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A Day in Port Alegre by Carl Winter
Go up the Santa Teresa
hill for one of the most beautiful
views of the city
|Gauchos were generally nomadic
and lived on the pampas, the plain that extends north from
Patagonia, bounded on the west by the Andes and extending as far
north as the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. Most gauchos were
either criollo (South Americans of Spanish ancestry) or mestizo (of
mixed Spanish and Native American blood), but the term applies
equally to people of other European, African, or mixed ancestry (see
bottom of next paragraph).
The gaucho plays an important symbolic role in the
nationalisms of this region, especially that of Argentina.
The habit of taking chimarrão
(a herb tea drunk from a gourd), the wearing of wide-legged trousers
(a type of national costume), cooking on an earth barbecue and
incorporating Castilian Spanish expressions in the dialect are some
of the features that characterize the Gaucho, particularly those who
were born and brought up in the pampas, the plains that form one of
the most striking landscapes in the region. As well as the plains,
other Gaúcho landscapes can be seen by anyone crossing this state,
the gateway between Brazil and her southern neighbours, Uruguay and
|Porto Alegre is a huge outdoor architectonic
museum. The different styles are concentrated especially downtown,
recording on the buildings the influences which marked the capital
city’s golden time. Therefore, walking across the narrow streets of
the historical center, one may see buildings with baroque
characteristics – as the “Casa da Junta” – sharing the space with
the modern architecture of Farroupilha Palace – a place that today
hosts the State Legislative Assembly.
The governor's palace, seat of
the state government since 1921. French
architecture with internal panels signed by renowned
Italian painter, Aldo Locateli. Designated state
heritage in 1986,the palace is open for visitors
most days, with no entrance fee.
Located at 'DA MATRIZ' square,in the center of the
city, close to the cathedral.
Alegre City Hall – “Paço dos Açorianos” (The Palace of the Azoreans)
Ornamented in neoclassic style, its construction was started in 1898.
Across the City Hall is the “Fonte Talavera de La Reina”, a gift from
that Spanish colony in 1935, during the celebration of the centennial of
the Farroupilha Revolution. The sculptures embellishing the façade stand
for Economy, Education, and Politics. It became a historic site in 1979.
The city’s center milestone is there. The city hall lies at Praça
Montevidéu, 10, Downtown.
|The Rota Romântica
|The Rota Romântica, Portuguese for the "Romantic
Route", is a scenic tourist route which runs through 13
municipalities located in the moutainous Serra Gaúcha in the
southernmost Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. The area was
originally colonized by German immigrants in the first half of the
19th century. The strong German influence can still be seen in each
of these beautiful towns and villages - this truly sets the tour
route apart from others in Brazil. The Germanic roots are visible in
the architecture, gastronomy and occasionally in the accent and
language (Riograndenser Hunsrückisch) of the people - and, of
course, in their Northern European appearance.
The Rota Romântica is approximately 184km (about 114 miles) in
distance and extends from São Leopoldo to São Francisco de Paula.
The 13 municipalities along the route are: São Leopoldo, Novo
Hamburgo, Estância Velha, Ivoti, Dois Irmãos, Morro Reuter, Santa
Maria do Herval, Presidente Lucena, Picada Café, Nova Petrópolis,
Gramado, Canela, and São Francisco de Paula.
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centers, museums, history benchmarks and the cathedral area
all worthwhile. The two universities and its position as a capital of Mercusur make Porto Alegre the capital of the four founding coutries,
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil. This is
guacho land. There's many excellent day trips and far more English
is spoken here than elsewhere in Brazil making Puerto Alegre a good base
of operations. However the visitor infrustructure is still getting
started and the downtown can seem empty on weekends.
The sunset, as seen from the Guaíba Lake, blankets the city
with golden lights. Every day the crowds gather to see the spectacular
twilight show along the 72 km of shoreline.
|PORTO ALEGRE has a long
coastline on the Guaíba Lake, and its topography is punctuated
by 40 hills. In the lake -- a very vast body of water -- a maze
of islands facing the city create an archipelago where a unique
ecosystem makes possible an exuberant
wildlife. The city area
concentrates 28% of the native flora of Rio Grande do Sul, with
Ilha da Pintada (Pintada Island)
Ilha da Pintada is part of the group of islands comprising the
Delta do Jacuí State Park. Currently, crafty fishing is the most
representative economic activity in the place. Its population
descends from Azorean immigrants.
