Porto Alegre

Top places to see and top things to do in Porto Alegre

  • By Allan K
  • Destinations
  • 30.05.2017

If you visit Porto Alegre in Brazil you will not have a moment to get bored. But if you want to plan your trip beforehand, some ideas may be helpful. Here are the top 3 places to see and top 3 things to do in Porto Alegre.

1. Parque Farroupilha
Take some time off to enjoy a walk in the nature on a sunny day. Parque Farroupilha is the ideal location for an afternoon visit, and features a zoo, a lake, as well as various sports facilities for active visitors.

2. Museum of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force
This large museum contains exhibits, weapons and everything related to Brazil's participation in the World War 2. If you want to learn more about the city's political history, remember to visit the museum.

3. Brique da Redenção
You will most likely want to do some shopping while you're in town, so visit this cool flea market for great deals. The market is open only on Sunday mornings. You may find the perfect gift for your friends here, or you could buy a souvenir for yourself.

4. Cathedral
Porto Alegre's beautiful cathedral is a must see for any tourist. The building was finished in 1986 and features a Renaissance architectural style.

5. Museu Júlio de Castilhos
The museum include a vast collection of fossils, but also focuses on  Júlio de Castilhos' work. Many Indian craft items are also displayed in the museum.

6. Rio Guaíba
You will not have experienced the city until you take a boat trip on Rio Guaíba. The boats will take you to the city center first, and finally stopping nearby a few small beaches that are visited by locals for sunbathing and swimming.