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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TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
  • In the heart of the city center, this square hosts some of the most important museums in the city. Very crowded during the day (watch out for thieves), and extremely dangerous during the night (do not...  more »
  • in de middle of the confusion of the town we can make a long walk in this park ...a peaceful place where you can enjoy the nature  more »
Google
  • 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.
  • Ok
  • Beautiful square, lots of green and benches. Just be careful at night