Delta Cruise exploring the many fast developing as well as uninhabited islands in the river
delta. Cruises can be spotty depending on the time of year.
-River Two-hour excursions on the Rio
Guaiba leave from the tour-boat berth (Doca
Turística) on Avenida Mauá, near the train
station. Schedules vary seasonally, so check
with the tourist office. There are also boat
excursions from the Centro Cultural Usina do
Travessa do Carmo Street 84, phones (51)
3213-3464 and (51) 3212-1628: a tourist bus line
that passes through 11 neighbourhoods and shows
the main attractions of the city (parks, trees,
statues, hospitals, churches etc), with audio
guides in three languages. The trip is 28km long
and lasts for about 1h20min, and the arrival is
at the same departure address. From Tuesdays to
Sundays (holidays included), at 9am, 10:30am,
1:30pm, 3pm and 4:30m (winter) or 10:30am,
1:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm and 6pm (summer). The
tickets cost 5 reais for the lower floor and 7
reais for the superior one (which has no
within the City are not used for swimming and for much of the winter are
deserted and wind swept, however you will find the sunsets exceptional.
There are many fine beaches an hour from the city but do not
swim in the inviting water at the Puerto Alegre beaches as they are
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Centro Cultural Usina do
Usina do Gasômetro, Avenida
Presidente João Goulart, 551, Centro, tel. (51) 3212-5979.
10h/20h (ter. a dom.). 1
- Cultural Centre Locate on the shores of Guaíba,the
building holds an old thermoelectric powerhouse of
the city that was active from 1928 to 1974. Since
1991, it's one of the most important cultural
centers of the State. It's chimney is 117m tall and
serves as a visual reference throughout the city.
The best day to visit the Gasômetro is on a Sunday
afternoon, when there are people sunbathing and
admiring the view.
Casa de Cultura
Rua dos Andradas 736 (Tues-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat & Sun
Rua dos Andradas, 736, Centro, tel. (51) 3221-7147. 9h/21h (ter.
a sex.) e 12h/21h (sáb., dom. e feriados). Site:
1990, it is now one of the biggest cultural centers
in Latin America. When visiting, go to the Majestic
Cafe on the top floor with an excellent view of the
Apart from numerous exhibition galleries, the Casa
de Cultura houses a library, a cinema, a
restaurant and a café. Designed in Neoclassical
style by the German architect Theo Wiederspahn in
1923, the extremely elegant rose-coloured building
was a hotel until 1980. The poet Mário Quintana was
a long-time resident, hence the name.
|Centro Municipal de Cultura, Avenida Erico
Veríssimo, 307, Azenha, tel. (51) 3221-6622. 8h30/23h (todos os
Centro Cultural CEEE Erico Veríssimo, Rua dos Andradas, 1223,
Centro, tel. (51) 3226-5342. 9h/17h (seg. a sex.). Horário
sujeito a modificações. Site:
|Santander Cultural, Rua Sete de Setembro,
1028, Centro, tel. (51) 3287-5500. 12h/20h (seg.), 10h/20h (ter.
a sáb.) e 10h/18h (dom.). Site:
Also known as Redenção
Address: Av. Osvaldo Aranha, José
Bonifácio e João Pessoa. Phone: (51) 3221 3562
The biggest parks in Porto Alegre at
370 thousand sq. metersand well located near the business center
Inside the park there are
45 copper and marble temple like
The most noteworthy is “O Expedicionário" (The
Expeditionary One) monument, representing a double Triumph Arch
with relief sculptures which are a homage to Brazilian soldiers
who fought in Italy during the World War II. It also hosts a
mini-zoo, an amusement park for children, a solar retreat, a
market, soccer and bowl fields, cycleways, athletic sports
track, gymnastics equipment, and an auditorium for 4,500 people.
