"There are beautiful historical constructions."

Considered the most arboreous city of Brazil, it shows about 1.000.000 of trees in public roads, of 189 species, being the most frequent the extreme, ligustro, jacaranda, ipês, jacarandas and flamboyãs. Metropolis of medium load, with 1,5 million inhabitants, Porto Alegre is composed by descendants of 25 etnias. Most of the population is formed by migrants of municipal districts of the interior of the State, descending of Italians, Germans and Portuguese. Among their inhabitants there are also lines Syrian, Lebanese, Jews, Japanese, Africans, Chinese, Poles, Russian, Belgian, Swedish, among others.
Located strategically in halfway point among the axis Rio of Janeiro/São Paulo and the capitals platinums Buenos Aires and Montevideo, Porto Alegre assumes the condition of capital of MERCOSUL, becoming the main pole of businesses of the route of the South Cone.
Joining the frenzied town rhythm with the dews habits of the province, it is a cosmopolitan city that offers a range of cultural options, of services, gastronomical itineraries and of purchases, allied to the beauty of his/her inspired architecture in European patterns.

Sunset in Guaíba - Traditional point of encounter of the port-alegrenses, from the Plant of the Gasometer to the Beach of Lami. It is one of the traditional postcards of the city.

Reserva Biológica do Lami - Maid in 1975, has as main function the preservation and the scientific research. It possesses 77,3ha of extension and it is located to the margins of Guaíba. One of their purposes is the protection of Efedra (Ephedra tweediana), native rare creeper of Rio Grande do Sul, besides sheltering species as capybaras, ratões of the swamp, graxains and hedgehog-cacheiros, besides threatened animals of extinction as the otter and the alligator-of-crop-yellow.

"It's  the Public Market. "

Morro do Osso -Hill of the Bone - Servant in 1994, possesses 27 hectares deárea and it is the eighth Municipal Park of Porto Alegre. It possesses this name due to hypothesis of having sheltered an indigenous cemetery.

Morro do Sabiá  - it Possesses 41m and, approximately, 5ha of green area. He/she possesses a staircase that takes to the edge of Guaíba.

Hill São Pedro - With 289m of threatened animal altitude,abriga of extinction as the Red-haired Monkey, besides plants of the area of the Atlantic forest.

Hill Santa Tereza
- With 148m it shelters several antennas of TV and radio, besides the Belvedere Dep. Rui Ramos, from where one of the is had more beautiful women views of the city.

Hill Santana - With 311m, it is the highest point of Porto Alegre. Alii live in harmony fields, lakes, waterfalls and cascatas.A flora presents several species of native and exotic trees

Farroupilha (Redemption):
it is the most traditional of the city and one of the largest urban parks of South America. With very green, lake, mini zoo, athletics track, auditorium Araújo Vianna, besides forty five monuments in copper and marble. On Saturdays the Feira Agroecológica happens and to Sundays, Brique of the Redemption. Location: Av. João Pessoa / Av. Osvaldo Aranha. Telephone: (51) 286-4458.

Navy of Brazil - With area of 715.000m2, it was inaugurated in 1978, and 11 hectares possess native trees and exotic species. It possesses atletimos tracks, rent of bicycles and quadriciclos, infantile square and dressing room with showers. It is essentially a sporting park. Location: Av. Borges of Medeiros close to Rio Guaíba. Telephone: (51) 231-0168.

Mauricio Sirotsky Sobrinho (Harmony) - it was inaugurated in 1982 and it possesses 300.000m2. it Forms with park Sea of Brazil a great green belt around Rio Guaíba. It shelters the Stay of the Harmony with rent of horses for walks and practices traditionalistic gauchos. Location: Av. Laurel of Silva.

"The gasometer is obligatory visit."

Windmills (Parcão) - With 115.000m2, it is frequented by sportsmen. He/she possesses skating track, sporting blocks, jogging track, ecological infantile library, lake and a replica of an Azorean windmill. Location: Av. Goethe, Windmills. Phone: (51) 346-8514.

Botanical garden - it Shelters more than 1.500 vegetable species, bromélias nursery and orchids, besides Museum of Natural science. Calm atmosphere for walk or for rest. Location: Collapse Dr. Salvador França, 142. Hourly: Tuesday to Sunday, from 8:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 17:00. Phone: (051) 336-1511.

Park Saint Hilaire - it Possesses an area of 1.180 there is, being 240 has been destining to the leisure and the remaining to the permanent preservation. Leaving Porto Alegre towards Viamão.

Park Mascarenhas of Moraes - Area of 6 there are with characteristics of marshy area, that it shelters several species of the fauna and of the flora. In the neighborhood Humaitá, close to the Airport.

Park Chico Mendes - Inaugurated in 1991, it possesses a forest of eucalyptuses and an ecological reservation formed by native species as butiá, pitangueira and ipê-yellow. North area of the capital.

- it Possesses more than 2.000 animals, distributed in area of preservation of the native forest, lake. Location: Municipal district of Sapucaia of the South. Hourly: Tuesday to Sunday, of 8:00 at 17:30 o'clock. Phone: (051) 474-1499

Square Senator Florêncio (Square of the Customs) - Place where happens annually, since 1954, the Fair of the Book of Porto Alegre. He/she shelters Getúlio Vargas's monuments Carta Testamento and General Osório's Equestrian Statue. In 1987 it was tumbled by the State Patrimony. Downtown, beside the Street of the Beach (it Collapses of Andradas)

Square Marechal Deodoro (Square of the Head office) - To his/her circuit they ponder the State Government's three powers: Executive, Legislative and Judiciary. It is known as Square of the Head office by being located in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral (Mother church of Porto Alegre).

