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Porto Alegre


ICGSE 2012 is approaching and you can already make your plans to participate. Come discover Porto Alegre, enjoy the famous south Brazilian meat houses, the traditional Brazilian Mate (chimarrão) and learn more about Brazilian folklore.

Porto Alegre

Porto Alegre

Porto Alegre, capital of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, is an important regional hub and one of the main business centers for Mercosul. The city, with 1.400.000 inhabitants in the urban area, is characterized by intense cultural, educational, commercial and service activies. It has an excellent hotel network, modern shopping centers, universities, theaters and restaurants. Solid telecommunication, transport, health and public satety infrastructures that will ensure the visitor's well-being.



More information about Porto Alegre: http://www.visiteportoalegre.com/

Touristic Places

Iberê Camargo Foundation
Av. Padre Cacique, 2000
Phone. +55 51 3247 8000
Tuesday to Sunday from 12 pm to 7 pm Thursday from 12 pm to 9 pm
Porto Alegre is a capital city where the differences are complementing. At the same time that it preserves its historical and cultural assets, it is the first city in the continent that displays the avant-guard work of Álvaro Siza. The bold concepts of the much-awarded Portuguese architect are displayed in the building of Museu da Fundação Iberê Camargo, which made of Porto Alegre the launching pad of modern and contemporary art.

Tourist Information Center
Travessa do Carmo, 84, Cidade Baixa
Phone +55 51 3289 0176
Tuesday to Sunday: 9 am to 16:30 pm
The city tour visits the main attractions of the Historic district and seven districts, covering the 80 minute, 28 km circular itinerary. The main urban parks, historical buildings, cultural venues, football stadiums, museums and the centermost urban part of the Guaíba coastline are also part of the city tour.

Public Market
Largo Glênio Peres
Historic District, Downtown
Phone +55 51 3289.4801
Monday to Saturday from 7.30 am to 7.30 pm
It is a world of tradition, diversity and beauty deeply ingrained in the city’s memory and imagination. Over 100 thousand people walk about the 107 stalls and shops located in the two floors of the Public Market. The building is a historic and cultural heritage of Porto Alegre. Different and varied products are sold: typical product and utensils of Rio Grande do Sul; exotic fruit and products; meats; international cuisine spices, Afro-Brazilian religious artifacts; crafts; and the best Brazilian wines and cachaças.