Praca da Alfandega, Porto Alegre
(3.7/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
In the center of Porto Alegre, you will find Praca da Alfandega, a square surrounded by many monuments and historic buildings. It is a large square, which breaks up the busyness of the city, with the trees and interesting architecture providing an ideal place to relax. Take a stroll through the square and then head over to other attractions nearby. To visit Praca da Alfandega on your trip to Porto Alegre, use our Porto Alegre vacation builder.
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  • Small square in the heart of the historic centre, with green area, paths, benches and various product and crafts fairs. Easy access, especially on foot. Houses, in the second half, the traditional book fair of Porto Alegre.
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  • A great place to spend time outdoors. Contact with nature. Has many traders of jewelry and handicrafts with very affordable prices. Also usually with musicians outdoors. Negative, we have the fact that live all over the city of Porto Alegre, the insecurity of the city centre.
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  • I found a very pretty square, all pink. Quiet and kind of dangerous for being in the trade but is worth knowing if you are around.
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  • A nice place to pass by, but not for staying too long. It has a few dodgy people around. Be careful and take some pictures. It's always better to go there in big groups. People who steal around there do so by grabbing the item and running. Therefore, look around being using electronic devices. There are some local markets there on weekends and some weekdays.
  • Near the Central Market. You must stop by if you're visiting downtown Porto Alegre. On the southern side (away from the water) are vendors from whom you can buy souvenirs, hats, chimarrao kits, leather/faux goods. The southern side has two quality museums, one of which has free entry. Good photo ops at the park. You can take your phone out, but don't be careless.
  • Local inseguro e sujo.
  • This place is beautiful, it is surrounded by museums and historic places. Once a year they run a massive book fair here, which is very famous as well. Be careful around here, thieves may be in action.
  • Tava cagando de medo de ser assaltado. Porto Alegre está difícil. Tenho medo de ir aí.