Tunnel Street - Rua Goncalo de Carvalho

Rua Goncalo de Carvalho is a street located in the neighborhood Independence of the city of Porto Alegre, the state capital Brazil's Rio Grande do Sou. Verge trees of the genus tipuana, became internationally known after a campaign for its preservation, which spread by internet and took the route to be dubbed "the most beautiful street in the world" and be considered "environmental heritage" by the city. The street name honors the missionary Portuguese Goncalo de Carvalho.

Green Tunnel Street

The over one hundred trees of the genus tipuana, queued in approximately 500 meters of sidewalks, have been planted in the late 1930s by workers of origin German employees in a former brewery site.

Rua Gonzalo de Carvalho

In 2005, the project of a shopping mall in the region has brought the possibility of changes in the street, prompting residents to mobilize the preservation of trees. The campaign was successful, and on 5 June 2006 the then mayor Jose Fogaca signed a decree making the street Goncalo de Carvalho "historical, cultural and environmental heritage of the city. "It was the first route from Porto Alegre to receive this distinction, awarded at a ceremony during the opening of the 22nd Municipal Environment Week.

Brazil Tunnel Street
Porto Alegre - Green Tunnel Street
Green Street from Brazil