Porto Alegre Tourism
Visit Porto Alegre - Best of Porto Alegre
The Beauty of Brazil is magnified with the dreamy destination of Porto Alegre. The river side city is one of Brazil’s most important commercial ports and the capital of Rio Grande do Sul State.
The merged 5 rivers which form the Lagoa dos Patos gives the city a beautiful harbor and romantic riverside boulevards to walk on, while its deep-rooted history makes the whole city nothing less than a time-travel machine.
For football fans, Porto Alegre shines on the world map for hostingthe 2014 FIFA world cup. The city still maintains one of the best collections of football stadiums in the world.
The city was founded in the late 18thcentury and since the early 19th century, immigration of German, Polish, Jewish, and Italian among citizens was commonly seen. This added yet another facet to its rich culture and till today the influence is not easy to ignore.The 19th century Farrapos war against the Portuguese Kingdom gave the city its much needed independence and since then the city is only blooming into a modern hub.
Tourism in Brazil has always been on an all time high, but Porto Alegre offers the best of both worlds- from the modern FIFA world cup experience to the traditional and neoclassical architectural buildings which grace almost every street of the city!
The Downtown Porto Alegre is simply spell-binding while the ever- growing liberal culture of the city (the city take pride in its Gay and Lesbian Population and fights for equal rights), makes it a special encounter for tourists who truly want to see the world growing.
Whether you decide to explore its electric art scene, entertaining music, rich food culture or simply want to take in its history, Port Alegre is a must on your travel itinerary!
Porto Alegre Travel Tips
Essential travel information and Porto Alegre tips for your visit
- Time Zone: UTC/GMT -3 hours
- Currency: Brazilian Real
Electricity and Internet
- 127 V of electric output, 3G internet is recommended even though 4G is under process.
- Portuguese, German, Italian, Spanish
- Police- 190
- Fire Department- 193
- Civil Defense - 199 (55-51) 3210-4219, (55-51) 3210-4349
- Anonymous Informant Line- 181
- SAMU - Mobile Emergency Health Service (Porto Alegre)- 192
- Mercosur Related Emergencies- 128
Pedestrians should take extra care before crossing the streets since the traffic rules are not followed well.
- Tipping drivers is not recommended but you can round off the meter charges. At hotels, the bill usually comes inclusive of a 10% tip.
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Travel to Porto Alegre- Know before you go to Porto Alegre
Facts and Stats for Porto Alegre*
Pollution Statistics in Porto Alegre
Know the pollution level of Porto Alegre before you plan your visit.
Air Pollution 46.09 (Moderate)
Water Pollution 59.82 (Moderate)
Noise and Light Pollution 50.93 (Moderate)
Unattended dirt and garbage 74.11 (High)
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 36.61 (Low)
Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 55.36 (Moderate)
Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 42.5 (Moderate)
Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 45.19 (Moderate)
Porto Alegre: Crime and Safety
How safe is Porto Alegre for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Porto Alegre.
Burglary and Theft 57.8 (Moderate)
Mugging and Robbery 88.3 (Very High)
Assault and Armed Robbery 94.02 (Very High)
Corruption and Bribery 89.42 (Very High)
Car Stealing 84.63 (Very High)
Robbery of Car belongings 79.5 (High)
Attacks 68.72 (High)
Drug offense 78.91 (High)
Safety walking alone during daylight 29.1 (Low)
Safety walking alone during night 4.37 (Very Low)
Insulting and offensive behaviour 44.81 (Moderate)
Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20.77 (Low)
Property crimes and Vandalism 83.07 (Very High)
Living in Porto Alegre - Quality of Life
Quality of Life Index of Porto Alegre is 112.88 (High)
Safety Index 23.02 (Low)
Climate Index 98.54 (Very High)
Pollution Index 56.97 (Moderate)
Traffic Commute Time Index 39.41 (Moderate)
Cost of Living Index 52.56 (Low)
Health Care Index 59.22 (Moderate)
Property Price to Income Ratio 11.79 (Moderate)
Purchasing Power Index 48.92 (Low)
Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.
Cost for Essentials in Porto Alegre
Here's how much it will cost to shop in Porto Alegre
Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.47 USD
International Movie per seat 7.65 USD
Summer clothing in a chain store 51.47 USD
Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 101.85 USD
Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 64.69 USD
*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced and subjected to change without notice.
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