Main venue: Centro Cultural UFRGS

Located in a historic building on the central campus - the former Institute of Industrial Chemistry - fully restored, the Cultural Center has multiple environments, each identified with names of Brazilian trees, which constitute an ideal infrastructure to house the vibrant culture in the university.

Address: 333 Eng. Luiz Englert Street, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Getting to Porto Alegre by Air

Porto Alegre is easily accessible by plane, bus or car. Salgado Filho Porto Alegre International Airport (POA) is the airport serving Porto Alegre and surrounding cities. POA airport is located only 10 Km away from downtown and it is easily accessible by taxi or ride sharing apps.

Terminal 1: Av. Severo Dulius, 90.010 – Porto Alegre – RS
Terminal 2: Av.dos Estados, 747 – Porto Alegre – RS

Getting to Porto Alegre by Bus

For those traveling by bus, your destination will be the Porto Alegre Bus Station. Porto Alegre Bus Station is among the three major bus stations in Brazil. The terminal is known throughout Latin America for offering international lines and routes across the country. The Station is easily accessible by bus, taxi or ride sharing apps.

Address: Largo Vespasiano Júlio Veppo, 70 - Centro Histórico, Porto Alegre - RS.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Orla do Guaíba

The 72-kilometer coastline, cut by the waters of the Guaíba RIver, is one of the great attractions of Porto Alegre. The place is a very busy place for leisure and sports activities, and famous for the gorgeous sunset.

Address: Av. Edvaldo Pereira Paiva - Praia de Belas, Porto Alegre - RS.

Porto Alegre Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden in Porto Alegre is one of the five largest botanical gardens in Brazil. Currently, it is home to over 650 different tree species. The ecosystems of deciduous forest, rainforest and savannah can be explored in the botanical garden. Those who are not so interested in nature’s greenery will be thrilled by the birdlife that has taken up permanent residence in Porto Alegre’s botanical garden. Fish, turtles, and black swans cavort in the botanical garden’s two lakes.

Address: Rua Dr. Salvador França, 1427 - Jardim Botânico, Porto Alegre - RS
Website: Botanical Garden

Parque da Redenção

This popular park is frequented by locals and tourists alike to have a walk, play some sports, sunbathe or have a picnic. Within the huge grounds are a lake with pedal boat facilities, an amusement park, and plenty of jogging and bicycle paths. As you explore the park, keep an eye out for the exotic plant species, including local flora such as jacaranda, chal-chal and even cocoa. However, visitors are not advised to go late at night due to concerns about safety.

Address: Av. João Pessoa, s / nº - Farroupilha, Porto Alegre - RS

Parque Moinhos de Vento (Parcão)

Parque Moinhos de Vento, popularly known as Parcão, is a green area located in the Moinhos de Vento neighborhood, in Porto Alegre. The place offers leisure options such as jogging, skating, soccer, tennis, volleyball and gym equipment. The park also has an Azorean mill, similar to those that existed in the neighborhood in the early days of the city, an element that constitutes a strong tourist attraction. The Maria Dinorah Ecological Children's Library also operates in the park.

Address: R. Comendador Caminha, s/n - Moinhos de Vento, Porto Alegre - RS

Public Market

The Porto Alegre Public Market, in downtown Porto Alegre, Brazil, is the city's oldest public market. It also is an important historic landmark and a well-known meeting point, with many coffee shops and restaurants. The Public Market is part of the traditions of the city, mainly for its "Banca 40" (an ice cream parlor), its centenary restaurant Gambrinus and one of the most traditional bars in town, the 101 years old Bar Naval (Navy Bar). There are about 109 shops, selling fresh produce and baked goods, locally raised meats and dairy products, and various other food items and also handcrafted goods. There are over 100,000 items for sale.

Address: Largo Jorn. Glênio Péres, 1 - Centro Histórico, Porto Alegre - RS

Casa de Cultura Mario Quintana

The Casa de Cultura Mario Quintana (CCMQ) is a cultural center in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, one of the largest and best installed in Brazil. It is located in the historic Hotel Majestic building, which had its heyday between the 1930s and the 1950s. Among its famous guests were former presidents Getúlio Vargas and João Goulart and artists such as Vicente Celestino, Virginia Lane and Francisco Alves. The house was named in homage to one of the main Brazilian poets, Mário Quintana, who lived at the hotel between 1968 and 1980, in apartment 217.

Address: R. dos Andradas, 736 - Centro Histórico, Porto Alegre - RS
Website: Casa de Cultura Mario Quintana

Fundacao Ibere Camargo

Fundação Iberê was created in 1995, with the mission of preserving, researching and disseminating the work of Iberê Camargo, as well as bringing the public closer to what is two great names of Brazilian art from the 20th century, stimulating reflection on art, culture and education through transdisciplinary programs and the promotion of their own artistic production.

Get to know the Iberê Foundation through a Google virtual tour by clicking here.

Address: Av. Padre Cacique, 2000 - Cristal, Porto Alegre - RS
Website: Ibere Camargo

Praça da Alfândega

The place, in itself a postcard of the city, houses in its surroundings cultural spaces, such as Santander Cultural, the Museum of Art of Rio Grande do Sul and the Memorial of RS. Make the most of it and follow Rua dos Andradas towards Casa de Cultura Mário Quintana and Igreja das Dores (oldest church in POA), with its monumental staircase.

Address: Rua dos Andradas 1020 Centro Histórico, Porto Alegre - RS