In 1722 immigrants from Portugal founded Porto Alegre. In the 19th century, immigrants from all over the world settled in this city with the majority coming from Europe. This made Porto Alegre a city with many different cultures and due to this, there is so much to explore. The city is located on the Guaiba Lake and surrounded by hills. It's the greenest provincial capital in Brazil. Compare car hire in Porto Alegre with Auto Europe and save! Get your car hire today to explore this unique city.
Get in your rental car to explore Porto Alegre. Visit the Public Market, a neoclassical building that was built in 1869, which makes it the oldest public market in a city.In 1996 it underwent a major restoration which restored the original structure and fixed up the inner yard. The market opened in 1886 with 24 shops but nowadays there are over a 100 shops and stores so there is something for everybody. Try an ice cream at Banca 40, an ice-cream parlour that has been at the public market for years.
Located between Bom Fim and Cidade Baixa you can find Farroupilha Park, also known as 'Parque da Redencao'. Get your car hire down there to discover the 370 thousand sq. meters of copper and marble monuments, a luminous fountain and the Expedicionario monument which was built to honour the Brazilian soldiers that fought in Italy during World War II. That is not it though; the park also hosts a mini-zoo, an amusement park for the kids, a solar retreat, a market and various sports fields. Go on a Sunday to visit the famous Brique da Redencao flea market. This is the place to be when you're looking for antiques, handcrafted products and arts or if you want to try the local cuisine.
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