Porto Alegre

World Cup Host City Porto Alegre

Porto Alegre Facts

  • Established: March 26 1772
  • Nickname: Capital dos Gaúchos/PoA
  • Region State: Rio Grande do Sul
  • Population: 1,509,939
  • Temperature Average: around 10-19 °C
  • Stadium: Estádio Beira-Rio  

Porto Alegre World Cup Poster

The Porto Alegre World Cup poster shows a building which represents the Usina do Gasômetro, an old power plant. This plant was active from 1928 to 1974. In 1991 the plant turned into one of the most important cultural centers in Porto Alegre. The Usina do Gasômetro is one of the best places to view the Guaíba river. The green, red, yellow colours underneath the football boot, refer to the Porto Alegre flag. This is the only World Cup Brazil poster, which refers to its flag.

World Cup Host City Porto Alegre Flag

Porto Alegre Flag

Matches To Be Played: 5

MatchDateTimeCountryCountry
Group matches
10 15/06 16:00World Cup Brazil 2014 France team France HondurasWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Honduras team
20 18/06 13:00World Cup Brazil 2014 Australia team Australia NetherlandsWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Netherlands team
32 22/06 16:00World Cup Brazil 2014 South Korea team South Korea AlgeriaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Algeria team
43 25/06 13:00World Cup Brazil 2014 Nigeria team Nigeria ArgentinaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Argentina team
Round of 16
54 30/06 17:001G2H

World Cup Host City Porto Alegre

Porto Alegre: 4 Things You Have to See

FIFA Fan Fest

World Cup Host City Porto Alegre

FIFA’s Fan Fests include huge screens where fans can watch the World Cup matches together. The Fan Fest in Porto Alegre can be found in Anfiteatro Pôr-do-Sol.

Brique da Redenção

World Cup Host City Porto Alegre

Brique da Redenção is one of Porto Alegre’s most visited and traditional places. It’s a big art fair and is most visited on Sundays. You can buy different things like antiques, drawings and paintings, and try tasty snacks. It’s located in in Avenida José Bonifácio, at the Farroupillha Park

Rio Grande do Sul Art Museum (MARGS)

World Cup Host City Porto Alegre

The  building of the Museum was designed by German architect Theo Wiederspaghn and was built in 1913 to house the Tax Office. The collection is considered one of the most important in Brazil, with works from artists Iberê Camargo, Glauco Rodrigues and Alice Brueggemann. There is also a section with paintings from Portinari, Di Cavalcanti and foreign paintings created at the end of the 19th century. It’s located in Praça da Alfândega, in the Centro Histórico.

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Guaíba waterfront

World Cup Host City Porto Alegre

The Guaíba waterfront extends over a distance of 72 km and is one of the Porto Alegre’s busiest outdoor leisure areas. You can take a boat trip through the Guaíba where you can visit 16 islands, canals, swamps and more. You should also visit Ipanema Beach, where there are many bars and restaurants on the waterfront. The sight of the sunset over the Guaíba Lake is considered by one of the most beautiful in the world by the local people.

World Cup Host City Porto Alegre

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Did You Know Porto Alegre:

  • Is the 10th most populous city in the country
  • Is the 4th largest metropolitan area in Brazil
  • Is the centre of Brazil’s 4th largest metropolitan area
  • Is the capital of state Rio Grande do Sul
  • Is the capital further south in Brazil
  • Lies on the eastern bank of the Rio Guaiba (Guaiba Lake)
  • Lowest temperature ever recorded was 4 °C on July 11, 1918
  • Highest temperature ever recorded was 40 °C on January 1, 1947
  • Was a host city in the 1950 World Cup
  • Is together with Curitiba one of the capitals with the highest number of descendants of European countries
  • Is considered one of the best Brazilian metropolises in terms of quality of life by the United Nations Organization (UN)
  • Has the largest and oldest chocolate factory in Brazil, Neugebauer from 1891,  and is still in production

Porto Alegre in Action

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