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Porto Alegre

(4.2/5 based on 38,000+ reviews for top 30 attractions)
Things to do: sightseeing, museums, parks

Smile City

On your holiday to Porto Alegre, affectionately nicknamed "Smile City," you can expect a warm welcome from locals. The progressive city serves as a hub for southern Brazil's alternative arts, music, and culture scenes, and also has a proud reputation of supporting its LGBT community. As the capital of Rio Grande do Sul state and the busiest port in southern Brazil, the city benefits from a strong economy. One of Brazil's richest cities, with the highest literacy rate and standard of living, Porto Alegre blends modern conveniences, such as well-planned public transport, with the carefully preserved charm of its old colonial buildings. Add Porto Alegre and other destinations in Brazil to your travel itinerary using our Brazil vacation route planner.
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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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