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Porto Alegre : Michelin's recommendations

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The city of Porto Alegre, one of the richest in the country, developed at the mouth of Rio Guaíba, on the edge of Lagoa dos Patos. Already widely reputed for its experiments in participatory democracy, it has since gained international renown as the venue of the first World Social Forum in 2001. Unfortunately, despite the city's prosperity, efforts to wipe out the severe poverty that afflicts swathes of the population have proved unsuccessful. As a result, crime issues persist and are particularly problematic in the city centre.

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Tourist attractions Porto Alegre : Things to see and do

  • Porto Alegre Mercado Público Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Praça 15-de-Novembro BR - Porto-Alegre

    Inaugurated in 1869, this market is a real institution. The smells of smoked meat and fish mingle with those of fruit and maté herb. All imaginable types of chimarrão, metal pots with a straw from which maté is drunk, can also be found here. But visi..

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  • Casa de Cultura Mario Quintina Recommended Recommended

    R. dos Andradas - Centro Histórico de Porto-Alegre 736 BR - Porto-Alegre 90020 003

    The Casa de Cultura Mario Quintina, a hub of Brazilian cultural life, is housed in the former Hotel Majestic, an extravagant pink building dating from the 1930s. It is named after a famous gaucho poet who translated Proust. A fine symbol of the city'..

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  • Parque da Ferradura Recommended Recommended

    R 466 - km 13 BR - Porto-Alegre

    The Parque da Ferradura, an untamed nature park, affords splendid panoramic views over the horseshoe-shaped valley of the Rio Caí. You can take any one of several paths for walkers in the araucaria forests to see Serra Gaúcha from different vantage p..

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Hotels Porto Alegre

  • City Hotel Porto Alegre

    Rua Dr. Jose Montaury, 20 BR - Porto Alegre RS 90010-090

    This modern hotel is well located in Porto Alegres centre, 6 km from Salgado Filho Airport. It offers a gym with personal trainers, a sunny rooftop terrace and free Wi-Fi. Guests at City Hotel Porto Alegre can request weight loss guidance, or book ..

  • Hotel Scala Two stars Two stars

    Av. Julio de Castilho, 34 BR - Porto Alegre RS 90030-130

    Prix Prices from : 139 BRL

    Just 50 metres from Mercado subway station, Scala offers buffet breakfast and free Wi-Fi. Located in Porto Alegre historic centre, it’s just a few steps from shops and restaurants. With a minibar and private bathroom, all rooms are air-conditioned a..

  • Tulip Inn Centro Histórico Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Rua Senhor dos Passos, 105 BR - Porto Alegre RS 90020-180

    Prix Prices from : 165 BRL

    Tulip Inn Centro Histórico has air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi access. Located in Porto Alegre, Mercado Subway Station is 1.5 km away. All rooms are fitted with contemporary furniture and decorated in neutral colors. Each one has cable TV and ..

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