso mesmo… nasci aqui e nao penso em ir embora. Ótimo video… faltou mostrar algumas empresas que são referencia como a Tupy.

  • Joinville é linda, todos os pontos que você passou eu recomendo, a cidade é muito mais que indústrias.

  • Está é a nossa Joinville, a Manchester Catarinense, minha cidade natal que eu amo de ❤️

  • thank you Matthew for valuing our culture and highlighting the exhibition AgroCultura

  • Voce precisa conhecer o Max Mopp em Pirabeiraba,a comida de la é maravilhosa.

  • How r u matt?
    Long time no vedio to see . I was waiting for new vedio n wait is over now .Nice trip

  • Dope video but it took u forever for u to come out with one

  • the river shown while bathing the waterfalls is rio do ouro, that is a
    tributary of the pirai river, depicted with the great waterfall. there lies the first hyidroelectric plant of the city, built around 1908.

  • Awesome vid bro! Im living here and i love this city! Nice video transitions hahaha funny and creative. Enjoyville 😀

  • JOINVILLE…Cidade que faz bem…Abração amigo,Volte Sempre…like

  • I've been watching your channel for some time, maybe a year. I do videos too, I'm a physicist, but I dont really enjoy doing all the videos that I've been doing. But I think that right now I would like to take my channel as a side project from my research life like you do too, mostly because I really enjoy your editing style and the fact that you merge your work with video themes naturally. o/

  • Why beautiful redhead girls from US don’t come to my city? My neighborhood, my street, my house… why they don’t marry me?

  • Amo joinville

  • excellent Matt!

  • When you filmed the farmers harvesting the rice I noticed that it was a lot greener than when you harvest. Is the rice a different variety that doesn't need to be as dried out before harvesting as in the Sacramento valley? Just curious.

  • Nazi shit city

  • Muito legal, parabéns!

  • Você conhece o melhor mesmo de Joinville, mas pra mim, na sua lista faltou o pastel de palmito no Restaurante Rio da Prata. Adorei o vídeo, é muito bom vermos pessoas que gostam da cidade.

  • sugiro que conheçam o castelo do monte café, é uma cafeteria especializada em cafés especiais (grãos orgânicos). Lugar muito top! parabéns pelo vídeo.

  • Matt: Your video of the Brazilian rice farmers was very enjoyable. So interesting to see how they harvest down there. I always learn something new from your video productions. And as always, the images and sound quality were top notch. Looking forward to the next Episode of Rice Farming TV. Have a great day! Peace

  • Another great video keep them coming 🙂

  • My husband and I really enjoy watching your videos! I'm from Curitiba and he is from Joinville, as is my father. We live in Massachusetts, and it's so nice to see our beautiful country being covered in such a nice way. Suggestion- empadas Jerke! Imperdível! Abraços!

  • I thought you were a farmer ……… lol

  • Ué, por que não estava chovendo?

  • Making ruts in a field here is a no no! Ha! Love watching how different farms worki, Matt, keep it up.

  • Eii está faltando lugares, estrada bonita, estrada Rio do Júlio, mirante dona Francisca, trilha do castelo dos Bugres , trilha do pelado e mais uns lugares.

  • Joinville is a very nice city !

  • muito bom parabéns

  • Hi Matthew, I'm living in Fords, NJ, I was born in Itajai and I know Joinville, well I'm talking about thirty years ago. You showed the city very well. Nice video.

  • Muito legal o video , moro em joinville . abraço

  • Belo vídeo, parabéns

  • Oi seja, nada pra fazer

  • Hey Matt, really liked your video. Your technique and creative ideas are getting really good! Anyway, loved to see Joinville in Santa Catarina, the state to the north of my state, my state's only border with Brazil… 🙂 Anyway, for me it was the state to visit to go the beaches and to buy things like towels and linens and t-shirts. It is (or was?) the state of the textiles in Brazil, and you probably already know that well enough to teach me. Not much of a surprise to know your wife's family is in the textile industry.

  • Congratulations. A nice movie.

  • Muito bom!

