Attractions

Architecture in Porto Alegre

Catedral Metropolitana

This early-20th-century neoclassical cathedral is a Porto Alegre landmark. It sits atop the hill that divides downtown from a series of prosperous neighborhoods that are clustered around Parque Farroupilha, the city…
Museum in Porto Alegre

Museu de Arte do Rio Grande do Sul

A pedestrian promenade runs into Praça da Alfândega, the leafy square that is home to the Museu de Arte do Rio Grande do Sul. The neoclassical building is an impressive venue for regional artists. On the ground floo…
Museum in Porto Alegre

Museu Histórico Júlio de Castilhos

Near the Praça da Matriz is Museu Histórico Júlio de Castilhos, displaying gaúcho artifacts in a typical 19th-century home.
Park in Porto Alegre

Parque Farroupilha

About 1km southeast of the cathedral lies Parque Farroupilha, the city’s largest park and home to a sprawling flea market on Sunday morning.
Theater in Porto Alegre

Teatro São Pedro

On the northern side of Praça da Matriz, you’ll find the elegant mid-19th-century edifice of the Teatro São Pedro.
Historic Building in Porto Alegre

Biblioteca Público

On the northern side of Praça da Matriz, you'll find the sculpted facade of the Biblioteca Público.