The best day to
visit the park is on Sunday, when it hosts a flea market,
Brique da Redenção Fair porto-alegrenses
love to meet their friends to drink chimarrão and walk
around the water. Avoid the park during the night.
Moinhos de Vento Park
(also known as Parcão) [Windmill Park] Moinhos de Vento
The Park administrative head offices were built in the shape of
an artificial windmill debouching as a small cascade.
A great choice for
walking, jogging or to bring the kids to the playground or to
watch the ducks and turtles at the lake.
It has 115 thousand sq. meters and offers sports infrastructure with a
soccer field, tennis court, bowl field, gymnastics equipment, skating
track, multipurpose courts, and athletic sports tracks. There is
also a library for children, containing one thousand books, especially
devoted to ecologic literature.
While there visit the street 24 de Outubro, one of the most charming in the city.
Morro do Osso (Osso Hill)
Located between Tristeza, Camaquá, and Ipanema districts. From the top
of its 143 meters, with an over 200-degree panoramic view, one can see
the Guaíba Lake, Ipanema Beach, Downtown Porto Alegre, and a few hills.
A share of this Hill lines off the Osso Hill Natural Park, which must
soon be expanded. The park has a head office with an auditorium for
educational activities, forester service, and an environmental
Morro São Pedro (São Pedro Hill)
It lies between Restinga and Lami districts. From its 289 meters high,
it is possible to see part of the city’s Southern Zone, Lami Beach, and
Itapuã Lighthouse. With over one thousand hectares, it has several clean
and preserved stream fountains. There you can find four basic vegetal
formations: clean field, with tripping vegetation; dirty field, with
clumps of shrub and semi-shrubby vegetation; the gallery forest, which
flows across the brooks; and pluvial subtropical wood or forest. In
addition to campo flickers, partridges, “sabiás”, southern house wrens,
and sparrow hawks, other animals in danger of extinction, as auburn
monkeys, live in this hill.
Morro Santa Teresa (Santa Teresa Hill)
Located at Santa Teresa District, this hill is 148 m above sea level,
providing a panoramic view of the shores of Guaíba Lake along the
“Marinha do Brasil” and Maurício Sirotsky Sobrinho (Harmonia) parks.
From Ruy Ramos belvedere, at the hilltop, it is also possible to see
some of the archipelago islands, the “Usina do Gasômetro” (Gasholder
Plant), and Downtown Porto Alegre. Santa Teresa is known for sheltering
several TV and radio stations, being this the reason why the population
nicknamed it as "TV Hill".
It has had a bad reputation at times for robberies
garden, where one can enter and forget the whole world, cannot be made
in a week or a month or a year. It must be planned for, and waited for,
and loved into being. - Chinese Proverb
With an area of approximately 43 hectares, the
Botanical Garden is in
the district named for it, between Cristiano Fischer Avenue and Salvador
França Avenue. It has scientific collections with over two thousand
issues, 725 vegetal species, spread along the different open areas in
the park. It also has a Germplasm Bank, a Seed Bank and a Sapling
Terrarium, in addition to developing environmental educational
activities. The Natural Sciences Museum is headquartered at the Garden
and preserves flora and fauna species from the State Natural Patrimony.
Maurício Sirotsky Sobrinho Park (Harmonia Park)
Located at Cidade Baixa District, it has 300 thousand sq. meters,
hosting in its area a replica of a traditional gaucho farm - the
Harmonia Ranch -, designed to maintain and practice the regionalist
culture. It also has an aeromodelling track, a nautimodelling tank,
children’s sites, soccer and bowl fields, volleyball courts, and over
100 barbecue grills available in different areas of the park.
Saint Hilaire Park
Located on RS-040 highway, at about km 02, this park is 17 km away from
Downtown Porto Alegre.
It has 11.8 sq. km, 240 hectares of which are designed to leisure and
940 hectares reserved to permanent preservation. Its name is a homage to
scientist Augustin François César Prouvençal de Saint-Hilaire, an
internationally renowned French traveler and naturalist who lived in
Brazil for many years. The park infrastructure has soccer fields, bowl
fields, volleyball courts and indoor soccer fields, aeromodelling and
skating tracks, a playground and approximately 100 barbecue grills.
