Praca da Alfandega

Praca da Alfandega, Porto Alegre: Address, Praca da Alfandega Reviews: 4/5

Praca da Alfandega
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mabrondani
Vancouver, Canada1,003 contributions
Good for a sunny day
Sep 2017 • Family
Unfortunately, it became dangerous to walk there even during the day (pick pocketing). Better if you are in a group. This 'Praca' in iconic and should be better preserved too.
Written April 6, 2018
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Jussara Nunes P
Amsterdam, The Netherlands6,273 contributions
The place of the main local book fair
Dec 2017 • Friends
This square is famous in the city of Porto Alegre for having in November the main book fair of the city (actually, the main book fair of the state of "Rio Grande do Sul state").

However, the place is an agreeable area with benches and centenary trees as well as some monuments in honor to poets (like Mario Quintana) and other important historical people.

In the square its located the Santander Cultural and the main art museum of the city, MARGS (Museum of art of "Rio Grande do Sul"), which are very interesting places to visit for their collections.

The area gather also many kiosks spread at open air, with all sorts of things being sold.

As many other places in the city is desperately in need for better care. It is not recommended to go there at night. If you are not from the city, nowadays for safety reasons, it is better to be accompanied by a local to walk around at the center of Porto Alegre.
Written January 7, 2018
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Maurício B
106 contributions
Only good during the Book Fair
Oct 2016 • Couples
Not a safe place to visit and not enough attractions - the main things to see are around it, not in the square itself. The only moment when it actually feels like a decent place to be in is when Porto Alegre's Book Fair is happening (from mid October to mid November).
Written January 26, 2017
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romuloromeu
Porto Alegre, RS14 contributions
Dangerous
Apr 2016 • Solo
In the heart of the city center, this square hosts some of the most important museums in the city. Very crowded during the day (watch out for thieves), and extremely dangerous during the night (do not go there by yourself).
In a certain period of the year it hosts the city book fair.
Written May 25, 2016
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susanamrcgx
Barcelos, Portugal22 contributions
a nice place to relax
Jun 2015
in de middle of the confusion of the town we can make a long walk in this park ...a peaceful place where you can enjoy the nature
Written May 18, 2016
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YURI R
Porto Alegre, RS17 contributions
Not going back
Dec 2014 • Solo
I am not going back,There is nothing worth checking there, besides that, downton is not safe. It is a famous square , but I do not think it is worth taking your time, unless you know someone who can tell you the story of the place, but other than that go somewhere else.
Written April 7, 2015
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locosfc
sydney439 contributions
Beautifull square worth a visit
Jun 2014 • Friends
Historic square close to historic centre of Porto Alegre. Worth a visit by day. You can do it by foot and its is safe enough during the day. Historic statues and buildings.
Written August 11, 2014
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D'Arrigo
Caxias Do Sul, RS1,056 contributions
An island on the concrete sea
Feb 2012
A ideal place to relax and walk surrouded by trees and pounds. In the down town area, or close to the University campus, Whatch out for not nice people around.
Written December 26, 2012
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