Have you ever wanted to learn Portuguese? Participate in exciting Brazilian cultural festivals? Or eat pão de queijo? Now you can in downtown Coral Gables.
In its newly opened location at 300 Aragon Avenue, Suite 250, the Brazil-USA Cultural Center of Florida (CCBU) is bringing the heartbeat of Brazil to Coral Gables by offering a unique mix of cultural and community outreach programs.
“The Brazil-USA Cultural Center of Florida is a welcome addition to the City of Coral Gables and an important point of contact for the Brazilian community in South Florida,” said Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason.
The CCBU is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and preserve Brazilian culture and strengthen ties between Brazil and South Florida. Located in the same suite as the Italian cultural center, Società Dante Alighieri, the CCBU adds to the variety of international programming already available in Coral Gables.
“For 15 years, we have focused on forging strong community partnerships and enriching cultural experiences,” said Adriana Sabino, President of the CCBU. “We are delighted to be in Coral Gables to continue building both cultural and economic relationships between Brazil and the City Beautiful.”
Brazil is Florida’s largest trading partner, and it has a strong economic influence in the region. According to the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Miami welcomed approximately 362,050 Brazilian visitors in the first half of 2012, the largest group from any single Latin American country. For more information, click here.