Canoas Vacations

Canoas is a popular part of Porto Alegre, Brazil, a city with a population of 1,400,000 people. The area is 5 miles (8 kilometers) to the southwest of Salgado Filho International Airport, and just 8 miles (13 kilometers) from the city's central business district area.

Canoas is a popular place to visit while you are in Porto Alegre as a large number of the area’s star attractions are close. Two attractions that should be on every visitor’s to-do list is the fascinating Porto Alegre Country Club and the iconic Iguatemi Shopping. Two other worthy points of interest close by Canoas are the Museum of Natural Sciences and the Porto Alegre Botanical Garden.

Visitors to Canoas, looking for something a little out of the ordinary, should make tracks to the nearby cultural attractions. In particular, you should make sure you check out Military Museum, the Museum of Folklore and the Museum of Porto Alegre Joaquim Felizardo. Enjoy seeing established and up-and-coming artists performing live at the Casa de Cultura Mario Quintana and the Sao Pedro Theater.

Get your body moving out-of-doors while you are in the area. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. Nature lovers love to visit places like Farroupilha Park and the Mauricio Sirotsky Sobrinho Park. There is a relaxed atmosphere here as well as well-tended gardens.

Porto Alegre has a number of unique places to see such as Metropolitan Cathedral, Matriz Square and the Memorial of Rio Grande do Sul. See some places of worship such as the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows. Admire the beautiful craftsmanship and get a deeper understanding of the role of religion in the area. Brush up on Porto Alegre’s history at Piratini Palace.

Grab your credit card and head to Public Market, Shopping Total and the DC Navegantes Shopping for some retail therapy.

Beira-Rio Stadium is the perfect place to experience Porto Alegre’s passion for soccer, and to see local favorites, the Sport Club Internacional, in action. Make sure to wear red and white, the colors of the Sport Club Internacional.

Finding somewhere handy to stay close to Canoas is a breeze. Take your pick from the Novotel Porto Alegre Airport, the Plaza Sao Rafael Hotel, or the Cosmopolitan Master Palace Hotel.

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