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Also known as Redenção it is one of the biggest parks in the city and is located near the business center of the city. Inside the park there are many temples. The best day to visit the park is on Sunday, when it hosts a flea market (Brique da Redenção). Avoid the park during the night.
Address: Av. Osvaldo Aranha, José Bonifácio e João Pessoa.
Phone: (51) 3221 3562
Casa de Cultura Mário Quintana - Cultural Centre
Building in a neoclassical style, built in the beginning of the century, project by the german Theo Wiederspahn. The former Magestic Hotel was once the residence for the famous gaúcho poet Mário Quintana. Restored in 1990, it is now one of the biggest cultural centers in Latin America. When visiting, go to the Majestic Cafe on the top floor with an excelent view of the city center. Visitations on Tuesdays thru Fridays, from 9:00 to 20:00, and on the weekend, from 9:00 to 18:00.
Address: Rua dos Andradas, 736 - City centre.
Other Contact: Phone (51) 221.7147
Mercado Público Central - Central Market
This neoclassical architecture building was opened in 1869. From 1995 to 1996 suffered a major restauration process, which modified its origianl structure. With over 100 shops and stores, there is great variety of options: restaurants, fruit and fish stores, and a famous ice cream parlour. Open from Monday to Friday from 11:00 to 23:30, Saturdays from 11:00 to 20:00.
Address: Praça XV de Novembro.
Other Contact: Phone (51) 228.9513
Built in a portuguese neoclassical style, the theatre opened it's doors in 1858. It is one of the most beautifull spectacle houses in the country.The audience seats are disposed in a horse shoe shape. The restaurant on the second floor is open to the public for lunch or afternoon tea. Visitations from Tuesday to Fridays, from midday to 18:00.
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View of the sunset from the shoreline of the Guaíba lake is a must. Praised and imortalized by the local poets. To see this magnificent sight it's better to plan ahead - choose the right observation points and be there at the right time. In the summer time, the sunset is aproximatelly at 20:15; in autumn, 17:40; in winter, 17:30 and 18:45 in spring. Almost all of the shoreline serves as great observation points, but during winter, a great spot is from the Usina do Gasômetro.
Centro Cultural Usina do Gasômetro - Cultural Centre
Locate on the shores of Guaíba,the building holds an old thermoelectric powerhouse of the city that was active from 1928 to 1974. Since 1991, it's one of the most important cultural centers of the State. It's chimney is 117m tall and serves as a visual reference throughout the city. The best day to visit the Gasômetro is on a Sunday afternoon, when there are people sunbathing and admiring the view.
Address: Av. João Goulart, 551
Other Contact: Visitations from Tuesdays to Sun
Address: Rua Olavo Barreto Viana,36
Builded Area: 107300 m2
Total Area: 96000 m2
Address: Av João Wallig 1800
Other Contact: Phone: 51 3334-4545
MARGS- The Museum of Art of Rio Grande do Sul
In a neoclassical style, the building holds a large collection of works of art (mostly paintings). Visitation from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 17:00.
Address: Praça da Alfândega
Other Contact: Phone (51) 3227.2311
Moinhos de Vento Park (also known as Parcão)
A great choice for walking, jogging or to bring the kids to the playground or to watch the ducks and turtles at the lake. While there visit the street 24 de Outubro, one of the most charming in the city.
Address: Av. Goethe, Rua 24 de outubro.
Other Contact: Phone 3222.6044
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