Mascarenhas de Moraes Park
Officially created in 1984, the park has a total area of 182,383 sq.
meters. In addition, it has an ecologic reserve of approximately 6
hectares, inhabited by many flora and fauna species. The Southern Wing
of the park has a playground and three volleyball courts; in the central
part are the park administration office, soccer and bowl fields,
volleyball courts, soccer seven fields and multipurpose courts and
fields. Mascarenhas de Moraes Park is at Humaitá District.
Chico Mendes Park
It pays a homage to preservationist Francisco Alves Mendes Filho,
commonly known as Chico Mendes, the union leader of rubber tappers and a
great defender of the Amazon forest, murdered in 1988, in Acre State.
The park occupies 247 thousand sq. meters and it is located still at an
urban consolidation stage area. It has a forest of eucalyptuses and a
small ecologic reserve comprised basically of native trees which ensure
the survival of several species of the avifauna. It also has a
volleyball court, a basketball court, two soccer fields, three bowl
fields, table games, gymnastics equipment, cooper lanes, rest rooms, a
playground, and an area with barbecue grills. The Chico Mendes Memorial
and the outdoor amphitheater are designed to ceremonies and cultural
Parque Marinha do Brasil ( Brazilian Navy’s Park)
It occupies an area of 715 thousand sq. meters at Praia de Belas
District. From there one can admire the waters of Guaíba Lake.
Sportspeople enjoy the park very much due to its infrastructure
characteristics – it has four tennis courts, five multipurpose courts, a
soccer field, six indoor soccer fields, an athletic sports track, a
skating track, a skateboard track, nine sand soccer fields, a mourning
hall and gymnastics equipment. Bicycle and quadricycle rental is also
available. It also has a playground and a small amusement park. Out of
its total area, 11 hectares represent forests and grass-covered spaces
where there are many native trees and exotic species.
|The state can make the bold claim to some of
the most spectacular scenery as well as picturesque charm.
Gramado and Canela
Gramado and Canela:
through the German foothills (serra alemã) between Itaimbezinho
Canyon and Nova Petrópolis, they gather the beauty of the Gaucho
Mountain ridge, of the mountains, of the
parks and flowers. Serra Gaúcha is in the mountain range of Rio Grande do Sul. Here
the influence of the German and Italian immigrants predominates.
Besides the workmanship, hydrangeas, Bavarian architecture
chocolates, colonial coffee, and the sweet charm of Christmas
the Gramado Film Festival is famous throughout Latin America.
Largely concerned with tourism, Gramado and Canela are the best
known towns and in winter, snow can cover the roofs. Canela is a
small town with an abundance of natural beauty, including the
Cascata do Caracol, a waterfall with a drop of one hundred and
thirty one metres
As might be expected their festivals star their Ockoberfest
on weekends in in October. Also there is the Festa de Verao
on weekends during Jan & Feb and Festa do Folkore on
weekend in July. All the events are held in the Parque do
Imigrante which also features a historic village from the
turn of the century and a helpful tourist office at the
entrance (open daily till 6pm).
Temperature in Gramado and Canela is normally
about 5 oC less than Porto Alegre.
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event center in gramado
About 100 km north Porto Alegre and where German is still largely
spoken. There are many Swiss chalet type structures as a result
of the official attempts to promote building in the German
character. The population is around 25,000 people and most are
of German origin. Dairy farming and shoemaking are the
major economic activities in the municipality.
Bento Goncalves and Garibaldi: Wine Country
Wine Region is
an escape to Italian scenery . Caxias do Sul, Bento Gonçalves,
Garibaldi, are the standout destination of the region.
This is the capital of Brazilan wine making and there is plenty
of happiness, music, wines, champagne and Italina cooking to
Wine Route, through the Italian foothills (serra italiana)
a couple of hours north of Porto Alegre.
