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. For City Hall - Paco dos Acorianos (Palace of the Azoreans) and beyond, use our Porto Alegre online trip builder to get the most from your Porto Alegre vacation.
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  • Only the old city hall building that appears in the picture is worth the trip, as it still stands beside the public market, which also is worth the visit. Safe location, but as in any place not be clueless tourist and not give chance to chance, stay tuned.
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  • A central location, history, with plenty of space for children to play, but there are no toys. The location is very nice, despite the surroundings, such as the oedra bridge (another historical site) be closed for renovations and a bit of a mess, it's nice because many Sundays has free events with food trucks, local crafts and beer trucks with a variety of local beers.
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  • Recently renovated, has the office of the mayor. Wolderful ancient architecture with an amazing fountain in the square in front of it. Be careful with pic pockets  more »

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