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Guaiba Lake (River)

Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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Ranked #11 of 130 Attractions in Porto Alegre
Type: Bodies of Water
Description: Lake Guaiba receives the water of Jacui River, Cai River, Sinos River and Gravatai River.
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Curitiba, PR
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful experience, sitting close to the lake, watching the sunset, having a nice chat with friends, having tea... If you're in Porto Alegre, don't forget to be at the Guaiba Lake before the sunset with a big bottle of the traditional tea, chimarao!

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Lima, Peru
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91 reviews 91 reviews
72 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you're in the mood of a picnic you can go here, is very nice and the lake is big so you can take a lot of picutres

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Manila
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

If a local offers to bring you around and show you the sites, go! Nice suburb in the Zona Sul area of Porto Alegre will show a slightly different way of living from the more commonly visited northern/ central area. And there's a guy with a minivan who cooks churro filled with dolce de leche or chocolate (take your pick)... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

You have to go there by sunset because it is beautiful, you can ride your bike or take a walk with friends here.

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Brazil
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95 reviews 95 reviews
28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The sunset view on Guaiba Lake from Usina do Gasômetro is one of the most famous interest points of the city. You can come into the Usina`s building and apreciate some art exposition, movie or theatre. Also, you can rent a bike and ride along the river sidewalk, walking through parks, stadiums, shoppings...

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Porto Alegre, RS
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

There is no place you can have those colors in the sky. Enjoying sunset drinking "chimarrão" is one of the best things to do. For me the best sightseeing.

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Belo Horizonte
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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Specially if ou go to "Ipanema region", I think you will enjoy the view and places to take a walk and something like this.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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333 reviews 333 reviews
160 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

It is an incredible body of water, in what the sun produce incredible lights and colors everyday. Also you may have the chance to enjoy a boat ride in its dark-brown waters. It's the way out of big and small boats from Porto Alegre (Happy Port) to another incredible sound-like large water body called "Lagôa dos Patos" (Duck's Lake), and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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160 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

It is a brown color river, and you can appreciated it from various points in the city. Also you can go for a park along the river (be careful it can be dangerous sometimes) or go to Ipanema and enjoy it.

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porto alegre
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90 reviews 90 reviews
39 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Ok, go there during the sunset, it doesn't matter the season, it's always incredibly beautiful! You can walk and admire the awesome view from the lake and the sky. It's worth every second spent there.

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