Things to see and do - Porto Alegre
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Porto Alegre :
Unmissable tourist sites
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 visi..
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'..
RS 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..
Hotels Porto Alegre
Rua Senhor dos Passos, 221 BR - Porto Alegre RS 90020-180
Centrally located, Master Premium Palace Hotel is situated less than 500 metres from Porto Alegre’s Bus Station and Mercado Metro Station. A pool and bar are also available. It offers free Wi-Fi in all areas and a 24-hour reception desk. Rooms at Ma..
Av. Julio de Castilho, 34 BR - Porto Alegre RS 90030-130
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..
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 ..