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Porto Alegre

With a variety of things to see and do, Porto Alegre is terrific for both short and longer visits.

This area of Rio Grande Do Sul has some 1,400,000 residents.

It sits roughly 15 miles northeast of Guaiba and about 1,000 mile south of the national capital of Brasilia.

Don't forget to round up the kids and head to the Vinte De Maio Park for an afternoon of fun and laughter.

Those with an interest in horticulture will enjoy an informative walk through the Porto Alegre Botanical Garden.

Pack a picnic hamper and take five in the peaceful, green surroundings of Moinhos de Vento Park and Farroupilha Park. You'll also find plenty of room to laze about at Centennial Park and Brazilian Navy Park.

It has been said that, "Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another." Keep this in the back of your mind as you explore Itapua Park Lighthouse.

The area's exhibition spaces are brimming with tales of human endeavor and achievement. The Military Museum and the Museum of Medical History of Rio Grande do Sul offer a range of displays and collections that are sure to capture your attention. The Museum of Labor and the National Shoe Museum are also worth a visit.

You will find an interesting range of artifacts at the Museum of Science and Technology and Jose Baptista Pereira Planetarium, a couple of highly regarded science museums.

Find out about the various specimens on show as you meander through the packed halls of the Museum of Natural Sciences.

Porto Alegre is a hub of artistic activity, with gallery spaces galore. Soak up the hip atmosphere at the Rio Grande do Sul Museum of Art and the Ibere Camargo Foundation. If you're feeling inspired, finish up your day at the Scheffel Foundation and the Museum of Contemporary Art Rio Grande do Su.

Travel back through time and discover stories of the past at the Museum of Folklore or the Julio de Castilhos Museum. The Joaquim Jose Felizardo Museum and the Montenegro Historical Museum are also respected choices.

Take a step back in time with a visit to the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul or Piratini Palace, just a couple of the historic buildings and sites here. More stories from a bygone era are waiting for you at the Santander Cultural Center and the Schmitt-Presser House.

Take a peek into the lives of some of the area's elite families with a visit to the impressive grounds of Farroupilha Palace.

The spiritual side of the region is on display at Metropolitan Cathedral and Church of Our Lady of Sorrows. If you want to see more religious sites, head to Sao Luis Gonzaga Cathedral and Sao Joao Batista Cathedral.

Good public squares provide space for a city's inhabitants to escape their apartments and make the most of the sunshine and fresh air. Marechal Deodoro Square and Alfandega Square are a couple of these beloved local hangouts. You can also stop by Praca da Alfandega to check out the people, buildings and relaxed atmosphere.

A site for contemplation that serves as a reminder of this place's history, the Cobbler Monument is always worth stopping by.

Do you want to check out one of the modern colleges in the area? The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, the Porto Alegre Federal University and the Lutheran University of Brazil are regarded as the best educational institutions in the region, each one open to visitors by appointment. It'll just take a quick look around to understand what it is that makes this place such a popular study destination.

Find out why this area has a reputation as a great shopping destination. Update your wardrobe, have a snack or just enjoy the atmosphere at Porto Alegre Public Market and Shopping Total. You're also sure to be impressed with the wide range of items at Shopping do Vale and DC Navegantes Shopping.

If you take an interest in the arts, get some tickets, settle in to your seat and prepare for some entertainment at the Sao Pedro Theater or Araujo Vianna Auditorium. You could also surprise your partner with tickets to the Municipal Paschoal Carlos Magno Theater or the Triunfo Municipal Theater.

After you've visited all the premier tourist attractions around the area, get out and see the Rio Grande do Sul State Public Library, the Usina do Gasometro Cultural Center or Guaiba Bridge.


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ibis budget Porto Alegre

ibis budget Porto Alegre

Avenida Julio de Castilhos 516, Porto Alegre
4.1
of 5, from 60 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Centro Historico, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ely Building, Porto Alegre Public Market and Rio Grande do Sul Museum of Art. Sao Pedro Theater and Moinhos de Vento Park are also within 2 miles (3 km).

£50
Novotel Porto Alegre Airport

Novotel Porto Alegre Airport

Avenida Severo Dullius 2055, Porto Alegre
4.3
of 5, from 541 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Lacador Statue and within 3 miles (5 km) of Museum of VARIG and Novo DC Theater. CIEE Theater and Church of Black Madonna of Częstochowa are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£33
Intercity Aeroporto Porto Alegre

Intercity Aeroporto Porto Alegre

Rua Professor Sarmento Barata, 360, Porto Alegre
4.1
of 5, from 292 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Navegantes, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Museum of VARIG and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Moinhos de Vento Park. Novo DC Theater and DC Navegantes Shopping are also within 15 minutes.

£29
Eko Residence Hotel

Eko Residence Hotel

Av. Desembargador André da Rocha, 131, Porto Alegre
4.0
of 5, from 575 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Centro Historico, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Porto Alegre Federal University, Sao Pedro Theater and Porto Alegre Public Market. Rio Grande do Sul Museum of Art and Moinhos de Vento Park are also within 2 miles (3 km).

£49
Master Premium Cosmopolitan

Master Premium Cosmopolitan

Rua Felix da Cunha, 712, Floresta, Porto Alegre
4.1
of 5, from 257 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Floresta, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Moinhos Shopping Center and Moinhos de Vento Park. Porto Alegre Public Market and Rio Grande do Sul Museum of Art are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£43
Blue Tree Towers Millenium Porto Alegre

Blue Tree Towers Millenium Porto Alegre

Avenida Borges de Medeiros, 3120, Porto Alegre
4.1
of 5, from 613 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Porto Alegre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Brazilian Navy Park and Praia de Belas Shopping. Beira-Rio Stadium and Farroupilha Park are also within 2 mi (3 km).

£33
Master Express Dom Pedro II

Master Express Dom Pedro II

Rua Dom Pedro II, 37, Porto Alegre
4.1
of 5, from 105 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Porto Alegre, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Bourbon Shopping and within 3 miles (5 km) of Moinhos de Vento Park and Porto Alegre Public Market. CIEE Theater and Museum of VARIG are also within 1 mile (2 km).

£42
Holiday Inn Porto Alegre

Holiday Inn Porto Alegre

Avenida Carlos Gomes 565, Porto Alegre
4.2
of 5, from 576 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Mont'Serrat, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Anchieta College and within 3 miles (5 km) of Moinhos de Vento Park and Porto Alegre Public Market. Shiga Park and CIEE Theater are also within 1 mile (2 km).

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