Porto Alegre means Joyful Harbor. Visiting this place made me realize that this city is nothing like the other cities in Brazil. I wandered around the urban parks of Porto Alegre, the rich cultural sites, and trendy neighborhoods. Here are some things that you should not miss out on when you are in Porto Alegre.
- Metropolitan Cathedral
No doubt, this is the most iconic attraction you will find here. It is positioned in the middle of the city. You simply cannot miss out on the architectural landmark. Around the cathedral, there are mosaics that depict the religious figures like Pope Pius, Mary, and St. Peter. The altar has a splendid sculpture of Virgin Mary.
- Public Market
The large public market is an excellent place to spend your afternoon. However, you need to keep in mind that you might require the entire afternoon or more for covering the market. I shopped my heart out in this local market.
- Museum of Art
Commonly called Margs is an attraction that is not be missed, particularly if you are an art lover. The museum opens at 10 am and displays a rotating work gallery. There are contemporary to traditional abstract art pieces. In case you are lucky, you can witness some musical performance. There isn’t any entrance fee to the museum.
- Arena Do Gremio
Are you a sports lover? You will surely know about this arena. This is because it has hosted many matches over the years. In the year 2012, Zidane and Ronaldo squared the Match against Poverty. France and Brazil in the year 2013 have played a display match that drew massive cheering crowds. Apart from sides, the Arena chose this venue for festivals and music events.
- Parque Farroupilha
The famous park is frequented by tourists, as well as locals to take a walk, sunbathe, play sports, and have a picnic. In the large ground is a lake that offers pedal boat facilities, a little zoo, and an amusement park.