Porto Alegre World Cup 2014

Porto Alegre World Cup 2014

The City of Porto Alegre

The prestigious World Cup 2014 is slated to be held in the beautiful country of Brazil. Twelve chosen major cities will be the playing venue of the renowned cup. Another city host is Porto Alegre (Happy Port).

The city of Porto Alegre is the capital of Rio Grande do Sul (Big River of the South) the most southern city and state in Brazil! The people are known as Gauchos (South American cowboys) sharing some cultural traits with boarder countries of Argentina and Uruguay. The city is known to have the biggest aggregation of urban life in Southern Brazil with 4 million people in the Metropolitan area.

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In Porto Alegre the eastern bank of the Rio Guaiba connects to five rivers to form the Lagoa dos Patos, a lagoon port navigated by ships and it has become an important center in Brazil. It caters both to commercial and industrial companies in the country. It has rich soil which is ideal for growing soy which is used in many products. It also manufactures products such as leather, canned beef and rice and exports them to Africa and Japan.

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A Newly Reconstructed Stadium

Just as Brazil is known as a football loving country, the city of Porto Alegre likewise will be a great host! It has two historically known clubs: Gremio Club and Sport Club International. Both clubs have impressive records of wins nationally and internationally.

The Beira Rio Stadium is home of the Sports Club International. Currently, the mighty stadium is under restoration and development in preparation to host games of the prestigious 2014 World Cup. The project is called “Gigante Para Sempre” (Giant Forever). The renovations will include a roof covering the stands, easier entrance ramps, and parking lots to host over 50,000 fans! The Gigante Para Sempre will host 5 games in June.

Here is a picture of the new stadium design: Click Here For Picture

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Some Sights to See

• Monumento aos Acorianons: This monument stands 17 meters high and was made in commemoration of the people from the island of Azores who were known to be the first settlers of the city of Porto Alegre.
• Usina do Gasometro: This is an old power plant created in 1928 and was restored to be a center of movie theaters and art expositions.
• Parque Moinhos de Vento: This park is known to locals as the Parcao. This venue is a great place for jogging along runways beside the neat lake.
• Parque Farroupilha: This park is located near the Araujo Viana Auditorium, is the venue to host numerous political functions and music concerts. It is also a favorite place for people on Sundays where antiques are found on the side street.
• Bourbon Shopping Wallig: This is known to be the largest mall in Latin America, and the newest family of malls in Porto Alegre.
• Shopping Total: This shopping center was build beside an old beer factory and has a lot of stores, a supermarket and fancy restaurants.
• Brazilian Barbecue “Churrasco”: Porto Alegre is known for its night life and restaurants. It is where the famous Brazilian barbecue Churrasco originated, where skewers of all types of meat are served until you can’t eat anymore.

Porto Alegre is a great city destination for your World Cup games and tourism! A city with two of Brazil’s historic football clubs, and experience the unique gaucho culture and food!

Also see: Porto Alegre Hotels – World Cup

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  1. Ney says:

    Gaucho is not a kind of Brazilian American cowboy but a nomadic people who lived in the large fields in the South, including Brazil , Argentina and Uruguay , many of whom were Portuguese and Spaniards who came to this remote land adventurers and cold in the south where had little access to ports which hampered access by sea in search of a better life. The ” gauchos ” Brazilians were responsible for the expansion of Portuguese territory in Spanish lands . However the people who lived in the fields of Argentina and Uruguay also were called gauchos .
    After that , there were many wars against the Spaniards , many cities have emerged , came other people , mostly Italians in more mountainous north of the state lands and German immigrants soon followed which ensured the Brazilian territory of the ” sovereignty of the Rio Grande South. ”
    Today the state of ” Rio Grande do Sul ” are 490 cities with the largest and also the capital is Porto Alegre , which is north of the state , so it is not the southernmost city in Brazil , but the state capital over the south.
    Even in rural areas you can see the gaucho , but today uses mobile phone and watch cable television and even remotely resembles what were the first gauchos .
    Yet the past is preserved in special dates that happen in parades remembering our traditions and history

    Gaucho não são uma espécie de cowboy americano brasileiro, mas um povo nomade que viveu nos grandes campos no sul, incluindo o Brasil, Argentina e Uruguai, muitos dos quais eram aventureiros portugueses e espanhois que foram para esta terra remota e fria do sul, onde havia pouco acesso a portos o que dificultava o acesso por mar, em busca de uma vida melhor. Os “gauchos” brasileiros foram os responsáveis pela expansão do territorio portugues em terras espanholas. No entanto o povo que vivia nos campos de Argentina e Uruguai tambem se chamavam gauchos.
    Após isso , houve muitas guerras contra os espanhóis, muitas cidades surgiram, vieram outros povos, principalmente italianos nas terras montanhosas mais ao norte do estado e os imigrantes alemães que vieram logo a seguir o que garantiu a soberania Brasileira ao territorio do “Rio Grande do Sul”.
    Hoje no estado de “Rio Grande do Sul” são 490 cidades sendo que a maior e tambem capital é Porto Alegre, que fica ao norte do estado, logo, não é a cidade mais ao sul do Brasil, mas a capital do estado mais ao sul.
    Ainda nas zonas rurais se pode ver o gaucho, mas que hoje usa telefone celular e assiste tv a cabo e nem de longe lembra o que foram os primeiros gauchos.
    Mesmo assim o passado é preservado em datas festivas em que acontecem desfiles relembrando nossas tradições e historia

  2. Ney says:

    Know also in Porto Alegre to Lima e Silva Street with its numerous bars and restaurants in the neighborhood that sits low, full of bohemian bars and opportunities the city, the plant of the gasometer and waterfront promenade that weekend is filled with passoas that it will take mate (a local drink) and admire the sunset on the Guaiba lake. Also visit the park un redemption of the largest city and has weekend a large antiques fair and craft products, the square of the Customs in the city center, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the beaches of Ipanema south of town on the lake Guaiba (not to be confused with the ipanema beach rio de janeiro).
    Visit the Shopping Iguatemi, Bourbom and south bar, finally, not only stay in the city center, seaport also has many opportunities for fun and beautiful places outside the center

  3. Ney says:

    Sits low = cidade baixa

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