The beautiful Vale dos Vinhedos (Valley of
the Vineyards) is just two hours drive [120
Km ] from Porto Alegre.
Vinhedos is a valley among Bento Gonçalves, Garibaldi and
Monte Belo do Sul borders. Wines from Vale dos Vinhedos are
globally known. The techniques guarantee the product quality,
which already earned important national and international
prizes, mainly in countries of Europe. In the summer the main
attraction is to eat the grapes in the vineyards, to accompany
the winegrowers' work, to see how the wine and juice are
A good introduction to the area is to take the
Maria Fumaca (Smoky Mary) steam train.
It's a 23km ride
with music, wines and Italian treats. The railroad,
inaugurated in 1919. Departures: Wednesdays and
Saturdays, at 14 o'clock, from Bento Gonçalves' Rail
Station, going by Garibaldi, Carlos Barbosa and
returning by the same itinerary.
The Italians, who arrived between 1875 and 1915, were mainly
from the Veneto and Trento region. They adapted well and very
quickly specialized in wine production. The region has developed
into an important industrial centre, but it is in and around
smaller towns, such as Bento Goncalves and Garibaldi, that, in
fact, Brazil`s wine production is centred.
This is where 90% of the country's wine
production is done. Since the 1970s, investment in wineries
has leapt up considerably and the ensuing quality although
Brazil still lags in exports behind the hegemony of Chile and
Argentina it is a growing sector of the local economy.
is a city of over 22,000 in Rio Grande do Sul's wine
country that is linked by the Maria Fumaça tourist railroad to
Salto ventoso (Windy Jump) - it is located
in the district of Nova Sardenha (New Sardenha). With 54 meters
of height, in front of a large mouth (200 meters in length for
25 meters of height), where you can watch it from behind the
waterfall. The horseshoe shape, like a semicircle, making it
possible to watch it from any angle. When the sun shines inside
of the big mouth, on the rift of the water, several colors
reflecte on the walls of the cave. " Quatrilho ", the Oscar
nominate movie, was filmed here.
Fenavinho - National Party of the Wine. The whole secular
magic of the Italian immigrants' culture is shown with music,
dances, shows, typical dishes and a lot of wine, that flows in a
parallel with people happiness.
Santa Maria is a
city in the central region of Rio Grande do Sul, the
southernmost state of Brazil. It is known for the presence of a
federal university (Universidade Federal de Santa Maria) and a
number of private universities and faculties, due to which fact
it has a relatively young population.
Santa Maria has a population of 243,611. It has a total area of
Santa Maria is often referred as the "culture city" (from
portuguese: cidade cultura) mostly because of the great number
of students and
adults who engage in many political movements, cultural and
social entrepreneurs, and a wide range of academic researches of
Aparados da Serra National Park
One hundred and eighty six kilometres from Porto Alegre,
near the frontier with the state of Santa Catarina, in the
mountainous region known as Campos de Cima da Serra is
Cambará do Sul, a district that includes the Itaimbezinho
canyon set in the
Aparados da Serra National Park.
Canyon do Itaimbézinho:
freak of nature, the mountains are separated from each other
by almost two hundred and fifty kilometres of vertical walls
that are seven hundred and twenty metres
main attraction is
Canyon do Itaimbézinho a fantastic narrow
canyon with sheer 600 to 720-meter parallel
Most days, you walk along the lush banks
of the Rio do Boi, marveling at the countless waterfalls that
plunge down from on high. Beware of an unexpected torrential rain which
can turn the river into a hungry demon. Hiking in the dry season
(July-October) is generally safe, though it's wise to keep an ear to the
latest forecast. Even during the wet season the trip's still possible,
though the prudent may want to stick to the Cotovelo Trail, which
follows along the canyon's edge.
deep and with a
breadth varying between one hundred and two thousand metres.
Looking out from the Itaimbezinho canyon on a sunny day it
is possible to see the Torres sea and the beach to the north
of the state where the craggy cliffs, caverns and enormous
boulders make it one of the most attractive landscapes in
the southern region.
