The Traveler’s Guide to Porto Alegre

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Porto Alegre

is the tenth most populous city in the country. You must have heard of the city during the year 29014 because that year’s FIFA World Cup was held here. Set directly on the beautiful banks of the huge freshwater Lagoa dos Patos, Porto Alegre is one of the most important and influential cities in all of the country since a large number of important writers, painters and other intellectuals.

It also happens to be one of the wealthiest Latin American cities in the country as well as one of the most diverse one.For instance, it has opened its arms to a large number of immigrant population for people from all across the world, like Italy, Spain, Poland, Germany and so on. The major population in the heart of the city consists of people of Afro-Brazilian.

Due to the population in the city, and a large number of people visiting this city, the rate of air pollution in the city is high. Although the number of personal cars in the city is limited, the major sources of air pollution are the city buses. SMAM that is, the Municipal Council of the Environment has been encouraging the steady use of clean fuels and over the years,has played a major role in monitoring the pollution levels in the city.

One of the things that has made Porto Alegre extremely famous is its diverse and incredibly colourful lifestyle. In the so called “SoHo” area of the city of Porto Alegre, there is a whole array of incredible localbars filled with wonderful music, restaurants that serve mouthwateringly delicious modern and traditional local foods, and clubs.

Culinery

If you ever find yourself in this wonderful gem of a city, be sure to take a quick trip to the legendary restaurant called Churrascaria Barranco. Situated just 4km southwest of Centro, in the region of Petrópolis, it is open from 11 am to 2 am, and has been serving customers for almost fifty odd years now. Not only will you get to select from a wide range of meat dishes which includes kebabs, prime ribs and spicy barbeque platters, but you can wash them all down with their wine, and there are 300 options for you to choose from!

Art

The art lover is bound to love the Museu de Arte do Rio Grande do Sul, an art gallery that showcases some amazing local art, from artists that are either established in their own rights in the country, or the ones who are just breaking out of their shells right now. Once you are done gazing at the beautiful pieces, you can hop in for a quick lunch Bistrot de MARGS which is situated just below.
The Casa da Cultura Mario Quintana, situated in Rua dos Andradas is the cultural center in Porto Alegre. While you can listen to some great music at the 7th-floor Café Concerto Majestic, you can try out two of the amazing and popular cafes in the busy pink building.

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