Praca da Alfandega, Porto Alegre

(3.7/5 based on 420+ 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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  • Good place for rest after walking through the whole Center to walk, besides several cool events, such as the literary fair, happen in this square.
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  • Not a safe place to visit and not enough attractions - the main things to see are around it, not in the square itself. The only moment when it actually feels like a decent place to be in is when Porto...  more »
  • The square has been more beautiful, unfortunately today the city is not adequately preserving is with looks unkempt, some residents of streets lying, thugs beating wallet, drug users on the site.
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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.