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

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Government Building Tourist Spot
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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  • 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 »
  • The city hall is as you would expect in the heart of Porto. The building is really quiet beautiful with its unique architecture.  more »
  • Nice building but very bad guiding! A visit to the underground exhibit area worth a visit!  more »