The Book Content

You are invited to know the material and immaterial values present in Joinville’s rural area, enjoying the natural landscape composed by rivers, cascades, hills, mountains, dirt roads, crops, pastures, bridges, buildings, centennial cemeteries, as well as leisure, recreation, gastronomy and small businesses to be enjoyed. These views are framed by Serra do Mar and coastal plains.

The book also describes the ways to reach the rural locations, with plenty of beauty. It also presents a little of the cultural legacy of this land, perpetuated by the built landscape constructed along the years, documents of local history.

Resulting from bibliographic research and interviews, and complemented by hundreds of photos taken and map-guided descriptions, the routes for 33 roads, 5 streets, two state highways and also federal one were drawn. It contains descriptions of the built assets and cultural heritage, presented in the routes traced in Dona Francisca, Quiriri, Rio Bonito e Piraí regions.

In a panoramic view, it rescues the rural occupation by the German and Portuguese-Brazilian colonizers, bringing extraordinary bringing extraordinary cultural richness of historical documentation.

This is an invitation to enjoy the described scenarios, sounds, places and so many beauties, plenty of cultural reference, to known our surroundings, to acknowledge and love it. Furthermore, to preserve, sustain and protect it, avoiding its disappearance.


This book traces paths in fractions of the rural area, concentrated on north, west and south of the city: to the north, the localities of Dona Francisca, Quiriri and Rio Bonito (Pirabeiraba district); to the west and south, Piraí (in Vila Nova neighborhood).

Rio Bonito e Dona Francisca concentrate a great portion of rural area, where the old road named Dona Francisca/SC-418 is located, with the perpendicular roads: Mildau, Guilherme, da Tromba, do Morro, Rio da Prata, Otto Pabst, Izaak, Quiriri, Covanca, do Pico. At the north end, in Rio Bonito, there are the roads: Bonita, Três Barras, Palmeira, 15 de Outubro and the margin of BR-101. From Conselheiro Pedreira and Dona Francisca streets, the roads da Ilha, Fazenda, Caminho Curto, do Oeste e Pirabeiraba belong to both Pirabeiraba and Joinville.

To the north of Joinville, we reach the city Garuva by the roads Monte Crista, Urubuquara, Ernesto Hattenhauer, as well as part of Palmeira, Três Barras and Bonita streets.

To the west and south, in Vila Nova neighborhood, specifically in Piraí, there are: Quinze de Novembro street, Suíços street, Portugueses road, Anaburgo, Atalho, Motucas, Piraí, Adolfo Vogelsanger, Comprida, Morros, Salto I, Serrinha, Salto II, Blumenau; Rice Road/SC-108 (entering part of Guaramirim city).

The general map shows all the paths mentioned in the book. Plan your tour and enjoy all its charms.

You have been invited to take on the adventures of getting to know such places and enjoying all the paths mentioned in this book, which can be bought at indicated locations.