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Things to Do in Porto Alegre, Brazil

Porto-Alegrenses sip their favorite tea in local parks, dine at outdoor cafes and bike along Lake Guaíba. See our recommendations on what to do when visiting Porto Alegre, Rio Grand do Sul, Brazil.

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Monumento a Castelo Branco in Parque Moinhos de Vento
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Photography by Andre Maceira - Photo Courtesy of Embratur

See a Neighborhood Monument

Monumento a Castelo Branco in Parque Moinhos de Vento juts out of its grassy surroundings, a hard and angular reminder of Brazil’s first military dictator, Castelo Branco. The monument’s artist presents his vision of 3 soldiers standing together, just a little off-balance. This controversial historical marker is offset by well-shaded park benches, often occupied by Porto Alegre’s beautiful people sipping their beloved chimarrão, a mate herb tea.

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