Cambará do Sul can serve as a base to
visit Aparados da Serra National Park and Serra Geral National Park. They
border each other and share the same type of ecological environment, where
large canyons formed by enormous rocky cliffs on wavy reliefs comprise the
landscape. There are also sections of Mata Atlântica, fields of grass and
Another option visit this fantastic park and its many
waterfalls you would wish to stay in Gramado or Canela.
Serra Geral National Park
|Situated between Cambará do Sul, in Rio Grande do Sul State, and
Praia Grande and Jacinto Machado, in Santa Catarina State, Serra
Geral National Park was created in 1992. It is an extension of
its neighbor, Aparados da Serra, and has an area of 173 km2
There are more than 60 canyons distributed over the region, and
although they are all similar, the surprise and fascination when
approaching the edge of each one is unique.
The one that calls most attention and surprises by its magnitude
is the Fortaleza Canyon, with more than 7 km in extension (4.4
miles). Araucaria Forests, highlighting the Paraná araucária,
pepper trees, oak trees, kinds of holly, and Scotch pine;
grasses that prevail on the fields; and the Atlântica Pluvial
Forest, with several species such as maria-mole trees and the
canchara cabralea, coexist in the park. The guará wolf, cougar,
and pampas deer can only be seen in places of difficult access
|The highlands region
and towns such as Pelotas, with its 19th century art nouveau
buildings and legacies from the past, such as wrought-iron
structures scattered around the town and left by the English at
the beginning of the century.
São Miguel das Missões
The state is also home to the historic
São Miguel das Missões, [wiki] the ruins of an 18th century Jesuit
Mission. The Missions are in three countries and are a
UNESCO World Heritage site.
São Miguel das Missões, Portuguese for the "Mission of St.
Michael", located in the small city of São Miguel das
Missões in northwestern Rio Grande do
30 ruined Jesuit missions
"a grand 160-year experiment in socialism, where wealth was
equally divided and religion, intellect and the arts flourished—a
utopian island of progress in an age of monarchies and
Sul. It was also known as "São Miguel Arcanjo" and by
its Spanish name "San Miguel." Jesuit missionaries founded
the mission in the 18th Century in part to catechise the Guarani
indian population and to protect the natives from Spanish and
Portuguese slave traders. The Mission was constructed from about
1735-1745. Despite the efforts of the Jesuits, the slave trade
of the Spanish and Portuguese empires eventually conquered and
the Mission was abandone
Rio Grande do Sul's prairies have been the scene of bloody
wars: the dispute between Portugal and Spain for the Sacramento
Colony, the Guarani Missions War, the
War of Tatters [wiki],
the Federalist Revolution, the Maurers Revolt, The
Contestado War [wiki],
and the Vargas's levant.
The three big resort towns on the north
Torres, Capão da Canoa and Tramandaí. Torres,
the furthest from Porto Alegre, is only three hours away by car.
All three have medium-sized airports, luxury hotels and
|Located on the coast of Rio Grande do Sul
State, Torres is the most sophisticated summer destinations
in the State attracting many out of state visitors.T
he pleasant climate and the vastness of the white sand
beaches assure that visitors return.
The climate in Torres is divided into two very
marked seasons. From October to April it is very hot and dry
(24°c-36°c) and the rest of the year is cold and humid
It is possible to find ocean, beaches, dunes,
cliffs, Atlantic forest, river, lagoon, waterfalls and
various species of fauna and flora – all on the same place.
Torres is also one of the oldest municipalities in Rio
Grande do Sul State.
has some of the best surf spots in the state. Some of the
best Brazilian surfers are from Torres. The surfing
conditions are improved by the presence of rocky the
mountains and other geological formations which provide
natural protection from strong winds and create good sea
bottom shapes. The best season for surfing is the winter
(may-sep) with waves up to 3 meters high and cold water.
During the summer the waves are smaller and the northeast
wind usually jeopardizes the surfing conditions. It is
possible to practice Tow-in in a point break near Ilha dos
Lobos and waves as high as 8 meters have been registered
there but the access is difficult and good conditions are
The city hosts ballooning festivals, a
very popular activity in the area.
