12th International Conference on Urban Drainage

DATE: September 11 to 16, 2011 - VENUE: Porto Alegre/RS - Brazil



Porto Alegre

Porto Alegre is the capital of the southern state in Brazil: Rio Grande do Sul. It is located in parallel 30, subject to subtropical climate and close to Argentina and Uruguay. It is a multicultural city; to enjoy what the city presents means to savour its colours and flavours, to explore its sounds and textures. It means walking down its streets, cycling through its green areas, navigating the Guaíba. It means visiting its museums, theatres and cultural centres.

Porto Alegre is known throughout the country for the variety and abundance of its food. Many restaurants and bars of different cultures that make up the Porto Alegre population can be easily found: German, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Thai, and Arabic cuisine, among others. But the "churrasco" (barbecue prepared on skewers) is the most traditional and preferred cuisine. Costs are quite cheap when compared to wealthy countries.

An average of 85 daily flights connects Porto Alegre to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Most international flights arrive in Porto Alegre through a connecting flight or stop in Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo, which are the Brazilian major gateways.

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Distance between São Paulo - Porto Alegre: 1119km

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