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Capela Nossa Senhora das Neves

Capela Nossa Senhora das Neves

Address: Linha 06 da Leopoldina | Neighborhood Vale dos Vinhedos

City: Bento Gonçalves

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The religiosity is one of the traces left by Italian colonizers In Serra Gaúcha. A curious example is the story of the construction of Nossa Senhora das Neves Chapel, located in Linha 06 da Leopoldina, in Vale dos Vinhedos District.

In the beginning of last century, when its construction was started, a big drought ravaged the region and the available water was too far from the place. This way, the idea of knead mud with wine has appeared, as the harvest was about to start and the old wine would be replaced by the new one. The wine was added to wheat straw and this mixture was used to join the bricks.

In that period, they used to knead mud with their feet. Cement was not used.

Tradução: Marciele Borchert

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