"MY BEAUTIFUL CITY" Top 5 Page for this destination Porto Alegre by janaina

Porto Alegre Travel Guide: 209 reviews and 511 photos

Porto Alegre,also called "PORTO DO SOL"(PORT OF THE SUN)
and "CIDADE SORRISO"(SMILE CITY),is located in southern Brazil,in the delta of the Guaiba river.
The city was founded by portuguese immigrants from the island of Azores,in 1742,and is the capital of the state of Rio Grande Do Sul.
The city has also many immigrants from Germany,Italy and Poland.
And,not because it's my homeplace,but only the truth,after i checked out many sunsets in many places,the sunset in the Guaiba river is the most incredible i ever saw.....

APARADOS DA SERRA NATIONAL PARK

Located between Cambara Do Sul,in the Rio Grande Do Sul,and Praia Grande,in the state of Santa Catarina.
Includes 2 canyons:Faxinalzinho and Itaimbezinho,where I took the pictures.
It's a bit dangerous to explore your own,sometimes,a walk in a beautiful valley can finish in a deep sudden abyss,without any further information.
The fog happens during winter and summer,making the dangerous of non-guided walks even worse.
In the park you can find a tourist desk where they will be happy to provide a leaflet with the maps of the best tracks,PLS,follow the tracks strictly.
I'll add some more info about the tracks I did,in an off the beaten path tip.

AROUND THE STREETS

This tree,the " IPE ",is one of the postcards of the city!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:I borned in Rio,but here I feel home
  • Cons:this city becomes more &more big metropolitan,with all the dangerous of it!
  • In a nutshell:It's good to live here!!
  • Last visit to Porto Alegre: Sep 2002
  • Intro Written Sep 13, 2002
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  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Jan 14, 2009 at 4:28 PM

    Nice tips and photos.

  • el.mOe's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2005 at 5:58 AM

    gr8 to see some pictures of POA online. have a good time, m

  • cazz38's Profile Photo
    Dec 11, 2004 at 1:47 PM

    Lovely page the buildings look beautiful and i wish we had a shopping center like that.

  • chiara76's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2004 at 9:11 AM

    Hi, I like your travel page a lot. Nice photos! Greetings from snowy Warsaw:)

  • VA_Dave's Profile Photo
    Jun 28, 2004 at 7:39 PM

    I wish I could take phototgraphs like you!

  • Henkster's Profile Photo
    May 16, 2004 at 11:47 AM

    muito linda pagina!

  • gregoryr1m's Profile Photo
    Apr 16, 2004 at 6:48 PM

    janaina, Porto Alegre look like a beautiful place to live.

  • janika's Profile Photo
    Mar 27, 2004 at 10:41 AM

    Janaina, if you want to know cold, come to Ottawa for a week in January! :) How does minus 45 C sound to you? You got some awesome sunset photos!

  • marcoparco's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2004 at 7:44 PM

    Great off the beaten path tips of your hometown!! Cheers

  • Mar 20, 2004 at 3:43 AM

    Very informative pages you have got, from your pics it shows that you look at life from a different perspective :) nice work.

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