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Piratini Palace, Porto Alegre

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The headquarters of the local government is situated in Piratini Palace. The exterior is in neoclassic style amidst green gardens, while the interior is decorated with painted murals and Baroque frescoes. Chandeliers that are replicas of existing ones in the Palace of Versailles, a marble staircase that leads to governor’s office, and gold plated 42 sq m (452 sq ft) of carpet are some of the highlights of this mansion. At the entrance, you will be welcomed by three sculptures by artist Paul Landowski representing agriculture, industry, and spring. In the gardens there is also an antique car, and an Egyptian-themed fountain, as well as a Creole shed, where you are greeted with a cooking demonstration of traditional gaucho culture. For Piratini Palace and beyond, use our Porto Alegre travel itinerary maker to get the most from your Porto Alegre vacation.
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  • The Piratini Palace is the current seat of the State Government of Rio Grande do Sul. The project followed in the construction of the Palace is the Grand, Maurice that idealized neoclassical influence architecture, inspired by the Petit Trainon, Versailles. At the main entrance, there are three sculptures by the artist Paul Landowski representing agriculture, industry and the spring. In the main lobby, a sumptuous marble staircase gives access to the Governor's Office. In the halls of grazing and Alberto Pasqualini Blackie, the French influence remains, as the chandeliers are replicas of the Palace of Versailles. Murals of Italian painter Aldo Locatelli illustrate episodes in the history of Rio Grande do Sul. In the gardens there is a fountain with Egyptian themes and a sculpture of Blackie of grazing, made by Vasco Prado. Outside, there's the Creole Shed, where visitors are greeted with demonstrations of cooking and traditional Gaucho culture.
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  • This site is the seat of the Government of our State and also a tourist spot and has a long story to tell.
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  • Palacio Piratini is a traditional landmarc of Porto Alegre. It is the main Governor office of Rio Grande do Sul state. It is possible to visit in workdays only in some parts of the palace.  more »