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Stay close to Porto Alegre’s best shopping and art

Located in the delightful Bela Vista neighborhood, Radisson Hotel Porto Alegre places guests just minutes away from the area’s top things to do. Spend the day browsing through almost 300 retail stores at Iguatemi shopping mall, or see the sights while strolling through Moinhos de Vento. To experience Brazil’s vibrant cultural scene, schedule a tour of the Iberê Camargo Foundation museum or spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon examining the work of local craftsmen at Brique da Redenção.

Outdoor attractions:

  • Moinhos de Vento (2.2 km)
    Better known as “Windmill Park,” this popular neighborhood earned its name from the abundance of windmills built during the 18th century. Today, the neighborhood is home to upscale retail stores, refined restaurants and inviting bars. Take an afternoon stroll on walking trails that border picturesque ponds.
  • Parque Farroupilha (3.1 km)
    Spend the day soaking up the sun, paddling a boat or biking along winding paths when you visit this 68-acre park, often called Redenção Park.

Shopping:

  • Padre Chagas Street (1.7 km)
    Home to quaint coffee shops, souvenir stops and charming restaurants, Padre Chagas Street, also known as the Street of Fame, is a hot spot for locals.
  • Brique da Redenção (2.8 km)
    Stroll through this open-air market each Sunday and discover unique items crafted by local artisans. Peruse the handmade crafts and vintage antiques while sampling breads, cakes and more from the local vendors.
  • Iguatemi (4 km)
    With more than 300 stores, multiple restaurants and a cinema, this sprawling shopping complex is the perfect destination for an afternoon of retail therapy.
    Phone: +55 (51) 3131-2000

Education and museums:

  • Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (5.8 km)
    One of the leading research universities in Latin America, PUCRS is home to approximately 23,000 undergraduate students.
    Phone: +55 (51) 3320-3660
  • PUCRS Museum of Science and Technology (5.8 km)
    This educational museum features interactive exhibits including an inflatable planetarium, a mock forensic investigation and more.
    Phone: +55 (51) 3320-3521
  • Iberê Camargo Foundation (9.2 km)
    Peacefully situated along Guaíba Lake, this museum is dedicated to preserving the artistic legacy of Brazilian painter Iberê Camargo. View more than 4,000 of his works on display. 
    Phone: +55 (51) 3247-8000

Sports:

  • Estádio Beira-Rio (7 km)
    One of the 12 main venues for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, this 50,000-seat soccer stadium boasts a scenic location near the Guaíba River.
    Phone: +55 (51) 3230-4600
  • Arena do Grêmio (7.9 km)
    Head to this multi-use stadium near the airport to see concerts by international stars like Coldplay or to catch a soccer game alongside more than 55,000 other spectators.
    Phone: +55 (51) 3092-9605

Additional attractions:

  • Area 51 (walking distance)
    Need a break from the office? Walk to this creative co-working space to have coffee with start-up business owners or meet with clients.
    Phone: +55 (51) 99771-7542
  • Porto Alegre Botanical Garden (3.7 km)
    These verdant gardens opened in 1958 with nearly 600 species of plants, including a collection of palm trees and succulents. Visit the park to see new plantings like orchids and cacti or to learn about the impressive seed bank.
    Phone: +55 (51) 3320-2027
  • Theatro São Pedro (4.9 km)
    One of Brazil’s most prominent cultural centers, this beautiful 19th-century theater is home to the Orquestra do Theatro São Pedro.
    Phone: +55 (51) 3227-5100