Praca da Alfandega, Porto Alegre

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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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  • Located in the historic centre, surrounded by the Rua da Praia, MARGS, Memorial of the RS and the Centro Cultural Santander, the square is an important reference from the city centre. It houses the statue of the two poets: Quintana and Drummond, in addition to being the site of the famous book fair, held annually from the end of October and early November.
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  • Unfortunately not very well frequented. Leafy trees, Palm trees, monuments and seats to sit, rest and chat
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  • The square itself is has its attractive as banks prepared in your interior and sources with monuments around, but it's hard to sit on the benches and enjoy the square because she is full of thugs that make point of drugs and assault on passersby.
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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.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful square, lots of green and benches. Just be careful at night
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When searching for a place to stay during your Porto Alegre vacation, you'll notice a large range of eco-hostels and environmentally friendly lodgings. In keeping with the city's progressive trends, these green accommodation options are becoming a hit among eco-conscious travelers; you'll find them throughout the city, especially in the bohemian neighborhood of Cidade Baixa. You can also choose between plenty of traditional high-rise hotels, particularly in the neighborhood of Moinhos de Vento. For proximity to the best attractions in Porto Alegre, stay in the old town of Centro Historico.
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