31 Sights in Porto Alegre, Brazil (with Map and Images)
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1. Fonte Francesa
French Fountain, also known as Imperial Bait, is a cast iron bait located in Farroupon Park, the main public park in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Created by sculptor Carrier-Belleuse, dated 1866, it was made in France and imported into Porto Alegre along with six other cafes. With the disappearance of other cafes at the end of the 19th century, the French fountain became the only remaining relic of that period, which has been preserved to this day. Originally at Customs Square, in front of the old customs building, it was later moved to Paradise Square, which lasted until 1925, when he was to move to Parrobe Square again. Parobe Square is a square next to the public market in Porto Alegre and now has the Parobe bus terminus. After the floods of 1941, it was moved to where it is now, in the European corner of Faludi Park.
2. Santuário Mãe de Deus
The Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady Mother of God is a Catholic church located at the top of the hill of Pedra Redonda, Rua Santuário, near the Estrada dos Alpes, in Porto Alegre. The design for the building dates from 1987, but its construction was delayed due to environmental concerns, and its foundation stone could only be laid on August 16, 1992, being consecrated by the Archbishop of Cologne, Cardinal Joachim Meisner. It was completed in June 2000, as part of the celebrations of the Third Millennium.
3. Estátua do Laçador
The Hunter Statue is a monument in the city of Porto Alegre. It's a picture of a charred harmonica. It was defined as the official symbol of Porto Alegre by the municipal law in 1992. His author is Anthony Caringi, a sculptor of Pilotens. The statue was overturned in 2001 as a historic heritage of Porto Alegre. In 2007, due to the predicted construction of the LeonelBrizola overpass, the monument was transferred from its original place, the wide place of the fire chief, to the site of "Hunter".
4. Morro Santa Teresa
Morro Santa Teresa is one of the hills of the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, capital of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. With 148 meters of altitude, it is located in the south of the city, next to Lake Guaíba, being understood by the neighborhood Santa Teresa. The hill is known for housing the headquarters and towers of several television and radio stations in the capital of Rio Grande do Sul, and is also a tourist spot because of its remaining forest and its beautiful view of the city.
5. Rio Grande do Sul Museum of Art
The Rio Grande do Sul Museum of Art is an art museum in the State of Rio Grande do Sul. It is located in the centre of Porto Alegre. Its eclectic building, national heritage, is one of the most noteworthy historic buildings in Porto Alegre. Its design is usually attributed to Theodor Wiederspahn, a German-Brazilian architect, although important local historian and artist Fernando Corona ascribes it to Germano Gundlach.
6. Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceição
The Church of Our Lady of the Conception is a temple of the Catholic Church located on Independência Avenue, in front of the Dom Sebastião Square, in Porto Alegre, Brazil. It is one of the oldest churches in the city and the one that best preserves its original appearance, containing a rich internal decoration in gilded woodcarving and statuary, besides being a listed property by the City Hall.
Wikipedia: Church of Our Lady of the Conception (Porto Alegre) (EN)
7. Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosário
The Nossa Senhora do Rosário Church, better known as the Church of the Rosary, is a Catholic church located in the historic center of the city of Porto Alegre, capital of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The original church was listed by the Institute of National Historical and Artistic Heritage, along with its collection, but the listing was reversed in 1951 for the construction of a new church.
Wikipedia: Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosário (Porto Alegre) (PT)
8. TV Urbana
Rede Sul de Televisão is a Brazilian television station based in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. It operates on channel 55 and was inaugurated on January 16, 1992 by businessman Airton Neves as TV Urbana, being maintained by the Hipódromo do Cristal. Until 2015, it rebroadcast the programming of some television networks in the country, but currently airs independent and local programming.
9. Monumento ao Conde de Porto Alegre
The Monument to the Count of Porto Alegre is a public monument in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre. It is located in Praça Conde de Porto Alegre and is dedicated to Manuel Marques de Sousa, Count of Porto Alegre, combatant in the Cisplatine War, in the Farroupilha Revolution and in the War against Oribe and Rosas, and hero of the Battle of Tuiuti, which occurred during the Paraguayan War.
10. 22101 Planetário
The Professor José Baptista Pereira Planetarium, also known as the UFRGS Planetarium, is a planetarium in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil, belonging to the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). It is an organ of complementation of teaching and dissemination of Astronomy. It is located on the corner of Avenida Ipiranga and Rua Ramiro Barcelos, on the Health campus of UFRGS.
Wikipedia: Planetário Professor José Baptista Pereira (PT), Website
11. Monument to the Expeditionary
The Monument to the Expeditionary is a historical monument of the city of Porto Alegre, and was inaugurated in 1957. The idea for the monument was launched by the newspaper Correio do Povo in 1946, which generated a public tender for the elaboration of a triumphal arch, where the project of Antônio Caringi, author also of the Statue of Laçador, symbol of Porto Alegre, was won.
12. Museu de Ciências e Tecnologia da PUCRS
The PUCRS Museum of Science and Technology is a Brazilian museum run by the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), located in the city of Porto Alegre in Rio Grande do Sul, at Ipiranga Av. 6681, Building 40, Parthenon. Visiting hours are from Tuesdays to Sundays, from 9am to 5pm. However, due to the current pandemic, it is necessary to book it beforehand.
