City Hall - Paco dos Acorianos (Palace of the Azoreans), Porto Alegre

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Erected in 1898 and located in the historic city center, City Hall - Paco dos Acorianos (Palace of the Azoreans) was constructed in the monumental manner prevalent at the time of its building. This historic site at the heart of the state capital was designed by Italian architect Giovanni Carrara Colfosco, who had previously made his name as a builder of railway bridges. The building’s facades are decorated in an eclectic style that was greatly influenced by neoclassical patterns and details. You can see this city landmark when you walk through the Montevideo Square. Note the groups of sculptures in front of the building, which are allegorical representations of principles such as freedom, democracy, and justice. Just across the avenue is the city’s famous Public Market, with over 100 shops and restaurants. Use our Porto Alegre trip itinerary planner to visit City Hall - Paco dos Acorianos (Palace of the Azoreans) on your trip to Porto Alegre, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The source Talavera de La Reina is a beautiful fountain which is located in front of the building of the municipality of porto Alegre, in the square Montevideo and was a gift from the Spanish colony in 1935, on the occasion of the commemoration of the centenary of the Farroupilha Revolution, the place where the fountain is installed signals the ground zero of the city. Designed by Fernando Corona, the work was performed by the famous ceramist talaverano, Juan Ruiz de Luna, the piece is covered with Spanish tiles in blue and yellow and consists of a large double bowl bottom and a round basin also double to center that sits on a pedestal with four gofinhos and houses a panel with the inscription: LA COLONIA ESPAÑOLA AL GLORIOUS PUEBLO EN SU CENTENARIO FARROUPILHA RIOGRANDENSE 1835-1935 like any downtown Porto Alegre , the surrounding area is abandoned, without maintenance and requires greater care.
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  • Anyone who visits Porto Alegre will take a picture in front of the Town Hall: it's one of the best tourist attractions. Very beautiful and unique, right in the heart of the city. I do recommend it but...  more »
  • Site with sample of the architecture of historic buildings such as the old town hall and market, near other tourist and historical spots such as the post office, and squares, easy access to public transportation
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