Things to Do in Porto Alegre
A cultural park and interactive museum, Parque Epopéia Italiana follows the story of Lázaro and Rosa—an Italian couple that immigrated to Brazil in the early 20th century—through audio-visual displays that offer insight into the difficulties faced by Brazil’s early immigrants.
A fantastical land of animatronic dinosaurs, indigenous villages, and magical forests await you at Florybal Magic Park Land (Parque Terra Magica Florybal). A fun family day out, especially for those with younger kids, the theme park offers amusement rides, play areas, a 7D cinema, and live shows.
A theme park devoted to all things steam-powered, Mundo a Vapor is a unique attraction that’s suitable for the whole family. It’s home to a miniature steam railway, a steam-powered sawmill, and a hydroelectric plant.
Escape the tropical sunshine of northern Brazil and plunge into the icy climate of Captain Frosty World (Parque Tematico Mundo Gelado)—an ice museum and bar where everything is sculpted from ice. Here, temperatures plummet as low as -4ºF (-20ºC) in order to prevent ice sculptures of world-famous landmarks from melting.
Whether you want to soar over the treetops on a zipline, ride a rollercoaster, or hurtle downhill on an alpine sleigh, Alpen Park offers plenty of ways to get your adrenaline fix. The small amusement park makes a fun destination for families and boasts a picturesque location overlooking forested hills.
From Ferrari sports cars and classic Cadillacs to vintage motors that date back to 1929, Canela Automobile Museum (Museu do Automóvel de Canela) has a collection of cars and memorabilia that’s sure to impress any motor enthusiast.
Run by the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), the PUCRS Museum of Science and Technology is Latin America’s only interactive museum of natural sciences. The space offers exhibits on the universe, the earth, the environment, and humankind as well as hands-on activities for visitors of all ages.
An engaging, exciting indoor attraction, Chave-Mestra is an escape game in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre. Locked inside a themed room of your choice, you and your friends must solve puzzles and mysteries in order to free yourselves.
With its gigantic manmade lake, sandy beaches, and multiple swimming areas, Marina Park is a great place to cool off during Brazil’s notoriously hot summers. Water slides, boat cruises, and play areas offer fun for all ages, while swim-up bars and thermal pools ensure adults can relax too.
Home to thrilling rollercoasters, water slides, and a huge variety of outdoor activities, Acqua Lokos has something to entertain all ages. As the largest leisure complex in Rio Grande do Sul, it’s a popular choice for a family day out and the on-site hotel is ideal for those who want to stay longer.