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http://www.torres.com.br/ city site
|Memorial do Rio Grande do Sul,
Praça da Alfândega, 1020, Centro, tel. (51) 3225-8490.
10h/19h (ter. a dom.).
(Tues-Sun 10am-5pm), A collection
of work by gaúcho
artists, including some
impressive nineteenth-century landscapes.
Special traveling exhibitions are often featured as
There's a small gallery where reasonably priced original
prints and paintings by local artists are offered for sale.
Museu Ado Malagoli
[Museum of Art of Rio Grande do Sul ]–
da Alfândega, s/nº, Centro, tel. (51) 3227-2311. 10h/19h (ter.
With a predominantly neoclassic style, the building was
designed by German architect Theo Wiederspahn. Originally it
was the headquarters of the Fiscal Surveillance Agency of
the Federal Revenue Office. Nowadays, it hosts the largest
collection of works in Rio Grande do Sul, many of which were
created by renowned local, national, and foreign artists.
A historic landmark by the National Historic Site Office in
1983 and it is at Alfândega Plaza, Downtown. You may
visit it from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00
Museu de Ciências e Tecnologia da
PUCRS, Avenida Ipiranga, 6681, prédio 40, Partenon, tel.
(51) 3320-3597 e (51) 3320-3697. 9h/17h (ter. a dom.). R$
10,00 (adultos) e R$ 5,00 (crianças de 3 até 12 anos, idosos
acima de 65 anos e alunos acompanhados por professores).
|Museu de Ciências Naturais e Jardim
Botânicp, Rua Doutor Salvador França, 1427, Jardim
Botânico, tel. (51) 3336-3306. 8h30/12h e 13h30/17h (ter. a
|Museu de Comunicação Social Hipólito
José da Costa, Rua das Andradas, 959, Centro, tel. (51)
3220-2038. 8h30/18h (ter. a dom.). Horário sujeito a
|Museu Joaquim José Felizardo, Rua
João Alfredo, 582, Cidade Baixa, tel. (51) 3226-7560.
h/11h30 e 13h30/18h (ter. a dom.).
|Museu Júlio de Castilhos, Rua
Duque de Caxias, 1205, Centro, tel. (51) 3221-3959. 10h/19h
(ter. a sex.) e 14h/18h (sáb. e
presents a history of the state
|Museu do trabalho, Rua dos
Andradas, 230, Centro, tel. (51) 3227-1450. 13h/18h (ter. a
|Museu da Tecnologia da Ulbra (Museu
do Automóvel), Rua Miguel Tostes, 101, São Luís (campus da
Ulbra), Canoas, tel. (51) 477-4000/ramal 2604. 10h/20h (ter.
a sex.); e 10h/17h (sáb. e dom.). R$ 10,00.
|Museu da UFRGS, Avenida Osvaldo
Aranha, 277, Bom Fim (Campus Central), tel. (51) 3316-4022.
10h/19h (seg. a sex.); e 12h/19h (sáb).
Museu da Força Expedicionária Brasileira
at Av. João Pessoa 567 (Mon-Wed & Fri 2-5pm, Thurs
8-11.30am), another military museum this about
Brazilian battalions which served in the Italian
campaign of World War II.
Solar dos Câmara, Rua Duque de
Caxias, 968, Centro, tel. (51) 3210-2934, 8h30/11h30 e
13h30/18h30 (seg. a sex.)
de Arte de Porto Alegre - contemporary Brazilian art.
|"If you're scared of
leopards, hate mosquitoes, but want to do some ecological tourism,
come to Canela."
(Canela tourist brochure)
(Sunset Amphitheater) on the shores of Guaíba Lake
|Cia de Arte - Rua dos
Andradas, 1780, Centro, tel. 3228-2433. 105 seats
|Depósito de Teatro -
Avenida Benjamin Constant, 1677, Floresta, tel. 3374-6925.
