Things to see and do - Porto Alegre
Porto Alegre :
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Porto Alegre Travel guide
Porto Alegre : Michelin's recommendations
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.
Tourist attractions Porto Alegre : Things to see and do
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 vi..
Praça da Alfândega BR - Porto Alegre
In an imposing neo-Classical building, the Rio Grande do Sul Art Museum presents an interesting collection of works by Brazilian painters. Also worth seeing is the J.-B. Debret room, dedicated to the French painter who was famous in Brazil for having..
R. dos Andradas 736 736 BR - Porto Alegre
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 cit..
Hotels Porto Alegre
Rua Senhor dos Passos, 154 BR - Porto Alegre RS 90020180
Prix Prices from : 162 BRL
Located in Porto Alegre historical centre, this hotel is near shops, museums and the financial district. It offers a restaurant, bar and gym, plus spacious rooms with modern décor and free Wi-Fi. Parking is available. The air-conditioned accommodati..
Praça Otávio Rocha, 49 BR - Porto Alegre RS 90020-140
The Continental Business is located in Porto Alegre historical centre and 500 meters from the waterfront. Mercado metro station is within walking distance and Salgado Filho Airport is 8 km away. The modern air-conditioned rooms of the hotel feature ..
Rua Senhor dos Passos, 105 BR - Porto Alegre RS 90020-180
Prix Prices from : 116 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 ..