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Riachuelo 1070, Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul, 90020-270, Brazil
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LIving in POrto Alegre
I will maybe move to Porto Alegre with my Wife for a one year assignment for my job. I would like to have some informations from people living already in Porto Alegre :
Is there any place you would recommend to leave?
What is the price to rent a nice appartment in this area?
What about safety?
Is there any french community as my wife will not work and we don't speak the language?
Is there a lot of thigs to visit in this area?
For prople livinf already in Porto Alegre, how would you describe this city and what can you tell me about it?
Thnak you in adavnce for your comments.
Helene & Eric
RE: LIving in POrto Alegre
please see my email to you :)
RE: LIving in POrto Alegre
Dear Eric and Helen,
there are various french people living in Porto Alegre and there is also an Aliance Francaise.
I have 2 furnished apartments for rent in porto Alegre, if you are interested let me know and i send you some details.
Travel Tips for Porto Alegre
Mercado Publico...Market, situated at Largo Glenio Peres.build 1869
Has great Restaurants and Coffee bar's and over 100 stalls with typical Gaucho specialities, but of course all other ethnic groups introduced their typical dishes to the Region
Dawn over the old place
where we all one day have our resting place, so why not of interest when still alive. in South America Cementeries have there place in society, a sunday afternoon picnic here for the whole family is not rare
Apart form visiting the...
Apart form visiting the typical places in the town, you can go to Gramado and Caracol´s Park in Canela .
Gramado is a german village in Brazil. One person who does not whre he is, would think he´s at Tirol or something similar. Very surprising.
And Caracol´s Waterfall is worthy because the landscape is very nice. This waterfall is quite high, nothing to envy from the height of Iguazu waterfalls.
Piratini Palace is the seat of the State of Rio Grande do Sul Government. It is located at Praça Marechal Deodoro da Fonseca (Praça da Matriz), beside the Cathedral.
The construction of this building began in 1909 and was finished only in the 70´s.
This beautiful palace can be visited from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm. Unfortunatelly I was there on a Saturday afternoon so I wasn´t able to visit it.
Gasometro (Old Gasometer Factory )
Located on the shores of Guaíba lake, it is an old thermoelectric powerhouse, one of the first reinforced concrete buildings of State,projected to generate electricity based on coalt, was active from 1928 to 1974.The large chimney (117m tall) is still maintained and is considered one of the city postcards. Since 1991, its 18,000 sqm of total area were opened to the public and become one of the most important cultural centers of the State. This place hostes ....also famous for being one of the best places to see and enjoy the famous and elusive sunset of Porto Alegre. During the weekends, this place is the right destination for many city residents and tourists because of the view of Guaíba lake, with its islands and nature, and also for the boardwalk along the lakeshore, which is commonly used for walking, bicycles, rollers and others.
Near the Gasometer is the port of Porto Alegre.
Open: Tues - Sun 9am.-9pm.
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