See spectacles of the group Depósito de Teatro
|Sala Álvaro Moreyra -
Avenida Érico Veríssimo, 307, Azenha, Centro Municipal de
Cultura Lupicínio Rodrigues, tel. (51) 3221-6622. 110
seats handicapped access, cafeteria
|Salão de Atos da PUCRS -
Avenida Ipiranga, 6681, prédio 4, Jardim Botânico, Campus
Central da PUCRS, tel. (51) 3320-3580. 1700seats,
|Salão de Atos da UFRGS - Rua Paulo
Gama, 110, Bom Fim, tel. (51) 3316-3066. There are 1309
seats in 3 auditoriums with projection screens
|Teatro de AMRIGS - Avenida
Ipiranga, 5311, Jardim Botânico, tel. (51) 3339-2899, ramal
156. Tem 700 seats & handicapped access
|Teatro de Arena - Avenida Borges
de Medeiros, 835, Centro, Alto do Viaduto da Otávio Rocha,
tel. (51) 3226-0242. Comporta Room for 110 spectators
|Teatro Bruno Kiefer - Rua dos
Andradas, 736, Centro, Casa de Cultura Mario Quintana, tel.
(51) 3221-7147. Capacity for 200 spectators.
|Teatro de Câmara Túlio Piva - Rua
da República, 575, Cidade Baixa, tel. (51) 3225-6172.
Capacity 215 ; handicapped access
|Teatro Carlos Carvalho - Rua dos
Andradas, 736, Centro, Casa de Cultura Mario Quintana, tel.
(51) 3221-7147. Capacidade para 100 espectadores.
|Teatro do Instituto Goethe - Rua
24 de Outubro, 112, Moinhos de Vento, tel. (51) 3222-7832.
capacidade para 130 espectadores.
|Teatro do IPE - Avenida Borges de
Medeiros, 1945, Praia de Belas, tel. (51) 3210-5850. Tem 280
places to sit
|Teatro Nilto Filho - Rua Grão Pará,
179, Menino Deus, tel. (51) 3233-0449. 43 lseats &
|Teatro Novo - Sala Carmen Silva -
Rua Frederico Mentz, 1561, Navegantes, DC Navegantes, DC
Shopping, tel. (51) 3374-7626. It has 500 seats &
|Teatro da OSPA - Avenida
Independência, tel. (51) 3311-7919. Between auditorium and
mezzanine there is space for 1230 people
|Teatro Renascença - Avenida Érico
Veríssimo, 307, Azenha, Centro Municipal de Cultura
Lupicínio Rodrigues, tel. (51) 3221-6622. 300 capacity with
|Teatro do SESC - Avenida Alberto
Bins, 665, Centro, tel. (51) 3284-2070. Space for 300 people
|Teatro do SESI - Avenida Assis
Brasil, 8787, Sarandi, tel. (51) 3347-8706.1800 places
divided in two auditoriums and mezzanine, plus
infrastructure for great spectaclesof light and sound . Also
cafeteria and access for deficient.
São Pedro - Praça Marechal Deodoro, s/nº, Centro,
tel. (51) 3227-5100.
Inaugurated in 1858, it's one of
the Brazil's most beautiful theaters. In Portuguese
baroque style, decorated in velvet and gold, with a
Located well in the center of the
city, it is major venue for theatre and music. The
capacity of 696 is distributed between auditorium, berths
and galleries. The ticket office opens is ope 13 hours/day
when it only has programming,
MARECHAL DEODORO STR., IN FRONT OF THE CATHEDRAL.
OPEN HOURS:TUE THRU FRI FROM 12PM TO 6PM NO
|Gramado is well
known for its lush hydrangas
Cambará do Sul
State: Rio Grande do Sul
Population: 6,840 inhabitants
Area Code: (54)
Aparados da Serra National Park: 18 km (11 miles)
Serra Geral National Park: 22 km (14 miles)
Porto Alegre: 188 km (117 miles)
Praia Grande: 38 km (24 miles)
São Francisco de Paula: 71 km (44 miles)
Torres: 79 km (49 miles)
Gramado: 116 km (72 miles)
Criciúma: 145 km (90 miles)
Florianópolis: 330 km (205 miles)
Cambará do Sul by turismo.gov.br