Wikipedia: PUCRS Museum of Science and Technology (EN), Website
13. Museu Joaquim José Felizardo
The Museum of Porto Alegre Joaquim Felizardo is a historical museum of the city of Porto Alegre, capital of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. It is installed in Solar Lopo Gonçalves, located at Rua João Alfredo 582. Open to the public on Monday from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
14. Monumento ao Batalhão Suez
The Monument to the Suez Battalion, regionally known as the UN Monument and/or the Blue Helmet Monument, is a national military monument located in the city of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, and pays homage to the gaucho soldiers involved in the UN peacekeeping missions in the Middle East in 1959. These soldiers are known to belong to the Suez battalion.
15. Monumento aos Açorianos
The Monument to the Azoreans is a public art monument in full time exhibition in Porto Alegre, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in honor of the arrival of the first sixty Azorean couples that populated the city in 1752. It was inaugurated on March 26, 1974, in the city's 206th anniversary. The monument is 17 meters high and 24 meters wide.
16. Parque Alim Pedro
Alim Pedro Park is a Brazilian park located in the northern part of the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre. It is located in the neighborhood of Passo D'Areia, within the nucleus of buildings known as Vila do IAPI, more precisely on Avenida dos Industriários. Next to the park, separated by Tupanciretã street, is Largo Elis Regina.
17. Travessa dos Venezianos
The Travessa dos Venezianos is an alley in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, capital of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. It is located in the neighborhood of Cidade Baixa, between the streets Lopo Gonçalves and Joaquim Nabuco, where there is a series of seventeen popular houses listed by the municipality.
18. Memorial do Rio Grande do Sul
The Memorial of Rio Grande do Sul is a cultural center of Porto Alegre, housed in a historic building located in Praça da Alfândega, in the Historic Center of the city. It is a building inventoried by the City Hall and listed by the Institute of National Historical and Artistic Heritage.
19. Praça Frederico Arnaldo Ballvé
The Frederico Arnaldo Ballvé Square is a street in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, capital of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. It is located at the corner of Christopher Columbus and Eduardo Chartier avenues, in the Higienópolis neighborhood, near the so-called IAPI Village.
20. Igreja São Pedro
The Church of St. Peter is a temple belonging to the Catholic Church located at Avenida Cristóvão Colombo 1629, in Porto Alegre, Brazil. It is one of the main churches of the city and has rich internal decoration in paintings, carved altars, stained glass windows and statuary.
21. Igreja Santo Antônio
St. Anthony's Church is a Catholic temple located in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre at 35 Luis de Camons Street. The present church is the second building erected at the site, inheriting a chapel built in 1876. It is the center of St Anthony's traditional festival in Lisbon.
22. Farol Santander Porto Alegre (antigo Santander Cultural)
The Santander Porto Alegre Lighthouse, formerly called Santander Cultural, is a Brazilian cultural center maintained by Banco Santander in a historic building in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. It is located in Praça da Alfândega and its building was listed by IPHAE.
23. Praça General Osório
Praça General Osório is a square located in the historic center of Porto Alegre, capital of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. It is located between Duque de Caxias, Coronel Fernando Machado and General Portinho streets. It was a wide until the early twentieth century.
24. Anfiteatro Pôr-do-Sol
The Sunset Amphitheater is a venue for open-air shows and events in Porto Alegre, capital of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. It was inaugurated on May 13, 2000. With a capacity of approximately 70,000 people, and its name was chosen by popular vote.
25. Praça Doutor Maurício Cardoso
Praça Doutor Maurício Cardoso is a square located in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, capital of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. It is located between Félix da Cunha and Tobias da Silva streets, in the Moinhos de Vento neighborhood.
26. Monumento a Júlio de Castilhos
The monument to Júlio de Castilhos is a Brazilian monument, located in Praça da Matriz, in the center of Porto Alegre, honoring the ruler Júlio de Castilhos, founder of a long-standing political tradition associated with positivism.
27. Praça Júlio de Castilhos
Julio de Castios Square is the Brazilian city square in Porto Alegre, the capital of Rio Grande do Sul. It is located in the Independence neighbourhood, restricted by Independence Avenue and Barcelona's Ramiro Avenue, October 24.
28. Monumento ao General Osório
The Monument to General Osório is a public monument located in Praça da Alfândega, in the center of Porto Alegre, erected in honor of Manuel Luís Osório, patron of the Brazilian Army Cavalry and hero of the Paraguayan War.
29. Fundação Iberê Camargo
The Iberê Camargo Foundation is a cultural institution and museum located in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The Foundation is dedicated to preserving and promoting the work of Brazilian painter Iberê Camargo (1914–1994).
30. Museum of Natural Sciences
The Museu de Ciências Naturais da Fundação Zoobotânica do Rio Grande do Sul, is a Brazilian museum located inside the Porto Alegre Botanical Garden. Open from Monday to Sunday 9am to 12pm and from 13h30 to 17h.
Wikipedia: Museu de Ciências Naturais da Fundação Zoobotânica do Rio Grande do Sul (EN)
31. Praça Garibaldi
The Garibaldi Square is a street in Porto Alegre, bordered by the streets Lobo da Costa and José do Patrocínio, and by the avenues Venâncio Aires and Érico Veríssimo, in the neighborhood of Menino Deus.
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