  • Brazil looks so awesome, what an amazing country

  • Visite minha cidade Maringá- Paraná https://youtu.be/jBkVDvgadUw

  • I liked your video and I agree with you, but for me you missed one thing. I recommend you visit "Rio da Prata" restaurant. There you cam meet a traditional pastry of Joinville and of course, drink "caldo de cana" too.

  • Ótimo vídeo , é impressionante ver Joinville por uma visão de turismo, principalmente com o seu nível de edição , é uma pena que a prefeitura não invista mais verba no turismo da cidade como era antigamente , mas quem conhece Joinville sempre volta

  • Cool

  • Obrigado pelo incrível vídeo. Me sinto envergonhado por não ter um vidro local falando tão bem sobre a cidade.

  • Looks like fun Matt keep up the good work

  • My hometown! Great video! We are now living in Boca Raton – Florida!

  • It's interesting to see my city in another point of view! Love your video man, feel free to come back!!! Next time you reaally must know Onda Dura!

  • Faltou conhecer o moinho de vento e a expovile

  • Hi, I love your glasses

  • Piraí ♡♡♡¤

  • Minha cidade! ❤ Amei seu vídeo!

  • Santa Catarina yes this is state and not these garbage after Paraná all Brazil. Santa Catarina all states have to humiliate themselves to this I am from Bahia I lived in Joinville and went to Pomerode in 2017. I love SC beautiful people educated not these badly educated animals from SP to all states. A paradise

  • Perfect ! Loved it!!

  • Great video totally looking forward to meeting up one day

  • Bom saber que os gringos gostam da minha cidade

  • É difícil ter um dia assim como nesse que você foi na Baía da Babitonga todas, as vezes que fui aí estava nublado 😂😂

  • Jlle 🙋

  • Pretty good channel!!!! This is my first time here and I enjoy it!!! I live at Marechal Luz Fort's back street, and use to go to Joinville work, and never tried these places! I saw the combine cutting rice and remember the time that I was a combine driver at my old times in Texas.

  • Thank you man, my family lives in Joinville and at the present I am in Jakarta, Indonesia. I haven't been home since 2016 and was looking for some videos out of the blue only to remember how amazing is my little hometown. I hope you enjoy, the funny is that what you did up to the middle of the video were things I used to do on a daily basis, I used to live at Rua Abdon Batista that is located right in front of the Cathedral, I used to it every week religiously pastel de camarao (shrimp pastry) and drink caldo-de-cana. If you have not visited yet, there is a very simple restaraunt in this area, panela de ferro. It is very cheap because everybody that works in the city center eats there, but the food is extremely amazing, I am sure you will love it. only 15 BRL all you can eat last time I have been there was around this price. Also colonial breakfast (cafe colonial) is very famous in this region, so you should one day go to a colonial breakfast, nearby Shopping Americanas heading to the south you can find Confeitaria Sao Jose, they have a colonial breakfast that had a price tag of around 35 BRL, nowadays have no clue how much is it but will be totally worth it, you can eat all the delicious cakes you imagine, drink 100% natural juices, have as many cappuccinos you want or american coffees as well all the sorts of pastrys and so on… Regards and hope you have enjoyed my hometown.

  • O cara ainda conseguiu filmar em dia de sol esse é mito

  • I really like this video! Thank you sharing with us! Conglatulations!

  • Hi the guy with orange beard i like your videos

  • Hi, great video, i'm staying in Joinville next week to visit my son, who married his Brazilian wife recently, we are from England. Mirante de Joinville looks amazing and the waterfalls, cant wait to meet the people and see the sights, so thank you for the insight

  • Eu amo joinville

  • O janga do restaurante e meu tio abraço amigão peguei seu cartão que vc deixou la no restaurante aquele dia

  • You have a gift. Another great video. Your ability to put a story together is amazing.

  • Já viu a arena Joinville

  • I´d like to live in Joinville.

  • Eu sou de Brasil eu moro nessa Cidade amo ela

  • number 9 sounds interresting

  • Every Santa Catarina (my state) is wonderful.

  • Que bom que gostou, volte sempre! 😊

  • Joinville was a a city built by German immigrants who came to southern Brazil deluded by the false propaganda that Joinville was a perfect city to survive with growth opportunities.

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