Square Province of Shiga - Inaugurated in 1983, it was present of the Province of Shiga, Japan. It presents a project paisagístico in Japanese style, with cascade, bridge and kiosk in wood. Located in the Bairro Higienópolis, it can be visited of Tuesdays to Sundays, from 8:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00.


Museum of Art of Rio Grande do Sul (MARGS) - Building of 1913, projected by architect Theo Wiederspahn. Now, it shelters the largest collection of works of RS. In 1983 the building was tumbled by the State Patrimony. Square of the Customs s/nº. Of Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. Tel: (051) 227-2311.

Museum Júlio of Castilhos - Founded in 1903 is the oldest museum of the State. The collection exhibits more than 8 thousand objects and documents that count the history of Rio Grande do Sul. Enclosure is the big house of the family Old Machado (1917). Duque de Caxias, 1231 Collapses. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 10:00 to 19:00; Saturdays and Sundays, from 14:00 to 18:00. Tel: (051) 221-3959.

Museum of Social Communication Hipólito José of Costa - it Includes all of the communication sections, of the written press, to the publicity and propaganda, television, video, movies, radio and fonografia. He/she promotes courses, lectures and temporary exhibitions. Street of the Andradas, 959. Of Mondays to Fridays, from 14:00 to 19:00; Saturdays, from 9:00 to 14:00. Tel: (051) 224-4252.

Museum of Porto Alegre - (Solar Lopo Gonçalves) THE collection counts with 357 classified pieces, with 39 collections, 5 thousand pictures of the city, archeological collection with 6 thousand evidences, miniatures of old Azorean residences. Street João Alfredo, 582. Tel: (051) 221-6622. Of Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 12:00 and from 12:30 to 18:00.

Brique of the Redemption - Traditional fair of the city that happens on Sundays, from 9:00 to 16:00. Antiques, crafts, plastic arts and parallel cultural events. Av. José Bonifácio (close to the Parque Farroupilha).

Brique of the Sadness - Craft and plastic arts, with infantile area and shows. On Saturdays, of the 10:00 to the 18:00 Av. Wenceslau Escobar, 1886 (beside the National Supermarket).

House of the Artisan - Courses, commercialization of crafts, exhibitions and artesões cadastramento. Collapse Dr. Flowers, 455. phone: 226-3055, from 9:00 to 18:00.

Art in the Square - Integrated Brique, a gallery outdoors with commercialization of screens, sculptures, pictures, watercolors, drawings, caricatures, woodcuts among others. Dance presentations, music, theater and poetic recitation.

Fair of the Square of the Customs - Exhibition of objects in leather, metal jewelries, silver, alpaca, brass, fabric, incision in wood and oil painting. Of Monday to Saturday, from 9:00 to 19:00, in the Square of the Customs.

"See you later"

Fair of the Old City - he/she Offers Afro-Brazilian typical cookery, German, Russian, Chilean, Peruvian, Italian, rural food and fish in the taquara. On Saturdays, from 10:00 to 17:00. Square Brigadier Sampaio (Beginning of the Street of Andradas)

Ecological fairs - On Saturdays, from 7:00 30 to 12:00 30. Av. José Bonifácio (Feira Coolméia - Close to the Parque Farroupilha) and Av. Princess Isabel (Corner with Gomes Jardim)

Museum of the Army - it Collapses of Andradas in front of Our Church Mrs. of the Pains. The entrance is frank and it works of Monday Friday of the 09:00 the 17:00.

Museum of the Southern Bank - Construction in neoclassical style (1927/1932). it Presents the history of the money and of the banks, with collection of old bills, coins, machines used in banks. Street September 7, 1028. Tel: (051) 287-5000 extension 5269. Monday to the sixth of the 10:00 at 16:00 o'clock.

Museum of the Work - Inaugurated in December of 1982, presents collection composed by equipments and materials that portray the evolution of the productive activities in RS and his/her sociological dimension. Street of the Andradas, 230 - Center - Tel.: (051)227.1450. Of Tuesdays to Sundays, from 13:00 to 18:00

Laçador - Statue in bronze that represents the gaucho in his/her rural typical garment. It was executed by sculptor Antônio Caringi and inaugurated in 1954. In the Square of Bombeador, neighborhood São João, in the entrance of the city for who comes from BR-116.

Monument to Júlio of Castilhos - With 22,5m of height, it was executed in France by the Brazilian sculptor Décio Villares and inaugurated in January of 1913. Square Badly. Deodoro (Square of the Head office).

Source Talavera of La Reigns - it was donated to the city by the Spanish colony of Porto Alegre in 1935, for occasion of Revolução Farroupilha's Centennial. He/she signals the mark zero of the city. Square Montevidéo, in front of the Municipal City hall.

Monument to the Expeditionary - Built in granite, he/she comes as a double Arch of the Victory and it was inaugurated in 1953 in a homage to the Brazilian Expeditionary Force. Park Farroupilha (Redemption).

Ponte of Stone
- the bridge, of three plane arches, ended in 1854, it allowed the road connection of the center with the old small farms of the city. It was tumbled by the municipal district in 1979. Park of the Azoreans - Center.

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1.Try the chiamarão

2. Go to a barbecue restaurant to eat the true barbecue gaucho. Eat the cattle rib and of sheep.

3.Go to the Market Publishes. It is cool.

4.Go to Parcão.

5.Go to gasometer the end in the afternoon and travel boat over there.

6.The city has great night life.

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