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[South America trip] Brazil: Porto Alegre

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Porto Alegre is a major city in southern Brazil. Known as a town created by immigrants from Europe, it is a town where European culture is deeply ingrained. It is Brazil’s leading port city and the fifth largest metropolitan area in Brazil. As a result, it is a very popular tourist destination and is visited by a large number of tourists. Porto Alegre is the Portuguese word for “cheerful harbor”. It is a town with a cheerful atmosphere.

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Location

Porto Alegre is a city located in southern Brazil.

History

Porto Alegre was an unknown land until the Middle Ages. The town started in the 18th century when the Portuguese emigrated. After that, immigrants were accepted, and immigrants from Italy, Germany, Spain, etc. came in and the town developed. In 2001, the World Forum was held in this city, making it a very famous city.

Climate

Porto Alegre has a very hot and humid climate. Temperatures range from 10 ° C to 30 ° C throughout the year.

Language

The official language of Brazil is Portuguese

Security

Porto Alegre is a relatively safe place in Brazil. However, please avoid going out at night. Try to walk on a busy road.

Race

Brazil is a multi-ethnic country. There is a wide variety of immigrants, including indigenous peoples, immigrants from Africa, immigrants from Europe, and immigrants from Asia.

industry

Porto Alegre has one of the most prosperous aviation industries in Brazil. It is also the birthplace of the well-known company Varig Brazilian Airlines. Soccer is also popular, and the strong teams Gremio and Internacional are based.

religion

Brazil has the largest number of Catholics in the world. Others are Protestant and Muslim.

currency

Real is used in Brazil.

Sightseeing spot 1 : PUCRS Museum of Science and Technology

The Science and Technology Museum introduces the latest science and technology through hands-on attraction-like exhibition methods. There is a whale specimen with a body length of about 15m on display in the museum.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Estadio Beira-Rio

Home stadium of soccer powerhouse SC Internacional, based in Porto Alegre. Many soccer fans gather on one day of the match.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Arena do Grêmio

The home stadium of Gremio, a soccer powerhouse team. The coloring is based on the bright blue of the team color. Many soccer fans gather on one day of the match.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Rio Guaiba

The river that flows through Porto Alegre. It is so big that it is sometimes referred to as a lake. There are several tour boats and it is worth seeing.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Theatro Sao Pedro

The oldest traditional theater in Porto Alegre. There are various events such as concerts, plays and dances. Due to deterioration, restoration work began in 1975, and the museum was reopened in 1984.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Praça da Matriz

Central square of Porto Alegre. Surrounded by many trees, the victorious obelisk proudly rises in the center. It is a place of relaxation for the citizens.

Sightseeing spot 7 : Mercado público

The Porto Alegre Central Market sells meat, fish, vegetables and fruits. The market also has restaurants and cafes, and the harbor is very close, so access is very good.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Catedral Metropolitana de Porto Alegre

A cathedral in the historic center of Porto Alegre. The architectural style incorporates the Italian Renaissance style, with beautiful stained glass inside.

Sightseeing spot 9 : Parque Farroupilha

A large park in Porto Alegre. There is an organic food and crafts fair on Saturday mornings. On Sundays, the market for arts, antiques, and crafts will be open from the morning, and it will be crowded.

Sightseeing spot 10 : Casa de Cultura Mario Quintana

Cultural Center in Porto Alegre. There are art galleries, libraries, theaters and cafes. Today, various workshops and events are held.

Sightseeing spot 11 : Parque Natural Morro do Osso

Porto Alegre’s natural park. There are many plants and animals, and a wide variety of wild birds also inhabit. It is a treasure trove of nature.

Hotel

Porto Alegre has plenty of accommodation. The nearest airport is Porto Alegre Airport. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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