Porto Alegre Travel Guide
Porto Alegre´s Praça da Matriz
Porto Alegre´s Praça da Matriz
Central Public Market
Inexpensive and tasty meals!!!
The City Hall
A very active, busy city with something new and something old
Not a touristic destination, so you won´t be amazed with it.
In a nutshell
A beautiful green city with friendly gauchos
The capital of the southernmost state of Brazil has a suggestive name. Only the words 'Port' and 'Alegre' pass who does not know a great tranquility and gives the impression of a quiet and happy. Despite having 1.5 million people, and the air still preserves the traditions...
A great city, beautiful and well cared for, with numerous tourist attractions. I went through there, and I was in the hotel royal palace, a very bad place, with average daily in the city, full of problems, including hygiene, plus the parking, which is offered on its site,...
an old Powerplant with a new Purpose
Porto Alegre has so many things, places, parks, markets, culture and what have you to show of with. a City in the south of Brasil, around 850km from Montevideo/Uruguay or 1400km from Buenos Aires/Argentinaa City with a wonderful Port and the greenest image in all of...
Porto Alegre just got it's first sightseeing bus - Linha Turismo. It was actually kind of fun. It leaves from the tourist office downtown, and takes you on a guided tour with English, Spanish, and Portuguese translation.
Santa Casa da Misericordia (Hospital of Mercy)
Santa Casa de Misericordia Hospital is a major Hospital based in Porto Alegre. It is reference in Latin America for transplants and genetic research.It is a university hospital linked to the UFCSPA (Health Sciences Federal University of Porto Alegre).The hospital of the...
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...
Linha Turismo Tour
It is the best way to know the city, by panoramic bus tour.Is there 02 routes : the " tradicional " and the " Zona Sul" .The "Tradicional line" is a tourist bus line that rides through 11 neighbourhoods and shows the main attractions of the city (parks, trees, statues,...
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...
Rocco Confectionery is a majestic art nouveau building located on the corner of Riachuelo Street and Doctor Flores Street,next Conde de Porto Alegre Square in Downtown Porto Alegre. Built between 1910 and 1912 by Salvador Lambertini and Manuel Itaqui Barbosa Assunpção for...
You cannot miss to visit what is the main historical and imponnent building of Porto Alegre.The Cathedral project was designed by the Roman architect Giovani Batista Giovenale, who was an attaché at Saint Peter’s Basilica. For the design, the architect looked for inspiration...
SÃO PEDRO THEATER
Its the city's oldest theater,project by Felipe de Normann and inaugurated in 1858, when Porto Alegre was still nammed Sao Pedro Provincia. Built in portuguese baroque style and decorated in velvet and gold. As the antique european theaters, presents the auditorium in the...
Justice Palace ( Palacio da Justica )
The Palace of Justice in Porto Alegre was the product of public competition in 1952 conducted by the Department of Public Works of the State Government of Rio Grande do Sul, organized by the IAB.( Institute of Brazilain Architects).Built in the Matriz Square (Praça da...
Sheraton Porto Alegre Hotel
3 Reviews and 78 Opinions Best business hotel option in Porto Alegre right next to the "Calcada da fama' with plenty of...
Many many options...: Public Market
The public market is certainly the best option to do 3 things at the same time: 1) have a tasty and unexpensive meal, 2) visit a touristic spot of the city, and 3) have a brazilian experience, doing what locals do.There are many restaurants here offering many optins of menu....
Opiniao: One night at Opiniao
Opiniao is one of the greatest discos of Porto Alegre, people like Eric Clapton and Lenny Kravits have played here...Before midnight you get 2 cervecas for the price of one...:-)
I didn`t recognize a dress code
English-speaking taxi drivers are like gold-dust in Porto Alegre so Marcelo, who owns Exclusive Trip, is amazing. I stayed for 2 weeks in Porto on business and required several taxis a day. Marcelo and his drivers were always reliable, friendly and honest and the advantage...
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...
Yerba Mate is a tea which is common in southern Brazil, Paraguay, Uraguay, and Argentina. It is brewed from the dried leaves and stemlets of the perennial tree "Ilex Paraguariensis." Mate has been consumed since ancient times by the Indians of Brazil and Paraguay. In the...
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 SulI must admit it is a long drive but worth to explore
Great Place for Musicians to Mingle
As a pianist, my fingers were itching to find a piano in my mother's home city, and the only place I could find one was in the historic downtown area. It is a six or seven-story large pink building with local knick-knacks sold on the first floor- things like cool colored...
My Porto Alegre
My Porto Alegre is a new blog with fantastic information and tips for foreigners in Porto Alegre. there is nice Porto Alegre restaurant map, information regarding shopping, weekend activities (Zoo, Museums, kids activities and many others).My Porto Alegre
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