Visit the Public market. ...
Visit the Public market. Right in the centre, this historic building was recently restored to it's former glory, with the added luxury of a roof that covers the entire complex. Sights, smells and sounds of the real, native, non-touristy PoA (as the name of the city is abreviated to) can be experienced here. You can buy cheap meat and fish or veg. and fruit. The stall holders are friendly people and will not try to rip you off (beware of lurkers though, keep a tight hold of cameras, handbags etc.) In any of the bars you can quaff a good glass of cold 'choppe' (draught beer), ask for 'pouco colarinho', or else you'll get half a glass of beer and half of foam, this is not a deliberate rip-off - it's the way Brazilians like it. No Guinness here I'm afraid. By the way - for single guys - PoA has a much higher proportion of girls to guys, and beleive me - they are ALL stunningly beautiful, I know, I married one! A boat trip on the Guaiba river at sunset drinking a cold beer.
Cementeries..in South America or in Brazil for this matter, are a real feature,and very pleasant to walk through.Many people bring they're lunches or Family's have picnic there while visiting the loved ones.
here one of PoA oldest Cementary: Santa Casa the Misericordia Cementery
Sao Miguel das Missoes.
Sao Miguel das Missoes.. like those Missoes at Paraguay and Argentina..
not far from Santo Angelo and Sao Luiz Conzaga, have a look at the map from Rio Grande do Sul
I must admit it is a long drive but worth to explore
Central Public Market
Located at heart of Porto Alegre ,this neoclassical architecture building projected by Frederico Heydtmann in 1861, was inaugurated in 1869 to lodge the trade supply of the city, but the second floor was just completed in 1914.In 1979 it was tumbled as historical and cultural heritage of Porto Alegre and becomed a shopping icon of the State Capital.Between 1991 till 1997 was made the renovation ,which added the glass roof that now covers the central inner plaza but keeping the original colour- the golden yellow.
The market offers more than 100 stores including fruit and fish stores, meat stores,groceries, arts-and-crafts with "gaucho" style, restaurants, bars, the famous ice-cream parlors, etc
Open: Mondays to Fridays , 8h30 - 19h (bars and restaurants stay open later than the markets' stalls) Saturday , 8h30 - 18h
With easy acess by bus or metro station in front of square.
PS. At second floor, room 37 is there a place called Memorial of Public Market with ehxibition about the renovation of building and its history.
Beneficiencia Portuguesa Hospital (Old building)
The ground was achieved in the old Village Way (Caminho da Aldeia), the current Independence Avenue, donated by Dr. Dionisio de Oliveira Silveira and his wife, D. Sofia Maria da Silva Freire Silveiro. The design for the new hospital was the responsibility of the engineer Frederick Heydtmann, and the facade was designed by Ignatius Weingärtner lithographer, being foreman Francisco Antonio Pereira dos Santos.
The cornerstone of the new building, which today is one of the landmarks of the capital, was released on June 29, 1867, and thanks to several donations and auctions, concerts and other events for fundraising, works followed rapidly until its opening in June 29, 1870, which occurred amid great festivities. In early 1871 the first chapel was completed inside the building, and installed its first chaplain, Father Cirilo Joaquim da Cunha on February 12. On June 29, 1872 was enthroned the patron, St. Peter, whose image was donated by José Fernandes Farm.
The historic building is composed of two floors, in symmetrical arrangement, with a central projection and side wings that also protrude forward at the ends. The facade, in eclectic style with influences of Portuguese colonial architecture, stands on a small basement and a staircase leads to the entrance door.
A cornice crowns the building with a gable-aligned entrance, where a relief shows the shields of the Kingdom of Portugal and the Empire of Brazil, topped a crown plus the name of the institution - BENEFICIENCIA PORTUGUESA - and the date 1868.
In this building in the golden times was the Maternity Hospital better known and respected, where many Portoalegrense people of today cried for the first time.Nowadays ,since 2007, in this old part is there the Museum of History of Rio Grande do Sul 's Medicine (MUHM.)
Museum Open - Mondays to Fridays - noon to 8pm.
Saturday Sunday and Holidays - 3 to 8 pm.