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Former City Hall of Porto Alegre - Photo: Ricardo André Frantz (License-cc-by-sa-3.0)

The capital of Rio Grande do Sul boasts more than 80 awards, differentiating it from other Brazilian capitals, as one of the best for living and working. In 2010, the UN placed it in the spotlight, as Metropolis No. 1 in quality of life in Brazil, three times in a row. Porto Alegre, in addition to being a regional hub in attracting immigrants looking for better living, working and studying conditions, is also one of the most wooded and literate cities in Brazil, as well as having a qualified and diversified culture, with intense activity in practically all areas of the arts, sports and sciences.

Characterized by having a very diversified popular music circuit, its music inspired by Gauchesca, obtained strong support from the 'Traditionalist Movement of Rio Grande do Sul' and the various CTGs, where it still occupies a greater prominence in the state compared to other musical rhythms. With intensification of events in the city, local production has also brought in artists from abroad, thus multiplying festivals, shows and groups of the most varied styles.

Various events take place in the city, such as traditional festivals such as the 'Festa de Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes', the largest religious event in the capital, which gathers over 100 thousand people. Another interesting event is the 'International Folklore Festival', which takes place in various parts of the city, involving local, national and international folk groups, reaching an audience of over 30 thousand people.

In a mosaic of old and modern styles, most seen in the city center, there are still some examples of XNUMXth century buildings in Porto Alegre architecture, however, many of them, mainly the oldest ones, have disappeared over the years, giving way to an urbanization of more modernist lines. As an example of manor architecture in the rural area, there is the 'Solar Lopo Gonçalves'. There is also the oldest church in Porto Alegre, declared National Heritage by IPHAN, the 'Igreja das Dores', as well as the only colonial-style church that has remained intact in its primitive state, which is the 'Igreja da Conceição'. There are still others, mainly from the XNUMXth century, such as the 'Theatro São Pedro', the oldest theater in the city, in addition to the set of historical pavilions of the 'Psiquiatric Hospital São Pedro', considered by IPHAE, as the largest built area of ​​social interest. that the XNUMXth century bequeathed to the Province, which has a neoclassical structure.

As the regional headquarters of the 'Brazilian Museum System', which develops important cultural exchange and dissemination work, the capital of Rio Grande do Sul, includes several museums, where we highlight some of the most important, such as the 'Museum of Art of Rio Grande do Sul' the 'Júlio de Castilhos Museum', the 'Joaquim Felizardo Museum', the 'Pinacoteca Barão de Santo Ângelo', the 'Memorial of Rio Grande do Sul', among others.

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Main Art Galleries in Porto Alegre: Galeria da Vera, Art Gallery of the Palácio do Ministério Público, DMAE Art Gallery, Garagem Art Gallery, Mosaic Art Gallery, Art Gallery
Main Catholic Churches of Porto Alegre: Sanctuary of São Rafael, Nossa Senhora da Pompéia (Parish of the migrant), São José, Nossa Senhora do Rosário, Nossa Senhora das Dores
Presidente Vargas Hospital The hospital has several specialized outpatient clinics. The Ambulatory of Gynecology, provides general gynecological services such as gynecological surgery, STDs, chronic pelvic pain, mastology, planning
Main Diplomatic Organs of Porto Alegre: Consular Agency of the United States of America, Consulate General of Germany, Consulate General of Argentina, Consulate General of Spain, Consulate General of Italy
Praça da Matriz, whose official name is Praça Marechal Deodoro, was one of the first public places to be established in Porto Alegre and soon became the main political, religious and cultural center of the city
Main Museums in Porto Alegre: Public Archive of the State of Rio Grande do Sul ?? APERS, Memorial of the City Hall of Porto Alegre, Memorial of the Public Ministry, Electricity Museum of Rio Grande do Sul
In May, Globaltech, the largest science and technology fair in Latin America, has already taken place twice. There are the largest universities in the state and the country to discuss the future
Considered one of the symbols of Porto Alegre and a source of pride for the Catholic community in the State, the history of the Metropolitan Cathedral is linked to the foundation and development of the city, since
Main Evangelical Churches of Porto Alegre: Main Evangelical Churches of Porto Alegre, Main Evangelical Churches of Porto Alegre, Evangelical Church Assembly of God
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