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Porto AlegreBrazil

Years of progressive leadership and high levels of education have produced one of Brazil’s most dynamic cultural cities, a base for musicians, artists and actors.

The affluent Brazilian city of Porto Alegre is known for its charming mix of cultures and modern infrastructure. Straddling the banks of Lagoa dos Patos, the largest lagoon in Brazil, Porto Alegre is one of the country’s major transportation hubs. Its port is among the biggest in the nation. Strong academic facilities, forward-thinking leaders and a stable economic climate have helped shape its reputation as a center for the arts, culture and global business.

Begin your stay in the city by acquainting yourself with its many neighborhoods. Hop aboard the Linha Turismo scenic bus to see the city from the open-air top deck. The trip takes about 80 minutes and meanders past all the major sites in Porto Alegre. Snap a photo of the Santuáriu Mãe de Deus, a church known for its modern architecture. Learn about the original people of Porto Alegre as you pass the Monumento aos Açorianos.

Visit the city’s prominent cultural institutions to discover the creative works from locals. Explore the Fundação Iberê Camargo, the city’s key contemporary art gallery. Spend a half-day at MARGS (Museu de Arte do Rio Grande do Sul), the local museum of art, before heading to the banks of the Rio Guaía in time for sunset. Here you’ll find the Usina do Gasômetro, a converted 1920s power plant that hosts theater and art events. Mingle with locals gathered on the grass outside to watch the sun go down.

Be aware that the city struggles with multiple types of crime. Take appropriate cautions, such as using the Lotação network of public vans or the Linha Turismo sightseeing buses as primary modes of transportation.

Plan for mild winter or hot, humid summer weather. Travel by bus, plane or boat to the nearby city of Guaiba and then rent a car or take the bus to Porto Alegre. You can also reach the city by flying into Salgado Filho International Airport, located about 5 miles (8 kilometers) northeast of downtown.

Where to stay in Porto Alegre

Top Hotels in Porto Alegre

Sheraton Porto Alegre Hotel
Sheraton Porto Alegre Hotel
4 out of 5
Rua Olavo Barreto Viana 18, Moinhos De Vento, Porto Alegre, RS
The price is $73 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6

Located in Moinhos de Vento, this hotel is steps from Walk of Fame, Moinhos Shopping Center, and Moinhos de Vento Park. Hydraulic Windmills Historic Building ...

4.2/5Excellent! (313 reviews)
Extremely Dissapoiting

"Terrible experience. The food was bad, the internet wasn’t working properly, the breakfast service was bad. Overall the experience was super disappointing"…"

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2020

Sheraton Porto Alegre Hotel
Hotel Deville Prime Porto Alegre
Hotel Deville Prime Porto Alegre
4.5 out of 5
Avenida Dos Estados 1909, Porto Alegre, RS
The price is $49 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3

Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Lacador Statue and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Gremio Arena. Museum of VARIG and DC Navegantes Shopping ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (625 reviews)

"Nice hotel very close to the airport. Breakfast included."…"

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

Hotel Deville Prime Porto Alegre
Hotel Laghetto Stilo Higienópolis
Hotel Laghetto Stilo Higienópolis
4 out of 5
Av Inácio Vasconcelos, 49, Porto Alegre
The price is $40 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30

Located in Boa Vista, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Shiga Park and CIEE Theater. Anchieta College and NT Institute of Cinema and Culture are also ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (210 reviews)

"Inexpensive, clean, quiet and well maintained property. Friendly/helpful front desk staff loaned me a plug adapter"…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Hotel Laghetto Stilo Higienópolis
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Vacation Rentals in Porto Alegre

Apart Hotel Garibaldi
Apart Hotel Garibaldi
3 out of 5
Rua Vicente da Fontoura 1507, Santana, Porto Alegre, RS
The price is $35 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3

Located in Santana, this apartment building is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Acoriano Sul Rio Grandense Museum and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Pontifical Catholic University ...

3.8/5Good! (10 reviews)

"Ótimo hotel. Funcionários foram muito atenciosos e o quarto estava muito limpo."…"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Apart Hotel Garibaldi
Flat Loft Barra
Flat Loft Barra
3 out of 5
Avenida Diário de Notícias, 500, Porto Alegre

Located in Cristal, this aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from BarraShoppingSul Mall and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Beira-Rio Stadium. Orla do Guaíba and Ibere Camargo ...

3/5 (2 reviews)

"Its not a hotel its a loft with kitchen,no room service at all Super clean super nice but not services at all."…"

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2017

Flat Loft Barra
Luxo do Gaúcho
Luxo do Gaúcho
3.5 out of 5
R. Lindolfo Henke, 230 Ap 901, Porto Alegre, RS
The price is $28 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24

This family-friendly Porto Alegre apartment building is located in the historical district, 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Fiergs Exhibition and Convention Center, and ...

Luxo do Gaúcho
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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